Five Great Websites for April Fool’s Pranksters
Be Inspired! / Big Scout Project

Five Great Websites for April Fool’s Pranksters

It’s That Time of the Month – in fact it’s That Time of the Year when you’ve got permission to let your inner prankster loose for a day. April Fool’s is here. Let’s be clear: scouts are inherently do-gooders. Scouts don’t balance cups of water on top of doors waiting for innocents to walk into an unexpected … Continue reading

Step It Up: Five Great Resources to Get Walking
Be Adventurous! / Be Inspired! / Health/Fitness / Sports & Recreation

Step It Up: Five Great Resources to Get Walking

It’s “That Time of the Month,” gang — my monthly opportunity to share some of the great resources I’ve stumbled upon while working through the badges for the Big Scout Project. You know I’ve become something of a walker over the past year, and I just celebrated my 500-miles-in-one-year mark. So it seemed like a … Continue reading

Five Great Free Resources for Lifelong Learning
Be Curious! / Be Inspired!

Five Great Free Resources for Lifelong Learning

In the two+ years since the Big Scout Project launched, I’ve stumbled into an amazing array of really remarkable resources, tutorials, and online knowledge that go way beyond Wikipedia and YouTube. That’s why I’m launching a monthly series called “That Time of the Month.” Each month, I’ll share with you, dear readers, some pre-screened recommendations … Continue reading

Not Your Mama’s Jack-O-Lantern: Pumpkin Sculpting
Arts & Crafts / Be Creative! / Be Inspired!

Not Your Mama’s Jack-O-Lantern: Pumpkin Sculpting

What do marble, metal, wood, wire, clay, and pumpkins have in common? They’re perfect for sculpting something. Sure, we usually think of pumpkins as something to be carved–not sculpted. But let me turn you on to Ray Villafane. He is to pumpkins what Michelangelo was to marble. And he is my inspiration for this little … Continue reading

10 Curious Facts About the U.S. Constitution
Be Inspired! / History

10 Curious Facts About the U.S. Constitution

Happy Independence Day, friends! In honor of our nation’s big holiday, I thought I’d pull together some of the fun facts that you probably didn’t know about the U.S. Constitution. Citizens, today’s a very good day to wise up about our most important national document. 1. The U.S. Constitution was actually signed on September 17th, … Continue reading