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Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 2 egg whites Pinch of salt 1 /4 cup melted margarine 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Prepare 15 “fortunes” on 2 1/2 x 1/2 inch slips of paper. Preheat oven to 350 ... [more]

Materials needed: masking tape or rope, measuring tape Play: Players line up along one side of the gym. Two parallel lines of masking tape are made down the center of the gym about three to four feet apart. The catcher ... [more]

1 can frozen orange juice concentrate 1 pint pineapple juice 3 ripe bananas or other fruitAdd ingredients together in pitcher. Then freeze until mixture is slushy. Spoon 2- 3 Tablespoons or more into a party glass ... [more]

Ingredients: Corn on the Cobb in its husk Melted Butter Salt and Pepper Preheat Barbeque Pull back husk of the corn and remove all the silk possible. Pour melted butter on the corn and replace the husks. Place on Barbeque ... [more]

Divide the group into teams of 5-6 people. Give each team thin typing paper and crayons and have them make rubbings of all the leaves they can find in the immediate area. Award prizes for the most leaves found, the ... [more]

Materials needed: bingo set, bingo cards, markers Play: M A G I C 58 5 6 42 49 4 1 0 2 3 19 71 72 26 FREE 2 4 29 68 55 31 62 43 3 5 0 36 ... [more]

everyone in the room stands up. The game leader starts the race by saying on your mark, get-set, go. All players then begin to move around the room. As players approach each other a single game of rock, paper and ... [more]

Danish Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup molasses 3 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 3/4 cup brown sugar 3 drops anise oil 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 Tablespoon hot water 1/2 teaspoon ... [more]

Mexican Christmas festivities have the longest duration in the world. They start on December 12th and end on January 6th with the arrival of the Three Wise Men to give their gifts. There are over 30 traditions only found within ... [more]

Bagels, sliced cream cheese, softened Assorted toppings, such as baby carrots, cherry tomato halves, sliced bell peppers, poppy seeds, cucumbers, minced chives, and crunchy Chinese noodles Spread the cream cheese on the cut bagels. Set out bowls of vegetables and ... [more]

This one is regular tag except the boys have to run with one hand in a back pocket (or if it seems too easy and can be done safely, two hands!). ... [more]

Provide a list of items a boy might have in his pocket to each participant. Try to find someone with that in their pocket. Examples: marble, coin, paper clip, trading card, ball, gum, candy, pencil, etc. ... [more]

When I was a seeker, I sought both night and day. I asked the Lord to help me And He shows me the way Chorus: Go, tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and ev'ry where. Go, tell it ... [more]

Father Abraham had seven daughters, Seven daughters had Father Abraham. And they could not walk And they could not talk And they could not even sing. Notta one... shake right hand. Notta two... shake both hands. Notta three... shake both ... [more]

Go well and safely, Go well and safely, Go well and safely, The Lord be ever with you. (Stay, keep, camp, work, sleep, wake.......) ... [more]

On the first day of camping the Leader sent to me A boy who had skinned his knee On the second day of camping the Leader sent to me Two banged heads, and a boy who had skinned his knee ... [more]

A fat Girl Guide, a fat Girl Guide A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide A fat Girl Guide, a fat Girl Guide A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide The Leaders, the Leaders A skinny ... [more]

You take a land with hills and whispering pines, Rocky coasts and folks who are mighty, mighty fine Blend them in with boys of Scouting's Aim, And we'll follow on to greater fame. Firestone, land of golden dreams Hiking trails ... [more]

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Pre-washed cotton T-shirt with a pocket Acrylic paint Paint brushes Cardboard cut to fit in-between front and back of shirt Cardboard cut to fit inside pocket Paper Towels to wipe brushes on Paper Plates to use ... [more]

Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut McDonald McDonalds Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut A Burger King a Burger King Long ... [more]

Fire's burning, fire's burning Draw nearer, draw nearer In the gloming, in the gloming Come sing and be merry Here is what I think is the original song, "Campfire's Burning", which is often sung in the UK! Camp fire's burning, ... [more]

Version One: This song is sung when, for example, during a meal at camp a group of kids gets together and shouts "Bananas!" The councillors all stand up and yell... Did Somebody say bananas? Bananas of the world unite! Peel ... [more]

Characters: Senior Scout (like a Den chief, Denner, etc.) Junior “Cub” Scouts. Setting: All Scouts are on stage as the skit starts. Cub 1: When I grow up I’m going to be the world’s greatest broad jumper and jump like ... [more]

Materials Needed: Foam cup, bell on a string, or bell and string to attach bell to, stickers. Turn the cup upside down. Cut a small hole in the top (bottom normally) of the cup. Thread the string attached to the ... [more]

Materials Needed: See-through ornaments, metallic wrapping paper, puff paints, scissors. Cut the metallic wrap into thin strips. Take off the top of the ornament and place the strips inside. Replace the cap. Decorate the outside with puff paints or glitter. ... [more]
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(This was written and shared with the Scouts-L youth programs discussion list in March of 2001. In looking for content for a new book of short stories this evening, I found and thought I would share this with everyone. ... [More]

(My second former wife gave me a reflection book for Christmas one year in the middle 90s, in preparation in part for the arrival of our child we were planning. Although we practiced hard and many times over, the child ... [More]

Shutterstock image purchased by Mike Walton I love hiking. It is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, to travel with my friends and share experiences with them, and to sing silly songs. As a youth, I participated in some ... [More]

Indoor Nature Activity For Cub Scouts… This book is a fun way to introduce young scouts to nature, whether it's on a stormy day or hot summer day. Your young children should read this delightful and beautiful book “Growing ... [More]

Do you have an old blanket taking up space in one of your closets that you probably aren’t going to use any more? If you’re like me than the answer is yes… You probably have more than one ... [More]

Mike Walton/Pioneer Press image My name is Mike Walton. I have been blessed with membership and service off and on with the Transatlantic Council (TAC) since 1967. In my youth, TAC served basically the League of Nations (later ... [More]

Two weeks ago now, my local Council and the national organization I represent to the BSA (the US Scouting Service Project, Inc.) sent me to represent them during the BSA's National Annual Meetings in Denver. The national meetings -- ... [More]

Last week, volunteers from across our nation and those representing our two overseas local Councils, met in Denver to help plot the azimuth, check the maps and lay a positive course for the continuation of the Boy Scouts of America. ... [More]

A lot of people think of summer camps when they think about Scouting. Scouting and camping and being outdoors just kind of go together if you think about it. This time we will learn about Camp Daniel Boone, which ... [More]

Photo from ASMAC What do you call a weeklong gathering of patrols from all over? Well, Scouts de México called a Nacional Scout camporee "Brownsea Island." It brought more than 2,000 Scouts and their leaders from all parts of ... [More]

Mike Walton image(We're talking over on Scouts-L, the "international daily Roundtable meeting which NEVER ends"(TM) about the value of Eagle in today's Scouting environment. Someone suggested that we somehow "tighten" the tasks required to become an Eagle Scout. I ... [More]

Mackinaw Island holds some special memories for me after visiting with my parents, as a boy and then again with my children as a parent. I’ve been there at least five times and enjoyed it thoroughly each time. ... [More]

Shutterstock image used under Fair Usage guidelines"The chartered organization representative is approved by the head of the chartered organization. Following approval by the unit committee chairman, all other adult unit members must be approved by the head of the chartered ... [More]

I would like to let you know about some of my favorite family-friendly movies from the 1980s. These movies are not listed or described in any particular order, but just some of the family-friendly movies that I remember from the ... [More]

"May 22, 2019”June 4th marks the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. This was a historic moment and an important step that empowered all citizens’ voices to be heard.Civic duty ... [More]

How many of us have an animal or two or maybe more at home? I have several cats at home. They are all ‘rescue’ kitties… kitties that we found (as kittens) outside somewhere. One was found down in ... [More]

Harvest Grove UMC image If Donald J. Trump desires to make a positive, an undeniable significant mark on his tour as the President of the United States of America, he should declare the 23rd day of May as "National ... [More]

Lord Baden-Powell said that a week of camp life is worth 6 months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room. With those words from the founder of Boy Scouting, we will learn about Camp Raymond which is part of the ... [More]

BSA image from Las Vegas Area Council used under Fair Usage policies Shawn Cosgrove wrote and asked recently within a Scouting discussion group on Facebook:When a Scout or ... [More]

Walton Family image Mothers' Day is the second Sunday in May. In 2019 (this year), it is May 12th.My mother -- and those others I consider "Mom" -- are all visiting each other in Heaven. I have no doubt about ... [More]

He developed a passion for target shooting as a kid growing up in Louisiana and Alabama, Clark said. As a Boy Scout, he obtained shooting merit badges, and loved developing his skills. "It's almost like this meditative experience," he said....

In October 2017, the Boy Scouts of America took the historic step of deciding to allow girls into our Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting programs  The introduction of Family Scouting, as it’s known, into Cub Scout packs was to begin...

Jones will perform songs from his latest American tour. Tickets start at $23. Pinewood Derby Workshop: The annual Pinewood Derby Workshop will take place at the Greater Hansville Community Center on Saturday at 2 p.m. Anyone can purchase a race...

The boys climbed the many rock formations in the area and lunched at the falls before continuing to a backcountry campground and setting up camp ... next day and arrived back at Coleman Elementary around 3 p.m., full of stories...

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The new Girls’ Bears Den of Cub Scout Pack 52 joined the boys for the first time at the pack’s annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, at Cheat Lake Elementary. Nintey-two Pinewood Derby cars designed by Pack 52 youngsters and their...

For more than 30 years, Boy Scout Troop Three has been harvesting Nandina berries for their annual fundraiser. The boy scouts picked the berries along the Esplanade. Nandina is typically grown as an ornamental plant after picking the berries, the...

Tar Heel legend and NBA superstar Vince Carter is 41 years old today. His exciting slams and jaw-dropping jumping ability helped lead the Heels to two ACC Championships and two Final Four appearances. The 19-year veteran and 8-tim�...

“From here on out, if girls are interested in the Cub Scout program, we can now accept them into the program,” Cubmaster Luke Sandolfini said. “Character development” is the main goal of Cub Scout leaders as they help to form...

Boy Scouts from Troop 443, Villa Ridge, braved overnight temperatures near zero degrees to complete their annual outdoor adventure on the Taum Sauk trail section of the Ozark Trail in January. On Saturday, Jan. 13, at 6 a.m., Scouts and...

Four others joined the Scouts for the day. They were Pacific residents Dan White, Eagle Scout Mckenzie White, Ian Kaputska and Brian Caldwell, Troop 443 Scoutmaster. The hikers visited Mina Sauk Falls, the tallest waterfall in Missouri, which is along...

The Big 12 looks to continue its dominance in the Big 12/SEC Challenge this Saturday with 10 games starting at 11am CT and ending with the College GameDay featured match up of West Virginia hosting Kentucky....

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The Bills beat the Dolphins 22-16 in Week 17, clinching their first playoff berth since the 1999 season. Thanks to the Ravens losing, the Bills will square off with the Jaguars during Wild Card weekend....

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