Monthly Archives: January 2013

LNT for Everyone

I was up at my local Ranger station up in Sandy to buy new maps of the Mt. Hood area.  While I was up there I got into a great discussion with one of the Rangers about Scouts, nope it … Continue reading

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Sunday Mornin’ Coffee 1-27

Well, I had a great night out in the hammock ‘testing’ out some new gear that I finally received from Christmas orders. The Hammock Gear Under Quilt is fantastic!!!  Now I wish I would have got one years ago. Anyway.. … Continue reading

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Couple more thoughts on gear

Yeah.. so I like to talk about gear… it’s what I do… Hi, my name is Jerry… and I am a gear junky.. Hiiiiii Jerrrrryyy Hey folks, ever since I was a young Scout I was told to take care … Continue reading

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Gear Glorious Gear Part 2

I left you in the last post talking about the “Big 3”  The Pack, the Sleep system, and the Shelter.  Now we discuss the “Next 3”.  The “Next 3” components of your gear consist of the Cook kit, the First … Continue reading

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Gear Glorious Gear part 1

After our last camp out we noticed that many of our younger Scouts seem to have been over looked when it comes to their gear and gear selections to include packing that gear.  Now, let me explain here because if … Continue reading

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Modeling Expected Behavior

I often preach about how I expect more out of our young men, that nothing in life will be easy, and that there are no participation ribbons just for showing up in life.  When it comes to leadership, the Scouts … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee 1-20

This weekend our Troop had a camp out.  During the camp out we conducted Troop Junior Leader Training and did some Shot Gun Shooting.  We even had some time to squeeze in some map and compass work with some of … Continue reading

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