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By: webmaster      

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]


By: webmaster      

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]


By: webmaster      

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]


By: webmaster      

I was recently watching the Disney movie “The Mighty Ducks”. There is a seen in there where Gorden Bombay the coach is talking to his soon to be ex-boss.“I remember something that my father once told me. A team is not a bunch of kids out to win, it is something you belong to, it is something you feel, it is something you have to earn,”Think about those words for a moment. Think about the...[More]


By: ptsteve      

It is that time of years the boys in Cub Scouts are Graduating to the next rank. The Webelos 2 have bridged over and now it is time for the others to advance. I consider them all "my boys" and they have grown up so much since they have been Tigers. Now they have graduated to Bears and it brought a tear to my eye when they were all up on the stage with Akela...[More]


By: ptsteve      

All boys are Scouts in the Den/Pack/Troop meetings. Doesn't matter if they are Special Needs or "Normal", they are all boys having fun and learning how to be better. Special Needs boys are just like any other boys and all they want is to be accepted. That hour they are in the Den/Pack/Troop meeting they are a Cub Scout or Boy Scout having fun and learning with their peers. If you have the honor of...[More]


By: webmaster      

Hi all, Your favourite beary cubs here ;) (or at least we hope so) We had a very nice Easter at the start of this month and had lots and lots of chocolate and salmon.Scout seems to be very happy now, as it looks winter is now really gone and it is nice and sunny again. He even put his winter blanket away :) Now spring is really here you really should go outside for...[More]


By: webmaster      

On one pustular campout we had invited some second year Webelos to join us. This campout was at a small lake about 90 minutes from our city. I remember we had a big court of honor at the end of this campout so maybe it was also when we invested the Webelos into the Troop. Anyway it doesn't really matter....It was growing later in the day, the sun was setting, it was getting dark and...[More]


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