Monthly Archives: April 2012

Devotional – A Godly Scout is Able to Teach (Didaktikos)

Tonight, we continue to examine the twenty attributes of a Godly man, and we’re comparing these to what our scouting ideals suggest an ideal scout should act like. [Note: you don’t have to be Christian to be a scout, but … Continue reading

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Devotional – A Godly Scout is Hospitable

Tonight, we continue to examine the twenty attributes of a Godly man, and we’re comparing these to what our scouting ideals suggest an ideal scout should act like. [Note:  you don’t have to be Christian to be a scout, but … Continue reading

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Swim Tests at the “Y” (4/16/2012)

Last night, we were the guests of the YMCA in Hackensack.  Each year, they’ve graciously rented us time in their pool so that we can conduct swim tests and coach our scouts on their swimming/lifesaving requirements.  We had three scouts … Continue reading

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Harriman State Park Hike (4/15/2012)

On Sunday, April 15th, three scouts and three adults from Troop 113 traveled to Harriman State Park for a five-mile hike to the “lemon squeezer” rock formation. We arrived at the parking area around 2 PM and returned by 7 … Continue reading

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Article: “I Blame the Boy Scouts”

A recent article by National Geographic Traveler is titled “I Blame the Boy Scouts” — http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/unbound/boy-scouts/ A great article!  I’d like to share two quotes: “On this, my third climb up Kilimanjaro, I already know what to expect: six nights sleeping … Continue reading

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Video From Our Pinewood Derby Race

If you click this link:  http://vimeo.com/40243194 you can watch a compilation of the races between scouts (and adults).  There was a lot of creativity and skill demonstrated in the design and execution of these models.  The racing was a lot … Continue reading

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Why is it important to encourage boys to work hard in Scouting?

Baylor University did a survey of Eagle Scouts, men who had been scouts as a youth, and men who’d never participated in scouting. (Full Study here — http://www.baylorisr.org/wp-content/uploads/Boy-Scouts-Report.pdf) Some of the findings were not very surprising, but others were noteworthy … Continue reading

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