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
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
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:
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue