Scout Camps are Boring! – Part 3

Where’s the Enthusiasm? Ask a boy today if he’d like to go spend a week in the woods away from civilization, and you’re going to get variety of responses. Unfortunately, many of those will be negative. Ask a kid the same question in the 1930’s, and you’d get a much more positive response overall. Granted, […]

Scout Camps are Boring! – Part 2

The Purposeful Camp I was buying into a certain way of thinking about camps that I have since found to be inaccurate. The way of thinking goes like this: “The most important thing about Scout Camping is where you camp. The more exciting the setting, the funner the camp. The more commonplace the setting, the more […]

High Expectations

Setting a High Standard I always encourage Scouts whenever I can to set high standards for themselves. This is so important that I believe it is our duty as Scouts. This is the essence of the Scout Oath and Law. We should constantly be striving to push ourselves harder and accomplish more. This is the […]

Best Description of the Scout Law

Throughout the history of Scouting, there have been many explanations of the meaning of the points from the Scout Law. For today’s post, I have collected from various sources my favorite definitions. The points on Kindness and Thriftiness came from the ninth edition of the Boy Scout Handbook, 1986. The point on “Brave” came from […]

Jamboree on the Air 2012!

In case you haven’t heard, the International Jamboree on the Air took place Saturday, the 20th of October. JOTA is an annual event in which Boy Scouts from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves. Since 1958 when […]

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. […]