When my dad was a Scout they were on some kind of hike, like all good Scout Troops do. One of the Scouts needed to fertilize the forest really badly and found a good looking spot. After doing his thing the Scout grabbed a handful of leaves to use to clean up with. The leaves turned out to be poison ivy and for rest of the trip he spent scratching his rear end.The lesson …...[More]
We are in the 100th year of Scouting!!! We are planning for the next 12 months what we are going to do with our Pack. Oh, and surprise, we need you to take over the Pack Coordinator for Cub Scout Day Camp position.If you got this far and have seen my other blogs, I am a Den Leader, Pack Trainer, etc. so when I was asked to do this, I almost burned out. The Lesson...[More]
Please enjoy Drew on Trial written and read by Scott Robertson. The story is about a adolescent boy who is on trial for having a messy room and in possession of stolen objects. The audio is 2 minutes and 52 seconds....[More]
Happy New Years !!!I hope everyone will have a great year. That 2010 will only bring joy and happiness to all. In the spirit of things I decided to share my resolutions for the new year, I guess you call them goals too... Feel free to post your own resolutions as comments below. In 2010 I will work with the IRS to sort out my exact problems I will start paying off what...[More]
I saw this on a mailing list the other day and thought I would share it as its a good story of Scouting in Action... PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Boy Scout who was involved in the rescue of a man who had slipped and fallen into the frigid waters of the basin at Waterplace Park and nearly drowned Tuesday night has been identified as Nick Fleming, an 18-year-old senior at Classical High School.Fleming, who was...[More]
Hi all, It is Fuzzy and Scout here… sorry we haven’t let you know what is going on for a while, we have just been soooo busy doing all kinds of fun things.We went camping and fishing for salmon and also hiking and preparing salmon.And now it is almost Christmas already, we are really looking forward to Christmas as it is a nice and cosy time of year to be with all our family. And...[More]
ALPHABET HIKE- Find objects in nature that have names beginning with each letter of the alphabet. BIRD HIKE- Look for different birds. See if you know them by sight. Look for nests, but don’t touch. COLOR HIKE- Find things all the same color. If you walk in buddies, one side could look for one color and the other side another color. COMPASS AND TRAIL SIGN HIKE- Using the compass and trail signs, lay a trail...[More]
Here is a list I came across that may give you ideas of a scavenger hunt you can do when on the trail. Please respect the leave no trace principles, take pictures not nature, leave foot prints not trash and kill only time. Look For: __Wild Flowers __Dead tree __Pine cone __Berries __Vine __Poison ivy(oak) __Stream or creek __Blade of grass __Clover leaf __Moss __Pine tree __Seeds or seedpod __Eroded...[More]
The Hug-A-Tree Foundation began as a result of the tragic death of a young boy during a family campout in San Diego County. The boy got lost on a popular trail and was found dead four days later. His parents and some searchers formed the Hug-A-Tree Foundation to help kids stay safe if they do get lost in the wilderness.One of the biggest concerns of children when they get lost is that their parents or...[More]
Have you ever wondered how to start a fire using a bow drill? I have and will eventually be trying this on my own. In the mean time here is a good article I found on how to do it. http://www.natureskills.com/bow_drill_fire.html...[More]
Eagle Scouts make great firefighters
Firefighters are brave, helpful and always prepared. So are Eagle Scouts.
Men who are members of both groups are an impressive bunch indeed, and they’re more common than you might think.
If you’re a firefighter and...