Aims of Scouting

Reptiles and Amphibians for Dummies

Reptiles and Amphibians for Dummies

This book will help Scouts learn how to care for reptiles and amphibians. Perfect for Cub Scouts working on their Pet Care Belt Loop and Pin or Boy Scouts working on the Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge or the Pets Merit Badge.

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Swimming Area at Swift Base

Swift Explorer Base

Since I often do reviews when I go camping, I thought I’d do an article about some of our experiences at John S. Swift Explorer Base. Swift is located at S -F Scout Ranch near Farmington, Missouri.

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Archery Pin

Archery Pin for Cub Scouts

All of my sons earned the shooting sports recognitions as Cub Scouts, either at day camp or resident camp. If you have a Cub Scout who loves to shoot, find an opportunity for him to earn the Archery pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.

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Collecting Belt Loop

Collecting Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

My sons collect all sorts of things. So the really enjoyed earning the Collecting belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. As a den leader, I always did this in conjunction with Wolf Achievement 6 – Start a Collection.

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Eagle Palms

Eagle Palms: Requirements for Boy Scouts

Eagle Scout is the highest rank for Boy Scouts. But after a Boy Scout becomes an Eagle Scout he can continue to earn recognition for his achievements by earning Eagle Palms. I encourage all Eagle Scouts to stay active with their troops and continue to develop their leadership skills.

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The Scouting Way can help everybody: men and women, young and old, Scouts and non-Scouts alike incorporate the core ethics and principles of Scouting into their daily lives, in just minutes a day.

The Scouting Way

The Scouting Way can help everybody: men and women, young and old, Scouts and non-Scouts alike incorporate the core ethics and principles of Scouting into their daily lives, in just minutes a day.

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Fishing Pin

Fishing Pin for Cub Scouts

One of the things our pack has done as a springtime activity is a fishing day at a local park. At this event, Cub Scouts can work on their Fishing pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program.

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BB Shooting Pin

BB Shooting Pin for Cub Scouts

A couple of years ago, ZM went to a shooting sports day camp offered by our district and earned the BB Shooting pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Find out what opportunities there are for your Cub Scouts to earn their shooting sports recognitions in your area.

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Badge for Life Boy Scout Rank

Life Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts

Life is the fifth rank a Boy Scout can earn. It is earned after Star. A Scout working on the rank of Life continues to develop leadership, participates in service projects, and earns merit badges. He must also share his skills by using the EDGE method to teach another Scout. Life Rank Requirements Be active […]

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Outdoors

BSA Methods – The Outdoors

One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.

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Thank You Note

Thank You Ceremony

I found this ceremony in some old program helps. I thought it would go well with the Cub Scouts Give Thanks supplemental program theme for April.

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Eagle Palms

Recognizing Eagle Palms

A reader recently wrote to me with this question about recognizing Eagle palms: “My son is about to get his 17th Palm before he turns 18. Is there some type of ceremony to recognized this similar to the Eagle COH?”

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Collecting Pin

Collecting Pin for Cub Scouts

Kids collect all sorts of things – trading cards, bottle caps, rocks, cars. If your Cub Scout has a collection, he can earn the Collecting pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. It will encourage him to organize all of those things which have collected in his room into something he can display […]

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Four Facts Game

This is an icebreaker game. It would also work well with any activity relating to personal history or storytelling. I think it could also be worked into a discussion about honesty.

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