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By: webmaster      

Survival Kit For Boy Scouts: Learn how to use simple everyday items that you can find around the house to make the perfect Boy Scout Survival kits! Take a small tin can with your kid’s favourite superhero on it, and fill it up with the things he will absolutely need! A few matchsticks, cotton balls, a tiny mirror, Band-Aids, some glue, wire and a safe multi-purpose knife, and you’re good to go!...[More]


By: webmaster      

Top Ten Scouting Games:In any campfire, or scouting expedition, games are a way for the boys to bond, as well as incredibly fun! So here’s our list of the top ten scouting games. Enjoy!Animal Themed Games: They are a must, for any scouting expedition! Have the boys impersonate animals around the campfire, to see who’s the best in Animal Calls, or assign each of them an animals and have them race it out in Animal...[More]


By: djt5036      

Located in the Western United States, Dinosaur National Monument is a place where history comes alive. Straddling the Colorado and Utah borders, Dinosaur NM is a treasure trove for those interested in the past. From the Spanish Explorers to the Fremont Indians, all the way to the giant roaming reptiles that gave the monument its name, Dinosaur has a lot to offer.Declared a National Monument in 1915, Dinosaur is primarily recognized for its impressively preserved...[More]


By: djt5036      

Crater Lake National Park is located in the Northwestern United States, near Medford, Oregon. It was the fifth National Park to be established by the U.S. Congress. It has been the only National Park in the state of Oregon since its creation in 1902.The most notable feature of Crater Lake NP is its namesake, Crater Lake, which sits atop the destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama. The deepest lake in the United States, its water is some...[More]


By: webmaster      

Me First! is a story written by two Scouts about a selfish eagle who annoys everyone he meets, by demanding to be first. As a result of his bad behavior the others rejected him, leaving him feeling sad and lonely. He is helped by a group of glowing golden eagles who help him understand the rewards of putting others first.The book was written by Danny and Will McNeil who are 17 and 15 year old...[More]


By: webmaster      

To me, one of the most underused parts of Boy Scout advancement is the merit badge program. Oh sure, our Scouts earn lots and lots of merit badges. But outside of summer camp and merit badge fairs, I’m not sure many do it the old-fashioned way by working one on one with an expert in the topic. When a Scout uses a highly qualified counselor—instead of a troop leader with a passing knowledge of the...[More]


By: webmaster      

You might think after more than a hundred years, we as Scouters would have mastered the basics of uniforming. If so, you would be wrong!One of the persistent questions people ask about the Scout uniform is whether the shirt must be tucked in. As of this month, there’s a clear answer:Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the official stance on the Boy Scouts of America’s uniform policy is that shirts are to be worn tucked in, regardless...[More]


By: webmaster      

Submitted by Lynda LitherlandLooking for a quick, colorful, and cheap decorating idea for your next court of honor? Lynda Litherland was too—until she remembered her popcorn tins.Lynda’s troop has been selling Trails End popcorn for years, and she has accumulated quite a few popcorn tins, which generally feature Scouting themes and scenes. To decorate for a recent court of honor, she found a way to use these tins as table decorations.Here’s how: Tie two or...[More]


By: webmaster      

In case you haven’t noticed, kids today are fully immersed in pop culture. And they often learn better from watching videos than from hearing someone talk. So where does that leave you if you still give traditional Scoutmaster’s minutes that you heard when you were a kid? In the Stone Age, perhaps.A good way to bring your Scoutmaster’s minutes up to date is to tee them up with movie clips. Show a quick clip from...[More]


By: webmaster      

I recently participated in a campout with a dozen high-school students from my church’s youth group. We camped at a local state park, took a very short (two-mile) hike, and ate what I would consider pretty straightforward meals, including trail lunches, Dutch oven cobbler, and pancakes.But here’s the deal. Some of the students had never been camping beyond their backyards, and they were amazed. They loved seeing the stars at night, they loved exploring a...[More]


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