The “Write” Stuff

GingGangGoolieScan_400pxCan you imagine an online Scouting Magazine written by youth (plus a few Scouters too) for youth. Well wonder no more! “Ging Gang Goolie” the online Scouting Magazine is now online!

Their mission statement is quite simple –

“There’s not enough Scouting in the world and we’re doing something about it. To succeed, we need your help!”

I truly believe that the best ambassadors of Scouting are the youth themselves, so this blog offers readers a unique opportunity to “see” Scouting from their eyes.  Also since its contributing writers are not all on “staff” you get the chance to hear the voice of Scouting at large instead of from only one or two people.

They are actively looking for Scouting (both youth and Scouters) members to share stories, tips, and adventures so if you’re interested in trying your hand at writing about Scouting check out the details -here- .

Have a look for yourself. I’ve bookmarked it already and I’m looking forward to watching this blog grow.

Ging Gang Goolie

Until next time…

Be safe,be prepared, and keep Scouting!

via Frontier Bushcraft – CLAP: An Acronym For Outdoor Safety

I found this excellent article on the Frontier Bushcraft blog for paddle folk (as well as others)! Enjoy!


There is an acronym we use within paddle sports for leadership situations which provides a good set of guidelines to follow.

You can actually apply these principles more broadly, wherever leadership is required in an outdoor setting.

The acronym is CLAP. That stands for…

  • Communication
  • Line of sight
  • Avoidance (is better than cure)
  • Position of maximum usefulness

Read more here – CLAP: An Acronym For Outdoor Safety.


A great article on the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The ranch offers 7 and 12 days backpacking treks as well as a 8 day horseback trek.

This place is up near the top of my “Scouting” bucket list! For more information check out their website here.

Until next time…

Be safe, be prepared, and keep Scouting!