Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Follow these Scouters!

Here are the Scouters chasing the 2nd Annual 100 Days of Scouting on blogs:
  1. Scoutsigns (@Scoutsigns)
  2. The Scoutmaster (@bryanspellman)
  3. A Scouter's Journey (@dwmetz)
  4. A Scoutmaster's Blog (@stevejb68)
  5. Scouteradam's Blog (@ScouterAdam)
  6. (@kevinhdevin)
  7. Arlen Ward dot com (@arlenward)
  8. Scouting in NKY (@jthoppe)
  9. Scouter Scott's Scouty Stuff (@smwalker_oh)
  10. Scouting in the Great Outdoors (@scouter945)
  11. The ScoutmasterMinute (@smjerry)
  12. Tucson Scouter 
  13. Another Scoutmaster's Blog (@MNScoutmaster)
  14. Scouter Warren's Blog (@ScouterWarren)
  15. True North (@SM_Shawn)
  16. 2point33gallons (@SM_Phil)
  17. Thorns and Roses
  18. Trishlove (@trishlove5)
  19. Scouting with Jim (@scoutmaster105)
  20. Fixin it (@mattlackner)
  21. Scoutmaster Musings (@BoyScoutTrail)
  22. A Day in the Life... (@johngormly)
  23. Scouting in Winchester (@chasjohnstone)
  24. PhillyScouter's Posterous (@joshnay)
...and Scouters posting only on Twitter:
  1. @jzweiac
  2. @bobwhiteblather
  3. @Troop21dbc
I'll update as more folks check in and make their first post.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

2nd Annual 100 Days of Scouting

(Cake decorations by BSA licensee DecoPak through your local bakery)

This time last year, we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Scouting with the BSA by launching the 100 Days of Scouting program.

The idea was to capture the big and little things we do every single day for Scouting--and maybe more importantly to make sure no day passed that didn't advance the cause.  Each day we shared those things with you.

Tough? Youbetcha.  But completely worth the effort.

Today begins the 2nd Annual 100 Days of Scouting!

I hope you will join the many dedicated Scouters who are blogging about this, reporting it on Twitter (#100daysofscouting) and sharing their love of Scouting with us.

Start here.

The Flood

Our troop's PLC has planned a great campout for next weekend:
The Flood

You are camping at Wolf Gap when...a flash flood strikes!  Most of your gear is swept away...

Your adult leaders are downstream fishing...You can't make contact with them.

No one at home knows you might be in trouble, and won't begin to search for you until Sunday.

What will you do?  How will you survive?  

Do you have the skills to keep warm, prepare food, make shelter...stay alive?
The idea was prompted by an exercise in last month's Wilderness Survival them (see Troop Program Features).

What do you think?  Something your Scouts would enjoy doing?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

100 Days of Scouting: Day 96 to Day 100

Well, the end is here.

100 Days of Scouting (and effort) have been tied up.  There are other Scouters following along, completing their own 100 Days trails.  Catch the spirit of Scouting--whether is is for 100 days or a lifetime!

Final days:
Day 96
Day 97
Day 98
Day 99
Day 100 back to the regular Scoutsigns blog.  

Thursday, May 13, 2010

100 Days of Scouting: Day 91 to Day 95


Advancement forms, merit badge cards, new Scout applications, committee meetings.  We are not always as "Leave No Trace" as we would like.  But it all happens to make Scouting move along.

More days:
Day 91
Day 92
Day 93
Day 94
Day 95

Blogging could be considered a form of paperwork, too!  But at least it is very LNT!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

100 Days of Scouting: Day 86 to Day 90

Camping is on the brain this week:  campouts, service on campouts, Camping merit badge.

There truly is so much to do and so little time.

More days:
Day 86
Day 87
Day 88
Day 89
Day 90

When in doubt, camp it out.  Nothing like a camping trip to clear the mind of noise.  Even with Scouts.

Monday, May 03, 2010

100 Days of Scouting: Day 81 to Day 85

The end is near.

Each day that passes, the 100 Days project draws closer to the end.  I keep waiting for someone to offer me a small fortune to live on so that I can do Scouting full time.

You have to have dreams.

More days:
Day 81
Day 82
Day 83
Day 84
Day 85

What are your dreams for Scouting?  What would you change if you could?  What would you add?