Why Camping is the Ultimate Father-Son Activity


by Jack Charles • Eureka! Tent Blog Regular campers appreciate the solitude and tranquility of a remote campground, but while camping is a great way to get away from the city or suburban life, it’s also a great way to form stronger connections with family members. This is especially true on father-son camping trips.  Dads have … Continue reading Why Camping is the Ultimate Father-Son Activity

Ten Reasons Why Children and Adults Need Vitamin-N


From Richard Louv I recall my father’s dark tanned neck, creased with lines of dust, as he tilled our garden. I ran ahead of him, pulling rocks and bones and toys from his path.” — The Nature Principle In “Last Child in the Woods,” I focused on why children need nature. In my new book, … Continue reading Ten Reasons Why Children and Adults Need Vitamin-N

Scouting Locations is Hard Work


With the official kickoff party of Troop 1819 for the 2016-2017 charter year a mere two weeks away, we are still hitting the trails and having fun…I mean working hard to prepare. This weekend we explored Fountainebleau State Park located in Mandeville, Louisiana. I’ve always been a huge supporter of State and National Parks. Where … Continue reading Scouting Locations is Hard Work

Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men


And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land…   A Call to Battle I begin this letter with a clarion call and clear charge to you, my sons and brothers in Christ: Men, do not hesitate to engage in … Continue reading Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men

DADNESS: THE CALL, THE CRAFT, THE CROSS


From The Catholic Gentleman • by Tyler Blanski Forget the dads you see on Television: selfish, workaholic, lazy, absent, bullying, pushover dads. They do not deserve the name. Real dadness is bigger than that. It’s as big as Our Father who art in Heaven. The call to be a Catholic dad is a call to suffer—as … Continue reading DADNESS: THE CALL, THE CRAFT, THE CROSS

IF DAD TAKES FAITH IN GOD SERIOUSLY, SO WILL HIS CHILDREN


From Knight Strong STUDY CONFIRMS NEED FOR FATHERS TO TAKE THEIR FAITH SERIOUSLY A rather large and important study conducted by the Swiss government in 1994 and published in 2000 revealed some astonishing facts with regard to the generational transmission of faith and religious values. In short, the study reveals: “It is the religious practice of … Continue reading IF DAD TAKES FAITH IN GOD SERIOUSLY, SO WILL HIS CHILDREN