Category Archives: News Item

Younger Eagle Scouts

Periodically, there is a news story about a 12 or 13 year old Scout who completes the requirements for their Eagle Scout Award.  Typically, this news item is followed by a brief period of passionate discussion on various Scouting forums … Continue reading

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Belief in God…

Scouting Magazine publishes many interesting articles throughout the year, and the accompanying blog “Bryan on Scouting” is equally interesting.  Sometimes they cover issues that arise from controversial decisions or program elements. At the blog site they’ve published an article titled “About … Continue reading

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Eagle Scout Heritage Celebration

Michael S. Malone, author of “Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life” recently spoke at the National Scout Museum during Eagle Scout Heritage Week.  His presentation was captured in a video available at the … Continue reading

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Adventure Hacking

Originally posted on Trail Life Troop 113:
According to wikipedia, Life Hacking “…refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life…in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in an…

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When scouting is in the blood, under the skin and hardwired

Scouting has always been a prominent part of my life experience.  My father was a Life Scout prior to shipping off to Germany at the close of World War II, and he served as ASM for our local troop.  My … Continue reading

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Discovertheforest.org

Originally posted on Trail Life Troop 113:
http://www.discovertheforest.org is the home page of a new public service ad campaign being run by the US Forest Service. From their “about us” page it states: “This PSA campaign aims to inspire tweens (aged…

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The Day Everything Changed

One year ago, I had been contacted by colleagues that a board meeting would be held in the following week to change membership policy at BSA with no discussion among, input from or consent of thousands of Chartering Organizations.  The … Continue reading

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