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Protect your gear to make it last for years

Have you priced camping gear lately? You’ll pay $50 for entry-level hiking boots, $100 for a summer sleeping bag and $200 for a starter tent. (Triple these figures if you want the very best!) When you spend this much money, you want your gear to last. And it will — if you properly protect your gear.

After each outing, teach yourself (and your Scouts) to get into the habit of caring for equipment before putting it back in the closet or garage. Use the following techniques to get the most out of your gear.

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Can Drive

IMAG2746For Second Class rank you need one hour for your service project to advance to this rank.

To become a Star Scout you need at least 6 Hours of Service project to advance to this rank.

To become a Life Scout you need to take part in service projects totaling at least 6 hours.

This is a great way to get service hours. And to help out your troop.

Plus its a lot of fun smashing things.

Cooking Merit Badge

If you are signed up for cooking merit badge. The following is due Tuesday November 24th 2015.dutch_oven

Requirements:      1. A-E

Requirements:      2. A-D

Some helpful tips:

  1. Print off this work sheet. And write in the answers to hand in like homework. I know that there is a lot of writing to do for this merit badge. But it is one of the tougher merit badges. NOTE: there are 32 pages for these worksheets. OR go to Number 2.
  2. If it helps. You can type the answers on a separate sheet of paper. And you can hand this in. Just don’t forget to add the numbers to the sheet that corresponds for your answers. If the sheet is not completed in this manner. It will be returned to you.

If you want to do more requirements. That would be awesome!!! Just make sure you hand in the work for it to be documented.

Remember –  Set a goal. Achieve it. and then move on to the next one.

How to fly a flag at half-staff

Part of doing your duty to country is knowing how to respect and honor the American flag.  And sometimes honoring the American flag means flying it at half-staff.  Check out how to fly the flag at half-staff.

Past issues of Boys’ Life

1911Browse or search issues from the last 100 years of Boys’ Life magazine here.  You will be able to check out complete issues including old articles, photos and more.

Den Chief Training

dcf_jpgAt last Tuesday’s meeting, several boys expressed an interest in serving as a Den Chief this upcoming year. Serving as a Den Chief counts as a leadership position toward the Star, Life and Eagle ranks. Boys that are in Mic-O-Say also have the opportunity to earn the Den Chief Coup, the newest coup that has been introduced by the tribe in several years. In order to serve as a Den Chief, boys must complete training.

As of this morning, the District Training Chair sent information regarding Den Chief Training that is scheduled to take place next Sunday, August 30. Below are topline details:

  1. Training is scheduled from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, Sunday, August 30th
  2. Training will take place at PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF STANLEY
    1. 14895 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS
  3. There is NO cost to attend the training
    1. Picnic and refreshments will be provided

There is one “kicker” to note, registration for this training is due next Thursday, August 27th. A flyer is located here that has additional details and also serves as the registration form. In order to register for this training, send the completed form to

As a final detail, in order to complete the training on the 30th, the boys need to spend about 45 minutes completing the online training available at To show that the online training has been completed, please have your son print off the training card after finishing the course.

What was John Wayne’s take on the Scout Law?

A Scout is….

Trustworthy – The badge of honesty. Having it lets you look any man straight in the eye. Lacking it, he won’t look back. Keep this one at the top of your list.

Loyal – The very word is life itself, for without loyalty we have no love of person or country.

Helpful – Part sharing, part caring. By helping each other, we help ourselves, not to mention mankind. Be always full of help — the dying man’s last words.

Friendly – Brotherhood is part of that word. You can take it in a lot of directions — and do — but make sure and start with brotherhood.

Courteous – Allow each person his human dignity, which means a lot more than saying “yes ma’am” and “Thank you, sir.” It reflects an attitude that later in life you “wish you had honored more … earlier in life.” Save yourself that problem. Do it now.

Kind – This one word would stop wars and erase hatreds. But it’s like your bicycle. It’s just no good unless you get out and use it.

Obedient – Start at home, practice it on your family, enlarge it to your friends, share it with humanity.

Cheerful – Anyone can put on a happy face when the going’s good. The secret is to wear it as a mask for your problems. It might surprise you how many others do the same thing.

Thrifty – Means a lot more than putting pennies away, and it’s the opposite of cheap. Common sense covers it just about as well as anything.

Brave – You don’t have to fight to be brave. Millions of good, fine, decent folks show more bravery than heavyweight champs just by getting out of bed every morning, going out to do a good day’s work, and living the best life they know how against a lot of odds. Brave. Keep the word handy every day of your life.

Clean – Soap and water help a lot on the outside. But it’s the inside that counts and don’t ever forget it.

Reverent – Believe in anything that you want to believe in, but keep God at the top of it. With Him, life can be a beautiful experience. Without Him, you are just biding time.


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Troop Meeting August 18

10993492_10155225704450113_1879620815573600409_nWe know you couldn’t wait any longer…our first Troop meeting of the year will be in St. Elizabeth’s Hall on August 18 at 7:30 pm.

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