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Friday, February 6th, 2009
6:36 pm
Trail's End Popcorn Recall
Weaver Popcorn recalls 9.5 once Trail's End™ caramel corn with peanuts as a precaution.

A copy of the recall is on the US FDA website.

(cross-posted to boy_scouts and all_scouts)

I know there are members in these communities from outside North America. However, I have yet to find a community that is specific to JUST North America.
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
2:58 pm
Scouting in Iraq
Write up HERE of the US Military's assistance, and a video conference to kick on scouting in Iraq again. As noted in the article, scouting was once active (started in 1954) but oppressed under Saddam's reign.

Check it out, complete with photos of the new scouts to be!
Thursday, June 12th, 2008
7:54 am
Tornado Strikes Boy Scout Camp in Iowa: 4 Dead, 40 Injured

4 dead, 40 hurt as tornado slams into Iowa Boy Scout camp
By TIMBERLY ROSS, Associated Press

Last update: June 12, 2008 - 12:52 AM

BLENCOE, Iowa — A tornado tore through a Boy Scout camp in the remote hills of western Iowa on Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring 40, and setting off a frantic search to reach others in the piles of debris and downed trees.

A search and rescue team deployed after the 7 p.m. twister had to cut their way through branches during a lightning storm to reach the camp where the 93 boys, ages 13 to 18, and 25 staff members were attending a weeklong leadership training camp.

"All of the buildings are gone; most of the tents are gone; most of the trees are destroyed," Lloyd Roitstein, president of the Boy Scouts of Mid-America Council, told CNN. "You've got 1,800 acres of property that are destroyed right now."
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Saturday, May 24th, 2008
6:45 pm
Thursday, October 11th, 2007
9:59 pm
could u write what equipement do i need to buy to (3 different lists):
1) rock climbing in summer
2) ice climbing
3) alpinism
Saturday, September 15th, 2007
9:00 pm
Iron Chef Challenge for cubs
I was thinking of doing an Iron Chef type challenge for cubs one night to look at Canada's food guide.

I was thinking of using a couple of "secret ingredients" like fruit, cream cheese and pitas for fruit pitas, or whatever they can come up with. But I thought that you guys might have some thoughts.

Any thoughts on no bake/no cook, easy quick, no peanut butter (everything quick, easy and no cook or bake has pb in it :( that I can find)

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
5:50 am

Anyone know how to dehydrate minced beef at home??
Sunday, May 20th, 2007
12:33 pm
Survived the Rainoree
Rather then post it again and again, I've posted how the event went in my journal.

We had temps in the mid-40's F (single digits C), but despite the raw, wet, muddy weather, the boys had a good time.

Cross-posted to other scouting communities.
Thursday, May 17th, 2007
6:29 pm
District "Rainoree" this weekend
Our district's spring camporee is this coming weekend at our local summer camp, Camp Bomazeen, on the shores of Great Pond of On Golden Pond fame up here in Maine.

As usual, it's going to rain in buckets. (chuckle) I am a district volunteer and a couple years ago, I got tired of others complaining that we should have a 'rain date' for our district events.

Well, I have two degrees in meteorology and for fun, I did some research. In summary, it don't matter what weekend we go, there's a VERY GOOD CHANCE that it will rain (or possibly snow). :)

The moral: Be Prepared

Personally, we need to drop the term "camporee" and use "rainoree" instead. :)

cross-posted to all_scouts and boy_scouts
Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
7:48 am
May 9th is McHappy Day

Today, across Canada at all McDonald's location is McHappy Day.

For every Egg McMuffin, Happy Meal & BigMac sold, $1 will be given to your local children's charity.

Here in Toronto, that Charity is Ronald McDonald House.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
7:09 am
Does anyone know of a point where someone has made it to the Eagle board then was turned down by the board?
Monday, April 2nd, 2007
2:33 pm
In Need of Bookmarks
Hi all.. as some of you may, or may not know, my computer died a few weeks back.. one of the files I lost was my bookmarks.. & I was wondering if any of ya'll might have some recommended URL's for me.. Obviously I am looking for scouting resources, and bookmarks related to backpacking, canoing, camping, cycling, marksmanship, hiking, & nature but I am also interested in the following areas..

Health: general health, women's health, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, IBS, fatigue, medic alert, nail care, asthma, weight watchers

Hobbies: baking, reading, crafting, sewing, singing, piano, recipes

Local Information: clubs, hockey (TML), karaoke, General info within: Scarborough, Toronto, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada

Music: 80's music, lyrics, Barenaked Ladies, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Meatloaf

Outdoors: Scouting, backpacking, canoing, camping, cycling, hiking, nature, roses, flowers, walking

Computers: internet, web development, software, freeware, graphics, icons, colour charts, images

TV: CSI, CSI: Miami, Crossing Jordan, Jericho, House, Grey's Anatomy, Numb3rs, ER, Criminal Minds, Stargate

Sports: cycling, soccer, field hockey, hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, marksmanship, swimming, yoga

Thank you!!!

Current Mood: sore
Saturday, March 24th, 2007
10:44 am
The 12 year old scout that wandered away from camp in North Carolina has ADD and was on a medication "holiday" according to his father. I have not read anything that suggests that his wandering off had anything to do with the ADD, but he was merely homesick. This has been a topic of discussion on SCOUTS-L and apparently this idea of "medication holidays" is not unique to this family. Aside from the question whether the parents should be changing medication without the approval of the physician (no indication that this was a PRN prescription he was on), but it would seem that as part of the recordkeeping activities of the troop they should have had a medical form on this scout and should have known about the meds. Yep, too easy an answer. Others on the listserv gave anectodal testimony of parents lying on the health form or at least being incomplete in history - because they knew that if the leader knew the child was off his meds, he would not have been able to go on the trip.

I know I would not want to have someone else's kid with me and not have a good health history in case he had to go to the ER. And I also know that if a kid was off his meds I would want to know about it. Scout Leaders today have two battles, they have to worry about the parents not telling them what they need to know and the kids (or other adults) doing something in the field that leads to injury.

Current Mood: blah
Friday, March 9th, 2007
10:44 pm
Hello, I am a Scouter from BC.  I am currently living and working in Afghanistan and have met some of the folks involved in the national office of the Afghanistan Scouting Association (ASA), as well as the responsible contacts at the WSOM.
These Scouters are very enthusiastic and hardworking folks who are dedicated to their youth and the scouting movement in Afghanistan.  In spite of the difficulties brought on by years of war and extreme poverty, Scouting thrives in Afghanistan.  There are about 33,000 Scouts in the country, 65% male and 35% female.  Scouting began here 72 years ago, but during the 25 years of war it was stopped.  They started up again after the defeat of the previous regime.  They have had lots of problems but they are now delivering quality scouting programs to the best of their capacity.  All the leaders are also teachers in the public school system, and some of the program includes regular school subjects.  They meet during school hours and mostly in schools.  They focus on service to others as the mainstay of their program, and they youth I met are extremely devoted to this.  They are very proud of their membership.
The ASA has many needs, but did ask for donations of (new or used) tents, first aid and camping equipment, games equipment, and help in supplying uniforms.  Many, many children are waiting for uniforms, which they wear so proudly!
Please send me a note or post if you see any way that groups in Canada or the US could support Afghanistan scouting.  I would be happy to put you in touch with the ASA and leaders who have e-mail communication.
Thanks for your thoughts and assistance.  If you know of other places I could post information, please let me know.
Yours in Scouting,
Scouter Richard.
NB: take a look at my blog site for pictures of Afghan scouts, and some posts on the topic... richardinkabul.spaces.live.com
Thursday, March 8th, 2007
10:21 pm
Campfire Song podcast
Some kinda cool campfire songs. They are a little basic and maybe a little girly, but they may be ok. I really liked the beaver song for beavers

"Nature Camps Songs"

Monday, November 20th, 2006
11:19 pm
Thinking Day Bank
I know this is rather short notice as I'm looking for it for our meeting tomorrow or next week if need be, but I'm hoping that someone can help me.
Last year one of our guiders had this template for a bank that was designed for collecting pennies for CWFF. It had information abotu the fund, and the BP's and I forget what else, but the girls cut them out and assembled them then used them to collect pennies and I want to use them with another unit but I can't find the template anywhere.
If anyone has it or knows where I can find it I would be eternally greatful.
Thanks so much.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
4:16 pm
Akelas on Pikes
Howdy all

We are in search of a new wolf head totem. We have a dead wolf's head on a pike which just creeps me out, therefore it stays in the cupboard. The ones that Canadian scout house sells (the rubber black ones). Does anyone have any ideas to have a cool wolf head totem, that isn't a beheaded animal?

x-posted on several scouting communities
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
1:31 pm
Hello there!
I was just wondering, for those of you involved in Troop - How do you all utilize your 'Patrols'?
Do you have each Patrol plan, prepare and cook for their own Patrol? Do you have each Patrol responsible for a choosen 'chore' and then all eat the same meals all together?
What works for you? ANy experiences to share on how one choice did or didnt work?

I look forward to your thoughts!


Current Mood: curious
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
9:29 pm
Found this today...
Why Am I a Leader?

Author Unknown

I'm not a Scout Leader for the easy hours, high pay, parents' gratitude, power or prestige.

I'm a Leader because I want the world for your son or daughter or mine.

A world they can share and help shape: a world of love and laughter where they can show compassion.

I want to help them learn to finish anything they start and do it well and to guide them to know their self-worth with a deeper understanding of themselves.

I want to help shape men and women who have strength of character and are sensitive to the needs of others.

I want them to be the best they can be - whether as career people or tradesmen, young adults who are the hearts of the family.

In giving my time and myself I reap rewards far beyond what I give. I receive a better world for my children and future generations.

I'm a Scout Leader because I care.
Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
5:48 pm
Easy breaky.

Just a thought fer a quick & easy & messless breakfast at camp. Not do not use regular ziploc bags as they melt, but the ones made fer high temperatures.. I actually got this from my medical list, but thought it would be a great idea fer scouters.


This works great !!! The best part is that no one has to wait for their special omlette and no frying!

Have everyone write their name on a quart-size freezer bag with permanent marker. Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2) shake to combine them. Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc.Each person adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up. Place the bags into rolling boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water.

Open the bags and the omlette will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed.
Nice to serve with fresh fruit and coffee; everyone gets involved in the process and a great conversation piece.

Imagine having these ready the night before, and putting the bag in boiling water while you get ready. And in 13 minutes, you got a nice omelette for a quick breakfast!!!!
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