Scouting Magazine

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First Class Scout James Ahuna of the Aloha Council spins a fireknife with blazing speed to create a circle of fire. James performed the Samoan fireknife dance at the 2005 National Scout Jamboree, 36 years after his dad, Joe, first twirled a fireknife at the 1969 national jamboree. Associate Editor Kathy Vilim DaGroomes details the Ahuna family's jamboree legacy. Cover photograph by Vince Heptig.

In the October 2005 Issue

A Halloween Tradition
For 25 years, Troop 2's Haunted Castle in Fort Wayne, Ind., has provided scary — but safe — fun for families while also funding the unit's annual program and equipment expenses.
A Night in Battleship Cove
Spending the night aboard the battleship Massachusetts gives Scouts a firsthand experience in U.S. naval history.
A Way to Do Something More
Creative methods of giving — charitable annuities, remainder trusts, and endowment gifts — not only help underwrite a Scout council's financial future but can also provide financial benefits for donors.
One Family's Jamboree Legacy
A Hawaiian Scout at the 1969 national jamboree asked if he could twirl another boy's fireknife. At the moment, the Hawaiian boys' life — and the lives of his future family — changed forever.
'Scouting at Its Best'
The Chickasaw Council's biennial Scout Base mega-camporee draws Scouts from surrounding states to a spectacular weekend of unforgettable Scouting experiences.
Cub Scout Recruiting: How They Do It
The Otetiana Council in Rochester, N.Y., and the Crossroads of America Council in Indianapolis, Ind., share their strategies for getting more boys to join.

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