Monthly Archives: January 2014

Upon further review, troop’s grocery-bagging fundraiser isn’t permitted

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
Update, Feb. 7: See more explanation and answers to questions left in the comments below at this post. I stand corrected. Yesterday I blogged about a troop that raised money by bagging groceries for…

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Advancement Day – You Should Go

First Aid, Orienteering, Sustainability, Geocaching, and Fingerprinting – what do they have in Common?  They’re merit badges that you can earn in a single day at the 2014 Advancement Day.  There are prerequisites to most of them, so make sure … Continue reading

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God and Community – Two Opportunities to Help

On Feb 9th, the Pack 45 Cubmaster would like to conduct a presentation to the Bald Eagle Valley United Methodist Church.  All scouts are welcome to attend the event, but we were asked if any boys would be interested in … Continue reading

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Ask the Expert: When should Scouts and Scouters wear their OA sash?

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Updated Jan. 29 That bright red arrow atop a crisp white band is an unmistakeable symbol that the wearer is one of Scouting’s best. The sash is an outward sign that the man or…

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Good News/Bad News – Computers Merit Badge

Bad News Haven’t earned Computers Merit Badge yet, but you want to?  Well, there’s some bad news.  It’s being discontinued.  It was first introduced in 1967 and has reached the point where it the requirements of been having difficulty keeping … Continue reading

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Klondike Derby 2014

The 2014 Klondike Derby had two patrols from Troop 45, among the 59 entries at scout camp. Both teams had a ton of fun and spawned numerous compliments from other troop leaders. Our patrols did an awesome job! I’d especially … Continue reading

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Ask the Expert: Can Scouts, Venturers drive themselves to/from events?

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
File this one under “sad but true”: Getting to and from Scouting events is by far more dangerous than participating in the program. That’s why the Boy Scouts of America’s Guide to Safe Scouting offers specific…

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