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By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-23

Would you ask: Should Scouting be co-ed? Should it be boys only? Should there be an advancement program or not? Should it be youth ran? At what age should a kid be able to join Scouts? How could we make Scouting better?Maybe what I would ask is “Do you feel that Scouting has lost its directions, its way in worrying about how the community perceives it and how to get more youth to join that...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-20

This is just a quick announcement we have changed hosting companies to who have graciously provided us with server space. If you are in need of a VPS server I suggest you check them out. ...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-18

This tip is thanks to Mark Ray from http://www.eaglebook.comPlaces are important to most of us. Our grandmother’s house, our college campus, the little bistro where we had our first date - all these places take on a prominence that far outweighs their property value.For many an Eagle Scout, the place where he did his Eagle project assume a similar importance. If that’s the case with your next Eagle Scout, why not hold his court of...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-16

How many different uses can you think of for Dental Floss. If you think about it, its really just a simple string. Some dental floss is waxed and some isn't, not all uses below will work with waxed or visa versa floss.1.Emergency stitches 2.Sewing thread 3.Twist together to care a jump rope 4.Cut up meat 5.Tie up bags 6.Emergency fishing line 7.Hair tie 8.Emergency shoe string 9.Twist / braid into rope 10.Use as string in...[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-11-13

The new program is a good for new leaders coming into Cub Scouts. It lays out a lesson plan that is easy to follow and works on the model of 2 Den Meetings a month and 1 Pack meeting. If your Den meets more than twice a month then at the end of the year you will have to add additional items like World Conservation Patch, etc.The new program also assumes much of the requirements...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-11

For many of us this can be a challenge. I find one of the hardest things I teach are the basic knots. Once the have the foundation teaching them more advanced pioneering gets fun once you pull out the logs and boxes of rope to make amazing things like towers, bridges and gateways.First, the quickest, funniest, and best way to learn knots is by doing. Personally I like to show them how to tie the...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-09

This tip is thanks to Mark Ray from http://www.eaglebook.comWhile an Eagle court of honor is a troop function, a large part of the audience is usually made up of the honoree’s family and friends. That’s especially true with older Scouts who may not be well known to the guys in the new Scout patrol.Of course, you have to invite family and friends; they won’t hear about the court of honor in the troop newsletter. As...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-06

Soon I will be living on the road from my SUV and tent, partly by choice and partly because of life circumstances. The adventure is called “Scouting A Nation” and will bring me to a Scouting activity near you. I will blog about the things I do, the people I meet, and the places I visit. I will also share photos and video I take.There are a number of ways you can help. First, you...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-06

There has been a lot talk recently on various Scout related forums in regards to Unit websites and could they use one service or another. I would like to take a moment and use this post to talk from my professional side. I have been professionally building websites, administrating web servers, and consulting with businesses about their websites for over 15 years.Here is what I want you to visualize, the building where you live. How...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-04

There are many different types of rope and each type has a purpose. First you need to understand there is natural rope and synthetic rope Natural rope is made from plant fiber and almost always just twisted together, this is the most common type of rope what most people call “Hemp”. However more likely it is Sasial (light tan color) or Manila (darker brown color). Hemp rope is actually made from the same plant, though...[More]

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