The Scout’s Guide to Patrol Flags

If you’ve been involved in Scouting for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the term “Patrol Spirit”. Simply put, Patrol Spirit is a culture of teamwork and camaraderie that develops among the members of a Patrol that is run according to the principles of the Patrol System. Patrol Spirit is what makes a group […]

Rediscovering the Tourniquet Lashing!

Other Places on the site, I’ve talked about John Thurman, an influential British Scouter. He was the head of the famous Gilwell Scout Park in England for some time. In addition, he wrote many good books on various topics of Scouting. One of his biggest contributions is in the field of Pioneering. He wrote many […]

Rediscovering the Secret Japanese Square Lashing

One of the very first times, if not the first time that the Japanese Square lashing appeared in print was in John Thurman’s Pioneering Principles in 1962. John Thurman was an influential British Scouter who discovered the lashing while on a tour of Japan, hence the name. This lashing deserves rediscovering! It can shave minutes […]

How can a Scout earn some money?

Sometimes, going on camping trips with your Patrol and Troop can take a lot of money, especially when you go often. Does this mean you have to limit your camping trips because of a lack of money? I hope not! Besides the different fund-raisers that your Troop might do like: Selling popcorn and or selling […]

How to Tie a Square Knot

The square knot is the first knot a boy must know to become a Boy Scout. It is an amazingly versatile and useful knot, yet many people don’t know how to tie it. Enjoy this tutorial! This will be the first in a series of posts on this Blog on how to tie useful knots. […]