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  • Nat Geo wants you, your Scouts to help fight food waste
    and high adventure programs provide boys with the challenge of being responsible for all aspects of their food intake Good troops do this on unit campouts all the time But when we send them off to the big events we suddenly remove this responsibility in the name of convenience or some other factor Matthew May 15 2015 at 12 27 pm Reply whatever is still on the buffet can be re used Not true Check your heath code and I really hope the camp does Once food leaves the kitchen it can not be reserved Serving buffet style or family style has a lot of waste I ve seen camps dump a full salad bar into the trash at the end of the day simply because the food can t go back into the kitchen Billy May 15 2015 at 1 58 pm Maybe rules are different from place to place the camp in question deals with a food service company so I would assume they know what to do It could simply be extra that was never out like they made another pan of chicken pieces that didn t get to the buffet then cut it up and used it on the pizza or perhaps it s a different reuse that is cooking up something that was originally raw which would sterilize it Additionally they are more stringent on the buffet than most regular buffet places would be someone double checking to be sure clean plates are used making sure no one tastes while in line or even wipes their nose or touches their face or mouth so likely the stuff there is cleaner than a public buffet Maybe some of these silly rules are what causes the waste in the first place Alex May 15 2015 at 2 16 pm No Billy Matthew was right Re using food that has been served is a giant no no Re cooking food enough to sterilize it uh just turns it into shoe leather No one should be doing that Taking food that has already been served back into the food prep area simply invites cross contamination on an epic scale Even with safe guards it is not worth the risk because one mistake will effect every single camper Institutional food service is a huge added cost to our summer camp programs no matter how you slice it small pun Conversely just about every home has a family kitchen it Teaching Scouts to take an active role in cooking for their patrol family over the course of a week is simply more worthwhile than teaching them to walk into a building and expect to be fed by someone else Billy May 15 2015 at 2 35 pm As I said it s not the camp it s the stupid rules others make A bowl of lettuce sitting on a buffet bar being kept cold isn t going to be any more spoiled or dangerous than the same bowl sitting in a fridge And when I said re cooking that would be like taking the carrots from the salad bar that are NOT cooked to begin with and then cooking them up boiling water which will kill whatever might happen to be on them if there is anything so no leather involved not really re cooking just re purposing Not to mention that food on a bar has not been served no one has the opportunity to put something into it not like serving a bowl to your table where you could spill your drink stick your used spoon in it or some such thing The utensils used to dip it up are clean to start and only touch clean plates bowls no reuse of plates for seconds And while it s sitting there it s being kept warm or cold And as noted before with a camp that offers both options there is still more waste potential in the campsite as there you can t keep most things no refrigeration and where on a buffet you might have 1 5lb bag of lettuce left over for the whole camp in the site you can easily have 1 2 of that and that s just one site so you could have 4 5 or more times as much left over after that meal The only reason it turns out better is that most Troops cook little if any of the time Also while cooking is fine and we do some of each more often than not those preparing in site are still finishing up when those from the dining hall return and at least with breakfast dinner it can interfere with other activities offered So if you had all camps doing only patrol cooking you d likely lose some of the class time for badges and such just because a bunch of groups of Scouts cooking are less efficient than a group of trained or at least semi trained people doing so with much better equipment Tim May 15 2015 at 3 58 pm The educational opportunities provided by patrol cooking far exceed the value of any single merit badge class or waterfront period that would be missed due to a reorganization of the camp s daily schedule to accommodate patrol cooking Alex May 15 2015 at 2 52 pm On the food service stuff all I can tell is to talk to some food service pros and ask them about cross contamination in large scale food service That s all stuff that has been learned the hard way And those aren t laws or regulations that a Scout camp is going to be able to change anyway So moot point As far as generating more time for program well I am afraid you aren t going to make a believer out of me A patrol cooking eating and cleaning up as a team 3 times a day have learned FAR more than a merit badge class can impart to them Summer

    Original URL path: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/05/15/nat-geo-wants-you-and-your-scouts-to-step-up-to-the-plate-to-fight-food-waste/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Thermacell Camp Lantern gives you light without the bugs
    Thermacells do work and I usually get a weekend out of a refill for about 5 The only drawback that I can find with them are that you can not use them in a tent think BSA Wall tents and you can not hike with them I guess your citronella candles have the same issue Scouter May 19 2015 at 4 16 pm Reply Just caught on but did anyone notice this is a Sponsored Post Useful none the less but I would have liked to see all of the Thermacell products discussed as I find the basic table top model to be more affordable and quite efficient Tom Linton May 19 2015 at 9 39 pm Reply If a review is by someone who used it a review is hard to impossible to find Surprise all sellers think it s just great Here is a non seller who is generally favorable as to the devices ability to kill mosquitoes http outdoorlife answers com gear thermacell mosquito repellent lantern I say kill becasue the device does not repel but instead kills insects that enter the protected area The active ingredient is an insecticide called allethrin Allethrin is a broad spectrum insecticide that is only slightly to moderately toxic to humans by dermal absorption and ingestion Short term dermal exposure to allethrin may cause itching burning tingling numbness a feeling of warmth with no dermatitis Cornell University http pmep cce cornell edu profiles extoxnet 24d captan allethrin ext html Allethrin is also toxic to highly toxic to honey bees aquatic invertebrates fish and cats http www inchem org documents hsg hsg hsg024 htm The manufacturer of allethrin says it is toxic to honey bees on the MSDS for the insecticide http www sumitomo chem com au sites default files pdf msds d allethrin msds pdf 01 20 2015 Leave No survivors Rob Hoitt May 20 2015 at 7 31 am Reply Holy cow Repelling is one thing killing is another Honey Bees are suffering substantially and are a beneficial insect We need them to pollinate about 70 of the crops we harvest and without them I d hate to imagine the outcome for our world So I ll have to pass on anything which is harmful to them http www endangeredspeciesinternational org insects6 html Tom Linton May 19 2015 at 9 56 pm Reply I just did N May 20 2015 at 9 10 pm Reply BSA please comment on the honeybee toxicity of allethrin Tom Linton May 20 2015 at 10 55 pm Reply Given that the manufacturer of the insecticide says it is toxic to honey bees not to mention other beneficial living things I am not sure BSA is in any position to comment on that topic It might however wish to comment on how using such a device complies with Leave No trace Or not Mike May 22 2015 at 10 26 am Reply I am not sure why the concern on honey bees When was the last time you camped in a swarm of bees It doesn t work THAT well and unless you are camping in a wildflower meadow I doubt it will have any significant effect on the bee population Tom Linton May 22 2015 at 12 07 pm Reply True It will only kill the honey bees butterflies moths and other insects that enter into the Death Zone I was curious as to how one could honestly say that such a device fits with BSA s adoption of Leave No Trace as a national imperative And it s only mildly toxic to your Scouts Yesterday s Scout May 20 2015 at 10 11 pm Reply All of a sudden this became a sponsored post interesting to say the lest Peter May 21 2015 at 6 15 am Reply Since this is a sponsored post it should be listed that way on the main blog page as other sponsored posts have been in the past It s important that readers can clearly identify whether a post is being influenced by financial considerations Peter May 21 2015 at 6 17 am Reply I see that this has now been done thanks Bryan Wendell May 21 2015 at 6 45 am Reply The post has been labeled as Sponsored the entire time it has been up Rob Hoitt May 21 2015 at 7 29 am Reply Hi Bryan You know honestly I didn t catch the Sponsored Post initially I wonder how many others were in the same situation I am reminded of my days in the media up in New Hampshire My TV station was contacted by a US Senator who was running for president to see if we would allow his campaign to tape an infomercial in our news studio While we offered to do the taping and provide all the editing and resources we were adamant that he use a different set It wound up being a dealbreaker for us because the Senator s campaign wanted to give the appearance that our TV station endorsed him to the locals in the state who would have recognized our studio set Of course for the sake of journalistic integrity our station didn t want to appear biased It was a hard balance we could always have used more money but as William Shakespeare once said For one sweet grape who would the vine destroy YiS Rob Peter C May 21 2015 at 7 32 am Reply Once I clicked on the post to read the full text it was always labelled though not conspicuously as sponsored But for a while the sponsored was not showing on the main blog page the one that shows the title and start of many posts That has changed today and it s now very clear that this is a sponsored post Thanks again Deaf Scouter May 22 2015 at 3 06 pm Reply Honest with you I ve missed that tidbit Sponsored Post until now Thanks for sharing that

    Original URL path: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/05/19/thermacell-lantern-makes-your-campsite-a-no-fly-zone-for-pests/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Henry Repeating Arms offers Scouting-themed rifles
    like guns No mistaking them for a gun It s not much different than playing baseball Actually its safer No no one plans on hitting the batter but it happens a LOT Or a fielder for that matter Ballons aren t going to cause a head injury Mike W June 12 2015 at 11 12 am Reply I own the three copies each of the Eagle Scout rifle the Philmont Scout Ranch and the 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America rifle All with consecutive serial numbers for my self and my sons both Eagles I have spoken to Henry Rifle directly on these rifles and I am told that the BSA does well with their license fees so they get their money out of this deal However what I find most amusing about these rifles is that you can not shoot one on a BSA range due to the wisdom of Dallas they only allow bolt action rifles on their ranges Imagine the fun Scouts would have being allowed to use lever action 22 s in a cowboy action set up Alas we can sell you the rifle and take home the profit but we won t let you use it Hypocritical but what do you expect from the boys in Dallas mariahwwa June 12 2015 at 11 16 am Reply We have the original Eagle Scout Henry got it when my grandson got his Eagle at the age of 14 back in 2011 Nothing shoots like a Henry He s in OA but I m the one really into OA I m an advisor I so want this weapon as well as the 100th Eagle When I win the lottery I ll get one of each Jim Cormier June 12 2015 at 11 21 am Reply I will agree these are bueatiful rifles however with the BSA policies regarding Shooting and water guns paintbal and laser tag and how we are trying to teach Pacifism but the BSA is in effect endorsing a gun and a gun used against Native Americans So how much is BSA earning on these Mike W June 12 2015 at 12 56 pm Reply Jim The Henry lever action rifle was first made in 1860 and was first used in the Civil War Cav units particular prized them Lots of Rebels and Yankees found out why So the red herring about endorsing a gun used against the American Indians is a little late in the game Besides Two hundred or more Lakota and Cheyenne combatants are known to have been armed with Henry Winchester or similar lever action repeating rifles at the battle of Little Big Horn With few exceptions virtually every trooper in the 7th Cavalry fought with the single shot breech loading Springfield carbine and the Colt revolver We all know how that turned out Given your reasoning we shouldn t use bolt action rifles either because the bolt action rifle was the standard rifle used in WWI and for

    Original URL path: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/06/12/henry-repeating-arms-salutes-bsa-scouting-themed-rifles/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Sponsored: 10 reasons to fundraise with Mickman Brothers
    states 10 Mickman is loved by fundraising groups and customers A 98 percent customer satisfaction rate says a lot So does the 80 million Mickman Brothers has helped organizations raise since 1975 Learn more To learn more about the fundraising opportunities offered by Mickman Brothers Holiday Fundraiser click here Share this Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window More Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to Press This Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related sponsored Related Articles Nat Geo wants you and your Scouts to step up to the plate to fight food waste SPONSORED POST Thermacell lantern makes your campsite a no fly zone for pests SPONSORED POST Henry Repeating Arms salutes BSA with Scouting themed rifles See s Candies makes fundraising delicious and profitable SPONSORED POST Meet Country Meats a family run business with a fascinating story SPONSORED POST 6 Comments on 10 ways a Mickman Brothers fundraiser can bring your unit a happy holidays TomG August 31 2015 at 11 14 am Reply My favorite thing about this blog Advertisements s Bryan Wendell August 31 2015 at 11 35 am Reply These sponsors help support Scouting so I m grateful for them For those who are curious Of the 282 posts on Bryan on Scouting this year four have been sponsored posts Don Schmidt August 31 2015 at 11 40 am Reply We buy our wreaths locally scouter65 August 31 2015 at 12 18 pm Reply Brian We have used this company for many years like popcorn is this an official sponsor Is there a list of the other OFFICIAL sponsors that BSA either has made deals to lower costs or that we get a kickback from Is there a benefit to the individual Units for using these sponsors Committee Chair August 31 2015 at 6 15 pm Reply We use Mickman every year and have had great success and once the customer purchases the greenery they always want to purchase again It sells itself Matt Price Scoutmaster September 6 2015 at 7 49 pm Reply So the BSA now endorses certain fundraising companies Join the conversation Cancel reply ADVERTISEMENT Bryan on Scouting newsletter Join 7442 people who get Bryan on Scouting in their inbox We ll send one email per weekday and you can unsubscribe any time Email Address First Name Last Name Search Blog Contributors Bryan Wendell an Eagle Scout is senior editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Gretchen Sparling is associate editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Latest Posts Sea Scouts

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  • See's Candies makes fundraising delicious and profitable
    most profits for your Scout unit That means order forms envelopes and bags to distribute candy everything s included meaning you can get started right when the shipment of chocolatey goodness arrives Have questions before or during the fundraiser The friendly customer service agents at See s are a click or call away Options so you can sell your way Scouts love options They choose which adventure loops or merit badges to earn and which camps to visit A See s fundraiser gives you options You can choose Pre Sell Fast Cash or Yum Raising In Pre Sell you collect orders and money up front before buying candy Then you distribute the items after See s sends them to you In Fast Cash you buy bulk cartons up front and sell the individual items Your unit gets to keep all the cash you earn In Yum Raising See s gives your unit its own online shop through which you can promote manage and track sales Ready to get started Visit the See s Candies website to learn more and get ready to taste success And hurry For a limited time See s is offering two free gift certificates with every 500 spent Find more details by clicking here Share this Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window More Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to Press This Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related sponsored Related Articles Nat Geo wants you and your Scouts to step up to the plate to fight food waste SPONSORED POST Thermacell lantern makes your campsite a no fly zone for pests SPONSORED POST Henry Repeating Arms salutes BSA with Scouting themed rifles 10 ways a Mickman Brothers fundraiser can bring your unit a happy holidays SPONSORED POST Meet Country Meats a family run business with a fascinating story SPONSORED POST ADVERTISEMENT Bryan on Scouting newsletter Join 7442 people who get Bryan on Scouting in their inbox We ll send one email per weekday and you can unsubscribe any time Email Address First Name Last Name Search Blog Contributors Bryan Wendell an Eagle Scout is senior editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Gretchen Sparling is associate editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Latest Posts Sea Scouts becomes its own program within the BSA The four elements behind every great Scoutmaster s minute Jamboree Performance Troupe seeks dancers singers comedians These two Eagle Scouts are now Super Bowl champions There s now a fourth way to earn the Snow Sports merit badge Browse by

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  • Gretchen Sparling - Bryan on Scouting
    at the stories you ll find inside Challenge yourself with the November December 2015 Where Am I contest November 10 2015 0 Comments Examine the clues view the photo and submit your guess at this secret location for a chance to win the Where Am I contest New Cub Scout leader training available at my scouting org September 8 2015 28 Comments The new easy to access online training for Cub Scouting leaders at my scouting org will help you be prepared for your role as a volunteer Challenge yourself with the September October 2015 Where Am I contest August 20 2015 3 Comments View the photo and clues to pinpoint the location of this geographic landmark Submit your guess in the Where Am I contest and you could win a 100 ScoutStuff org gift card Weird and wacky gear spotted at Outdoor Retailer August 13 2015 12 Comments From a kayak that folds down to a box to a robotic grill cleaner here are a few strange items that caught my eye at Outdoor Retailer What was John Wayne s take on the Scout Law August 13 2015 23 Comments The Academy award winning actor shares his thoughts on the Scout Law at a 1979 dinner honoring the Los Angeles Area Council s John Wayne Outpost Camp A Scouter s gear wish list from the 2015 Outdoor Retailer August 6 2015 0 Comments This list of great gear from Outdoor Retailer will help make your time spent in the outdoors with your pack troop or crew even more enjoyable 1 2 3 11 ADVERTISEMENT Bryan on Scouting newsletter Join 7442 people who get Bryan on Scouting in their inbox We ll send one email per weekday and you can unsubscribe any time Email Address First Name Last Name Search Blog Contributors Bryan Wendell an Eagle Scout is senior editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Gretchen Sparling is associate editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Latest Posts Sea Scouts becomes its own program within the BSA The four elements behind every great Scoutmaster s minute Jamboree Performance Troupe seeks dancers singers comedians These two Eagle Scouts are now Super Bowl champions There s now a fourth way to earn the Snow Sports merit badge Browse by Category Browse by Category Select Category Advancement Ask the Expert Awards Boy Scouting Boys Life BSA Racing Camp Hacks Camping Cub Scouting Eagle Before After Eagle Scout Exploring Fun Fundraising Health and Safety High Adventure Week History of Scouting International Scouting JTE Journey to Excellence Memorabilia Merit Badges My Two Cents National Scout Jamboree NOAC 2015 Northern Tier Olympics Open for Debate Order of the Arrow Philmont Scout Ranch Recruiting Report to the Nation Scouting 101 Scouting archives Scouting in the News Scouting magazine news Scouting Tips Sea Base Sea Scouting Service Sponsored STEM Summit Bechtel Reserve Sustainability Technology Things You Should Know Throwback Thursdays Tiger Cubs Top 5 merit badges Training Tuesday Talkbacks Uniforms Varsity Venturing Video

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  • Service - Bryan on Scouting
    post caught the eye of a 15 year old Eagle Scout from Colorado In Running Toward Danger true tales of Scouts saving lives November 23 2015 3 Comments Running Toward Danger a new book features 170 of the most exciting rescues in the history of the BSA s heroism awards Eagle Scout keeping homeless families warm this holiday season November 20 2015 0 Comments In 2009 Nicholas Cobb started Comfort and Joy to provide coats to homeless families That spawned an Eagle Scout project and much more Philmont offers a physical emotional retreat for women with breast cancer November 13 2015 0 Comments Casting for Recovery provides free fly fishing retreats for women with breast cancer For the past six years Philmont has hosted one of those retreats For Veterans Day here are 11 Eagle Scout projects that benefited veterans November 11 2015 11 Comments Many Eagle Scout candidates choose a project that benefits our nation s veterans and active duty soldiers For Veterans Day here are 11 great examples Boy Scout service hour requirements to increase beginning next year November 10 2015 57 Comments In a nod toward helping other people at all times Boy Scout service hour requirements that take effect in 2016 will increase the number of hours needed What is Scouting for Food October 30 2015 9 Comments Scouting for Food is the annual food collection drive run by your local council It s another reminder to local communities that Scouts do good turns here 1 2 3 7 ADVERTISEMENT Bryan on Scouting newsletter Join 7442 people who get Bryan on Scouting in their inbox We ll send one email per weekday and you can unsubscribe any time Email Address First Name Last Name Search Blog Contributors Bryan Wendell an Eagle Scout is senior editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Gretchen Sparling is associate editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Latest Posts Sea Scouts becomes its own program within the BSA The four elements behind every great Scoutmaster s minute Jamboree Performance Troupe seeks dancers singers comedians These two Eagle Scouts are now Super Bowl champions There s now a fourth way to earn the Snow Sports merit badge Browse by Category Browse by Category Select Category Advancement Ask the Expert Awards Boy Scouting Boys Life BSA Racing Camp Hacks Camping Cub Scouting Eagle Before After Eagle Scout Exploring Fun Fundraising Health and Safety High Adventure Week History of Scouting International Scouting JTE Journey to Excellence Memorabilia Merit Badges My Two Cents National Scout Jamboree NOAC 2015 Northern Tier Olympics Open for Debate Order of the Arrow Philmont Scout Ranch Recruiting Report to the Nation Scouting 101 Scouting archives Scouting in the News Scouting magazine news Scouting Tips Sea Base Sea Scouting Service Sponsored STEM Summit Bechtel Reserve Sustainability Technology Things You Should Know Throwback Thursdays Tiger Cubs Top 5 merit badges Training Tuesday Talkbacks Uniforms Varsity Venturing Video What s New Where Am I Wood Badge World Jamboree Youth

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  • Sustainability - Bryan on Scouting
    week at the 2014 Sustainability Summit in West Virginia ADVERTISEMENT Bryan on Scouting newsletter Join 7442 people who get Bryan on Scouting in their inbox We ll send one email per weekday and you can unsubscribe any time Email Address First Name Last Name Search Blog Contributors Bryan Wendell an Eagle Scout is senior editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Gretchen Sparling is associate editor of Boys Life Scouting and Eagles Call magazines Latest Posts Sea Scouts becomes its own program within the BSA The four elements behind every great Scoutmaster s minute Jamboree Performance Troupe seeks dancers singers comedians These two Eagle Scouts are now Super Bowl champions There s now a fourth way to earn the Snow Sports merit badge Browse by Category Browse by Category Select Category Advancement Ask the Expert Awards Boy Scouting Boys Life BSA Racing Camp Hacks Camping Cub Scouting Eagle Before After Eagle Scout Exploring Fun Fundraising Health and Safety High Adventure Week History of Scouting International Scouting JTE Journey to Excellence Memorabilia Merit Badges My Two Cents National Scout Jamboree NOAC 2015 Northern Tier Olympics Open for Debate Order of the Arrow Philmont Scout Ranch Recruiting Report to the Nation Scouting 101 Scouting archives Scouting in the News Scouting magazine news Scouting Tips Sea Base Sea Scouting Service Sponsored STEM Summit Bechtel Reserve Sustainability Technology Things You Should Know Throwback Thursdays Tiger Cubs Top 5 merit badges Training Tuesday Talkbacks Uniforms Varsity Venturing Video What s New Where Am I Wood Badge World Jamboree Youth Protection Browse by Month Browse by Month Select Month February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September

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