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WFIS Belt Buckle question

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Granger Jan 17. 6 Replies

Our troop leaders have just put in a group order for some WFIS- and BPSA-related items (coffee mugs, lapel pins, etc.) and I've ordered a WFIS belt buckle.  It should be arriving in a couple of…Continue

Campaign Hats question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chance Michaels Jan 15. 3 Replies

I've been considering ordering one of the Rothco campaign hats (I take a 7 3/4), likely through Amazon.ca or …Continue

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Cross-border contact in the Buffalo/Niagara region

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Moore Nov 25, 2016. 6 Replies

I'm a new scouter with the BPSA Ontario's 9th Welland BPSA Scouting Group.  I've only just started in the last couple of months and the 9th Welland has only been in the BPSA since the spring.  We're…Continue

 

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John Granger replied to Paul Matisz's discussion WFIS Belt Buckle question
"Paul, here as promised, are front and back photos of my WFIS belt buckle attached to a modern UK TSA belt. The belt width is 30mm. Good luck."
Jan 17
John Granger replied to Paul Matisz's discussion WFIS Belt Buckle question
Jan 17
Paul Matisz replied to Paul Matisz's discussion WFIS Belt Buckle question
"I'm an amateur leatherworker, so I generally buy a leather strap blank from a leather supply store like Tandy or Tundra Leather and then do my own tooling and staining.  Most leather supply stores will also offer completed belt blanks, and…"
Jan 16
John Granger replied to Paul Matisz's discussion WFIS Belt Buckle question
"Paul, I have one and it is on my belt. I am away at the moment back on Monday evening. Happy to measure it for you then if it's not too late. I had a local shop modify an existing UK scout belt (modern type) I purchased on a recent trip. Looks…"
Jan 15
Chance Michaels replied to Paul Matisz's discussion Campaign Hats question
"The Rothco hats are good, although they tend to lose their shape over time.  That's not necessarily a bad thing - a lot of us like the more informal style they take on. I was given a Stratton campaign hat for Christmas - it's more…"
Jan 15
Chance Michaels replied to Paul Matisz's discussion WFIS Belt Buckle question
"Where did you all find the belts?  Looking for a good source."
Jan 15
Joseph C. Braxton replied to Paul Matisz's discussion WFIS Belt Buckle question
"in size of belt the width is @ 1 1/8 " with the belt thickness of @ 1/8" very simular to the old BSA 2 piece buckles and belts  and the scounts Canada 2 piece buckles and belts . not sure the cm measurement. hope it…"
Jan 13
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WFIS Belt Buckle question

Our troop leaders have just put in a group order for some WFIS- and BPSA-related items (coffee mugs, lapel pins, etc.) and I've ordered a WFIS belt buckle.  It should be arriving in a couple of weeks.My question is:  How wide a belt does the buckle take?  (One-and-a-bit US quarters wide isn't terribly useful, especially since I don't have any US change handy.)  I ask…See More
Jan 12

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Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
I grew up in a very Scouting-oriented family: I was one of five kids and all of us were in Scouting or Guiding, and both my parents were leaders. The troop I was involved with was a very rural and old-fashioned one, which placed far more emphasis on bushcraft skills than was usual for a Scouts Canada troop in the 1980s and 90s.
Are you interested in starting a new BPSA group?
9th Welland Traditional Scout Troop
Any previous scouting background?
I was a youth in Scouts Canada's program from Beavers to Rovers, ending in 1997. I have no experience as an adult leader in Scouting.

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A New Blog

Posted on December 4, 2016 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

I'm not a huge fan of Trailhead's built-in blog system, so I've started a new Wordpress blog to record and work with my new Scouting experiences.  It can be found here:


https://scouterpaul.wordpress.com/

The advantage of having a Wordpress blog is that friends, colleagues and family who aren't on Trailhead but who are interested in my thoughts on Scouting can have access to what I write.

Treasures

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

After a recent visit to my mom's apartment, I took the opportunity this week to go through the old scouting stuff that has been sitting in one storage unit or another for about twenty years.

First I discovered the remains of my wool campfire blanket, which clearly provided meals for many generations of moths; the dozens of patches were salvageable, the blanket not so much. I'll be sewing them…

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Back to Scouting

Posted on November 18, 2016 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

I think it's safe to say I grew up in Scouting: I was one of five kids and we were all in Scouts or Guides; my mom was a Guide leader and my dad, after both his sons joined Scouts, became a Scouter himself.  My maternal grandfather was a Scoutmaster back in the 1950s and 60s, and I remember how proud he was when I was invested as a Scout.  I went from Beavers all the way to Rovers, and attended my last Rover meeting about a month and a half…

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At 1:59pm on November 18, 2016,
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Like your website.  Especially the alcohol tuna can stove.  Looks like a project to make.

At 4:38am on November 18, 2016, Joseph C. Braxton said…

Welcome, glad to have you here!

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Welcome aboard and greetings from Portland!

 
 
 

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