Category Archives: Scoutmaster minute

Finding the Arrow

I do not talk much about the Order of the Arrow on this blog, and maybe I should.  I have not received a lot of requests for OA topics, but over the past few months I have been giving the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Advancement, camp skills, Camping, Character, Citizenship, fitness, Good Turn Daily, High Adventure, Ideals, Journey to Excellence, Just fun, Leadership, Motto, Oath and Law, Order of the Arrow, Scout, Scout Law, Scouting, Scoutmaster minute, Service, Skills, Summer Camp, training, Values | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Why do we do this?

“Scouting is not an abstruse or difficult science: rather it is a jolly game if you take it in the right light. At the same time it is educative, and (like Mercy) it is apt to benefit him that giveth as well … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Advancement, Character, Citizenship, comments, fitness, Ideals, Leadership, Methods, Motto, Oath and Law, Scoutmaster conference, Scoutmaster minute, Scouts, Service, Skills, Values | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Saturday Quick Tip

Today we are talking about controlling your guy lines.  Whether you are a tent camper or sleep under a tarp you will have lines to control. I hate it when lines are tangled and become a mess.  This simple way … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Backpacking, camp skills, comments, gear, Hammock, High Adventure, Just fun, Scoutmaster minute, Skills, training | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Snow Peak 700 Review

Well, It’s Sunday and today we are celebrating our Troops 10th Anniversary as well as Scouting’s 104th.  Every year our Troop hosts its annual Red and Green Dinner.  A celebration of the Troop and Scouting.  This year we will recognize … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Backpacking, camp skills, Camping, Climbing, comments, Cooking, gear, High Adventure, reviews, Scoutmaster minute, Skills, Winter Camping | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

104 and going Strong!

Today marks the 104th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America!  And the BSA is going strong!  As I thought about today’s anniversary in preparation for our unit’s Red and Green celebration tomorrow I could not help but think about … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in blog, Character, Citizenship, comments, fitness, Good Turn Daily, Ideals, Jamboree, Journey to Excellence, Leadership, Methods, Motto, Oath and Law, respect, Scouting, Scoutmaster minute, Values | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday Quick Tip – Sleeping bag storage

Here is your Saturday Quick tip.  This week we are talking about taking care of your sleeping bag.  The best way to store your sleeping by laying it flat.  But most of us just do not have that kind of … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Backpacking, camp skills, Camping, comments, gear, Just fun, Motto, Scouting, Scoutmaster minute, Skills, training, Winter Camping | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Frost Bite and Hypothermia

Well, It snowed here in Oregon today.  The first real snow fall of the “Winter”.  And as much as we have already prepared for our winter camping experiences, the snow reminded me of the risk we accept when winter camping … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Backpacking, blog, camp skills, Camping, fitness, gear, High Adventure, Just fun, Leadership, Methods, Motto, planning, Risk Management, Scout, Scouting, Scoutmaster minute, Skills, training, Winter Camping | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments