Tag Archive: Scouting

Mar 04 2013

Dutch Oven Camporee Patch

This is a patch I designed for our District Boy Scout Dutch Oven Camporee in October 2012. The patch was designed in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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Mar 04 2013

District Klondike Derby Patch

This is a patch I designed for our District Boy Scout Klondike Derby back in January. The patch was designed in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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Mar 04 2013

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Patch

This is a patch I designed for our District Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. The patch was designed in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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Mar 04 2013

First Aid Meet Patch

This is a patch I designed for our District First Aid Meet. The patch was designed in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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Feb 10 2013

Fundraising and Scouting

Below is letter that I sent home to the parents of our Troop and Pack regarding fundraising and its importance to the Scouts. I thought the points in the letter might be helpful to other Scouters. I hope this is true. Dear Scouts and Parents: We will be having two fundraisers this winter. The first …

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Nov 17 2012

Practical and Inexpensive Gifts for Boy Scouts

As a current Scoutmaster and former Cubmaster, I have always had a hard time finding inexpensive, practical gifts to give to my Scouts during the holiday season. Everything I have seen on the internet often involves items that are either too expensive, aren’t practical, or are purely junk. I firmly believe that any gift you are giving …

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Nov 09 2012

Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients 4 Tbsp. oil 1 to 1.5 lb. chicken breast meat (or 2-12 oz. cans) 2 tsp. minced garlic (or 4 cloves) 1 onion 4 potatoes 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup flour 2 cans Campbell’s cream of chicken soup 2 tsp. poultry seasoning (McCormick’s) 1 lb. mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, peas) 1 tube refrigerated crescent …

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Oct 26 2012

Dutch Oven Mountain Dew Chicken

Ingredients 1/2 lb. bacon 1 cup flour in a gallon Zip-loc bag 5 chicken breasts 5 potatoes 10 carrots 1 large onion 12 oz. (1 can) Mountain Dew soda 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Instructions Preheat Dutch oven by setting on bed of coals. Chop bacon into 1-inch pieces. Dice vegetables. Cut chicken breasts into …

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Oct 16 2012

Dutch Oven Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Ingredients Cake Mixture 2 Eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 4 tbsp. vegetable shortening (melted) 2 cups flour 4 tsp. baking powder Salt Cinnamon Sugar Mixture 1 cup sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon Directions Grease bottom and sides of dutch oven, or use parchment liner. Beat two eggs in bowl and add to dutch oven. …

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Oct 16 2012

Dutch Oven Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients 1 lb. boneless chicken breast (cut into bite-sized pieces) 1 Green bell pepper, coarsely chopped 1/2 large red onion, coarsely chopped 1 small can sliced button mushrooms 1 can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and pepper 1 large (28 oz.) can Spaghetti Sauce 1 box (pound) Rotini pasta Directions Heat oven over coals. Add …

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