Making Scouting Accessible to Today’s Family (Where I stand)

 
  As a young Scout, I was amazed at the content of the monthly magazine called “Boys’ Life”.  In those pages were jokes I could try on my non-Scout friends, magic tricks, interesting stories of Scouting long ago and Scouting today, and encouraging words about our program expressed by the BSA’s national leadership.  There were comics — The Tracy […]

 

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“Club Scouts”

 
 During the recent National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America, held in Atlanta, I attended several sessions geared to share information and to bring it back to my local Council to share with them. Since my “local Council” (Transatlantic) serves youth in some 60 (I haven’t counted the total number of countries, so […]

 

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Voting

 
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Blog Entry for November

 
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[OFFER] “Sex Talk” and Irish Spring

 
 I found this while doing research for “Eagle Feathers”, a book based on my Scouting experiences post-Augusta; I added some more recent information at the end.  Enjoy… Tweet This Post  

 

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Responsibility… what’s YOUR Policy? (23 Mar 16)

 
  (From “Eagle Feathers” by Mike Walton; more recent notes follow the entry…) Responsibility: What’s Your Policy? Tweet This Post  

 

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“Did I Tell You About My Glass Eye?” (9 Mar 16)

 
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About the “Jamboree Edition” typewriter (16 Jan 16)

 
  I subscribe to several Scouting patch trading/collecting forums on Facebook(tm).  This evening, I got a surprise when I saw an image of what I know is MY typewriter…. Mike Selby wrote: “Looking for info on this typewriter. It is from the 1977 BSA National Jamboree. My guess is that possibly it was used by […]

 

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…Prepared for Anything (8 Feb 16)

 
 On this day in Washington 106 years ago, officials of a new youth-service organization filed paperwork to incorporate and federally charter something called the Boy Scouts of America. These men, representing a broad cut of social and civic clubs, educational institutions and religious bodies, had no clue as to what direction their small organization would […]

 

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“…Do It!” (11 Jan 16)

 
 (The NIKE company owns the copyright to the phrase “Just DO IT!” and is being used here with no infringement made. This article was originally in one of the last issues of American Scouting Digest magazine, where I served as a senior editor and writer. The Jamboree referred to was the 2010 National Scout Jamboree, […]

 

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