Tag Archives: Scouting

Basic Chili Mac for Patrols

Cooking for a patrol of hungry boys can be a challenge when you’re first starting out – here are some suggestions that might help. Continue reading

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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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Trip Report: Allaire State Park

Originally posted on Trail Life Troop 113:
While we had heard of the many features and attractions hosted by this park, our family had never made it a priority to visit until this Fall.  In hindsight, we should have visited this…

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Transitioning from Boyhood to Manhood

Originally posted on Trail Life Troop 113:
Recently a post on facebook asked “When (how) does a boy become a man?”  Additionally, the poster asked men to contribute their recollections of their transition — key moments when they “put away childhood”…

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First Class in First Year?

Recently, a boy scout forum participant asked the following question; “Where do you stand on “first class first year”?” Over the years that my boys were involved in Scouting (2008-2013), I’ve been told that First Class First Year (FCFY) came … 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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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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