I was out the other night with a friend. I brought along my digital SLR camera with me. I decided to practice doing night photography. As I live in Las Vegas the city of lights most of what I tried to do was take pictures of the Vegas Strip. I took 103 pictures, of which only 2 came out. I am going have to do some research and figure out what I was doing wrong....[More]
In my last post I talked about how each camp tool is safe when use properly. Its not the tool that is dangerous but rather how the user uses it. Today I would like to make some comments on teaching tool safety to Scouts and other young people. I personally find the totin chip shall we say lacking, especially at some summer camps for example where it can be earned in ten minutes just by...[More]
This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I guess because of my extensive training when I was in Americorps*NCCC and was the team quartermaster. Just for background my training includes BSA Totin Chit, National Forest Service Trail Crew tools, the California Conservation Corps Tools, among others... Anyway I am digressing...A few years ago on a Scouting email list there was a topic going around about which is safer a full size ax...[More]
What you have to do If you have not done so already, register to receive the InsaneScouter newsletter by becoming a member. http://insanescouter.org/users/register.php When you receive the newsletter forward it on to your Scouting friends. Each friend who registers after clicking on any link in the newsletter, will earn you one chance to win. The more friends you get to register the more chances you have to win. Once your friend receives their own...[More]
Dreams are wonderful, they are what keep us going, give us hope and something to look forward to. They are a big part of what motivates us to go through life day by day. Dreams are a big part of who we are and who we become. After all, we know the one who does not dream, never changes who they are or where they are going. However one has to be careful what they...[More]
This is a poem / story written by a friend and I thought I would share it with you. Please login and leave feedback below, to help her improve it. T h e B o y S c o u t By Tara Phillips All Rights Reserved 2009 Republished with permission A boy scout at heart, always and forever. The program taught him social and character development. The young boy was timid and did not...[More]
Hi all, Fuzzy here, it has been a while since we last told you about our activities. We been up to loads of things and of course eating looooooooaaaaaads of salmon.When we write this we are getting ready for our cubby summercamp, we are really looking forward to all cool activities like climbing, swimming, archery and of course the campfires. What don’t like and we are sure won’t happen at camp is rain, as we...[More]
This is the email that was sent out to all newsletter subscribers on July 31, 2009. It offers other ways to let your friends know about InsaneScouter and still get credit in the contest. As the rid number is unique to each user I can not provide it to you here. You will need to login to your account an control panel (on the right side of this page once you login will be a...[More]
I just watched “759: Boy Scouts of Harlem” which is a great documentary Scout film by Jake Boritt and Justin Szlasa about a Boy Scout Troop 759. The film is 72 minutes long. I found the film reminding me of my first year at Summer Camp as a young lad, including the fears I had and the triumphs I made. The film honestly depicts inner city Scouting and what summer camp is like for them....[More]
There has been a lot floating around on twitter and other social media venues recently in regards to the UK rain tax. I have spent the last few days trying to comprehend what it is all about. Here is my understanding and take on it.Various water utility companies are now charging non profits, including Scout Groups for the draining of rain water in the sewer. The tax is based on area. This means if...[More]
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LDS Scouting Handbook revised for 2014
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has updated its “Scouting Handbook” for 2014.
The May 2014 version, available online (PDF), “outlines guidelines and policies relating to Scouting programs” in the LDS church.