Saturday, March 31, 2007

New on the MacScouter Website

New on the MacScouter Scouting Resources Online website: The Santa Clara County Council 2007 Cub Scout Pow Wow and University of Scouting book. Also new to the MacScouter, and thanks to Dave Lyons, the author of Baloo's Bugle, are many older Pow Wow books. There are a total of 32 books online now.

The MacScouter Scouting Resources Online website is one of many websites hosted by the US Scouting Service Project, which is dedicated to providing resources to support the programs of Scouting, Guiding and youth groups throughout the world.

What's Happening

March was a busy month! In addition to my usual USSSP columns, the just-published issue of American Scouting Digest has a huge "Ask Andy" section in it. Watch for my first April column, due out shortly. I'll post a notice here as soon as it's online.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Baloo's Bugle Web Pages -- April Issue

The Baloo's Bugle April 2007 issue web pages are now available at

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Michigan International Camporee 2008

We are delighted to share the news of an International Scouting Event coming up next year in Michigan. Please visit USSSP Scouting News for details.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Baloo's Bugle - April Issue

The April issue of Baloo's Bugle is online and features the May Theme "Cubs and Bugs" along with theme related program ideas. Read Baloo's Bugle - April Issue

Saturday, March 24, 2007

New format for merit badge changes on our site

I've revised the format for showing new information in our merit badge pages. All pages on our site for merit badges with changes in the 2007 edition of Boy Scout Requirements have been redone to use the new format.

New wording used to look like this.

The new format has new wording that looks like this.

Deleted text is still shown like this.

I'd appreciate feedback on what users think of the change.


Sculpture Merit Badge - new requirements

A new edition of the Sculpture Merit Badge Pamphlet with a (2007 copyright date) was issued recently (after the publication of Boy Scout Requirements 2007.

The new merit badge pamphlet has some new and revised requirements for the badge. The new requirements have been posted to our site.


Ask Andy - Special - What's "Active" All About

Andy takes on the issue of what "active" means when it comes to a board of review. Read Ask Andy.

Baloo's Bugle - March Issue

The March issue of Baloo's Bugle is online and features the April Theme "Cub Cafe" along with theme related program ideas. Read Baloo's Bugle - March Issue

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