Scouts BSA Star Rank Helps and Documents - ISNL 21-11
Posted On: 2021-11-30

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Published: Mar 22, 2021

 

 

 

 

What is brave? Is it standing up for what you believe, maybe protecting yourself, or defending your country? The best answer I heard from a Scout happened to be a Webelos who said, “Just saying no” to drugs. Maybe it's letting others know that senseless violence and theft are wrong? Possibly it recognizes there are many beliefs out there some Christian and others with their own beliefs, so would it be brave to strongly and proudly believe in your own beliefs but at the same time respect and understand someone else, even if they may be different then your own?

 

We are all different but also have so many things in common. Friends can be friends, even if they don’t agree 100% on everything and they can respect and understand where the other person is coming from. Isn’t that part of being friendly, courteous, and kind?

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PROPS: Electric campfire that a remote switch so you can turn it on. Akela in headdress and Indian feathers (if possible). Have everyone seated In den groups and the room in darkness or little light. AKELA: (Raise arms until everyone is quiet) All is quiet, the Great ......
 
 

FIVE BUGS THAT CAN HELP YOU ROUGH IT OUT! You’ll be hard put to pass a McDonald’s on your next camping trip. If you do, then you s......
 
 

I am so excited to be attending the 2012 Rock the Mall! This will be a history-making, momentus occasion – one my daughter and I will share forever. Are you coming??   ...
 
 

Birdie birdie in the skyWhy'd you do that in my eyeI won't worry I won't cryI'm just glad that cows don't fly......
 
 

Party Time Times Two Most Eagle courts of honor are followed by a cake-and-punch reception, often held in the same room or just down the hall. Such rec......
 
 

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the National Order of the Arrow Conference and report on the array of Eagle Scout-related activities that were part of this year’s event. (You can read my reporting at http://noac.nesa.o......
 
 

Materials needed:Compass for each team, compass directions for each team, puzzle pieceswith a message for each team, prizesPlay:When you lay out the course, place two parts at each location. One part hasthe compass directions to get you t......
 
 

How many people are killed each day by distracted drivers? What’s the most important factor in towing a trailer? How can drivers combat drowsy driving? Why are 15-passenger vans more susceptible to rollovers than other vehicles? Those are just so......
 
 

Cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon With one you love, the sun above Waiting for the moon The old accordian playing a sentimental tune Cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon The birds above, all sing of love A gentle, sweet r......
 
 

Hi readers!  Please enjoy the following post sent to us by guest blogger Skipper Bob.  If you are or were a Sea Scout, please speak up!  I would really like to hear more from and about this section of Scouting.  ...
 
 

G is for a gathering of friends and families O is for outstanding objectives of the program L is for learning that lasts your lifetime. D is for dreams that will come true with diligent work. R is for responsibility to do what is right U is for the und......
 
 

Welcome NEW Cub Scout Leaders I am a Pack Trainer for Pack 340 in Maryland and also the Wolf Den Leaders.  If you are reading this blog entry you are at a great resource that will help you answer many leadership questions.  First, r......
 
 

4 cups cranberry juice 2 cups orange juice 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract Mix ingredients together in large container and serv......
 
 

When I first started in Scouting, troops figured out where to go camping based on word of mouth and the “where to go camping” directories that Order of the Arrow lodges occasionally published. These days, of course, camping information is as close as your web ......
 
 

Campfire #1(the whole group yells together, as loud as possible)We are campfire number oneNumber one, number oneWe are campfire number oneWhere is number two?If there are other campfires nearby, they should respond withNumber 2, Number3, e......
 
 

  Personnel:  Cubmaster, person offstage to shout part of Bandar-log, Bageera and others (it is much more effective if they cannot be seen by anyone)  Cub Scout Boys can be the Monkey People. Cubmaster:  You know that our lives today are much like the jungle that ......
 

 
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Scouts orienteering

https://www.the-cartoonist.com/knots/

EDGE explanation

https://www.facebook.com/CoveyLogic/

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Star is the Scouts BSA rank earned after First Class. With Star, the focus shifts from scout skills to leadership, service, and merit badges. Requirements for Star Rank View the requirements Star Rank Requirements 1. Be active in your troop for at least four months as a First Class Scout. ......
 
 


Joe Davidson has been telling stories all his life. As a boy in Troop 105 of Detroit, he’d tell friends about his Scouting adventures — from camping in the woods to taking the train to visit the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing. As a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Davidson provided readers with on-the-ground reporting about apartheid in South Africa. He was there to cover Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment, release and victorious presidential election. As an educator, Davidson has parlayed reporting experience into practical advice, coaching journalists at the Gannett News Service, University of Maryland and Poynter Institute, among ......
 
 


  In the last of this tutorial series on loops comes everything else I've used to make a loop.  The reasons vary from it was part of the design to experimenting with something I had on hand. Webbing   Webbing is an interesting material to use because of it's flexibility and the weatherproof nature of the material. Webbing attached with pop rivet Bamboo Lightweight and strong, bamboo can make some quick and easy loops for slides. (Besides, I had some leftover from making bamboo slides.) Bamboo glued to Rocks and Mineral slide Foam ......
 
 


Claude and his helpers enhanced the sensory trail experience at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Va., for the deaf, blind and mentally challenged. The project is an educational exhibit for others to learn more about native plants, pollinators and their habitat. The project took 1-1/2 years, 1, 400 service hours and 200 native plants. — Claude, Troop 177, Marshall, Va....
 
 


Can I speak for just a few minutes to parents and grandparents in Scouting families? I have a photo of an Eagle, a Cub Scout and his mom on my desk that reads: “This Cub Scout doesn’t have far to go to find a hero” (his mother). I have always loved how Scouting invites parents and other family members into the lives of their children in wonderful, supportive ways. Instead of being disciplinarians, parents (and grandparents) serve as merit badge counselors, Scoutmasters, troop and pack committee chairs, etc. This doesn’t include all the “unofficial” work in Scouting, such as providing ......
 
 


Phone etiquette does not come naturally to most kids. It needs to be taught. Here are some very basic rules for talking on the phone. It will also help Cub Scouts working on improving their manners. Even Scouts BSA can benefit from reviewing these guidelines from time to time, especially when it comes time to call a merit badge counselor. Printable copy of Phone EtiquetteDownload Phone Etiquette When you answer the phone: If your parents are not home, know beforehand what you ......
 
 


Island tug-of-war is an adaptation of traditional tug of war which not only requires strength but also agility and balance. This game is appropriate for all ages from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA to Venturers. Youth always enjoy a good game of tug-of-war, but the boys and girls who are much larger always have a big advantage. This version seemed to even things out, with the smaller youth having a chance at winning also. The idea is that pairs of scouts stand on “islands” while playing tug of war. So agility and balance are needed just ......
 
 


Halen DeMattei and Betsy Chapeau watched their brothers Jet and Charlie join Cub Scouts in first grade and advance through Scouting’s ranks, while they tagged along for the adventures. “I did everything that Charlie did and it was so much fun, ” Betsy says. “I never really got any credit for it.” When the BSA opened all of its programs to young women in 2019, the friends became members of Troop 5300 in Watkinsville, Ga., within a week of the Scouts BSA launch day. They were excited they too could earn merit badges, learn leadership skills and go on outdoor ......
 
 


Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., Distinguished Eagle Scout, Silver Buffalo recipient, and CEO Emeritus of the Bechtel Corp. construction group,  died peacefully at his home in San Francisco on Monday. He was 95. In the business world,  Bechtel was known as the man who turned a U.S.-based family company into a global powerhouse. But to Scouts and Scouters across the country, his name is synonymous with cutting-edge high adventure and character building. It was the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation’s $50 million gift that made possible the construction of the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve — the BSA’s multipurpose, year-round ......
 
 


This skit is great because it can be used with any number of Scouts. It is also a good skit to do with younger Scouts because they don’t have to remember many lines. Because the joke of this skit is that you forgot to prepare a skit, it works best at an event or campfire where each den or patrol was supposed to prepare a skit ahead of time. We Don’t Have A Skit Skit Players: Four or more Scouts Props: None The Skit A ......
 
 


The odds were stacked against Pack 173 even before COVID hit. As a Cub Scout pack on a military base, turnover is extreme. Families stay at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachussetts for one to four years before being assigned to a new location. “We turn over approximately one-third of our families each year, ” says Committee Chairman Chris Nichols, whose own family’s stops have included Montana, California, Texas and Arizona. Turnover aside, most of the dads in Pack 173 are incredibly busy and often unable to help with the unit because of long work hours, military work trips and ......
 
 


Bret and his helpers built a Covid -19 visitation room for a local nursing home so that residents could visit their loved ones while in the outdoor without masks. The room allowed them to see face to face without the need for 6-foot distance which is very hard as the residents could not be heard by the families prior to the booth being available. — Bret, Troop 32, Romney, W.V....
 
 

Spring is on the way and with it more outdoor adventures. After a winter of hibernation, many of us are getting back on the trails and into natural spaces. Now is a great time for a reminder on how to protect those places while we are there. Here are a few ways to refresh your Leave No Trace skills this spring.  1. How to Put Out a Campfire A safe and responsible campfire can keep us warm during spring trips, but we need to know how to put that fire completely out.  2. How to Share the ......
 
 


TOM SWIFTIE: “The night sky is beautiful, ” Tom said starry-eyed....
 
 

[NO. 670 – 20TH YEAR OF HELPING SCOUTS, SCOUTERS, PARENTS] To reach the Eagle rank, a Scout will have learned dozens of new skills and completed hundreds of specific requirements through the seven ranks and no less than 21 merit badges. Although the Scout’s Eagle Scout Service Project is just one of these hundreds, it’s often the one most well-known. This is because this project is the combination and culmination of the most critical skills learned through Scouting: Service to others, creativity, planning ahead, and leadership, to mention the most often cited. Matthew Reger, who lives in the extreme ......
 
 


At Star Wars Celebration gatherings, you can’t avoid bumping into characters like Rey and Kylo Ren. But one year, Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Dave Marshall ran into someone he didn’t expect to see: Kerra Holt, a Jedi knight he had helped bring to life in a comic a few years earlier. The fan “had put together this whole costume of Kerra — just the spitting image of the character, ” he says. Things got even cooler a few minutes later when a fan popped up dressed as Zayne Carrick, another character from a Dark Horse series. “You had these two ......
 

 
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Devin Spaulding of Racine has achieved the highest in the Boy Scouts of America, that of Eagle Scout. Spaulding is a member of Scout Troop 142, sponsored by ......
 
 

CPD K9, Explosives Devices Team meet with local Boy Scouts ... to Camp Ho Noh Wah on Tuesday for a demonstration with Boy Scout Troop 505....
 
 

Scout Master Bruce Lezer's troop will earn community service merit badges for their efforts. Eagle Scout Luke Thomas, a Clayton Valley High School ......
 
 

Turner has old photos, merit badges, uniforms and arrow heads that he collected while he was in the Boy Scouts and served as a Scout Master. Photos by Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star....
 
 

He is a member of Maria Stein Boy Scout Troop # 97. As the highest rank conferred by the Boy Scouts USA, Eagle Scouts must acquire 21 merit badges ......
 
 

Kalasin: Primary Education Area Office 2 in Kalasin has launched a probe into teachers responsible for organising a boy scout camp activity blamed ......
 
 

Insurance coverage of sex-abuse claims has emerged as a make-or-break issue in the Boy Scouts of America's bid to survive its legal trouble, as ......
 
 

He served on the Board of Review for Boy Scouts earning their Eagle Scout badge. Jim was proud to be an Eagle Scout himself. Jim loved spending ......
 

 
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Get all the details on day camps and overnight camps at Camp Snyder, Camp PMI, Camp Ross, and District Day Twilight Camps....
 
 


Help build the next generation of leaders! Your gift to Friends of Scouting supports program, training, and outreach that benefit local Scouts. Learn more about how you can make an impact at www.ncacbsa.org/fos....
 
 


“Awesome Girls Read-a-long with Doreen Cronin Betsy Lewin of Click, Clack, Moo” Awesome Girls Read-a-long introduces kindergarten girls to language and literacy through connecting with popular authors and content creators. Join bestselling author, Doreen Cronin and illustration Betsy Lewin in a read-a-long of Click, Clack, Moo, named one of National Education Association’s “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children”....
 
 


In March, 2021, Astronaut Tom Jones was the featured speaker at our monthly Eagle Scout networking lunch. Check out his inspirational thoughts about how Scouting can take young people farther than they ever dreamed, even literally out of this world!...
 
 
 
 


The Orange County Council chapter of the National Eagle Scout Association is proud to announce that Ani Hovanesian has been selected to receive the Council Glen A. and Melinda Adams Eagle Scout Project of the Year Award. Ani is a member of Troop 35 in Laguna Beach, and is one of 12 young women in the Orange County Council that achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2020. For her project Ani planned and organized a four-day Space Camp pilot project for a new STEM curriculum at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Inspired by her own ......
 
 


Despite all the obstacles last year presented, we have some great memories of Scouting from 2020! Here are some of our favorite....
 
 


What are some of your favorite outdoor activities? Swimming, fishing or sliding, perhaps? Those are some favorite pastimes for otters, too. Though otters have to spend time looking for food and avoiding predators, they always seem to have lots of time for playing. Otters are aquatic or semi-aquatic carnivorous mammals whose closest relatives are weasels and minks. They have long, sleek bodies and long, muscular tails. Their short legs and webbed feet make them powerful, efficient swimmers. If you could touch an otter, you’d notice the incredibly dense waterproof fur. In fact, it’s the densest fur of any ......
 

 
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