Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekend Patrol Box #20

Wow, 20 is a milestone.

Translation: a couple of hundred links have been sent your way to encourage your Scouting experience.

Videos, blogs, podcasts, merit badges, manuals, forms, awards, fun activities and more have all been sent your way.

If you've missed any, I'll generate an index of them for another post soon.

To celebrate this 20th Weekend Patrol Box, let's have 20 items to look at:
  1. Merit Badge of the Week from Scoutsigns:  Basketry
  2. Walk of Life program--with the new weight guidelines going into effect on 01 JAN 2010, this is a great way to take advantage of the cool autumn weather and shed a few pounds.
  3. Scouting magazine online helps spread the word on our weight guidelines with "Fat Chance".
  4. Anyone read this book? "We Are Americans, We Are Scouts" is based on Theodore Roosevelt and Scouting.
  5. Scouting on Facebook:  BSABSA Licensing and Boy's Life
  6. ...and Trail's End Popcorn!
  7. Do you need the new Scout handbook on your iPod or iPhone?  Yeah, it is.
  8. No political commentary (and the audio is all music):  Senator Al Franken freehand sketch of the United States--quite a talent!  (Video from Minnesota Public Radio)
  9. Ultralight snacks for the trail--high protein, Backpacker...oh, wait until you are done with your coffee for the day, too.
  10. Youth cycling program from the Adventure Cycling Association--getting kids back on bikes--very Scouty idea.
  11. Art of Manliness blog continues to provide good information:  How to Unclog a Toilet Like a Plumber
  12. Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) is coming 17-18 OCT--are you ready?  There is still time to get your council in the game!  BSA flyer, too.
  13. JOTI--have you done this?  How did it turn out?  I've heard mixed reviews.  Same weekend as JOTA.
  14. Boy's Life "Join Scouting" video contest until 15 SEP--get your entry in!
  15. My council is on Facebook:  is yours?  If so, share the info in the comments below.  I'd like to see more of them.
  16. Timeline of Scouting--Centennial of Scouting celebration.
  17. From the Guide to Safe Scouting: Football is an unauthorized activity.  Right between abandoned mines and uncertified or unlicensed use of fireworks.  Yep, seriously.
  18. Autumn is a great time to learn about rockets!  Apogee Components has a free DVD to encourage young rocket scientists!  They have good videos, too...
  19. Get in the Game! Geocaching is a centennial program.
  20. Belated anniversary update from Scoutsigns.
Which link helped your Scouting experience the most this weekend?  Leave a comment below!

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