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Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, share their views about Scouting and have a lot of fun along the way!

Scoutmaster Steve is a scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop in central Minnesota. He has been a troop leader for 30 years, nearly 29 of which has been as scoutmaster. He is also the webmaster of his troop’s website, and the producer of the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast and the Around The Scouting Campfire podcast. Buttons is his radical co-host and is currently a Star Scout of Troop 68.

Around The Scouting Campfire #23

Around The Scouting Campfire #23 is ready for your enjoyment. In this episode Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, talk about getting outside to play. The Boy Scouts of Troop 68 sing a song about an experience they had with some cattle. Buttons shares some “Scouting Truths” with us, thanks to Nick at the Nick’s Ramblings blog. And of course, it is time for the hosts to announce their winner of the PTC Media photo contest, who will receive a $20.00 coupon toward a purchase at Trailstop.com.

Show sponsor is the Boy Scout Store. http://www.boyscoutstore.com/

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Around The Scouting Campfire #22

Around The Scouting Campfire #22 is finally released. In this episode, Scoutmaster Steve talks about the Scoutmaster Award of Merit and a scout leader’s reality check. Buttons answers questions from a few Cub Scouts from out west. Buttons also reads some feedback left on the PTC Media forums about his awesome pictures from summer camp.

Show sponsor is the Boy Scout Store.

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Around The Scouting Campfire #21 – Christmas Show

Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, have put together a special Christmas show for your enjoyment. The Boy Scouts of Troop 68 sing Jingle Bells and Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer. Stories include the Christmas Scout, the legend of Santa Claus Camp, and Matthew’s Christmas story.

Steve and Buttons wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. They also thank you for being a fan and listening to the podcast.

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Show notes:
The Legend of Santa Claus Camp - http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=201
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Around The Scouting Campfire #20

Buttons is a little upset that the troop’s camping trip may be cancelled because there is not a second adult to chaperone so Steve has to explain the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection policy. The show includes the Jedi Patrol singing their rendition of the Yoda song. Buttons tells more jokes to his buddy Randall. The hosts also read some feedback from previous shows.

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Show notes:
The Jedi Patrol sings Yoda (video) – Melrose Scout Productions Podcast #89
The Buttons and Randall Show #3 (video) – Melrose Scout Productions Podcast #59
This show is sponsored by The Boy Scout Store
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Around The Scouting Campfire #19

This is the time of year when the unknown and unnatural walk the earth. When ghouls and monsters creep up to our lawns. When small boys and girls in costume knock on our front doors and say “trick or Treat!”  That is right. It is that Halloween time of year. Continue Reading →

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Around The Scouting Campfire #18

This episode of Around The Scouting Campfire is dedicated to a special individual of Boy Scout Troop 68, Eymard, our assistant scoutmaster. Eymard is 83 years old and has been with the troop for 23 years. Buttons and Steve thought it was about time to recognize Eymard on the podcast. Continue Reading →

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Around The Scouting Campfire #17

Leadership is the theme of Around The Scouting Campfire, show #17. Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, begin the show by discussing Steve’s list of ten reasons to become a Scout leader. Continue Reading →

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Around The Scouting Campfire #16

Can you name the three current high adventure bases of the Boy Scouts of America? Everyone can name Philmont Scout Ranch. Most people know about the Florida Sea Base. But did you know there is also a high adventure base in Minnesota? Yes there is! It is the Northern Tier High Adventure base, and it is the subject of this episode of Around The Scouting Campfire. Continue Reading →

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Around The Scouting Campfire #15

The Eagle Scout theme continues with Around The Scouting Campfire #15. The show begins with Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, looking through the Troop 68 photo albums. Continue Reading →

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Around The Scouting Campfire #14

Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, return for this month’s episode of the Around The Scouting Campfire podcast. This episode is dedicated to all Eagle Scouts. Continue Reading →

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