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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]

20 New Blog Posts


Almost everyone has a Smartphone, so we thought we would share 7 cleaver apps (for Android or Apple) that will help Scouters and their parents find out all kinds of information about their favorite Scouting activity or be useful in ... [More]


It is good to give volunteers small thank yous, and some encouragements. It almost always makes us happy to do these small things for others who deserve them. Each time you will do something like this for someone who ... [More]


Today we’re going to review a Coghlan's Camp Stove Toaster. You can cook you can cook English muffins, bagels, toast and also Eggos Waffles. This device can cook four items at a time. The camp stove toaster comes out of ... [More]


Two pickles fell out of a jar onto the floor. What did one say to the other?Dill with it.What did the Dalmatian say after lunch?That hit the spot!Why did the kid cross the playground?To get to the other slide.How ... [More]


One of Washington's state park jewels is Dosewallips. Dosewallips is considered the Eastern gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. The region is made up of forests, mountains, rivers, beaches, and deltas – and surrounded by sound and sea. This freshwater/saltwater park ... [More]


The idea of loyalty might seem a bit 'old fashioned' and might even conjure up images of knights in shining armor and loyal subjects bowing to a king or queen. But what exactly does it mean to be loyal? As ... [More]


I was a year later than the rest of my friends in starting into Cub Scouts. Most of my friends and schoolmates were already Bear Scouts but I had yet to complete the Bobcat achievement. I spent the fall of ... [More]


Being the leader of a Boy Scouts troop sounds like fun, but you should know that it’s also a lot of hard work. By committing to a group of boys, you’re holding yourself responsible for their learning and development in ... [More]


Sometimes it just seems like life gets too hard! We work and work and work and bills don’t get paid, we fall behind on one or more every month and then when it looks like we are just getting out ... [More]


Philmont for ProcrastinatorsReceived wisdom says that getting a crew slot at Philmont Scout Ranch is harder than getting a parking space at the mall on Black Friday. But that's not the case for 2015. As of late last week, there ... [More]


Making New Year's ReservationsAs you may have noticed, Christmas is just around the corner. But another looming holiday—New Year’s Day—may have more impact on your troop operations.Although a lucky handful of troops have their own meeting places, the vast majority ... [More]


A New Scouting Position: Nozzle Control OfficerOkay, the BSA hasn't really created a new position, but maybe it should.We live in an information age, when all sorts of information is coming at us like water from a fire hose. Just ... [More]


Why We Do What We DoThis past Saturday, my daughter Lesley got married. It was a lovely wedding on a picture-perfect fall afternoon, and we were thrilled to share the celebration with more than 250 friends and family members from ... [More]


Ten Essentials of ScoutmastershipWhat does it take to be a good Scoutmaster? Many years ago, legendary Scouting author William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt suggested 10 attributes. Here they are:1. A belief in boys that will make you want to invest yourself ... [More]


Put Down That Firewood, and Nobody Will Get HurtHere in Kentucky, we’ve been entertaining an unwelcome visitor in the last few years: the emerald ash borer. This Asian invader has killed more than 25 million ash trees in the eastern ... [More]


What Really Attracts Boys to ScoutingSeveral years ago, I chaired my church’s youth minister search committee, and in that role, I thought a lot about what makes a successful youth program. In the process, I read a book (Choosing Church: ... [More]


Facts and FilmstripsBelieve it or not, YouTube is good for more than cat videos!In planning a session on the patrol method that I’ll be teaching at the Philmont Training Center next week, I came across a gem: a YouTube version ... [More]


Let's Hear It for ColumbusingNPR’s Code Switch blog ran an interesting article recently on a phenomenon called columbusing, which it defines as “discovering something that’s existed forever.” Often, these discoveries happen across cultural or ethnic lines, and some meaning gets ... [More]


How to Make Your SPL QuitI've been doing interviews recently with Scouters for a forthcoming Scouting magazine article on the boy-led troop (or boy-run or Scout-run or Scout-led--you pick the term). The most remarkable quote I've heard didn't come from ... [More]


Transformational ServiceI spent last week on a week long choir/mission trip with 40 or so high-school and college students from my church, something I’ve been doing since 2000. During the week, our kids served in a homeless feeding program, built ... [More]

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A Hudson County Girl Scout troop can add app development to its long list of achievements. Troop 120-41 created a walking tour smartphone app that helps people discover the city of Hoboken. The app features 60 historical and memorial sites...


Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry, who holds the NFL record for the most career receptions through his first four seasons, says that he's engaged in "disrespectful" contract discussions with Miami. Will a deal get done betw�...


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...


It’s National Compliment Day, and we are PUMPED! Because even though Girl Scouts never need a special occasion to show kindness to others, we love any day that encourages it! Started by New Hampshirites Kathy Chamberlin and Debby Hoffman, National...


It’s almost time to buy Girl Scout cookies again in the East Valley and around the state. Girl Scouts in Arizona will take part in the Girl Scout Cookie Program through March 4. During that time, more than 13,000 girls...


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...


Alex: I don’t trust these stairs. James: Why not? Alex: It seems like they’re always up to something....


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Baker was also extensively involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 125, as a Scout Leader and Merit Badge counselor. In 2011, Baker received the prestigious Justice Robert Benham Award for his service to the community. In addition, Baker...


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....


Forgiven Ministry is trying to help change that with its One Day with God camp. FBI Investigators say they believe they have discovered the body of a 4-year-old boy who went missing Wednesday in Scotland County. Allerik Freeman scored a...


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HENDERSON — More than 180 Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Sea Scouts, leaders and volunteers participated in the annual Klondike Derby on Saturday — which is usually geared toward wintertime sports. “Well, we can’t pull our sled very well,” said a...


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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- "I feel like it was almost like a new chapter to history of scouting," said Frank Feery, pack leader of Pack 222 in Greenridge. Last night marked the first time in the pack's history that girls...

 

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