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By: webmaster       On: 2010-03-02

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]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-03-02

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]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-03-02

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]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-03-02

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]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-02-22

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]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-02-20

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]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-02-20

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]

By:       On: 2010-02-20

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]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-02-20

I know sometimes it is way to easy for the parents to drop the boys off at the Den meeting and have them say "Don't worry we will be back in time" just to find they are a half an hour late. We as the Adult Leaders need to train and engage the parents so they stay and we don't get frustrated and turned into babysitters.First, we need to train them from their son's...[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-02-20

Remember it is all about the boys and it maybe to easy to say Yes all the time. Sometimes we may get in over our heads and it is always good to have others who can take some of the load. It is way to easy to get burned out.I almost ran into the burn out wall, but caught or hopefully caught myself before I hit it. I had to remember that if I burn...[More]

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