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By: djt5036      

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in the Southwestern United States, straddling the borders of Nevada and Arizona. Specifically, it is north of the Colorado River between the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Over 90% of the 200,000 acre area is covered by water. Lake Mead is a manmade phenomenon created by the Hoover Dam and supplied by the Colorado River.Formerly named for the Boulder Dam, this was the first nationally designated recreation area...[More]


By: webmaster      

Fill in the BlankMany troops have perpetual plaques (like this one from ScoutStuff.org) on which they engrave their Eagle Scouts' names, each one on a separate plate. Such plaques look great when displayed in a meeting room or at a court of honor.A reader gave me a great idea a few years ago for getting more use out of such a plaque. Her troop displays its plaque at each court of honor, but the plaque...[More]


By: webmaster      

Baden Powell at Southport:Here we have Baden Powell reviewing young scouts, as their founder. The scouts as well as Cubs, staged a flag march with their respective bands, saluting their founder as they passed by. The event was at South Port. Truly a momentous occasion for anyone associated with the Boy Scout movement....[More]


By: webmaster      

No Utensil Campfire CookingWhile camping and scouting, cooking without utensils is not only an art but is indeed a tradition. Cooking outdoors requires guts and imagination. Fire of course is the main ingredient in this recipe. Winds, temperature, sticks and clay are other driving factors.Beef, small fish, fried eggs, corn, biscuits can easily be made by various processes like embers, coals, sticks on fire and even on hot rocks! Hot embers can be used to...[More]


By: djt5036      

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is a 1.62 million acre safe haven for plants and animals in the Southwestern United States. Located just north of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert of Southern Nevada, Desert NWR is the biggest wildlife refuge in the continental U.S.Within its boundaries are hundreds of animal species, making it a great place for wildlife viewing and nature photography. Among its residents are over 300 types of birds, 50 types of...[More]


By: webmaster      

Eagle Scout PhotosI’ve often (probably too often) compared Eagle courts of honor to weddings. There are many differences, of course, including the lack of a bride, but there are many similarities as well.One such similarity is – or should be – the presence of a photographer. These days, of course, virtually everybody has a camera or three, so getting photos is easy. But it’s still important to designate an official photographer who doesn’t have any...[More]


By: webmaster      

Survival Kit For Boy Scouts: Learn how to use simple everyday items that you can find around the house to make the perfect Boy Scout Survival kits! Take a small tin can with your kid’s favourite superhero on it, and fill it up with the things he will absolutely need! A few matchsticks, cotton balls, a tiny mirror, Band-Aids, some glue, wire and a safe multi-purpose knife, and you’re good to go!...[More]


By: webmaster      

Top Ten Scouting Games:In any campfire, or scouting expedition, games are a way for the boys to bond, as well as incredibly fun! So here’s our list of the top ten scouting games. Enjoy!Animal Themed Games: They are a must, for any scouting expedition! Have the boys impersonate animals around the campfire, to see who’s the best in Animal Calls, or assign each of them an animals and have them race it out in Animal...[More]


By: djt5036      

Located in the Western United States, Dinosaur National Monument is a place where history comes alive. Straddling the Colorado and Utah borders, Dinosaur NM is a treasure trove for those interested in the past. From the Spanish Explorers to the Fremont Indians, all the way to the giant roaming reptiles that gave the monument its name, Dinosaur has a lot to offer.Declared a National Monument in 1915, Dinosaur is primarily recognized for its impressively preserved...[More]


By: djt5036      

Crater Lake National Park is located in the Northwestern United States, near Medford, Oregon. It was the fifth National Park to be established by the U.S. Congress. It has been the only National Park in the state of Oregon since its creation in 1902.The most notable feature of Crater Lake NP is its namesake, Crater Lake, which sits atop the destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama. The deepest lake in the United States, its water is some...[More]


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