Monthly Archives: March 2014

Everything you ever wanted to know about merit badge sashes

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
A merit badge sash is like a trophy case you can wear. Each tiny circle represents one of the 136 interest areas a Boy Scout has conquered. But what restrictions are placed on merit badge…

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Congratulations, New Graduates

When you see Caleb, Jake R. or Nick, be sure to congratulate them on their successful completion of their Woodrow Institute tracks.  Woodrow Institute is a leadership symposium at Seven Mountains Scout Camp which all three attended last weekend.  From the reports I heard, they … Continue reading

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Backpack Options

New scouts should soundly be into their first year and looking at their second year when they decide to get a backpack.  Too many first year scouts put one on and overdue it enough that it ruins them for outings from then … Continue reading

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Future Mining in Society MB counselors can get trained for free online

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
Mining in Society merit badge counselors, here’s your chance to sharpen your skills before teaching the BSA’s newest merit badge to Scouts. The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration will offer two free online…

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Ask the Expert: Is the American flag ‘backward’ on Scout uniforms?

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
If you look at the right sleeve of a Boy Scout and of a U.S. soldier, you’ll see American flags on both. But there’s one big difference. While the Boy Scout’s flag has the blue…

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Allegheny Front Trail Hike and Campout

Overheard at our recent outing: “That kid hikes like a boss.” … There were several boys that really impressed our Life Scouts that participated in the AFT hike. “These younger guys might have done the 10 miler.  They were pretty … Continue reading

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Making Sure You Get Credit for Youth Protection Training

If you are a member and have entered your Membership ID number into your MyScouting profile, your Youth Protection training session will be recorded in the BSA training records database automatically upon successful completion. If you are a member and … Continue reading

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