When in camp, what kind of tables do you use? I bet this is a silly question for many of you, as you go to established camp sites and use the existing panic tables. What do you do if you camp in a place with no tables, or not enough tables?What I like to use are six-foot bi-fold folding tables. The tables I use came from a local store for $45 each. The packaging claims...[More]
This was posted on a Scout mailing list and thought it was radically accurate so I am sharing. The other is unknown, but if anyone does not the author or source to credit it to, I would be happy to do so.
Murphy's scouts laws
The child with the fewest clean clothes will invariably be the first to get wet The easier the rules of the game the fewer will want to play If it...[More]
A lot of the campouts I did with the Scouts were to places that have no facilities, no water, tables, bathroom... nothing. This meant we had to bring everything in and take everything out. In this brief post just wanted to point out different kind of containers for transporting water from home to the campsite.My favorite types of water containers are like the navy blue one in the picture. It holds 5 gallons of water...[More]
Hi All,Fuzzy and Scout here, we hope you all have had nice summer holidays and are all back at Scouts / Cubs whatever again. We have had our first cubby meetings and it was real fun, although not everyone was happy to go back to school. As we are bears we have to go to forest school, which is always real fun as we do things like salmon hunting, berry foraging and all other fun...[More]
The next InsaneScouter contest has begun it will end in about 36 hours when I announce a winner. All you have to do is share the below message on twitter and facebook. I will pick one of you as the winner. Up for grabs is the 759: Boy Scouts or Harlem movie poster signed by the Director Jake Boritt and Producer Justin Szlasa. Check out there website at http://www.harlemscouts.com/This is the message I posted, however...[More]
Cleaning dishes in camp can sometimes seem to be well a bit puzzling. So here are some simple steps and tips on washing dishes in camp.You will need three wash basins, hot water, cold water, dish washing soap, bleach, scrubbers / sponges and a towel. As mentioned in an earlier post I like to use clean cloth diapers as camp towels.Start by heating the water up till it starts bubbling, but is not quit boiling....[More]
Visibility One of my first moments when I considered enrolling my son in scouting was while visiting his elementary school shortly after we had moved. While searching out classrooms I saw several groups of children pass by. It seemed that one child was inevitably in a scouting uniform. My mind quickly connected that scouting would be a great way for my son to meet new friend and the rest, as they say, is history....[More]
It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Never has this been truer than when explaining scouting to a new boy or his parents.This year, our pack decided to work on improving our recruiting numbers in several ways. One of those came upon us purely by accident when a den leader began working on a scrapbook for the tigers. The project soon snowballed into a pack wide project with several parents...[More]
Dutch ovens are amazing. They are basically a stock pot made out of cast iron. They are heavy and very durable. Most commonly they are used to do slow cooking and baking in camp, generally over charcoal. Dutch ovens come in all sorts of different sizes from small to large. The size you need, depends on what your making and for how many people.It is worth noting that you can also get frying pans, kettles,...[More]
The Science of the Pinewood Derby
Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer, explains how you can use science to succeed at your next pinewood derby.
Read more in the January 2015 issue of Boys' Life magazine....