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Silver and Gold Party

I believe all Scouting units should support each other with the intent that all youth get the opportunity to experience Scouting. Some troops in a community see other troops as competition and refuse to help the other units improve. By having all... From Scoutmaster Musings 4 years ago

Tattoo Merit Badge Release

If your scouts have already earned the Exploration merit badge and are looking for something more interesting, it's your lucky day! The Tattoo Merit Badge was just announced and the merit badge pamphlet is available in scout shops and as electronic... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 years ago

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A New Beginning

I haven't actively posted on this blog in a long time. There are lots of reasons for that, but I'm not going to go into those. I'm now a Cubmaster. My wife and I started a new family pack in our area, serving both boys and girls. So far, our... From Adventures and Accidents 4 years ago

A Brief History of Maps

This video is a good introduction to maps and cartography for youth. How did maps develop? How were early maps used? Have you ever heard of the Anaximander map? Who are some people and cultures from around the world who helped improve maps... From Scouter Mom 4 years ago

What Can Be Done to Ensure That Unit Finances Are Handled Correctly?

A reader asks: My boys just joined or local pack in our area last August. This pack has like 60 kids. The 1st thing I noticed was that everything was very very unorganized, but I didn't want to be one of those parents that gripes and does nothing... From Scouter Mom 4 years ago

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Is It OK to Plan Events for Cub Scouts Than They Won't Get Awards for but Will Still Enjoy?

Sara asked this question: I'm trying to gain advice. We have only about 8 female Cub between the grades of 1-5. I'm fairly certain that even after recruitment we will still have ot at least be divided 1-2, 3-4, and 5. If we have any lions we will... From Scouter Mom 4 years ago

I Can Do That With One Hand Tied Behind My Back Game

This is a game we played at a Pack meeting about a month ago. The goal is for two Scouts to work together to make a simple lunch. The challenge is that they each have one hand tied behind their back. This forces them to communicate to get the job... From Scouter Mom 4 years ago

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Script or Ceremony for Venturing Ranger Award

Mary Beth sent in this question: We are planning my son's Eagle COH and he also recently earned his Venturing Ranger Award. The Crew Leader has agreed to award this during his COH but I can not find any type of "script" for the Ranger Award for the... From Scouter Mom 4 years ago

Scouts BSA Trivia Quiz

How well do you know the basics? Answer some questions about the Scout Oath, Law, Slogan, Motto, the meaning of the Scout Badge and more. And then find out if your answers are correct. Use this to help with the requirements for the Scouting... From Scouter Mom 4 years ago

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Master of the Universe Prayer

Master of the Universe Prayer Master of the universe Grant me the ability to be alone; May it be my custom to go outdoors each day Among the trees and grass, among all living things. And there may I be alone, and enter into prayer, To talk with the... From U.S. Scouting Service Project 4 years ago

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A change of attitude

Last weekend my wife and I attended our council's University of Scouting event. We were there to take classes to learn what we need to know to start a new family pack in our area. It was mostly a good day. I say mostly because there was one major... From Adventures and Accidents 5 years ago

Slide of the Month - Rainbow Loom slide

February 2018 Time to make: 15 minutes Original design: A. C. This design was created by one of my Scouts (who's name I can't use because he is under 18). Back story, it was memorial day and we were gathering before the parade. A.C. came to the... From Channeling Whittlin Jim 5 years ago

Super Achievers

You can get a Super Achiever patch for all Cub Scouts in each rank that earn all Adventure pins. The Webelos patch has been available for awhile, but now there's a patch for Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear. This Super Achiever patch is not an official... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 years ago

Scouts BSA

With females officially joining the Scouts BSA program today, I look forward to helping them get as much as they can out of their scouting experience. Most of my involvement is currently with adult leaders preparing for high adventures, but I... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 years ago

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