Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Night Before Camp

Twas the night before camp, when all through the house… Every family member was filling stuff sacks and rucksacks under the watchful eye of the scoutmaster’s loving spouse. The backpacks were neatly stacked be the door… And patrol box inventories … Continue reading

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Why Consider Scouting?

Availability:  The Boy Scouts of America have programs for youth from age 6 (Tiger Cubs) thru 21 (Venturing Crew). The program is available locally (www.beascout.org to locate a unit near you), but with a national, professional support base to assure program quality, message … Continue reading

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“Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?”

A new reality TV show is presently in production titled “Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?” The show pits former Boy Scouts, now grown up and still enjoying outdoors activities against currently enrolled (teenaged) Boy Scouts.  The show will highlight activities … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Summer Camp (2012)

Last night, I drove out to Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation to complete a pre-camp check in process that will help save time on Sunday.  The health officers find it productive (and I agree) to look through the medical histories without … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (6/18/2012)

Last night, our troop tried baking outdoors for the first time.  While we’ve previously used a traditional “Dutch Oven” for pineapple upside-down cakes, etc. we’ve never tried the cardboard box oven approach. For baked goods such as muffins, cookies and … Continue reading

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Troop 113 Reminders

A couple reminders for our troop families: 1) TONIGHT is our “baking with charcoal in cardboard boxes” evening.  This is a great time to bring a friend who may be interested in checking out scouts for the first time. Stephen, … Continue reading

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Recently Awarded Eagle Scout Scholarships (2012)

Scouting Magazine recently posted an update about four notable Eagle scouts who received scholarships.  Their article (click here) attempts to sum up the value of BSA‘s scouting program as a key part in preparing our scouts for their future lives.  The … Continue reading

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