Here’s Arlen Ward and I discussing Kandersteg International Scout Center on the most recent ScoutCircle. I’ll be returning there next Summer and I encourage you to look into the possibility of taking your Scouts. If you are interested in arranging a trip I’d be happy to help. Kandersteg is a picture postcard town in the Bernese Oberland […]
These incredible pioneering structures built by Israeli Scouts are a real inspiration (here’s the website). Obviously a lot of planning and modeling went into creating projects on this scale. It looks like a tremendous amount of fun doesn’t it? I’ll have to show my Scouts these pictures – who wouldn’t want to build a giant Spongebob or Dragon? […]
I have long admired the association of the King of Sweden and Scouting. This article was recently published by the WOSM; His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden, has been actively involved in Scouting since his childhood days. In 1955 he joined as a Cub Scout with the name (totem) Mowgli and progressed […]
Derek Twine is retiring after 16 years as the Chief Executive of The Scouts Association of the United Kingdom. He is also being honored by the World Association of the Scouting movement with the Silver Wolf (the highest award made by the Association “for services of the most exceptional character.”). In this article he discusses his […]
Kandersteg is a picture postcard town in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland that is home to Kandersteg International Scout Center (KISC). Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world KISC hosts thousands of visiting Scouts each summer. After a year of planning, fundraising, meeting and researching our crew of fifteen experienced […]
Scoutmaster Podcast 12 Otha Thornton is a Lieutenant Colonel with the White House Communications Agency and United States Forces-Iraq in Baghdad where he promoted Scouting for local youth. Thornton earned the Bronze Star Medal for exceptional performance in combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009-2010. In This Podcast Interview with Lt. Col. Otha Thornton Podcast Notes Podcast: […]
The tent you are looking at are standard German scout tents. Each scout carries a panel and when they reach the destination for camp they put the pieces together. These tents are called ‘khote’ and are based on the shape and function of the Saami tipi-like reindeer skin tent. The Saami (sometimes called Laplanders) are […]
The Left Handshake is the story of how scouts in occupied countries during WWII aided resistance movements, maintained their troops and generally aided the public often at great personal risk.