Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Online Game

Can you Name all 121 of the Merit Badges in under ten minutes?

The Best I got is 92 Merit Badges, maybe you can do better.

If you want a challenge for you and your scouts visit the following sporcle page by clicking here.

Challenge yourself a couple of times and then challenge others that you know.

Please post your scores after you have completed the game.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Troop 1616

BP Trivia Answers

1. February 22, 1857
2. sixth; eight
3. 13th Hussars
4. Aids to Scouting
5. Brownsea Island
6. 1908
7. Six individual fortnightly parts
8. more than 35 languages
9. Age 53
10. Peter, heather, Betty
11. Chief Scout of the World
12. Lord, Gillwell Park
13. 32
14. 6; 28; 19
15. he was suffering from ill-health
16. January 8th 1941
17. Nyeri within the sight of Mount Kenya
18. 1977
19. Buried alongside Lord Baden Powell at Nyeri

So here are the answers. Hopefully you got at least a few of them right. These were definitely hard questions but knowing about Baden Powell is very important because it shows we care about our organizations heritage.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616

National Hall of Leadership

National Hall of Leadership
A one time opportunity during the 100th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America to recognize a outstanding scout, Leader, or any person who has served in a scouting position that has deeply impacted not only the scouting program but the world through their extraordinary leadership abilities. Leadership is more than just serving as a chief executive it is truly about knowing how to deal with people, problems, and attitudes in a appropriate and efficient manner.

Nominations will be submitted online for judging. Every council once the submission period has closed will have access to a electronic database of stories from individuals explaining how the service of youth and adults in your council have made a difference in Scouting and in the Community.

In order to be nominated for this prestigious group the nominee must:
  1. be a living Scout or Scouting volunteer
  2. Does not have to be officially registered with the BSA but must have served as a active scout or Scouting volunteer withing Scouting for at least one year.
  3. Age is not a consideration. The person may be young or old.
The submissions are to be submitted online in a form of a story and must be 450 words or less. The period for nominating has already open and will be open until February 8, 2010 (Hopefully you know what date that is by now if you have be following my blog). Judging will then take place that the annual meeting in May 2010 in Dallas, Texas during the BSA National Annual Meeting.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616

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