Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tuesday Talkback: How to pick an unforgettable patrol name

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
The Mustache patrol of Troop 242 has it figured out. They’ve found a patrol name that’s Scout-created, clever and a little bit wacky. With a name that great, it doesn’t matter that nobody in the Mustache patrol…

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Where do I put that patch?

I get questions all the time about where I should put a patch.  Sometimes, I don’t know and sometimes (yes it happens) I’m wrong about where I thought a patch should go.  But the good news is that there is … Continue reading

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Tuck it in – It’s Official

The BSA issued an official uniform update, last year.  Apparently it applies to all scouts and scouters: Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the official stance on the Boy Scouts of America’s uniform policy is that shirts are to be worn tucked … Continue reading

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Packing Your Backpack

Here are a few tips from REI, for packing your backpack.  Remember, this is for an internal frame backpack with a hip belt and not for a daypack or external frame backpack.  Some of the concepts are the same for those, but they … Continue reading

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SOAR at Scout Summer Camp

Are you 15 to 18 and First Class or above?  Passed your swimmer’s test?  Been to Scout Camp a million times and already have every badge they’ve offered (twice!)  Well, I have good news for you.  The council asked for … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Jake M.!

Word is in from National – it’s official. In case you haven’t heard, Troop 45 has a brand new Eagle Scout! Way to go, Jake M.!! Be sure to congratulate him when you see him. Details will follow on his … Continue reading

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2014 Fieldbook: Your must-have user’s guide to the outdoors

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
Here’s one owner’s manual that’s actually worth reading. It isn’t for your car, smartphone or new camp stove. The 2014 Fieldbook is a user’s guide for the entire outdoors, and it’s a must-own for everyone who spends time outside. The…

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