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Scouting and Outdoors Books Wishlist

Create a wishlist of books you can send to yourself and others at the bottom of this page! Here's a big selection of Scouting and outdoors books have helped me as a Scouter and outdoorsman, they have been a source of inspiration and learning practical skills, Scouting history, outdoor lore, and the Scouting program for many years. Books for Scouters Books About Scouting Books for … [Read More...]

Podcast 294 – Cooperative Volunteering

What if you aren't running the show? Not every Scouter is in a key position to effect change, not every scouter shares your exact understanding of the 'right' way to do things, so how do you volunteer cooperatively? The answer isn't all that complicated, it's one you likely remind your Scouts of all the time. Volunteering is challenging enough without the trouble created by those who can't … [Read More...]

B-P’s Blog – Faith, Hope, and Love

During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters. Each Sunday I'll publish a selection from his writings in the hope that you'll draw inspiration and understanding from his timeless ideas. IT has been said that youth is fortified by hope and old age is soothed by content. Youth looks forward with hope, old age … [Read More...]

Camping Tools Wishlist

Here are time-tested and reliable choices that make great gifts for Scouts and Scouters! You can send a wishlist from this post too! You'll find it after the descriptions below. Pocket Knives High quality Victorinox Swiss Army Knives will last a lifetime. Victorinox knives are reasonably priced and guaranteed for life, a bit more expensive than cheaper alternatives, but well worth the … [Read More...]

Being Mentally Awake

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think” ― Socrates On a long November night our group of eight was crossing Indian Pass in the Adirondacks when all but one of our flashlights quit in the cold and rain. We leapfrogged our way slowly by shining our one working light on the trail, hiking twenty yards or so, moving the light to the front of the group, and covering another … [Read More...]