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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.

Send us your emails. Steve and Buttons would love to hear from you. What do you think about the show. Do you have any suggestions? You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store.

You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at twitter.com/stevejb68 and twitter.com/buttonst68 .

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Show notes:

Hey Dad! Get out and play! – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=67
The Killer Cattle Song – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=929
Nick’s Ramblings – http://blog.nawbus.co.uk/ .

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    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.

    Send us your emails. Steve and Buttons would love to hear from you. What do you think about the show. Do you have any suggestions? You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store.

    You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at twitter.com/stevejb68 or twitter.com/buttonst68 .

    Download the episode by clicking HERE.
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    Show notes:
    Reality Check – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=490
    Questions For Buttons video – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=527
    Buttons pictures from summer camp – http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevejb68/sets/72157622373720003/ .
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      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.

      Send us your emails. You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store.

      You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at twitter.com/stevejb68 or twitter.com/buttonst68 .

      Download the episode by clicking HERE.
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      Show notes:
      The Christmas Scout – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=204
      The Legend of Santa Claus Camp – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=201
      Troop 68 Boy Scout sings Christmas Songs – http://www.ptcmedia.net/podpress_trac/web/2478/0/Christmas_Scouts.m4v
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        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 one point of 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.

        Send us your emails. You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store.

        You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at twitter.com/stevejb68 or twitter.com/buttonst68 .

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        This podcast is found on iTunes at
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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
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          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.

          Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons decided to put together a special episode of Around The Scouting Campfire to celebrate this scary time of year. Each host tells a ghost story that you could use during your own campfire programs. Steve tells us about the cremation of Sam Magee. Buttons has a story about two Eagle Scouts who make a solemn oath. Don’t worry though. The stories are alright for the young listeners too.

          Send us your emails. You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store.

          You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at twitter.com/stevejb68 or twitter.com/buttonst68 .

          Download episode #19 by clicking HERE.
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          Show notes:
          The Cremation of Sam Magee - http://www.boyscouttrail.com/content/story/cremation_of_sam_mcgee-2.asp
          The Boy Scouts’ Oath – http://randomactsofpatriotism.blogspot.com/2010/10/boy-scout-ghost-story.html
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            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.

            In addition to Steve’s story about Eymard and Buttons interview with him we also get to hear the Buckskin staff of Many Point Scout Camp as they lead the campers in the Bear Hunt song. Steve has a scoutmaster conference about being clean. Buttons shares some feedback on past shows, including one comment he does not like very well.

            Steve and Buttons thank PTC Media (http://www.ptcmedia.net) for allowing this program to be a part of the family of Scouting related podcasts. We also thank the Boy Scout Store (http://boyscoutstore.com) for sponsoring the show. Be sure to take a moment to check out their website. Finally, we would like to thank you, our listeners, for downloading Around The Scouting Campfire.

            Send us your emails. You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store. You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at twitter.com/stevejb68 or twitter.com/buttonst68
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            Download episode #18 by clicking HERE.
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            Show notes:
            The Eighty Year Old Assistant Scoutmaster – Eighty Year Old Assistant Scoutmaster
            MSPP #64: MPSC The Bear Hunt – MSPP #64: The Bear Hunt
            MSPP #16: Buttons Interviews Eymard – MSPP #16: Buttons Interviews Eymard
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              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. Steve tells us a story about a high school twerp who would become a scoutmaster. The Many Point Scout Camp staff tells us about the legend of Boots Hanson, the original caretaker of the camp. Buttons compares leadership styles to the rides at Disney World. We hear the second of three radio spots produced by the Bot Scouts of America. The show ends with a scoutmaster minute about being brave and a little feedback from our listeners.

              Steve and Buttons thank PTC Media (http://www.ptcmedia.net) for allowing this program to be a part of the family of Scouting related podcasts. We also thank the Boy Scout Store (http://boyscoutstore.com) for sponsoring this show. Be sure to take a moment to check out their website. Finally, we would like to thank you, our listeners, for downloading Around The Scouting Campfire.

              Send us your emails. You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store. You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at twitter.com/stevejb68 or twitter.com/buttonst68
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              Download episode #17 by clicking HERE.
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              This podcast is found on iTunes at
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              Show notes:
              Ten Reasons to be an a Scout Leader – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=1014
              The Twerp Who Would Become Scoutmaster – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=429
              The Legend of Boots Hanson (video) – http://www.ptcmedia.net/podpress_trac/web/1668/0/BootsHanson.m4v
              Which Ride Are You? – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=407
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                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.

                Scoutmaster Steve begins the show with information about the Northern Tier program. He tells us a little about a 2002 trip his troop took through the Charles Sommers Canoe base. Mike Linnemann, one of the Boy Scouts who attended the trip, shares a poem written by the crew members. Buttons has some canoe jokes for us before he shares some quotes by Lord Baden-Powell. The show ends with a scoutmaster minute about being thrifty.

                Steve and Buttons thank PTC Media (http://www.ptcmedia.net) for allowing this program to be a part of the family of Scouting related podcasts. We also thank the Boy Scout Store (http://boyscoutstore.com) for sponsoring this show. Be sure to take a moment to check out their website. Finally, we would like to thank you, our listeners, for downloading Around The Scouting Campfire.

                Send us your emails. You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store or at PTC Media forums. You can also follow the hosts on Twitter at twitter.com/stevejb68 or twitter.com/buttonst68
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                Download episode #16 by clicking HERE.
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                This podcast is found on iTunes at
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                Show notes:
                Northern Tier High Adventure Base – http://www.ntier.org/
                “And The Interpreter Slept” – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/blog/?p=172
                Boy Scout radio commercials – http://www.scouting.org/WordstoLiveBy/PSAs/Radio.aspx
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