Did you know Scouting magazine is online?

posted Oct 6, 2018, 3:15 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Oct 6, 2018, 3:15 PM ]

Scouting magazine is a monthly publication sent to registered adults in the BSA.  It is also available online at

Blue Angels Eagle Certificate

posted Oct 6, 2018, 3:12 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Oct 6, 2018, 3:12 PM ]

Many Eagle Scouts like to receive congratulatory letters and certificates from individuals and organizations that have special meaning for them.  The organizations that will provide a letter or certificate includes the Order of the Arrow, National Park Service and the Navy's Blue Angels just to name a few.   For more details on how to obtain these check out Brian on Scouting.

Scouting is turning 108

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:15 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 5:15 PM ]

The month of February means for us that Scouting in the USA celebrates a birthday and this year it turns 108 years old.  Looking good for its age.  :-)

Some interesting reading:

Help Puerto Rico Council rebuild their camp

posted Nov 8, 2017, 8:54 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 8:54 AM ]

In September hurricane Maria caused extensive damage to the Guajataka Scout Reservation.  Many would like to help the local Council rebuilt and repair and now there is an easy way.  Its as simple as buying a patch.  You can order the patch here.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Click the blue button marked "Order Here" at the top of the page.
  2. On the next page, click "Order Here".  
  3. Sign in.  You can register as a guest by putting in your first name, last name and email address.
  4. Order your patches.
A scout is Helpful.

BSA to expand girls membership

posted Oct 11, 2017, 11:38 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 11:38 AM ]

2017 Kick off is August

posted Jul 6, 2017, 6:09 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 6:09 AM ]

Annually we kick off the return of weekly troop meetings with the Pancake Breakfast and Court of Honor.  This will be on Saturday August 19th.  Come and enjoy scout cooked pancakes.  Bring toppings to share.  The whole family is invited.

Camp Durant Web Cams

posted Jun 19, 2017, 8:11 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 8:11 AM ]

Camp Durant has two web cams installed at the Grand Lodge where the troops at summer camp gather for flag ceremonies and meals everyday.  See if you can spot your scout at live-look

Drive On Safely ?

posted May 22, 2017, 11:56 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated May 22, 2017, 11:57 AM ]

Be one of the first to take this new course from BSA and find out about how to keep out scouts and scouters safer on the road.  A new course called the Hartford Driver Improvement program aims to help keep everyone safe and its free.

To complete The Hartford Driver Improvement Program, do the following:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click the red BSA Learn Center box on the right.
  3. Scroll to the heading “Expanded Learning.”
  4. Click the box marked “Program Safety.”
  5. Look for “Program Safety” again and click “+Add Plan.”
  6. Click the “Program Safety” link, then click the “Drive Safely” link.
  7. Begin the training.

April is National Welding Month

posted Apr 14, 2017, 11:28 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 12:31 PM ]

The Welding merit badge was released 2012.  Have you earned it yet?  Its one of the hands on merit badges and the main requirements are, you guessed it, to actually weld something.  As with all of the merit badges it is intended to help scouts explore a possible career and many have already been inspired by it and have found fun in creating something. 

You can read the list of requirements and browse the pamphlet

If you are going to summer camp at Camp Raven Knob then you can earn this merit badge!

Contact your Scoutmaster to find a registered merit badge counselor for this merit badge.

The average new Eagle Scout is how old?

posted Mar 3, 2017, 9:02 AM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 9:02 AM ]

Many scouts get pressure from lots of places to finish their work on the Eagle Scout rank but according to recently published statistics the average age of a newly minted Eagle Scout in 2016 was 17 years and 127 days.  Was that a fluke in 2016?  Nope.  Since 2009 at least the average age has been over 17 years old.  One theory is that scouts are staying in the program longer, enjoying it and not feeling the rush but they do get it done.  Go figure!

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