Pip didn’t just sing last night.
He “absolutely blew the roof off the place,” said host Carson Daly.
Phillip Arnold, known on the show as Pip, gave a powerful rendition of The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” during last night’s episode. Continue reading
What were the hottest merit badges last year?
I’ve got the answer. Maybe.
So first, a caveat: The friendly folks at the Supply Division tell me there’s no way to determine exact numbers of merit badges earned. That info is tracked by troops — not the National Council.
That said, by examining sales figures, we can get some idea which badges sold more than others in 2011. I’m thinking that if a Scouter buys a merit badge emblem in a Scout Shop or at ScoutStuff.org, chances are good that a Scout recently earned the badge.
After examining the 2011 sales list, here’s what I’ve come up with for the 20 top-selling merit badges of 2011:
How far would you go to inspire your Scouts?
One assistant Scoutmaster had a specific distance in mind: 140.6 miles.
That’s the distance of an Ironman triathlon — 2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking, and 26.2 miles running. All that effort, says Mark Williams of Troop 16 in Parker, Colo., shows his Scouts what training and perseverance can accomplish.