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It has been over a month since the last show so Buttons and I thought we better get one posted before you all think that we quit doing them. We have not. In fact, we have outlines for another three shows, and hope to write a few more while we are at summer camp this year.

During Around The Scouting Campfire #7 we find out that Buttons had a small problem during his scoutmaster conference for his Star Rank, and how he came up with the theme for this show which happens to be The Scout Law. Scoutmaster Steve then introduces us to a Scout Law song by the Croutons, and talks about Boy Scouts and adults who use bad language. During Buttons’ Corner we hear about one of the radical Scout’s first videos uploaded to Youtube. The show closes with Scoutmaster Steve sharing a story about being trustworthy from his 1950′s version of Scoutmaster’s Minute book.
Steve and Buttons would like to thank everyone who listens to the podcast, and who have sent emails about how they have enjoyed the shows.

Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store or at PTC Media forums.
You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. We appreciate your emails and letters.

RSS Feed - http://feeds2.feedburner.com/MelroseScoutingAudioPodcast
Download episode by clicking HERE.

This podcast is found on iTunes at
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=307979159
and is a member of the family of Scouting themed podcasts at PTC Media found at
http://www.ptcmedia.net/

Show notes:
The Scout Law Song by the Croutons  -  http://music.topdownloads.net/mp3/view.php?id=2829

Buttons Talks About The Scout Law is show #6 of Melrose Scouting Productions Podcast.
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    The sixth episode of Around The Scouting Campfire is now available. It is time to join Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, for another 20 minutes of fun and reflection on Scouting.

    During this show we discover what advancement rank Buttons holds in Scouting as he and Scoutmaster Steve talk about his upcoming scoutmaster conference. What merit badges has Buttons earned? Why did he choose those merit badges? Steve goes on to talk about the ten things he likes to cover during a scoutmaster conference. He follows it up with a little humorous story of a little old lady who every morning Praises the Lord.

    During Buttons’ Corner we learn about ten nutrition myths. Yeah, Buttons talks to us slightly overweight adult leaders and Scouts about how to stay fit. I bet you never thought that would happen.

    The show ends with Steve and his Scout Leader Minute, which is about The Stuff A Fellow Is Made Of, from the 1956 book Ideas and Stories For The Scoutmaster Minute.

    Steve and Buttons would like to thank everyone who listens to the podcast, and who have sent emails about how they have enjoyed the shows.

    Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store or at PTC Media forums.
    You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. We appreciate your emails and letters.

    RSS Feedhttp://feeds2.feedburner.com/MelroseScoutingAudioPodcast
    Download episodehttp://www.melrosetroop68.org/podcastaudio/MSAPE6.mp3

    This podcast is found on iTunes at
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=307979159
    and is a member of the family of Scouting themed podcasts at PTC Media found at
    http://www.ptcmedia.net/

    Show notes:
    Requirements for the Star Rank: http://www.usscouts.org/advance/boyscout/bsranks.asp
    The Scoutmaster Conference: http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2006/09/scoutmaster-conference.html
    Top 10 Nutrition Myths: http://www.centracare.com/community/spotlight/spotlight_spring_2009.pdf
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      The fifth episode of Around The Scouting Campfire has been posted. That means it is time to join Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, for another 20 minutes of fun and reflection on Scouting.

      This show begins with Steve and Buttons talking about feedback they have received. Steve speaks about using your local community television station as a way to promote Scouting in your area. Hopefully you are not driving a car as you listen to the song Vista because you might want to join in. During Buttons’ Corner we hear Buttons telling jokes to his friend Randall. As the show comes to an end Steve speaks about another type of compass used by Scouts and Scouters alike.

      Steve and Buttons would like to thank everyone who have sent emails about how they have enjoyed the shows. Please rate the show and/or leave a comment at the iTunes store or at PTC Media forums.
      You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. We appreciate your emails and letters.

      RSS Feedhttp://feeds2.feedburner.com/MelroseScoutingAudioPodcast
      Download episodehttp://www.melrosetroop68.org/podcastaudio/MSAPE5.mp3

      This podcast is found on iTunes at
      http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=307979159
      and has joined the family of Scouting themed podcasts at PTC Media at
      http://www.ptcmedia.net/

      Show notes:
      Scouting and Community Television – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2006/07/boy-scouting-and-community-television.html
      Vista – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2008/04/mspp-36-vista.html
      The Buttons and Randall Show #1 – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2008/07/mspp-43-buttons-and-randall-show-1.html
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        It is time for the fourth episode of Around The Scouting Campfire, a podcast about Boy Scouting with a bit of fun thrown in for good measure. Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout, have put together a full show for you.

        Show #4 begins with Steve and Buttons talking about the troop’s latest fundraiser, a pancake and sausage breakfast. Steve then tells a story about a campfire skit that did not go as well as the patrol was hoping it would. Next, the Buckskin staff of Many Point Scout Camp sings the Many Point Ballad. During Buttons’ Corner, the radical Scout reads a couple letters he has received before trying to learn the Cub Scout Promise from Michael, the Bear Scout. As the show comes to an end we hear the Scout Leader’s Minute, How To Catch A Monkey.

        Steve and Buttons would like to thank everyone who have sent emails about how they have enjoyed the shows. Please leave a comment at the iTunes store or at PTC Media forums.
        You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. We appreciate your emails and letters.

        RSS Feedhttp://feeds2.feedburner.com/MelroseScoutingAudioPodcast
        Download episodehttp://www.melrosetroop68.org/podcastaudio/MSAPE4.mp3

        This podcast is found on iTunes at
        http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=307979159
        and has joined the family of Scouting themed podcasts at PTC Media at
        http://www.ptcmedia.net/

        Show notes:
        The Pancake and Sausage Breakfast – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2009/04/some-breakfast-fundraiser-details.html
        A Campfire Goof-Up – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2006/06/campfire-goof-up.html
        The Cub Scout Promise (Giggles) – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2007/05/mspp-11-buttons-cub-scout-promise.html
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          Here it is, the third episode of the Around The Scouting Campfire podcast. There is a lot happening in this show. It begins with Scoutmaster Steve and Buttons discussing a new (fictional) video game based on the adventure of Scouting. Then Steve reads an email he received six years ago about how things have changed being a kid, and how we as parents have changed raising our children. The Boy Scouts of Troop 68 try to teach us the Dirty Sock Song, and expect you to sing along. Buttons talks about how you know when you are a real Boy Scout. And Steve wraps up the show with a Scout leader’s minute about what really make a troop a good troop. All of this in a show that is less than 18 minutes long!

          Steve and Buttons would like to thank everyone who have sent emails about how they enjoyed the shows. Don’t forget to leave a comment at the iTunes store or at PTC Media.
          You can contact Buttons at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Scoutmaster Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. We appreciate your emails and letters.

          The podcast is found on iTunes at
          http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=307979159
          and has joined the family of Scouting themed podcast at PTC Media at
          http://www.ptcmedia.net/

          Show notes:
          The Dirty Socks Song – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2008/12/mspp-57-dirty-sock-song.html
          You Know You Are A Boy Scout When… – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2007/09/mmspp-21-you-know-you-are-boy-scout.html

          RSS Feedhttp://feeds2.feedburner.com/MelroseScoutingAudioPodcast
          Download episodehttp://www.melrosetroop68.org/podcastaudio/MSAPE3.mp3

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            It is time for the second episode of the new Scouting-themed podcast, previously known as the Melrose Scouting Audio Podcast, but starting today will be known as Around The Scouting Campfire. Unfortunately, this episode was created before the new name so it still refers to itself as the Melrose Scouting Audio Podcast. Are you as confused as I am?

            During this show Steve and Buttons talk about how famous Buttons really is (in his own mind), a father’s rules about dating his daughter (like you have to be an Eagle Scout), and talk about Life With Dad. Buttons talks about the Scout Motto, “Be Prepared”. And Steve introduces the rap version of the campfire favorite Little Bunny Foo Foo.

            Steve and Buttons would like to thank everyone who have sent an email about how they enjoyed the first show. You may also leave a comment at the iTunes store and at PTC Media.
            Buttons now has an email address. You can contact him at buttonst68@yahoo.com. You may contact Steve at stevejb68@yahoo.com. We appreciate your emails and letters.

            The podcast may now be found on iTunes at
            http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=307979159
            and has joined the family of Scouting themed podcast at PTC Media at
            http://www.ptcmedia.net/

            Show notes:
            Dating my daughter – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2007/04/fathers-daughters-and-dating-scouts.html
            Little Bunny Foo Foo – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2008/12/mspp-58-rapping-bunny-foo-foo.html
            Buttons and the Scout Motto – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/2007/04/mspp-5-and-6.html

            RSS Feedhttp://feeds2.feedburner.com/MelroseScoutingAudioPodcast
            Download episode – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/podcastaudio/MSAPE2.mp3
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              It has been a long time in the making, but the first Melrose Scouting Audio Podcast (MSAP) is done and ready to be heard. This new podcast will be hosted by me, Scoutmaster Steve, and Buttons, the radical Boy Scout. Current plan are to have four parts to the podcast: the opening monologue, “Around the Campfire”, Buttons’ Corner, and the scout leader minute.

              The opening monologue will be a quick discussion between Buttons and myself about what will be coming up in the show. Nothing too fancy here because Buttons can be a handful when trying to carry one a conversation.

              The second portion, “Around the Campfire”, will feature a campfire-style song from one of the Melrose Scouting Productions video podcasts. If I run out of videos to take songs from I guess I may have to start singing them myself. Or maybe I could even feature other troops performing their favorite songs if they send me a mp3 file. This first episode contains the Hole In The Ground song.

              “Buttons Corner” is the part of the podcast where Buttons gets to do his thing. Maybe he will talk about something Scouting, or have a couple jokes to tell, or audio portions of his videos will be played. In this episode, Buttons talks about the Outdoor Code and what it means to him.

              As the podcast comes to an end it will be time for the scout leader minute. This is my time to share a story, or viewpoint, or a couple of stray thoughts about Scouting. In this episode I read John Wayne’s explanation of the Scout Law.

              As more episodes are created I may add more parts to the podcast. One thing I would like to add is “Buttons’ Shout Out!” during which Buttons would recognize those packs and troops that write to him through this site. This could even turn into a feedback forum in which Buttons tries to answer some questions sent to him by the listeners.

              I am also looking for a title for this podcast. At the moment I am simply calling it the Melrose Scouting Audio Podcast. I have also been tossing around the idea of calling it the “Around The Scouting Campfire” podcast. Do you like either of those titles, or do yoou have a suggestion of your own? Drop me an email with your thoughts at stevejb68@yahoo.com .

              Anyway (as Buttons would say), it is time for you to download and listen to this first audio podcast. The normal feed will contain an mp3 file, but through this blog you can download either the mp3 or a AAC file, at least for now. The feed can be found at
              http://feeds2.feedburner.com/MelroseScoutingAudioPodcast

              Thanks for listening. I hope to hear (read) from you soon.
              Download the:
              mp3 file – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/podcastaudio/MSAPE1.mp3
              AAC file – http://www.melrosetroop68.org/podcastaudio/MSAPE1.m4a

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