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Baloo's Bugle: Volume 22 Issue 05 - December 2015 January 2016 Trustworthy | The Great Race

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Ask Andy

Ask Andy Monthly Advice Column

Ask Andy is a frequently published advice column with answers to questions asked by front-line Scouters.  Got a question that is stumping you?  Check out the column or drop old Andy a line and see what he has to say.
Baloo's Bugle

Baloo's Bugle - Monthly Cub Scout Leader Program Helps

Baloo's Bugle is a monthly collection of program helps for Cub Scout leaders. Each month a new edition is published with ideas for the following month's Cub Scouting theme.


Knots or Not
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Knots Law Cartoons by Rich Diesslin
Jamboree Cartoons by Rich Diesslin:  2001 | 2005 | 2010

Activities Search

Scout Activities Search

The Scouting Activities Database features a number of activities submitted by visitors that you may want to try in your unit.
Scout Camp Search

Scout Camp Search

Use the Scout Camp Database to find a Scout Camp and read visitor comments.

Scout Site Search

Scout Site Search

ScoutSite Search can help you find a Scout unit's website.


We track all of the changes in advancement requirements and have a listing of requirements for every rank in the Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing Programs and much more.  Visit our Advancement area.
Merit Badges

Merit Badges

We track all of the changes to all merit badge requirements and offer requirements for each current merit badge.

Awards and Recognitions

Trying to find information on Awards? Visit our Awards area to find information on just about every known award.
Baden-Powell' Outlook

Baden-Powell's Outlook

Scouting's founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell was a prolific writer and for more than thirty years from 1909 to 1941, he contributed notes to The Scouter. Those notes are captured in B.P.'s Outlook.

U.S. Flag Info

U.S. Flag Information

U.S. Flag Info is everything you wanted to know about proper flag handling.

Internet Scout Patch

Internet Scout Patch

The U.S. Scouting Service Project encourages Scouts and Scouters from around the world to learn about the Internet and how to use the Internet safely.  Earn-It.



Stories around the campfire are a Scouting tradition.  The MacScouter has a great collection of stories.

Leader Minutes

Leader Minutes

As a campfire gives way to embers or a meeting comes to a close, it is a Scouting tradition to take a moment with a thought that gives a lesson.  Visit The MacScouter's collection of Scoutmaster Minutes.


Scout Ceremonies

Need some ideas for a ceremony?  Visit our ceremony pages.

Chow Call

Chow Call

Good grub makes a difference on an outing, so when it's time for Chow Call, be prepared with some great tips and recipes.
Critter Clipart

Critter Clipart

You can find thousands of images in the U.S. Scouting Service Project's Clipart collection including an assortment of animal clipart from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Get your critter clipart.

Knots and Ropework

Knots and Ropework

Who hasn't fumbled with a knot.  Sometimes a picture helps. Check out our knots clipart. You may also want to try out the animated knots section.
Fact or Fiction

Scouting Fact or Fiction

There are a lot of urban legends in Scouting that just aren't true. Visit Scouting: Fact or Fiction? to see some of the most often encountered urban legends in Scouting.


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