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Everything you should know about #Scouting in #Canada, and occasionally other places.

Latest Episodes

Planning to Plan

Don’t go blind into the new Scouting year! Podcast Topics The 2019-2020 Scouting year has begun! If your section(s) haven’t already had their first meetings, they will no doubt be doing so soon...so, what are you going to do with the youth? In this episode, Ken and Colin discuss the merits of holding regular planning meetings with your Scouter team(s), how to structure those meetings, and what the goals of those meetings should be. Shout-Outs As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Subscribe Tunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

53 MIN1 weeks ago
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Planning to Plan

Scouting Five - Week of September 9, 2019

Trail’s End suffers a data breach, Amazon helps out a Scout group...and a Scouts Canada youth earns the Cornwell Award. News Stories Boy Scouts’ information exposed during brief data breachUtah Boy Scouts lay off 21 employees as it prepares for LDS Church exodus Toddington Scout Group receives boost from Amazon to help refurbish hall targeted by vandals Sponsors needed for 3rd Coaldale Scouts event Scouts Canada recognizes Courtenay teen Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

8 MIN1 weeks ago
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Scouting Five - Week of September 9, 2019

Scouting Five - Week of September 2, 2019

Girl Guides get high school credit, Girl Scouts get a new camp...and there’s some fun events coming up in the UK, for Scouters. News Stories B.C. Girl Guides to receive as many credits as Scouts after taking inequality to gov'tGirl Scouts Of Western Oklahoma Still In Need Of Funding For Construction On New Camp Gilwell Reunion 2019 ScoutFest 2019 Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

6 MIN2 weeks ago
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Scouting Five - Week of September 2, 2019

Gear Donation

The podcast has a Discord server, a museum opens at Gilwell Park...and hey, what can you do with your used camping gear? Podcast Topics Scouting Stuff is proud to announce — officially, now — the launch of their Discord server; you can join it today at: discord.io/scoutingstuff For those not familiar with Discord, it's a text/voice/video chat application that was initially designed for — and is still, in many respects, targeted toward — the video gaming community. However, it also offers some of the crispest, highest-quality voice chat available online today (for free, at any rate); it easily and handily beats Hangouts and Skype for both quality and reliability. And indeed, we've used it a couple of times already to record Scouting Stuff episodes! So: come and join us on Discord. In addition to chatting with the podcast team and other Scouts and Scouters, you’ll be able to jump in on recordings when they happen, either to lurk and listen or to participate. In other news, did you know that a Museum of Scouting has been opened at Gilwell Park in England? As part of the celebration of the Park’s 100th anniversary, the museum there had its official opening; it’s evidently situated in the Camp Square at the park. Many thanks to podcast listener (and Big Man in the Woods) Mark Yeats for bringing this to our attention! All that said, though, the topic of this episode is actually...gear donation! Scouter Ken has recently been the recipient of a number of donations of camping gear from members of his church community, a side effect of his visibility therein as a member of Scouts Canada following his reception of the Religion in Life award. Some Scouting councils — this is certainly true of Ken and Colin’s home council, Northern Lights Council — have gear donation programs in place, whereby they can receive gently used camping gear from the community (or from Scout Groups that are looking to replace gear and have older gear they no longer need), and then distribute this to Groups that need it. But if your council doesn’t offer this service, consider approaching the council office and volunteering to set a gear bank up! Like as not, there are always Groups — and Scouting families — who will have need of gear, and who will happily accept donated gear if it means their youth can take part in more Scouting adventures. Shout-Outs Firstly, we have another shout-out to offer podcast listener Dan Tapley, who wrote in regarding our episode on food handling: Just listening to this episode while waiting for the plane home after vacationing in BC. Your comment about a squirrel absconding with a granola bar made me laugh. I saw the same thing happen at the top of Dog Mountain lookout yesterday. A lady pulled out a protein bar only to have a raven swoop down and fly off with the bar. Good timing by the bird! And thanks to Dan, for sending that story in. And. as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

38 MIN3 weeks ago
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Gear Donation

Scouting Five - Week of August 26, 2019

Girl Scouts rescued by boat, Scout groups desperately need volunteers...and a corn maze gives a shout-out to Scouts Canada. News Stories Girl Scouts rescued by boat after lightning strike at campsite Former congressman accused of decades-old sexual abuse from his time working at a Boy Scouts camp U.K. scouts rave about 'amazing' Newfoundland, and get facetime with PM Boy Scouts Announce Workforce Readiness Director Bose Corn Maze set to open in Surrey field shaped in Scouts Canada logo Scout group running for over 100 years could fold Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

6 MIN3 weeks ago
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Scouting Five - Week of August 26, 2019

Scouting Five - Week of August 19, 2019

Lawsuits against the Boy Scouts, numerous Scouting anniversaries...and some quick thinking prevents a wildfire. News Stories Boy Scouts of America hit with even more sex abuse lawsuits Michigan scouts carry on, despite organization's struggles Boy Scouts to celebrate 100 years in Petaluma, CaliforniaDelmar Boy Scout Troop celebrates 100 years Boy Scouts of America celebrates 60 years of camping at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch Scouts use water bottles to extinguish fire during backpacking trip in Willamette National Forest Download episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Follow Us on Twitter | Like Us on Facebook | Leave Us a Review | Discord Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

9 MINAUG 23
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Scouting Five - Week of August 19, 2019

Recruitment & Growing Membership

What are some ways, as a new Scouting year looms, to grow your Group’s membership? ----more----Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Podcast Topics Scouter Ken is joined again by Parker, an assistant Scoutmaster in Scouts BSA. This is actually the second time that Parker and Ken have chatted during the summer, but unfortunately the first episode that they recorded will probably never air...partly because it is actually only half of an episode, and partly because it’s a bit silly to air an episode about summer program planning in mid-August. So, instead, the topic of this episode is recruitment, and what Scout Groups can do to grow their membership. It’s an interesting opportunity to compare and contrast how a Scouts BSA group goes about recruiting new members with how Scouts Canada encourages its Groups to onboard new youth. Shout-Outs As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

81 MINAUG 16
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Recruitment & Growing Membership

Scouting Five - Week of August 12, 2019

Scout Troops celebrate milestone anniversaries, another Scout trailer stolen...and Catholic Scouts trek towards Rome. ----more----Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 News Stories NISHI SCOUTS TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARYScouts celebrating 100 years of service in Hopkinton Bankruptcy May Be Back on the Table for Irving-Based Boy Scouts of AmericaLocal Boy Scout community: Silver Trails sale is 'going to hurt scoutingAstronaut talks from orbit to Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree Boy Scout trailer worth $5,000 stolen before camping trip later this month - This time in Spring, Texas.Catholic scout troops in Europe find fellowship in sacraments, service Pope Francis to scouts: True joy comes from God's love, not things Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Follow Us on Twitter | Like Us on Facebook | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

8 MINAUG 15
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Scouting Five - Week of August 12, 2019

Any Tent in a Storm

A short story about a time, at a Canadian Jamboree, that a bunch of tents blew down. ----more----Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Podcast Topics This is just a short episode; there wasn’t enough news to warrant a Scouting Five episode this week, so instead Scouter Ken shares a story from the 1997 Canadian Jamboree, about a particularly stormy evening that saw a number of tents — at least in the subcamp the 59th Edmonton Venturers were staying in — blown down. Shout-Outs As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

11 MINAUG 2
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Any Tent in a Storm

Scouting Five - Week of July 22, 2019

World Jamboree opens, Boy Scouts get their trailer back...and the Girl Scouts addmore badges. ----more----Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 News Stories Opening ceremony kicks off World Scout Jamboree More than 167 countries participate in World Scout JamboreeBoy Scout trailer with thousands of dollars worth of camping gear stolen; third Scout targeted Stolen Boy Scouts trailer found in parking lot near Oakleaf Boy Scouts Returning To Lake Zurich After Storms Damage Wisconsin Camp Girl Scouts launch 42 new badges Boy Scout with nonverbal autism has earned the highest rank Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Follow Us on Twitter | Like Us on Facebook | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

5 MINJUL 25
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Scouting Five - Week of July 22, 2019

Latest Episodes

Planning to Plan

Don’t go blind into the new Scouting year! Podcast Topics The 2019-2020 Scouting year has begun! If your section(s) haven’t already had their first meetings, they will no doubt be doing so soon...so, what are you going to do with the youth? In this episode, Ken and Colin discuss the merits of holding regular planning meetings with your Scouter team(s), how to structure those meetings, and what the goals of those meetings should be. Shout-Outs As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Subscribe Tunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

53 MIN1 weeks ago
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Planning to Plan

Scouting Five - Week of September 9, 2019

Trail’s End suffers a data breach, Amazon helps out a Scout group...and a Scouts Canada youth earns the Cornwell Award. News Stories Boy Scouts’ information exposed during brief data breachUtah Boy Scouts lay off 21 employees as it prepares for LDS Church exodus Toddington Scout Group receives boost from Amazon to help refurbish hall targeted by vandals Sponsors needed for 3rd Coaldale Scouts event Scouts Canada recognizes Courtenay teen Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

8 MIN1 weeks ago
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Scouting Five - Week of September 9, 2019

Scouting Five - Week of September 2, 2019

Girl Guides get high school credit, Girl Scouts get a new camp...and there’s some fun events coming up in the UK, for Scouters. News Stories B.C. Girl Guides to receive as many credits as Scouts after taking inequality to gov'tGirl Scouts Of Western Oklahoma Still In Need Of Funding For Construction On New Camp Gilwell Reunion 2019 ScoutFest 2019 Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

6 MIN2 weeks ago
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Scouting Five - Week of September 2, 2019

Gear Donation

The podcast has a Discord server, a museum opens at Gilwell Park...and hey, what can you do with your used camping gear? Podcast Topics Scouting Stuff is proud to announce — officially, now — the launch of their Discord server; you can join it today at: discord.io/scoutingstuff For those not familiar with Discord, it's a text/voice/video chat application that was initially designed for — and is still, in many respects, targeted toward — the video gaming community. However, it also offers some of the crispest, highest-quality voice chat available online today (for free, at any rate); it easily and handily beats Hangouts and Skype for both quality and reliability. And indeed, we've used it a couple of times already to record Scouting Stuff episodes! So: come and join us on Discord. In addition to chatting with the podcast team and other Scouts and Scouters, you’ll be able to jump in on recordings when they happen, either to lurk and listen or to participate. In other news, did you know that a Museum of Scouting has been opened at Gilwell Park in England? As part of the celebration of the Park’s 100th anniversary, the museum there had its official opening; it’s evidently situated in the Camp Square at the park. Many thanks to podcast listener (and Big Man in the Woods) Mark Yeats for bringing this to our attention! All that said, though, the topic of this episode is actually...gear donation! Scouter Ken has recently been the recipient of a number of donations of camping gear from members of his church community, a side effect of his visibility therein as a member of Scouts Canada following his reception of the Religion in Life award. Some Scouting councils — this is certainly true of Ken and Colin’s home council, Northern Lights Council — have gear donation programs in place, whereby they can receive gently used camping gear from the community (or from Scout Groups that are looking to replace gear and have older gear they no longer need), and then distribute this to Groups that need it. But if your council doesn’t offer this service, consider approaching the council office and volunteering to set a gear bank up! Like as not, there are always Groups — and Scouting families — who will have need of gear, and who will happily accept donated gear if it means their youth can take part in more Scouting adventures. Shout-Outs Firstly, we have another shout-out to offer podcast listener Dan Tapley, who wrote in regarding our episode on food handling: Just listening to this episode while waiting for the plane home after vacationing in BC. Your comment about a squirrel absconding with a granola bar made me laugh. I saw the same thing happen at the top of Dog Mountain lookout yesterday. A lady pulled out a protein bar only to have a raven swoop down and fly off with the bar. Good timing by the bird! And thanks to Dan, for sending that story in. And. as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

38 MIN3 weeks ago
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Gear Donation

Scouting Five - Week of August 26, 2019

Girl Scouts rescued by boat, Scout groups desperately need volunteers...and a corn maze gives a shout-out to Scouts Canada. News Stories Girl Scouts rescued by boat after lightning strike at campsite Former congressman accused of decades-old sexual abuse from his time working at a Boy Scouts camp U.K. scouts rave about 'amazing' Newfoundland, and get facetime with PM Boy Scouts Announce Workforce Readiness Director Bose Corn Maze set to open in Surrey field shaped in Scouts Canada logo Scout group running for over 100 years could fold Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

6 MIN3 weeks ago
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Scouting Five - Week of August 26, 2019

Scouting Five - Week of August 19, 2019

Lawsuits against the Boy Scouts, numerous Scouting anniversaries...and some quick thinking prevents a wildfire. News Stories Boy Scouts of America hit with even more sex abuse lawsuits Michigan scouts carry on, despite organization's struggles Boy Scouts to celebrate 100 years in Petaluma, CaliforniaDelmar Boy Scout Troop celebrates 100 years Boy Scouts of America celebrates 60 years of camping at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch Scouts use water bottles to extinguish fire during backpacking trip in Willamette National Forest Download episode: MP3 Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Follow Us on Twitter | Like Us on Facebook | Leave Us a Review | Discord Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | Anchor Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

9 MINAUG 23
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Scouting Five - Week of August 19, 2019

Recruitment & Growing Membership

What are some ways, as a new Scouting year looms, to grow your Group’s membership? ----more----Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Podcast Topics Scouter Ken is joined again by Parker, an assistant Scoutmaster in Scouts BSA. This is actually the second time that Parker and Ken have chatted during the summer, but unfortunately the first episode that they recorded will probably never air...partly because it is actually only half of an episode, and partly because it’s a bit silly to air an episode about summer program planning in mid-August. So, instead, the topic of this episode is recruitment, and what Scout Groups can do to grow their membership. It’s an interesting opportunity to compare and contrast how a Scouts BSA group goes about recruiting new members with how Scouts Canada encourages its Groups to onboard new youth. Shout-Outs As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

81 MINAUG 16
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Recruitment & Growing Membership

Scouting Five - Week of August 12, 2019

Scout Troops celebrate milestone anniversaries, another Scout trailer stolen...and Catholic Scouts trek towards Rome. ----more----Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 News Stories NISHI SCOUTS TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARYScouts celebrating 100 years of service in Hopkinton Bankruptcy May Be Back on the Table for Irving-Based Boy Scouts of AmericaLocal Boy Scout community: Silver Trails sale is 'going to hurt scoutingAstronaut talks from orbit to Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree Boy Scout trailer worth $5,000 stolen before camping trip later this month - This time in Spring, Texas.Catholic scout troops in Europe find fellowship in sacraments, service Pope Francis to scouts: True joy comes from God's love, not things Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Follow Us on Twitter | Like Us on Facebook | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

8 MINAUG 15
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Scouting Five - Week of August 12, 2019

Any Tent in a Storm

A short story about a time, at a Canadian Jamboree, that a bunch of tents blew down. ----more----Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 Podcast Topics This is just a short episode; there wasn’t enough news to warrant a Scouting Five episode this week, so instead Scouter Ken shares a story from the 1997 Canadian Jamboree, about a particularly stormy evening that saw a number of tents — at least in the subcamp the 59th Edmonton Venturers were staying in — blown down. Shout-Outs As always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Leave Us a Review Music Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod

11 MINAUG 2
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Any Tent in a Storm

Scouting Five - Week of July 22, 2019

World Jamboree opens, Boy Scouts get their trailer back...and the Girl Scouts addmore badges. ----more----Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Android | TuneIn Radio | Stitcher | AnchorDownload episode: MP3 News Stories Opening ceremony kicks off World Scout Jamboree More than 167 countries participate in World Scout JamboreeBoy Scout trailer with thousands of dollars worth of camping gear stolen; third Scout targeted Stolen Boy Scouts trailer found in parking lot near Oakleaf Boy Scouts Returning To Lake Zurich After Storms Damage Wisconsin Camp Girl Scouts launch 42 new badges Boy Scout with nonverbal autism has earned the highest rank Send Feedback Email Us | Leave Us a Voice Message | Follow Us on Twitter | Like Us on Facebook | Leave Us a Review Music Unexpected Hoedown in Bagging Area, by Doctor Turtle

5 MINJUL 25
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Scouting Five - Week of July 22, 2019