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Melrose Scout Productions #133: I Wish I Was A Boy Scout

When is the last time you have seen the I WIsh I Was A Boy Scout skit? When was the last time you performed it with your pack or troop?

Here are the Boy Scouts of Melrose Troop 68 performing the skit during their 2000 Laughs For Lunch Show, held in Melrose, Minnesota at the high school auditorium. Enjoy.

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Melrose Scout Productions #131: 2013 Egg Drop Competition

A tradition has developed over the years, the annual Egg Drop Competition. Each Boy Scout, or team of Scouts, is given a raw egg. He must build a package for the egg usually only natural materials found around the camp. This package must protect the egg when it is dropped from various heights. The winner is the Scout who’s egg survives the highest drop without breaking. The boys must use their imagination to create a package that will not only withstand the actually drops, but also cushion the egg to keep it from becoming scrambled. I have seen a lot of various packages over the years using a wide variety of materials from bark, grasses, moss, mud, and sticks. This year one Scout even used a cow pattie.

This post to the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast features the video taken during the 2013 Egg Drop Competition. Six Boy Scouts were part of the contest. An added feature to the rules this year was that the package must fit inside a plastic wash basin. Some boys did very well. Other did not make it past the first round. Watch the video to see who winds and how his package was created.

Oh, and since the new Star Trek movie had hit the theaters the same weekend as the outing I decided to use a Star Trek theme at the start of the video to introduce the Boy Scouts and their packages. Let me know what you think of it.

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Melrose Scout Productions Podcast #126: The Outdoor Program

The last post to the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast contained the first of three parts of an eleven year old Boy Scout Leader Fast Start Orientation vhs tape I have in my Scouting collection. This post features part two of that training tape which covers the troop Outdoor Program. It is an excellent video that is still relevant to today’s Scouting program.

I think it is fun to watch these old videos to see how, or if, Scouting has changed through the decades. What do you think about it? Have you seen this before?

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MSPP #115: Scoutmaster Retirement, The Presentations

You have been reading about it in A Scoutmaster’s Blog. Now you can watch it happen. This post to the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast features the first of four videos taken from the troop’s retirement party for Scoutmaster Steve who stepped down after 30 years of service. This video features the district executive presenting Steve with his last leader’s knot earned as a scoutmaster, a speech from his assistant scoutmaster of 24 years, and a special presentation from the new scoutmaster and the Boy Scouts.

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MSPP #109: MPSC 2011

Join the Boy Scouts of Melrose Troop 68 as they attend Many Point Scout Camp during the week of July 10-16, 2011. This video includes a look at their campsite in Buckskin Camp, along with a couple of the songs led by the staff before the Boy Scouts would go to the dining hall for their meals. The songs include The Duck Song and Herbie, the Family Pet.

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MSPP #108: 2011 Spring Open House

The Cub Scouts of Pack 68 and the Boy Scouts of Troop 68 held a Scouting Open House on April 18, 2011. Here is a look at what they did during it, including checking out the fire department’s ladder truck.

What does your pack or troop do for its open houses?

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MSPP #91: It Ain’t Gonna Rain On Two Rivers

Step right up! Have we got a bargain for you. This episode of the Melrose Scout Productions Podcast has not one, but two, (yes, you read that right) two performances by the members of Melrose Troop 68. Once again this footage comes from the troop’s 2001 Laughs Lunch Show. Continue Reading →

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