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By: webmaster      

I am looking for stories that demonstrate someone following a point of the Scout Law. Please email stories to scott (at) insanescouter (dot) org … The stories can be as simple everyday life to something major that happened.For those of you who do not know the Boy Scout Law is:A Scout Is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and ReverentHere is a quick story to demonstrate what I am...[More]

By: webmaster      

Have you ever been on a campout where the Scouts, especially the younger ones insist on shinning there flashlights everywhere. Then you also know how annoying it can be as that beam of light comes in contact with your face. What I started doing is getting there Scouts, who are doing it, together around me and explain to them about night vision. I then have them all turn off there lights and close there eyes....[More]

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A tarp is often under thought of and used in the backcountry. Here is a video I found that gives you a good idea on how to use a tarp as a shelter. This video also includes some basic knots....[More]

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I think there is a time when all Eagles ask ourselves this question. Did all the hard work, devotion, effort and time I put into earring my Eagle Rank really matter?My answer is simple YES. I can tell you there have been a number of times Eagle has opened doors for me, twice it was the sole deciding factor between me and someone else getting a job. Being an Eagle has allowed me to...[More]

By: webmaster      

The Peace of Wild Things By Wendell BerryWhen despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of...[More]

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As a Leader I won't tell you how many times I have heard from a parent “Johnny got bad grades (or was bad) and is grounded which includes no Scouts...”To me this seems so counter productive. I will admit I have no kids of my own and may be missing something. Anyway isn't Scouting about developing character by following the Scout Oath and Law while learning from your mistakes? There are even studies that show...[More]

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Does your unit collect dues? I have heard many many different theories when it comes to dues. The main concept of dues is its an easy way to charge the participants a recurring fee to help cover the costs of the program. I will admit there are differently benefits to the charging for dues if your members can afford it and you have someone to over see it.Let me tell you two stories about the...[More]

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Lost By David Wagoner Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches...[More]

By: webmaster      

I was watching some bushcraft videos on youtube and thought you would like it too......[More]

By: webmaster      

When I served on the District Training team we loved to ask this question. We would get a whole array of answers from belonging to something, camping, learning, etc. Well if you ask me there is only ONE right answer and that is to have FUN!No boy joins Scouting to go to school, to learn, to be preached at, to be part of something. They join to have fun. Yes they join to go...[More]

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