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Merit Badge Counselors List

Tracey sent in this form which can be used to keep track of counselors for merit badges. Space is included for the counselor's name, phone number, and email address. Badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout are highlighted in yellow. Thanks... 3 years ago

How to Build a Simple Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist and engineer who drew elaborate contraptions which accomplished simple tasks. This article from TinkerLab gives step-by-step details for creating a unique Rube Goldberg machine. Follow the link below to read the... 3 years ago

How to Make a Simple Rainstick

Kix cereal has an article which gives step-by-step instructions to make a rainstick from an empty paper towel roll, aluminum foil, paper, plastic wrap, popcorn or dry beans, and tape. A rainstick is an instrument which sounds like rain when you... 3 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... 1 year 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... 1 year ago

Global Handwashing Day

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... 1 year ago

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

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... 1 year ago

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