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By: webmaster       On: 2010-06-29

Hi all, Fuzzy and Scout here, due to an error (or rather someone not telling us the newsletter would be sent) you had to miss us last month. (growl)But well we are here again and ready to tell you about an awesome adventure we had at a great spot. We went to a great lake that Scott from Insanescouter showed us, it was a nice mountain lake with loads of trees around it and...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-06-26

This was recently shared on a Scouting mailing list and I thought you all might enjoy it so I created this blog post for you all... THE SCOUT LAW AS IT APPLIES TO CAMP STAFF The principles set forth in the Scout Oath and Law are the principles that guide every program at any camp. Camp staff members become heroes, role models and prime motivators of Scouts and leaders as they live out the Scout...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-06-24

Follow Me Boys In my option this is the best Scouting movie ever made. I use to watch this movie all the time as I had a copy as a kid and now have a dvd copy. Summary from imdb... Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-06-22

I was recently watching a youtube video on GearPods which I thought I would share with you. The jist of it is you get stackable plastic containers that hold a variety of different items including: first aid kit, survival kit, shelter, emergency rations, and small emergency stove. Each container has a label on it to help you remember what it contains. The pods can come prefilled or empty and you can get all sorts...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-06-06

I was recently talking to my friend Tom at He decided not to only become a InsaneScouter sponsor but to also give away three of his awesome grills.This is how the give away is going to work... There will be a first, second and third prize. Open only to registered InsaneScouter users. If you are not already a user sign up now! The three winners will be announced in the August newsletter.Now the meat...[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-05-28

My father was part of the Greatest Generation and served in WWII. Please take the time this weekend to remember all who are serving and have made the ultimate sacrafice. We would not be able to have the freedoms we have now and be able to be the Scouters we are today. I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, I know my family will and will take the time to remember.As always we have...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-05-19

My Grandmother was a Den Leader and active in Scouting. When she died my sister typed up this poem for my dad. My sister thinks it was written in the 50's or 60's.... enjoy ...Scouter’s Prayer (For Devine Guidance) By Mary Jane RobertsonO Father of every nation Lord of all creation, Gentle spirit who enters in Forgive us for our sin Wise thou art and tender too, On earth these things are far and few....[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-05-16

Now this is the Pack Trainer in me talking or the pt part of ptsteve, lol. No lecture, I have always found no one listens when lectured to. If you don’t know all REQUIRED training by BSA can be done online, but if you have the time and are training for a new position LIVE training makes it so much easier. One can make up all the excuses for not taking the time to train,...[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-05-16

Remember, if you are having fun everyone else is having fun. When we get into the second half of the Scouting year, us Leaders start looking at the “Finish Line” aka the end of the Scouting year. It is bittersweet, but we need to remember to have the boys complete their Requirements needed for Advancement while still having fun. I have found if I am having fun, it keeps burn out from happening. If you...[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-05-16

I don’t know what the statistic is, but just from watching other Adult Leaders who got involved because their son or daughter wanted to do Scouting the kids seem to stay in the program longer. Yes, I was one of those parents who went to the first Tiger Cub meeting just to sign my son up. Walked out as the Den Leader and if I remember correctly the Cubmaster was really happy he didn’t have...[More]

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