Category: Scouts

One of the very best organizations to help you raise successful boys is the Boys Scouts of America (BSA).

Pinewood Derby® Speed Tips

First of all, I would like to say that bandsaws are very efficient finger removing machines.  NEVER ALLOW A CHILD TO OPERATE A BANDSAW! That said, I have made lots of these cars, and have learned a little bit about…

Pinewood Derby® Plans

One of the funnest events in cub scouting is the pinewood derby.   Below are free plans to pinewood derby cars I have found to be very successful.  My personal recommendation is the Flying Wedge.  It is not the prettiest car,…

Ashley Book of Knots

This is a knot lover’s magnum opus.  The Ashley Book of knots describes every practical knot, what it looks like, where it comes from, and how to tie it. The book includes 4,000 knots, with all the varieties of shipboard…

Handbook of Knots: Expanded Edition

This expanded edition of the bestselling Handbook of Knots includes 16 additional pages with new photography. Clear instructions and annotated step-by-step photographs will help you learn how to tie more than 100 knots. Choose knots for fishing, camping, sailing, climbing,…