Celebrate Earth Day the Solar Way

Ten days ago we built a personal hot dog solar roaster from a chip canister. Recent snow was still melting in the shade, but the clouds thinned and it was 63°F outdoors. The first...
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Team Building Games to Try at Your Next Meeting

Why do team building games matter? When Scouts engage in an activity that requires them to work together in order to satisfy an objective, team building comes into play. Team building games provide an awesome, fun...

National Poison Control Week: March 18-24, 2018

Next week, March 18-24, 2018 is the 2018 National Poison Prevention week and Scouts everywhere can make a difference. The first step is to call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 to see how you can work...

World Jamboree 2019: Adventure Awaits

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the most significant event from the World Organization of the Scout Movement. About 50,000 Scouts from more than 160 nations attend. WSJ aims to promote peace and understanding...
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Make Your Valentine a Red Velvet Pear Dutch Oven Upside-Down Cake

This weekend we modified an old camp recipe substituting red velvet cake for chocolate. Imagine our pleasant surprise when the pears each absorbed the red from the cake mix making each pear its own heart; this...

History of the Scout Klondike Derby

Do you know the song “We’re Going North, the Rush is On?” In 1897 gold was discovered in the Klondike area of northwest Canada. It lies just to the east of Alaska. Over 100,000...

Book Review: Stephen Discovers Treasures of America

Stephen Discovers Treasures of America Book Review         Stephen Discovers Treasures of America, I found it is a fun, well written, and engaging book. It is great for elementary aged kids. Its content is enough to spark...

Native American Adventures and Etiquette for Scouts

Indian Lore has always been popular with boys in Scouting. Even Cub Scouts have adventures to explore this topic. The purpose of Indian lore within the Boy Scouts is not to be like Native...

Scout Pack Activity: How to Carve the Perfect Pumpkin

Need a fun father-son pack activity this month that's Halloween-themed? How about a pumpkin carving contest? You get some good quality time together, it's creative, and it's some friendly father-son competition. Since you're carving to...

You’re in Deep Water: Scouts Scuba Dive at Jamboree 2017

The Jamboree staff wasn't lying when they said the 2017 National Scout Jamboree would be the most extensive and engaging programming that has ever been available to young Scouts.  Although they were nowhere near the...