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By: ptsteve       On: 2010-08-14

Hello again from ptsteve or aka Pack Trainer Steve,What is Toastmasters? It is Toastmasters International and I have been a member of this organization for more than 25 years. Has it made me a better Adult Leader, YES!!! How, now that is the secret sauce and you need to read on.First, Active Listening, you never know when you will hear that important moment from your Cubs or Parents. Always listen while talking. You are in...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-08-12

What is the differences between an ax and a hatchet? Is it the length of the handle? Is it the size of the tools head? No! The differences is actually the shape of the tool. Take a close look at this picture. On the right you see four axes, the smallest has maybe an 18 inch handle and weighs around a pound. Yet its still an ax.On the left side there is a tomahawk, with...[More]

By: scottmphoto       On: 2010-08-11

Hi, my name is Scott McClure and I have volunteered to start writing here on the blog. I wanted to take this first post to introduce myself and to give you an idea of what I 'll be writing about. To start off with, I'm 39-years-old and have been continually in Scouts, one way or another, for about 29 years now. I live in Russellville, Arkansas pretty close to where I grew up. I spent...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-08-10

A nice video about the elements to have in you bushcraft kit. These are the kind of people who go out with just the bare essentials, no extras, no luxuries. I have even heard of some bush craft people who go out with only a fanny pack....[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-08-07

First and most important!! Make sure to make sure either it is either a Pack camping event or Family camping event.If it is a Pack camping event, then there is paper work and rules that have to be followed so BSA insurance covers the event. Yes, you can still have fun camping, just need to follow the rules and make sure you have the appropriate number of trained adult leaders. The training needed to go...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-08-05

There are many ways to break down and organize a Troop Meeting.Pre-Opening – a game or activity that as Scouts arrive can jump into instantly without waiting for another round to start. Usually this is scheduled to start like 10-15 mins before the meeting, but really should start when the first Scout arrives. – opening flags, prayer, etc that you do at the start of your meeting. Skill Development – the meat of...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-08-03

Did you know that you no longer need to login to comment add comments to blog posts? Its true! When looking at a post, scroll down to comment section, and then enter in a name, email, and your comment. Nothing could be easier. Please note, your email is not shared publicly. I look forward to seeing your thoughts, advice and ideas... ...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-07-31

Wow! Amazing! What a grand day. This is our 200th blog post. I would like to think you all for your support and reading my ramblings. I think this would be a great post to to take a look at some of our past posts...Butterscotch Trail Mix was a recipe I invented as a teenager. It really is just normal trail mix, but with butterscotch cookie chips mixed in, instead of m&m's or what ever....[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-07-31

Hi all Fuzzy and Scout here, Summer holidays are here, so also camping season has definitely started and it is summer camp time. We always like going on camp, whether it is to a large Jamboree or a small cub camp as long as there are loads of fun activities we like it. One thing we don’t like is if it rains a lot on camp, as everything will get yucky and muddy.. But by...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-07-29

I recently had the pleasure to interview 16 year old Eagle Scout Blake Cortright, who created the documentary film “The First Encampment”. As explained on the films website In 1908, Sir Robert Baden Powell started Boy Scouts in England. Only a few years later, with the backing of Chicago publisherWilliam Boyce, the Boy Scouts of America was formed. The YMCA played an integral part in its early development. In August 1910, the YMCA...[More]

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