Sit. Rep. #93: Knots, Lids, & Permits

1- OK!  You have spent at least a month getting in physical shape for your first hike or backpacking trip.  You have learned how to mentally deal with physical exertion.  You now know how it feels and you can muster through it.  You have put up & struck your tent many times including several times … Read more

Sit. Rep. #92: Hiking, Checklists, and Flowers

1- As fall approaches and Troops start becoming active after summer camp; I think of hiking & backpacking.  The main purpose of my emails/blogs is to have a conversation around Scouting, Advancement, Leadership, & the Outdoors.  This may seem elementary to some but I am going to start with some foundation information about preparing, surviving, … Read more

Sit. Rep. #58: On the Rocks

1-  Please find this Youtube video:   Bill Mason’s Path of the Paddle – White Water This video runs about an hour – it 2 combined 30 min shows.  I have taken lots of notes from this video.  He uses a few different terms:  Listen for these:  Hay Stack waves,  Roller Coaster,  Ledge,  Chute,  Ferry,  … Read more

Sit. Rep. #17: Daffy & Bugs

First Aid Question: 1-  When you are giving First Aid, what is the difference between Signs & Symptoms???     Symptoms are what the patient (and others) reports. That report may come from a bystander, a fellow Scout, or a family member. Document whom the Symptom Report is coming from. A Sign is what you observe yourself. … Read more

Sit. Rep. #13: 12 points

Think: When the winds of change die down, and politicians & thieves become honest; we will have looked past them all to see the truth. 1- A bit of personal philosophy. Beware of any & everyone who tries to capitalize on this situation.  Let us all-weather this “storm” with grace & gratitude. 2- I believe … Read more

Sit. Rep. #6: Why?, Golf Charlie Foxtrot

1- Ever wonder and ask why School? Why Education?   Going to school is good for you. With an education, you have the opportunity to maximize your future income. Without an education, your maximum potential and income are significantly lower. School increases your knowledge that you have to use at work and at home. 2- That … Read more