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Pizza Pie for π (Pi) Day

Today is Pi Day; March 14, 3.14. Around the Scout office it means we chow down on pie from Village Inn, but I got this new Dutch oven gadget set and want to try out the inverted...

Our Relentless Quest to Conquer Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier from the northwest by Stan Shebs, via Creative Commons license. My friend Karl and I grew up in and are still active in Scouting. Scouting’s principles, the patrol method and the virtues of “doing...

10 Tips to Dodge Drowsy Driving

Signs of Drowsy Driving Your eyes are burning, feel strained, or are involuntarily going out of focus and closing. Your head nods or you can’t stop yawning. You have wandering thoughts and daydreams. You’re...
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Online Scout Roundtable: Cooking

The first time I cooked at camp I found out how much fun it was. As the years went on, I transitioned from my mess kit to a patrol cook kit. Then, I started using...
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Scout Meeting Activity: Everyone on the Tripod

The BSA has provided a tried and true format for successful Scout meetings. It's an excellent point of reference, and the unit's planning team can adapt it in accordance with their needs. All segments of this meeting plan...
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Scout Meeting Activities: Handicap Obstacle Course

The BSA has provided a tried and true format for successful Scout meetings. It's an excellent point of reference, and the unit's planning team can adapt it in accordance with their needs. All segments of this meeting plan...

Building a Scout Camp Staff Team Creates Energy and Enthusiasm

I've been writing about team building as one of the 10 Keys to Successful Scouting.  As a Scout Camp Director I've worked hard at team building, shaping a Scout Camp Staff creates energy and enthusiasm. A...

Why the Latino Culture and Boy Scouts Match Perfectly

I was very blessed to be raised by a Latino mother. (That comes as a shock to many because none of us eight kids look Latino. My father is Caucasian, so that may be...
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February Roundtable Online: STEM Activities

Above photo courtesy of Times of Northwest Indiana Cub Scout roundtable is a form of commissioner service and supplemental training for volunteers at the den and pack level. When you attend your local Cub Scout roundtable, you...

National Commissioner Charles Dahlquist on Transgender Policy Change

Last night, the Boy Scouts of America announced a policy change that will allow transgender youth to participate in single-gender Scout programs. You can read about the policy change here. This morning, BSA National...

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