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By: webmaster       On: 2010-05-15

I think there is a time when all Eagles ask ourselves this question. Did all the hard work, devotion, effort and time I put into earring my Eagle Rank really matter?My answer is simple YES. I can tell you there have been a number of times Eagle has opened doors for me, twice it was the sole deciding factor between me and someone else getting a job. Being an Eagle has allowed me to...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-05-15

The Peace of Wild Things By Wendell BerryWhen despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-05-15

As a Leader I won't tell you how many times I have heard from a parent “Johnny got bad grades (or was bad) and is grounded which includes no Scouts...”To me this seems so counter productive. I will admit I have no kids of my own and may be missing something. Anyway isn't Scouting about developing character by following the Scout Oath and Law while learning from your mistakes? There are even studies that show...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-05-15

Does your unit collect dues? I have heard many many different theories when it comes to dues. The main concept of dues is its an easy way to charge the participants a recurring fee to help cover the costs of the program. I will admit there are differently benefits to the charging for dues if your members can afford it and you have someone to over see it.Let me tell you two stories about the...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-05-15

Lost By David Wagoner Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you. If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-05-15

I was watching some bushcraft videos on youtube and thought you would like it too......[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-05-15

When I served on the District Training team we loved to ask this question. We would get a whole array of answers from belonging to something, camping, learning, etc. Well if you ask me there is only ONE right answer and that is to have FUN!No boy joins Scouting to go to school, to learn, to be preached at, to be part of something. They join to have fun. Yes they join to go...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-05-15

I was recently watching the Disney movie “The Mighty Ducks”. There is a seen in there where Gorden Bombay the coach is talking to his soon to be ex-boss.“I remember something that my father once told me. A team is not a bunch of kids out to win, it is something you belong to, it is something you feel, it is something you have to earn,”Think about those words for a moment. Think about the...[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-04-29

It is that time of years the boys in Cub Scouts are Graduating to the next rank. The Webelos 2 have bridged over and now it is time for the others to advance. I consider them all "my boys" and they have grown up so much since they have been Tigers. Now they have graduated to Bears and it brought a tear to my eye when they were all up on the stage with Akela...[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-04-29

All boys are Scouts in the Den/Pack/Troop meetings. Doesn't matter if they are Special Needs or "Normal", they are all boys having fun and learning how to be better. Special Needs boys are just like any other boys and all they want is to be accepted. That hour they are in the Den/Pack/Troop meeting they are a Cub Scout or Boy Scout having fun and learning with their peers. If you have the honor of...[More]

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