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Thanksgiving Day Outdoors! Dutch Oven Turkey and Ham Recipe

Turkey or Ham? Ham or Turkey? Both? If you can't decide which to serve on Thanksgiving Day and you need the oven for rolls and pies anyway, try taking your Thanksgiving meal prep outside!  Last Friday,...
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Barebones Pie for Thanksgiving

For me, dessert is pie, period! In fact, I have favorite pies places all over my home state of Utah, one of which is the Sun Glow Cafe in Bicknell, home of the pinto bean...

Scouts Can Help Their Communities Greenlight a Vet for Veterans Day

November 11th is Veterans Day in the United States. It is a time to honor all of our living vets. I didn’t realize how difficult it is to recognize vets when they are out...
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Dutch Oven Dump Cake Cobbler, Mastered!

Taken with permission from Mark's Black Pot on Saturday, January 21, 2012. From our example in the video above you can see just what Mark means. Let me make a confession:  I’ve never really liked to...

The Perfect Fall Soup and Dessert

I don't know why for sure, but I had never tasted borscht until I was in Poland. I vowed not to offend my hosts, but they served me this fuschia soup. All I could think...

What does the National Council do for Scouting on the Local Level?

The BSA membership fee will increase to $33 for all registered youth and adult leaders, effective December 1, 2017. Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting to youth from 7 to...

Safety Tips and Halloween Activities for Scouts to Enjoy

Today, Scouts all over the country will cloak themselves in Star Wars capes, paint their faces Zombie green and race to your front doors with pillow cases in hand, eagerly awaiting an array of...
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Four Reasons Why Scouts Should Sell Scout Popcorn All Year Long!

When it comes to popcorn sales, online sales are nearly four times greater than door-to-door sales, making it the best way to sell to friends and family anywhere all year long. Just send emails to...

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...
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Jamboree, A History

The first National Scout Jamboree was in Washington D.C. in July 1937. Around 25,000 Scouts attended the gathering, mostly arriving by train. Over 600 reporters showed up,  President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended, and Dan Beard started...