How many of you know that purple patch you wear on your uniform represents that Boy Scouts of America is a member of the World Organization Scouting Movement (WOSM). WOSM is the organization all Scouting programs world wide are part of, thus why its refereed to as the world brotherhood of Scouting. For those of you who are curious Girl Scouts and Guides are under the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).Did...[More]
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]
Gifts for Scouts & Scouters – More Gear!
Choosing great gifts for Scouts or Scouters can be a challenge, here’s some of my personal favorites:
Rayovac Sportsman’s Lantern
I’ve tried out several different LED lanterns, and the Rayovac Sportsman is built more...