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A New Beginning

Posted to Adventures and Accidents on October 28th, 2019

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... [more]

A Brief History of Maps

Posted to Scouter Mom on October 22nd, 2019

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... [more]

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

Posted to Scouter Mom on October 17th, 2019

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... [more]

Global Handwashing Day

Posted to Scouter Mom on October 11th, 2019

Tuesday, October 15 October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. On this day, all are encouraged to remember that washing hands with soap is a good way to prevent diseases. Another goal is to increase the awareness of the importance of the availability of... [more]

Can A Youth Be Senior Patrol Leader and Crew President at the Same Time?

Posted to Scouter Mom on September 30th, 2019

A mom sent in this question Our crew wants to stop the scouts from serving as President in the crew and Sr patrol leader at the same time. Does anyone else have this rule? I've never heard that rule before. In some ways I understand it. Those are... [more]

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