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About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.

Important Adult Training

“Every boy deserves a trained leader.” It’s a common saying among scouters. Our training separates Boy Scouts from a random boys club. There are opportunities for all of our affiliated adults to learn the best practices and guidelines necessary to … Continue reading

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Second wave of interactive digital merit badge pamphlets

Second wave of interactive digital merit badge pamphlets.

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Winter Camping

Imagine your first campout. There’s tons of fun, right? Well, that was exactly what the boys in Troop 45 planned. Undeterred by the weather, they planned a two night campout in sub-freezing temperatures. While the heat was enough to make … Continue reading

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Swoosh! Tubing at Tussey

19 boys and a few brave adults came out to Tussey Mountain on Monday for one of the boys’ favorite events of the year – Tubing at Tussey!  The Troop first tried this a few years ago and it was … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
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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Feast your eyes on the new requirements for Cooking merit badge

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
The sound of the kitchen timer can only mean one thing: The new Cooking merit badge requirements are done. For the new Cooking merit badge, which became Eagle-required on Jan. 1, 2014, Scouts will prepare meals…

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