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Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009, 07:03 pm
thisamricanlife: (no subject)

My name is Ashley, I'm a 22 year old Girl Scout; and while every summer I try to work at a Scout camp (boy scouts or girl scouts) this year I got hired to a new position; I'll be the camp naturalist! I'm very excited for the job, however I'm looking for some resources for the camp's nature center.

I'm wondering if any of you know of any places I can go, or websites that have posters, teaching tools, booklets, or anything that emphasizes on nature, conservation, endangered species, going "green," or anything like that; that might be giving away resources for free/promotion?
I know, a lot of places would like their stuff bought so they can make money too, and I intend on using some of the camp's small budget for resources, but I'd rather spend the money on things the girls can use and make, than things like posters (if that makes sense to you).

If no, any websites that are good resources for a camp naturalist would be loved too!

Thank you so much for your time, and I'm sorry if you see this more than once, it is cross-posted!

Fri, Feb. 6th, 2009, 06:35 pm
moxie_man: 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 scouters and boy_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.

Tue, Sep. 30th, 2008, 08:35 pm
notasyouthink: Some cool collectable Boy Scout books.

My father was a Boy Scout memorabilia collector, and I just found these cool books on Ebay for any collectors out there. These are some really old books, and I think its a pretty cool find! There are four of them, interspersed with the other things.


Wed, Sep. 24th, 2008, 09:23 pm
iposty: Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Persecuted

x-posted to my LJ and various scouting communities..

Unfortunately this is currently only available to National Review subscribers. Hopefully it'll be open to the public soon and available elsewhere. Major thanks to garylee8604 for sharing the article with me! And note below the OA cited in the article is the National Honor Society I was just inducted into.. and yet this is the organization that the ACLU and their ilk have in their cross hairs.. and won't rest until they destroy. Also see here for a post about a great book chronicling this battle.. and don't be mistaken - it is a battle of epic proportion..

Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Persecuted

Across the country, the Boy Scouts are under attack

The Boy Scouts of America have been dragged onto the front lines of the culture wars. “It started 20 years ago with lawsuits complaining girls and atheists were being excluded,” says Robert Bork Jr., spokesman for the BSA in Washington and son of the former Supreme Court nominee. “Then there were the homosexual cases, culminating in the Supreme Court’s Dale decision in 2000, which ruled that as a private organization, the Scouts were entitled to choose their own members. The American Civil Liberties Union lost, but has been trying ever since to have the Scouts expelled from the public square.”
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Mon, Aug. 25th, 2008, 03:07 pm
iposty: Jamboree 2010 Community

I have created the following community for the upcoming National Scout Jamboree. Feel free to join up and spread the word!


Wed, Aug. 13th, 2008, 11:42 am
iposty: Boy Scout Television


Starting today, the BSA has released a show called "Scouting for Adventure". It's on the Outdoor Channel (check your cable/satellite schedule for details)

The episodes were filmed at national high adventure bases and Scout camps across the country.

From here:
Scouting for Adventure is an original series based on the Boy Scouts of America and their flagship magazine, Boy’s Life. This high-adventure show targets young outdoorsmen, teaching wilderness skills with an emphasis on safety and team-building. Episodes feature exciting activities like rock climbing, kayaking, scuba diving, ropes courses, backpacking, horse riding, canoeing, and whitewater rafting; and cover important outdoor Scouting topics, including safety tips, gear reviews, merit badges, conservation, campfire cooking, and knot tying. The show promotes awareness of the Boy Scouts of America and its scouting values and activities.

You may be able to watch it online, but I have not been able to do so..

Info on Boys' Life's website is here.

Tue, Jul. 8th, 2008, 05:56 am
kitchenelf: Attn: Tribemen

Jimmy Bartle Taylor

"Lone Bear Princess"

Her work is done!

you will be missed
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Thu, Jun. 12th, 2008, 07:54 am
iposty: 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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Wed, Apr. 23rd, 2008, 09:31 am
redhotsammy: JOTT

Who here has heard of Jamboree on the Trail?


My pack is going to participate, how bout yours?

Wed, Apr. 23rd, 2008, 06:16 pm
letters4lettes: Land of Scouts


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