father's day

Father’s Day: Celebrating Dad, Nature, and Spirituality

On this Father's Day, Jake has been thinking about his dad Mike and pondering the great moments they shared growing up. Some of the best moments he can recall have something to do with...

Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress

Just like traditional first aid, the purpose of psychological first aid is to provide basic care, comfort and support to anyone experiencing stress. However, psychological needs are often not as obvious as injuries like...
scouts flag day

How To Celebrate Flag Day with Scouts of Every Age

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777.  The week of June 14 (June 11–17,...

Update on the Ute Park Fire at Philmont Scout Ranch

The Ute Park Fire that has been burning since June, 1st reached Northern New Mexico's Philmont Scout Ranch, which has drawn generations of Boy Scouts who arduously train for its rugged trails and peaks.  The...
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Burgers and Dogs Grilled for Memorial Day the FireDisc Way

For me and for most Scouts, Memorial Day kicks-off summer with camping, swimming and grilling. This summer we launch the barbecue season with our FireDisc portable grill …and it just makes sense to use it...
nene

Thanks to Troop 56, Nene Goose On the Rise in Haleakala National Park

Once at a critically endangered level, the majestic Hawaiian nene goose is on the up and up again. This state bird of Hawaii is about 25 inches in length and has partially webbed feet,...
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Cool Off at Great Basin National Park

Have you ever thought how much you would like to get away from the heat during the summer?  Well give a thought to Great Basin National Park.  It is located in Nevada, not too...
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When Trials Come, Welcome Them – A Chaplain’s Minute

Camp Chaplains have been around for decades. Their purpose is to be a friend to the Scouts and leaders and to contribute to their spiritual welfare and growth. As the chaplain, by virtue of position...
lost girl rangers

The Story of the Lost Girl Rangers

In October 2017, an announcement from the BSA stated that it would begin accepting girls as Cub and Eagle Scouts for the first time in its 107-year history. The media trumpeted that the gender barrier was...

High Adventure in the Swiss Alps at Kandersteg International Scout Centre

If the thought of a picturesque ski-chalet tucked away in the Swiss Alps doesn't sound like the setting for the best trip ever, then this post may not be for you. However, if experiencing...