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By: webmaster      

The highlight of every Eagle court of honor is probably that moment when the Eagle badge is pinned on the new Eagle Scout. In a sense, that moment is all about the past, because everything that has happened before (both in the ceremony and in the previous several years) builds to it.The future, meanwhile, is the focus of the Eagle charge, an admonition, challenge, word of advice—call it what you will—delivered by an adult or...[More]


By: webmaster      

This comes to us from Bob CarlsonThe following is from an article about a US Submarine in July of 1945 that was off the coast of Japan. The commander was sending a party ashore to blow up a train and here was his criteria for the men who would be in group:The Captain established his criteria for the volunteer party:[ 1 ] No married men would be included, except for Hatfield, [ 2 ] The...[More]


By: ptsteve      

Hello Everyone,Well the last time I made an entry my son's and their friends where still Webelos 2's. They bridged last Sunday and this Friday was their first Troop meeting. All but one moved into the Troop.Sunday when they bridged I was so proud all of them walked across the bridge to the 2 Troops there the boys were becoming a part of. It was a happy sad moment for me. I went from being...[More]


By: webmaster      

This come from the scout-l mailing list and was titled "Interesting readings #422". It is a chunk of text regarding Baden Powell.Before founding the scouting movement, Baden-Powell was most famous for writing a book about wild-boar hunting (also known as "pig-sticking"). But his views on outdoor education were closely tied to his concerns about "the moral tone of our race." In Scouting, he stated that "one aim of the Boy Scouts scheme is to revive...[More]


By: webmaster      

Once upon a time, most information from the national office was sent to local Scout executives, who passed it on to district executives and key volunteers, who...[More]


By: webmaster      

Ok, yes I know I am running a bit behind here as this post should have gone out on Feb 22nd. Anyway here it is, better late then never......An Anglican clergyman and his wife welcomed a son to their family on February 22.Thirty-two years later to the day, an English brewer's family added a daughter.Those two seemingly unrelated events are marked on Feb 22, in memory of Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell and Lady...[More]


By: ptsteve      

Hello Everyone,Well ptsteve is still a Pack Trainer with the Cub Scout Pack his son's were a part of, but have since graduated to the associated Troop and my Special Needs Troop.Earlier in this Scouting year I was asked to look into starting a Specail Needs Boy Scouts Troop. I did my homework and found the right leaders for my team and we are now moving ahead with the Troop. First, we need to find...[More]


By: webmaster      

A recent post on one of the Scouting mailing lists caught my eye. It was about a Boy Scout Troop who ran their own Outlaw Pinewood Derby race. An outlaw derby does not use the normal pinewood derby kits, the rules are also different in some ways. Think creative, think insane, think crazy... Think SUV towing troop trailer.. think CO2 power ...Here is part of what Ted from Troop 33 had to say in his...[More]


By: ptsteve      

Hello Everyone,Ptsteve is back. It has been a wonderful 5 years as a Den Leader and 3 years as a Pack Trainer. Next month my sons and the other scouts in my Den will be bridging to Boy Scouts at the Blue and Gold Dinner.I have been able to watch all of them grow up and become better young men over the last 5 years and it will be hard giving up being a Den...[More]


By: BlueSky      

Balanced Rock is located in Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, CO. Many of our itineraries include a terrific hike that begins at Kissing Camels and ends here at Balanced Rock. This formation is quite impressive and makes for a great photo op for your crew! Yours in Scouting,The Blue Sky Adventures Team...[More]


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