Scouting Traditions

Scouting Traditions

The Scout Left Hand Handshake Our Scout salute and handshake are ancient signs of bravery and respect. During ancient times, men carried weapons for protection. Sometimes when they met one another, there was an uneasy moment as each man watched the other man’s...
What was John Wayne’s take on the Scout Law?

What was John Wayne’s take on the Scout Law?

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Gretchen Sparling in http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2015/08/13/john-waynes-take-scout-law/ In 1979, dignitaries including President Gerald Ford honored Academy Award-winning actor John Wayne at a dinner hosted by the BSA’s Los Angeles...
Taps

Taps

TAPS We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, “Taps.” It’s the song that gives us that lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out...
Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Introduction Not known for his high marks at school, B-P nevertheless took an examination for the army and placed second among several hundred applicants. He was commissioned straight into the 13th Hussars, bypassing the officer training establishments. Later, he...
History of Scouting

History of Scouting

The Story of a Good Turn One day in 1909 in London, England, An American publisher from Chicago, William D. Boyce, lost his way in a dense fog. He stopped under a street lamp and tried to figure out where he was. A boy approached him and asked if he could be of help. ...