Proud moment

January 8, 2008

Landon Smith (left) recites the Eagle Scout Promise. He is led by his brother, Logan. Scoutmast Jeff Sipes looks on.

My younger son, Landon, recites the Eagle Scout Promise last night in his Eagle Court of Honor. He is led by his brother and fellow Eagle Scout, Logan, while Troop 224 Scoutmaster Jeff Sipes looks on.

What you don’t see in the photo is Logan and Landon’s parents falling all over themselves with pride.


But how many packages of instant oatmeal were in there, Jason?

January 8, 2008

Jason KlassJason Klass received a package in the mail and decided to post a video about its contents.

If you’ve ever seen a box of stuff nobody wanted in a shelter on the Appalachian Trail, you’ll immediately get the idea behind this box of stuff.

Trail of Teas

January 8, 2008

Sarah at Freezer Bag Cooking has a two-part review of hot and cold tea recipes for drinking on the trail and in camp.

Considering all of the reported potential health benefits of tea, these are probably worth a try.

A Scout is brave

January 8, 2008


The president of the Maldives was saved from assassination Tuesday when a boy scout grabbed the knife of an attacker who had jumped out of a crowd greeting the leader, an official said.

UPDATE: Lone Star Scouter has some interesting information on Scouting in Maldives, which is remarkably similar to Scouting in the USA.