Hi! I'm Hank Hufnagel, Scoutmaster of Troop 51 of Clarion, PA.
These pages tell of the doings of Troop 51 a few years ago. Nonetheless you will find some
interesting stuff here:
Swiss Army Knife song (chords and lyrics in a PDF
Scout Law game software
curious stories of old times with
how to build a
catapult and a trebuchet
how to make
Tarp Tents, including
my favorite, the pyramiddle
information about a novel I recently
Bucks Loot in which a
Boy Scout named Mouse Monroe has many
my favorite Scouting links
Troop and Crew Pictures
Troop 51 was originally founded in
1911 or 1912. Over the years it has stopped and started a number of times.
Most recently, the troop was restarted in February, 1996 under the
sponsorship of the Clarion Masons. Here is a collection of summer camp and Philmont
Crew pictures from 1996
to 2001. If you are an old hand with the troop
will have a good time seeing how many last names you can supply?
Go here to see the pictures.
Out With the Boys The
Many Adventures of Troop 51
For years I wrote news articles about the various outings of the
Troop for the Clarion Area News. When the first of our Scouts made Eagle in
2001, I decided to make a book of these articles and present it to them as a
remembrance of our days together.
Click here to read the book online. If you have read the articles in the
past, you will find two new bits in the book. The
Introduction tells how I came to be Scoutmaster
and start writing the articles.
Eagle is the last of the articles and
tells about an adventurous hike into the future that Alan and I took.
If you have not read any of the articles before, you might
want to start with the ones the that I consider the best. Here they are:
The Ultimate Game
A Sunny Day
The 99-Cent Tent
Philmont Day 3
Mouse On Ice.
and Trebuchet Plans
Of all the articles that I ever wrote, the one about building a
Scout catapult generated the most mail. Everyone wanted plans for making
Here are the plans.
Once we built a trebuchet. As part of the getting ready for
that, I constructed a model trebuchet that threw M&M's.
See it here.
These are news articles that didnt make it into the book:
Fire on the Mountain Clay Williams, ASM goes fire
fighting in Idaho, 9/16/00
The Old Jail We tour the old facility, and I dream
The Knave in the Night How to play a
great Philmont group game, 8/23/00d
Philmont, The Third Day In the book, but here with more pictures. 8/2/00
Tarp Tents - Want to build a tent
from a tarp?
One of the requirements for
tenderfoot is to learn the Scout Law. I am a programmer by profession, and
back when he was 12, my son Pete was a game programmer using the Klik &
Play game development system. Together, we developed a
Scout Law Game to help scouts who have access to Windows based computers to
learn the Scout Law. This game is free and can be downloaded from the link
Hank's Home Page contains more shareware, stories
of my own days as a Boy Scout and information on three books that I have written
and a way to send me email.
Great Scout Links:
Virtual Campsite - My favorite!
The MacScouter - Pretty good for a Mac guy.
Virtual Patch Collection - and links to many a troop
UK Advancement - Want to see how its done in the