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By: djt5036       On: 2015-01-17

Assateague Island National Seashore is an east coast, mid-Atlantic barrier island located jointly off the coasts of Maryland and Virginia. The island is 37 miles long and generally less than one mile wide. Located just south of Ocean City, Maryland, the island stretches south to Virginia’s Chincoteague Inlet (near the NASA Wallops Flight Facility) and is a great destination for individuals, couples and families. Notable features The island’s harsh conditions make it home to specially...[More]

By: wackyeagle       On: 2015-01-15

Party Time Times TwoMost Eagle courts of honor are followed by a cake-and-punch reception, often held in the same room or just down the hall. Such receptions give guests a chance to meet and greet and to offer personal congratulations to the new Eagle Scout.For one of our troop's Eagle Scouts, one reception wasn’t enough. His family held a second reception at their home the weekend after his Thursday court of honor. While some of...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2015-01-14

Thousands Of Boy Scouts (1931):Thousands of young boy scouts assemble at Somerset House for the 22nd Annual Church Parade at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Older members of the organisation are honoured for their services and scouts hoist the flag to general applause. The felicitation ends with hundreds of young men raising their hats at the end of the grand occasion. ...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2015-01-13

BUDDHISM AND SCOUTING:Many suffer from the misconception that scouting, as an activity, is exclusive to Christians. Nothing can be further from the truth. Buddhist youth have participated in scouting, actively, for the past 80 years, making their presence known in every aspect of Scouting. The religious emblems that a young Buddhist scout can receive at the end of certain levels of his study are as follows: Metta Emblem: Metta signifies love, kindness and goodwill, one...[More]

By: djt5036       On: 2015-01-10

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in the Southwestern United States, straddling the borders of Nevada and Arizona. Specifically, it is north of the Colorado River between the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Over 90% of the 200,000 acre area is covered by water. Lake Mead is a manmade phenomenon created by the Hoover Dam and supplied by the Colorado River.Formerly named for the Boulder Dam, this was the first nationally designated recreation area...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2015-01-08

Fill in the BlankMany troops have perpetual plaques (like this one from on which they engrave their Eagle Scouts' names, each one on a separate plate. Such plaques look great when displayed in a meeting room or at a court of honor.A reader gave me a great idea a few years ago for getting more use out of such a plaque. Her troop displays its plaque at each court of honor, but the plaque...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2015-01-07

Baden Powell at Southport:Here we have Baden Powell reviewing young scouts, as their founder. The scouts as well as Cubs, staged a flag march with their respective bands, saluting their founder as they passed by. The event was at South Port. Truly a momentous occasion for anyone associated with the Boy Scout movement....[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2015-01-06

No Utensil Campfire CookingWhile camping and scouting, cooking without utensils is not only an art but is indeed a tradition. Cooking outdoors requires guts and imagination. Fire of course is the main ingredient in this recipe. Winds, temperature, sticks and clay are other driving factors.Beef, small fish, fried eggs, corn, biscuits can easily be made by various processes like embers, coals, sticks on fire and even on hot rocks! Hot embers can be used to...[More]

By: djt5036       On: 2015-01-03

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is a 1.62 million acre safe haven for plants and animals in the Southwestern United States. Located just north of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert of Southern Nevada, Desert NWR is the biggest wildlife refuge in the continental U.S.Within its boundaries are hundreds of animal species, making it a great place for wildlife viewing and nature photography. Among its residents are over 300 types of birds, 50 types of...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2015-01-01

Eagle Scout PhotosI’ve often (probably too often) compared Eagle courts of honor to weddings. There are many differences, of course, including the lack of a bride, but there are many similarities as well.One such similarity is – or should be – the presence of a photographer. These days, of course, virtually everybody has a camera or three, so getting photos is easy. But it’s still important to designate an official photographer who doesn’t have any...[More]

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