One year when I was on Summer Camp staff I was the main person teaching the Totin' chit at camp. I even got to the point where I was being asked by Scoutmasters to come to there camp and put on the course for their whole Troop. During one of the normal classes in the Outdoor Skills area I was trying to teach this one Scout how to properly do the blood circle. The lad...[More]
This may sound weird on the surface but its actually really good... Take the normal ingredients for trail mix for example: nuts, cheerios, dried fruit, raisins, chex mix, etc. Mix together in a large bowl like normal, but also mix in butterscotch chips like you would use to make cookies. I usually don't add in any other sugary items to the mix besides the butterscotch -they are sweet enough. Sub divide it up into ziplock...[More]
When I was still a Scout we were on a backpacking trip. It was a windy, but clear day. The ground was all solid rock, it was just the way this location was... one big slab of rock. When it came time to set up camp we Scouts needed to stake down our tents, because of the wind, but the backpacking tent stakes would just bend when you tried to put them into the ground....[More]
I recently went on a day trip with a friend to Kingman AZ. We drove down parts of the original route 66, visit a museum about the old historic road and just had a grand time. What follows is some photos I took during the trip. Hope you enjoy. The historic route 66 sign outside of the route 66 museum This is me on a old steam / coal powered train that was on display...[More]
I almost feel like I am wasting this blog post, but its my blog and my post so I guess I have the right to waste it if I want ;).I was just looking at my newsletter stats and realized that there are now over 895 subscribers – which is just so amazing to me. I take it as a sign that I must be doing something right and many of you find the newsletter...[More]
Hi all, It is Fuzzy and Scout here, how are you all? We are fine by the way :PWe are busy following the Olympics, especially the cooooooool events like the snowboarding and bobsledding. Although it is mostly me (Fuzzy) watching on couch and Scout wrapped up in blankets as snow and ice is too cold for him.Do you all know that the Olympics have a lot of the values that we should have as Scouts?...[More]
This happened to me this week at our last Den Meeting.In the middle of our Den Meeting during a transition point one of my Wolf Scouts pulled me aside and asked me a question. Now you have to understand,"pulled aside" in a Den Meeting is as I walked around the table he asked the question.Now you are asking what was the question. Ok, don't worry I will tell you tomorrow. Nope won't do that...[More]
Is it a bad thing the Scout Shop knows me by name?Well, I took my boys with me today to the Scout Shop to get a few things. We do try to keep it to a few things per visit or at least we try. I guess the Scout Shop is to me like the Candy Store is to my sons, please don't tell my wife. Just joking about that.Today's trip to the Scout...[More]
The Scout Shop loves me and they really love me when I bring my boys. Is it a bad thing if they know me by name. I don't dare ask my wife, but she seems happy I go and have some time with the boys.We went to the Scout Shop today, me and the boys. We needed to get a couple of patches for the Blue and Gold Dinner tomorrow. I promised them if...[More]
I know sometimes it is way to easy for the parents to drop the boys off at the Den meeting and have them say "Don't worry we will be back in time" just to find they are a half an hour late. We as the Adult Leaders need to train and engage the parents so they stay and we don't get frustrated and turned into babysitters.First, we need to train them from their son's...[More]
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LDS Scouting Handbook revised for 2014
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has updated its “Scouting Handbook” for 2014.
The May 2014 version, available online (PDF), “outlines guidelines and policies relating to Scouting programs” in the LDS church.