Category Archives: Advancement

Camping Merit Badge

Scouts of Troop 23, As Spring approaches, were going to spend more days camping, camping in tents, not Cabins. A large part of being a scout is enjoying the outdoors. But as Scouts, we must learn to be good campers, safe in our outdoor adventures, and good stewards of our environment. That’s is why the […]

New Troop Manual 2014

I finished today the Troop Manual, a reference for Scouts, Scouters Parents and folks who are helping our Troop grow. This is Version 1. It outlines what I think is the best practices for a Troop like ours. Please feel free to send any constructive criticism my way. While I think most of what is […]

Get Ready For The BSA’s Kindle Library

The Boy Scouts of America is in the process of making its merit badge pamphlets available for purchase on Amazon’s Kindle platform. That means you’ll be able to download the pamphlets (and other official BSA books) on any Kindle device, or through any of the free Kindle reader apps available for computers and portable devices […]

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

This is a link to the Document we are going to use for the ILST training . Any new member of the Leadership team will have to take this course. The first one will be presented by The Scoutmaster and all subsequent courses will be done by the SPL & the Scoutmaster.   Introduction to […]


    Scout Parents & Leaders, We’re pleased to announce that our National Office has created a whole new series of awards for Outdoor Ethics & service! Awards are age-appropriate, and help you reward your Scouts for living up to the values of Scouting! Here are the links for Cub, Boy Scout, and Venturing awards- […]

Search and Rescue merit badge requirements released

    The hotly anticipated debut of Search and Rescue merit badge — the BSA’s 130th current merit badge — has finally arrived. Search and Rescue merit badge, or SAR for short, has an official earn date of Monday, Aug. 20. That’s the first day Scouts can start working on requirements for the merit badge. Of course, […]

Aviation Camp at Ten Mile River

  Want to Fly? Thinking about being a pilot? A sky marshal? An airport first responder? Learn about careers in aviation and become a “Young Eagle” with your first 10-minute flight in a single engine plane (weather permitting). You’ll also enjoy the waterfront, learn about the aerodynamics of sailing, experience team building challenges, and work […]

Eagle Scout College Scholarship Available

There is a College Scholarship available to Scouts who have obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and are high school seniors/college freshmen can apply for this generous scholarship program. It is sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). The deadline for this year is January 15th, less than a week from today. Below […]

New 2012 Eagle Scout Work book

As of January 1,2012, the National Office of the Boy Scouts will require all Eagle Service Projects to be written up in the new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. It can be found here. The new workbook will now feature specific categories about the proposed project such as leadership, materials, supplies, tools, costs, logistics, safety […]

Scout Richie Urban’s Eagle Project

  On Saturday May 21st Scout Richard Urban will be doing a community service project for advancement to Eagle Scout. This project entails cleaning and putting mulch down at the base of trees along 4th Ave. A flyer was given out to all scouts explaining the project details at the last troop meeting. Scouts will […]