More Scouting Books
January 20, 2011, 8:42 pm
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Because of a comment from a reader in my last post, I was made aware of an amazing site which has done the painstaking work of scanning and transcribing an an immense library of old scouting books from the 50s, 60s, and earlier. I have posted on scouting books before, however this collection is huge and a great way to waste away some time. Thanks Brad for the heads up and make sure to check out “The Dump.”

*Click on the images to see the whole books.

August 2, 2010, 7:59 pm
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Last week the National Boy Scout’s Jamboree took place at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. The first Jamboree took place in Washington DC in 1937, at the invitation of the president on the national mall. The event which takes place every four years has been held in Virginia since 1981 and will be the last there before it moves to a new permanent home in Beckley, WV .

Among the many events at theĀ  Jamboree is the tradition of trading patches. Scouts will trade patches from their individual packs along with commemorative patches made specifically for the event. Here are some of our favorite ones we have come across.

Dad's Boyscout Handbook
November 30, 2009, 9:19 pm
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Over Thanksgiving while visiting my family I came across my father’s old Boy Scouts of America Handbook, The Handbook for Boys. My father bought the book new in 1950 and it would guide him and serve him well through his time as a Boy Scout until he was an Eagle Scout. The book if filled with all the necessary knowledge a young man should know, everything from how to tie knots to first aid. Here are some of my favorite pages from Scouting skills chapter of the book, the rest can be seen here.

Make sure you know the Scout’s Law