Welcome to Southern Tier Scouter

Welcome to Southern Tier Scouter!

This is my very first post to the brand new website. I’ve never done this before, so please bear with me as I get my footing and work out all the bugs of having a new blog. A moment of introduction is in order I think. My name is Steve and I have been in Scouting for 20 years now if you combine my Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer Post and Adult Leadership years together! Wow 20 years. I currently am the Cubmaster and Arrow of Light Den Leader for Pack 43 out of Apalachin. I have one son who will be starting his Arrow of Light in the fall, and a daughter who is a Daisy Scout. My wife is a Girl Scout Leader as well, so you can see Scouting is a rather big part of our family life.

Why Southern Tier Scouter? Well the hope is to provide a place where Scouters, of all sorts, can come and find and share ideas for local activities in our area to hope improve their Scout’s experience. This will, I hope, become a place where we as a Scout community can share what works for us; like where to take Cub Scouts for a camp out outside of the big Scout Camps, who offers Scouting badge programs, and other such information.

I am not affiliated with Baden-Powell Council, or Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, or any other organization in any official capacity. Its just me, a volunteer hoping to help other volunteers.

Over the next few weeks watch for information to come!

As Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, once said, “The boy is not governed by don’t, but is led by do.” So lets get out there and DO!