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Tagged With: Outdoor

M416 Trailer Build- The Beginning [TBP]

I am well overdue for writing up my trailer build, so here it goes! After trading in my Dodge Dakota pickup for a Jeep at the end of 2013, it quickly became obvious that I needed to figure out a way to haul stuff for family and scout camping trips. Just a wee bit of … Continue reading »

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White Rim Trail, March 2016

After spending the winter months getting the trailer ready for camping duty, we were itching to get out and put it through it’s paces. What better place to do that than the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park? Day 0 We left Denver after work on Friday, with a slight delay as we waited … Continue reading »

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Sailing, Swimming, and Challenges

My son wants to go to sailing camp this summer with his cousins in California, and approached my wife and I about it around Christmas time. When we talked about it we made a deal: I would sign him up for the camp when he passed the BSA swim test. For the last couple months … Continue reading »

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Where did Scouting get the Neckerchief?

If Sir Robert Baden-Powell was a British war hero, how did Scouting end up with the campaign hat and neckerchief as symbols, two items very much from the American West? Good question, I say. Actually, it is a question that never crossed my mind until the beginning of a presentation at our council’s Wood Badge … Continue reading »

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Philmont Leadership Challenge

“Why are you here and what do you expect to get out of this course?” That’s a pretty different way to kick off a BSA training course. Truth is, I signed up for the Philmont Leadership Challenge after learning these five things: It was at Philmont It builds upon the training you receive during Wood … Continue reading »

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First aid for when help is going to take some time

Most first aid training is based on a “rapid response” assumption. That is to say that you are less than 30 minutes from an Emergency Medical Service response. Scouts are often doing things in areas where that response is much, much further away. So what to do? Take an EMS team with you? Charter an … Continue reading »

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Five Ways to Help Webelos Transition to Boy Scouts

Our Blue and Gold Banquet is next week, and that has me thinking about the Webelos to Scout transition. There is quite a bit of difference between the Cub Scout program and the Boy Scout program (or at least there should be) and often Scouts struggle with the the change as they leave Cub Scouting … Continue reading »

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Building a Better Pack Meeting

As promised in the last post (long ago), I wanted to mention some of the things covered in the The Strictly for Cubmasters class during Week 7 at Philmont Training Center. I know it has been a while, but for some reason I never hit the “publish” button on this one. Hopefully there are some … Continue reading »

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A Training Vacation

One of my Wood Badge ticket items is to attend a training course for Cubmasters that goes beyond what is covered in the Position-specific training. The second part of that ticket item is to bring back something I learned and implement it in my pack. It was part of the same quest that brought me … Continue reading »

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…and now we resume our regularly scheduled program

On Independence Day I met up with a friend and Roundtable co-conspirator at the district’s recruiting booth. He reminded me that this blog is overdue for an update and I left him hanging with the end of the 100 Days of Scouting. So here you go Mike! To wrap up 100 days of scouting: Days … Continue reading »

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