Developing in our young men an appreciation for the Out doors is part of the job description of the Scoutmaster, well it’s not.. but it should be.
Monthly Archives: August 2009
I have received some great tips and recipes. But I want more… hey, the more I get.. the more I get to try and better yet taste.
Back from a week at summer camp. The event of the year when everything comes together, a time to practice the patrol method. To live as a patrol, hanging out with friends, testing skills, learning new ones and just plain having fun.
We are half way through the month.. Get your recipes and tips into the Scoutmaster minute for a shot at a fantastic prize.
Gone to camp… Enjoying the finer parts of Scouting and helping to deliver the promise to a troop of outstanding young men!
Getting ready for summer we are looking at the merit badges offered at camp. It has been a long standing rule of mine that Scouts in their first year at camp take at least one Eagle Required merit badge. Something like Environmental Science or First Aid. Beyond that, First year Scouts should spend at least a half hour at the Trail to First Class station. I want those first year Scouts to find a good balance between merit badges/advancement and fun.
Hey Scouts and Scouters.. I am always wanting to share what’s in my pack, ideas, tips, and love to suggest good reading. Here is a must have for every backpacker.. no matter what your skill level is. If you are an expert… this book can help you teach others.. if you are a beginner, than this easy to follow soft bound book is a must have on your book shelf or in your pack!
As a Scout leader we teach our Scouts to “Be Prepared”.. then we ask, Be prepared for what.. the reply.. “Anything” Typically translates to lots of stuff going into the pack which means more weight. We try to keep the packs of our Scouts down to around 25% of their body weight. And we all know that sometimes that just is not possible. But we can work to reducing the weight. I have said it before.. I don’t pretend to be an Ultra Light Backpacker, but as age creeps up and the knees starting feeling each pound in my pack, I do look at shaving weight where ever I can.