About Author: C. Dickson

Posts by C. Dickson

  • Troop, I just wanted to tell you all Thanks for a great year of Scouting. You’re a great group of Scouts and you make it all worth it. From Sam’s Spa, to Lake Dixon, to a rainy camporee, throwing pumpkins, and of course a great adventure to Oregon and more, we all had fun. Next year will be great too, […]

    Have a great holiday

    Troop, I just wanted to tell you all Thanks for a great year of Scouting. You’re a great group of Scouts and you make it all worth it. From Sam’s Spa, to Lake Dixon, to a rainy camporee, throwing pumpkins, and of course a great adventure to Oregon and more, we all had fun. Next year will be great too, […]

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  • Troop 682, Fall is here, winter  is close (does San Diego really have a winter?) but your troop is still busy.  Take a look at the attached schedule and get yourself signed up! November 30 – Our regular Monday  meeting will be spent helping Webelos Scout build rockets. With points 3 and 4 of the Scout Law you will show […]

    Upcoming activities, gear exchange, and much more

    Troop 682, Fall is here, winter  is close (does San Diego really have a winter?) but your troop is still busy.  Take a look at the attached schedule and get yourself signed up! November 30 – Our regular Monday  meeting will be spent helping Webelos Scout build rockets. With points 3 and 4 of the Scout Law you will show […]

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  • Troop, Greetings from Washington DC. I bet you never knew there was a monument to you – to Boy Scouts – right between the Washington Monument and the White House. I was sure surprised when we accidentally found it today. It was dedicated at the Boy Scout’s 50th anniversary, in 1960. I’ll see you all when I get back. Enjoy […]

    A Scoutmaster note from Washington DC

    Troop, Greetings from Washington DC. I bet you never knew there was a monument to you – to Boy Scouts – right between the Washington Monument and the White House. I was sure surprised when we accidentally found it today. It was dedicated at the Boy Scout’s 50th anniversary, in 1960. I’ll see you all when I get back. Enjoy […]

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  • I hope you’re all enjoying your summer. I know several of you have been busy going to Fiesta Island day camp; Mason worked at Fiesta Island as a CIT, Zach S. is a CIT at Camp Whitsett (Sierras) right now, and a bunch of you are working on Personal Fitness Merit Badge. Good job all!. Thanks to Scouts from each […]

    3D printed neckerchiefs

    I hope you’re all enjoying your summer. I know several of you have been busy going to Fiesta Island day camp; Mason worked at Fiesta Island as a CIT, Zach S. is a CIT at Camp Whitsett (Sierras) right now, and a bunch of you are working on Personal Fitness Merit Badge. Good job all!. Thanks to Scouts from each […]

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  • Scoutmaster Minute 5/4/2015 Last week I attended the annual Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet, held to honor the young men who earned Eagle last year.  Adult Eagle Scouts like me each paid to sponsor one of the new Eagles. The young man they paired me up with hopes to be an engineer like me, so we had an interesting talk. He […]

    Same direction, different routes

    Scoutmaster Minute 5/4/2015 Last week I attended the annual Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet, held to honor the young men who earned Eagle last year.  Adult Eagle Scouts like me each paid to sponsor one of the new Eagles. The young man they paired me up with hopes to be an engineer like me, so we had an interesting talk. He […]

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  • While we were hiking along the PCT on Sunday, I started to think about the most dangerous thing I have seen in the seven years I have been camping and hiking with Troop 682. Let’s see if you can guess what I was thinking about. Was it: A Bear? Not really dangerous as long as you don’t bring food or […]

    The most dangerous thing I’ve seen while Scouting

    While we were hiking along the PCT on Sunday, I started to think about the most dangerous thing I have seen in the seven years I have been camping and hiking with Troop 682. Let’s see if you can guess what I was thinking about. Was it: A Bear? Not really dangerous as long as you don’t bring food or […]

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  • Scoutmaster Minute 3/2/2015 By now I suspect all of you have seen “the dress”. Was it white and gold, or was it blue and black?  I happened to see it as white and gold, but I understand it was actually blue and black.  My mind saw the overexposed picture, and it jumped to conclusion about what color my eyes were seeing. […]

    Colors and First Impressions

    Scoutmaster Minute 3/2/2015 By now I suspect all of you have seen “the dress”. Was it white and gold, or was it blue and black?  I happened to see it as white and gold, but I understand it was actually blue and black.  My mind saw the overexposed picture, and it jumped to conclusion about what color my eyes were seeing. […]

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  • “Advancement is like a suntan; something you get naturally whilst having fun in the outdoors.”   Baden-Powell I’m going to quote from ScoutmasterCG (you’ll probably see a lot of references to his site here): Scout advancement is not a goal; it is an indicator. Our aim is not that Scouts attain a certain level of skill or expertise but that they […]

    Why do we go camping? Baden-Powell (Scouting’s founder) answers…

    “Advancement is like a suntan; something you get naturally whilst having fun in the outdoors.”   Baden-Powell I’m going to quote from ScoutmasterCG (you’ll probably see a lot of references to his site here): Scout advancement is not a goal; it is an indicator. Our aim is not that Scouts attain a certain level of skill or expertise but that they […]

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  • Last week my Scoutmaster minute was borrowed from the website ScoutmasterCG. The picture that went with it had a boy and a bird, and it was definitely creepy:     This week’s Scoutmaster minute has a picture of a boy and a bird too, but without the creepyness:   I’m pretty sure all of you can guess why I chose this picture […]

    Scoutmaster Minute 2/9/2015: The Eagle inside you

    Last week my Scoutmaster minute was borrowed from the website ScoutmasterCG. The picture that went with it had a boy and a bird, and it was definitely creepy:     This week’s Scoutmaster minute has a picture of a boy and a bird too, but without the creepyness:   I’m pretty sure all of you can guess why I chose this picture […]

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