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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]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-02

Hi all, Fuzzy and Scout here, are you all as excited as we are as it is almost Halloween. We have been asking Baloo for our costumes for aaaaaaaaaaaages and finally we got them :)Although if it was up to Baloo we would have been dresses as salmon, but that would be just silly. Can you imagine bear cubbies dressed as salmon, now if it was to eat salmon we would agree. Anyway Fuzzy...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-02

This post is just to liven things up some. Here some jokes I found all over the web I hope you enjoy. Starry Skies JokeThe Scoutmaster and his Tenderfoot son went on a camping trip. As they lay down for the night, the Tenderfoot said, "Dad, look up into the sky and tell me what you see". His Scoutmaster father responded, "I see millions and millions of stars". Tenderfoot Son: "And what does that tell...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-10-28

This tip is thanks to Mark Ray from http://www.eaglebook.comGo to enough Eagle courts of honor, and you’ll eventually see someone skip his lines in the script or read someone else’s lines by mistake. That’s no surprise considering that few Scouters are public speakers by profession.A simple way to minimize such problems is to create a color-coded master script and place it on the lectern in a three-ring binder. How can you color-code your scripts? If...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-10-26

This post is going to talk about the 10 knots every Scout should know. You will see the knot in the photo, reference its name and read what that knot is used for. This post is more about understanding the uses of the knot then how to tie it. I find learning to tie a knot is more a hands on kind of thing. 1.Overhand - This is probably a pretty good place to begin...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-10-23

Sierra cups are a amazing tool for light weight camping. As you can see in the photo they are really just a metal cup. However in backpacking it serves as your cup, bowl and plate. They are light weight and easy to clean. They are also pretty durable so they will take the abuse the boys dish out. The two shown in this picture are, I would venture to guess, around 20 years old. There...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-10-15

Jamboree On The Internet is also known as JOTI, which is different then JOTA (Jamboree on the air). JOTA takes place using ham radios while JOTI is mostly done using a computer and a chat room. The ultimate goal of both is to meet other Scouts and Scouters from around the world. Learn about what Scouting is like where they are, their culture and the kind of things they do there.JOTI and JOTA take place...[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-10-05

Scouting is a game. Being a well trained leader allows you to guide the boys how to better play the game and have fun. Being a well trained leader you have the knowledge how to play the game safely and keep the boys coming back.Now taking the required training is now REQUIRED by BSA before you can become a leader and stay as a leader. Bottom line, get trained either online or in live training...[More]

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