Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

Wild Stew For 25 Hunters or maybe 6 or 8 Hungry Boy Scouts


6 lbs. deer, moose, elk, buffalo, antelope, or beef cut in stew meat size pieces

4 lbs. onions (peeled and sliced)

3 cloves garlic (diced or use equivalent of garlic powder, not garlic salt)

12 bell peppers (sliced)

10 (6 oz.) cans tomato puree/paste

10 cans of water

2/3 bottle of hot sauce (optional)

2 tbsp. brown sugar

2/3 bottle of Worcestershire (pronounced Wooster Shire) sauce

3 tbsp. parsley flakes

1 tbsp...

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Every Scouting unit is encouraged to bring its membership to full strength for a summer full of fun! With the 100th Anniversary of Scouting being celebrated all throughout 2010, there’s no good reason to wait until fall to do some significant recruiting of members.

Two Scout campouts with the Fort Wayne TinCaps are planned for May 22nd and June 26th

Cub Scout Day Camps in June

Boy Scout, Cub Scout, and Webelos Adventure camps take place in June and July

The summer...

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(A column, whereas, you the reader may ask Ben questions about camping, cooking, hunting, fishing, or anything concerning living in our Great Outdoors.)



When we get company at the house and they notice our little 10-foot, walk-in camping trailer parked in the back, they ask or comment actually, “We’d like to go camping but we don’t have all the fancy stuff that you have and it would cost too much to get started now. You’ve probably been doing stuff like that...

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An Object

By Any Other Name


I have a lecture that I give to Scouts and it’s about looking at things from a different angle or point of view. It’s a base way to broaden their minds and be able to create or to think differently about objects and situations.

I sometimes hold up an object like a coat hanger and then I’ll ask, “What is this?” I get a lot of hands up when I ask this question because almost everyone knows what a coat hanger is and what it’s used for. I then ask again, “What...

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(Member of the Laurel family (Lauraceae)


Known as Tea Tree, Mitten Tree, Cinnamon wood, or Smelling Stick, Sassafras is one of the first things my mother sent me into the woods each spring to dig up. The plant/tree is easy to identify in that it has 4 different shaped leaves.

Mom made sassafras tea and made everyone in the family drink it. She said the reason we got sluggish during the winter was our blood got thick and that’s why we didn’t have any energy so if we thinned...

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Gentlemen! Start Your Engines

(Figuratively speaking of course.)

The Miami District Pinewood Derby, hosted by Cub Scout Pack 3349, will be held on Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road (Time Corner area). Racing is open to all Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts – you do not need to participate as a Unit and all individual racers are welcome.

Check-in starts at 10:30am and goes until 2:30pm

Racing from 11:00am – 3:00pm

Awards and patches will be handed out...

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