Category Archives: Camping Info

Teaching Scout about the COLD

Teaching Scout about the COLD from The Scoutmaster Minute by tbirdironchef@gmail.com (Jerry) We are in the Cold Season and its time to dust off the snow shoes and pull out the poly pro underwear… get out there and go camping. There is nothing more exhilarating than challenging yourself in a harsh environment. Crisp clean vistas, […]

Repair Your Down Sleeping Bag

Repair Your Down Bag via BoyandGirlScouts.com – News, Opinion, Advice by admin on 12/9/08 Boys’ Life Gear Guy answers a question about what to do when your down bag you spent too much money for, but is worth every penny, develops a leak of feathers. Q: My dad gave me an old Marmot sleeping bag, […]

Best Layering Article Ever

Best Layering Article Ever via boyandgirlscouts.com – News, opinion, advice by admin on 11/27/08 I’ve never seen a better written article about what layering is and how to do it than the one from Camping Blogger. I’m sending every Scout I know to the site to read it. Now you know which items to look […]

Knot Basics

Knot Basics via boyandgirlscouts.com – News, opinion, advice by admin on 11/25/08 I have a few links on the side to knot sites, but I’m going to put them front and center today as you think about what to do over the Thanksgiving weekend (besides giving thanks and eating a lot of turkey). Alan Folsom’s […]

TROOP PHOTOS – CAMP ALPINE – November 15-16,2008

Photos from the Troop camping trip to camp Alpine, N.J. over the weekend of November 15-16, 2008.

Troop Camping Trip – Camp Alpine

Place: Camp Alpine, Alpine, N.J. Date: November 15- 16,2008 Cost: $25 We will meet at OLA at 8 a.m. on Saturday and return at about noon on Sunday. For more info contact Tom Kramer – Scoutmaster. Remember to turn in your permission slip with your payment at

Troop Camping Trip – Camp Alpine

Place: Camp Alpine, Alpine, N.J. Date: October 18- 19,2008 Cost: $10 We will  be staying in tents. For more info contact Tom Kramer – Scoutmaster. Remember to turn in your permission slip with your payment at

First-aid kit buying guide

First-aid kit buying guide By Mark Anders From the September 2008 Boys’ Life magazine You’re on an outing with your troop when a buddy slips off the trail and messes up his leg. Miles and at least a day’s hike from the nearest trailhead, what are you gonna do? Hopefully, you have the first-aid training […]

Troop Camping Trip – Camp Pouch

Place: Camp Pouch, Staten Island Date: September 20 – 21,2008 Cost: $15 We will  be meeting at 8am on Saturday and returning at about 11am on Sunday. For more info contact Tom Kramer – Scoutmaster. Remember to turn in your permission slip with your payment at [...]

Sharpening a pocketknife

Q. When and how should I sharpen my pocketknives? A. How often you sharpen your pocketknife depends mostly on how often you use it. Basically when the blade feels dull to the touch or if it starts to feel awkward cutting with your knife, it’s time to do a little sharpening. Click here to check […]