Thursday, February 24, 2011

Favorite Scouting Sayings

Recently, Scouters were asked for their favorite saying via Facebook. Below we have posted a selected few.
If you have one, put it in the comment section and we may just post it.
“Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.” - Lord Robert Baden-Powell
From when out camping, "When life gives you mosquitoes make bug juice.
"Leave your campsite cleaner than you found it"
"Scouting is s game with a purpose"
“Be at the church by 7 or we will leave without you.”
“What are the boys preparing for?” "Why for any old thing" Lord Baden Powell
Its not the destination, its the journey.
Plan The Work; Work The Plan, For Those Who Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail".
Remember -- Advancement, Camping, etc. are "Methods", not the "Aims and Purpose" of Scouting.
One from the medical staffer at summer camp about drinking plenty of water - "A hydrated Scout is a happy Scout. A dehydrated Scout is a dead Scout and dead Scouts have no fun!"
Where's the duct tape?
I wonder what would happen if we put that in the fire...
a scout is never lost maybe temporarily misplaced but never lost
One pair of underwear can last 4 days -- inside, outside, and backwards.
What's the difference between regular pancakes and scout pancakes; The scout pancakes have leaves, twigs, and a little dirt.
Train them, trust them, let them lead.
Sometimes it takes looking through the haze of campfire smoke to see the world clearly ~ Baden Powell
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy.
- Forest E. Witcraft, Scout Leader

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gettysburg 2010 Museum and Parade

Troop 466 went to Gettysburg and one of our Scouts (Joseph H) made the following video. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What do you do with your Allowance?

A number of our president’s were Boy Scouts. Gerald Ford was an Eagle Scout.

However, recently a number of personal papers of one particular president were scanned and posted on the web. Here is a note that he wrote to his father:

My recent allowance is 40 cents. This I use for aeroplanes and other playthings of
childhood but now I am a scout and I put away childish things.
Before I would spend 20 cents of my 40 cents allowance in five minutes I would have empty pockets and nothing to gain and 20 cents to lose. When I a scout I have to by canteens, haversacks...

To read the rest, go here:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stefan's Eagle Court of Honor (Part 2)

Mr. Incognito and Mr. Slagle giving Stefan congratulations on achieving the Eagle rank.

Stefan giving his speech about his trail to Eagle.

Mr. Simmons giving his speech about the rank of Eagle.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stefan's Eagle Court of Honor (Part 1)

Stefan giving a speech about his trail to Eagle.

Father Briese giving a speech about Stefan's achievement.

The Scouts wait anxiously for the ceremony to begin.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Boy's Life Time Machine

This year, Boy's Life will celebrate it's 100th Anniversary.

Do you remeber reading Boy's Life as a Scout? If so, here is your oppurtunity to relive those issues and more with the Boy's Life Time Machine.

Click on the link to view hundreds of old issues. Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ski Trip (Part 2)

While the troop was skiing, Mr. Barone decided to do some hiking at Canaan Valley State Park. Here are a couple of photos from his hike. Enjoy.