This Webelos Scout’s campaign video for fifth-grade vice president is Oscar-worthy — Bryan on Scouting

Leave it to a Webelos Scout to devise a campaign video that’s positive, uplifting and downright awesome. Alexander Miles is a member of Pack 695 of the Sam Houston Area Council. In October, Alexander ran for vice president of his fifth-grade class at the Kinkaid School in Houston. It was an exercise in the democratic…

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Buddy check! The importance of getting a friend whereever you go. | Scouting Magazine

In a crowded pool full of raucous boys splashing and swimming, the justification for frequent buddy checks appears self-evident. But do Scouts really need to get a friend for a quick trip to the latrine or when they meet with a merit badge counselor? Simply put, yes. Scouting’s buddy system calls for Scouts to pair…

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#ScoutsSweden and #GoogleStreetViews. Scouts around Sweden have documented their favorite trails with 360°-cameras | #ScoutView 

Scouting and Technology together.

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This is Scout View

Scouts around Sweden have documented their favorite trails with 360°-cameras. Now you can join the adventure on Google Street View. Walk the trails we have walked, or hop directly to the spots that seem most exciting. We’ll keep walking and posting all through 2018 so remember to check back for new trails.

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Visit #ScoutView website: https://www.scoutview.se

Time. Teaching Scouts How To Make Better Use Of It

Why extreme time management is important?

We studied how to teach Scouts how to make better use of their time as part of a national focus group of four National Distinguished Scoutmasters. We found out that in order to improve the time management skills of young Scouts, they need go beyond and focus on better planning and goals setting skills. We committed to test these ideas in our troops and to expand these ideas to others. We produced this presentation and we shared with Boy Scouts of America. We did presentations to our councils, districts, and troops and share these concepts. Beyond Scouting time management is also an issue.

Extreme time management is just a product of combining these ideas with different personal leadership and management skills. It is the process of searching in our personal beliefs, values, and priorities to be the person we want to be. It is about using management resources to master our time, our days, our life. Life is a finite number of years, months, weeks, and days. Every day is a new page in our journal. Let’s make each hour, minute, and second a great experience to remember. Life is a continuous learning adventure if you master your time.

Time: Time: teaching scouts how to make better use of it from Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche. Aug 27, 2012

Global Messengers of Peace and Global Goals | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

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Global Messengers of Peace is an initiative to serve our local communities and other communities around the world by using UN Sustainable Development Goals as building blocks of peace. Goals are embedded into courses as part of Global Learning and Engagement initiatives. Project also use current Scouting Messengers of Peace projects to related them to the Goals and share them as best practices in other countries.

Scouts, as local Messengers of Peace, also learn from other projects. Scouts in one location could collaborate with other projects by sending donations, books, or providing resources. Scouts can replicate successful projects and share their own projects using social media.

We will use our social media resources fb.com/scoutingadventures (English), fb.com/NoticiasScouts (Spanish), our video channels, and Scouting blogs (Scouting Adventures). We will also combine information with our university partners Global Learning News and fb.com/globallearnnews.

Events and initial resources include:
International Peace Day Labyrinth (Sep 21, 2016 at Florida College of Jacksonville)
Hiroshima: 70 Years Later: Origamis for Peace
TEDxFSCJ Salon about Youth, Leadership, Technology, and Peace.

We ALL are “#GlobalMessengersOfPeace

Outdoor Learning Areas for Autistic Students | Boy’s Life Eagle Project

Thomas and his helpers built three distinctive and unique outdoor learning environments for the students and staff of Celebrate the Children, located in Denville, N.J.

The first phase of the project included building benches made out of tree stumps with wood bench tops. The next phase of the project included building foldable and movable benches, which allows the students to learn in different locations and different arrangements. The final phase of the project included building a cedar teepee, used as a cool-down zone for the students.

— Thomas, Troop 118, Denville, N.J.

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Source: https://eagleprojects.boyslife.org/outdoor-learning-for-the-autistic-students-of-denville 

Not just the Boy Scouts of America | Sarah Wyman | Medium

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Lessons from a ‘former’ Sea Scout who still think and write as Sea Scout. Once a Sea Scout, always a Sea Scout. ==> “Thanks to Mariners, I went on to sail in college, and I had the opportunity to develop many of the qualities and interests which led me to become a journalist. The women I met in the program became politicians, offshore wind engineers and Coast Guard officers. Their experience serving in leadership positions and advancing in the ranks of the Sea Scouts helped them get there.”

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