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This is another cool video that is well done. Worth a watch, at the time of this posting the video has been on youtube for two months. Please feel free to post your comments below....[More]


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I recently came across this video on a mailing list and I thought I would share it. The content of the video is interesting but is done by BSA and takes the "company line" approach. It does brefily talk about a cool virtual tool that BSA provides councils to get marketing materials that they simple tweak online and then send to the printers. Also seems BSA is going to provide councils with a simple hosting...[More]


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With the foruth of July having just past it got me thinking of a short story I wrote in August of 1996. I hope you enjoy.   KBOOM!!! The crackling thunder of firecrackers, lured me to an open window overlooking the dark alley below. Several lads stood stunned and appeared to be full of fear, as if something terrible had just happened. In the center of the group laid a boy in a puddle of blood, next to...[More]


By: webmaster      

In a earlier post I talked about how I was as a Scout, my learning disabilities and what Scouting meant to me. In this post I would like to offer a few points on how to deal with other Scouts like me. The first thing don't hide the problems from the youth. When I was youth I did not know they were trying to kick me out or even some of the results of my actions....[More]


By: webmaster      

What follows is a original heart warming fictional short story that I wrote called "Drew's Bad Birthday". It is long for a blog post but I think you will enjoy it all the same. I have many more stories so if you like this one I will post more.   “Mom,” I whined “Why do I have to go outside, it is my birthday?” “I have to clean the house, now get!” she yelled pointing at the door. Not...[More]


By: webmaster      

It is the small things in life that stand out in our memories. It is not the big battle we won, but rather the day to day things. From my childhood I remember camping with my dad especially on Scout outings and family trips. Yet I remember more clearly playing catch in the back yard and catching the boy where no boy should, piling pillows on him and yelling dog pile, or just laying on...[More]


By: webmaster      

In my last post I talked about how I was as a Scout, my learning disabilities and what Scouting meant to me. In this post I would like to offer a few points on how to deal with other Scouts like me. The first thing don't hide the problems from the youth. When I was youth I did not know they were trying to kick me out or even some of the results of my actions....[More]


By: webmaster      

Recently a virtual Scouting buddy from the UK asked me what the definition of an expedition is. It took a while before I understood what he meant. He explained to me that in the UK they have a badge called “The Expedition Challenge”. (The full requirements are at http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/hqdocs/badges/scout-exch.htm) and that to earn the badge the Scout has to complete a “Expedition – a purpose with a journey”. As there is no guidelines to...[More]


By: webmaster      

A while back I helped develop a show for the PTCMedia.net podcast network on Leave No Trace. Part of that show talked about how long things will last if just left in the environment. I would like to talk about that today, and at the end of the post I will include a link to the actual podcast. This list is provide by the Burea of Land Management. 1. Paper: 2-4 Weeks 2. Banana Peel: 3-5 Weeks...[More]


By: webmaster      

When I first joined Scouting I was only a little kid and had no idea what it was or why I was doing it. My parents wanted me to do I did. After my first few minutes I was hooked. I love the adventure and the fun. Over the years I grew older and moved up through the program. Scouting became the biggest thing in my life and the number one thing I looked forward...[More]


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