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With kind regards, the Elsinga family.

On this page you will find my virtual camp blanket, which shows my badges, namebands, scarfs and more. All items shown here are part of my scouting memories and earned by or given to me. 

The scarfs of groups/regions/teams I belong(ed) to:

  • . 2013-today Scouting Nederland, Programmagroep Spel
  • . 2016-today FRET
  • . 2018-today Scouting Polaris Heerenveen
  • 2012-2018 Scouting van Maasdijk
  • 2018 Fundays staff
  • 2018 Nawaka staff
  • 2018 Roverway staff
  • Regio Friesland

The badges of groups/regions/teams I belong(ed) to:

  • . 2016-today FRET
  • . 2018-today Scouting Polaris
  • . 2019 World Scout Jamboree (NA1WJ HAM Radio station staff)
  • 2017-2018 Scoutingcentrum Fryslan
  • 2018 Nawaka
  • 2018 Roverway

The badges or nametags of camps I attended:

  • 2013 PKD
  • 2013 Scout In
  • 2014 PKD
  • 2014 zomerkamp
  • 2015 zomerkamp
  • 2016 EUSK
  • 2016 zomerkamp
  • 2017 Intercamp
  • 2017 zomerkamp
  • 2018 Fundays (staff)
  • 2018 HIT (camp staff)
  • 2018 Intercamp
  • Labelterrein Dwingeloo
  • Labelterrein Eerde
  • Labelterrein Hoenderloo
  • Labelterrein Loenen
  • Labelterrein Ommen
  • Pinksterkamp Dwingeloo

The badges or nametags of events I attended:

  • 2012 JOTA-JOTI
  • 2014 Hike&Seek junior
  • 2014 JOTA-JOTI
  • 2015 BP Tocht
  • 2015 Hike&Seek junior
  • 2016 BP Tocht
  • 2016 Hike&Seek junior
  • 2016 JOTA-JOTI
  • 2017 BP Tocht
  • 2017 Hike&Seek junior
  • 2018 BP Tocht
  • 2018 JOTA-JOTI
  • 2018 Scoutiviteit (as trainer)
  • 2019 BP Tocht

Other memorable stuff:

  • 2018 Roverway Rainbow Cafe
  • Pluim van fam. Paulusma
  • WSJ 2019 collection of neckers, badges and more

My qualifications and merit badges:

  • Kwalificatie - Gekwalificeerd leidinggevende Bevers, Welpen, Scouts
  • Kwalificatie - Gekwalificeerd teamleider Bevers, Welpen, Scouts
  • Kwalificatie - Instructeur (Kaart en kompas)
  • Kwalificatie - Kamperen scouts en explorers
  • Kwalificatie - MBL Kielboot III
  • Kwalificatie - Zendamateur Full
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Basis Buitenleven
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Basis Expressie
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Specialisatie Commuicatietechnieken
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Specialisatie EHBO
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Specialisatie Kielboot III
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Specialisatie Navigator
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Verdieping Samenleving
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Verdieping Sport & Spel
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Verdieping UST Houtbewerking & Stoken
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Verdieping UST Kampeertechniek & Pionieren
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Verdieping UST Tochttechnieken
  • Vaardigheidsinsigne scouts - Verdieping Veilig & Gezond

Here you find english Scouting documents, created by Robert Elsinga.

 The Netherlands, information for the Boy Scouts of America. This information leaflet on the country of The Netherlands was created as a hand-out to US BSA scouts we met when we were visiting a troop during our vaction in the northeast of the US in the summer of 2014. I wrote it to assist the scouts in passing a part of the Citizenship in the World requirement of the Eagle Scout rank ("Visit with a student or Scout from another country and discuss the typical values, holidays, ethnic foods, and traditions practiced or enjoyed there."). It sometimes compares the Netherlands to the US, but most of the info can be used by any foreigner/scout. I put it online so the troop we visited could (re)print them if neccesary, but feel free to use them if you were not present at the meetings we had. I would appreciate a quick note (at Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.) telling me who you are and what you are using the leaflet for though. =8-)

If you print the PDF file double sided (flip on short side), you get a small (European size A5, a little bit bigger than half Letter size) 8-page booklet you can fold and staple. Adobe Acrobat can resize the booklet to the size of paper you have in your printer, so using Letter sized paper wouldn't be a big problem.

BSA Merit Badge pamphlets

I have collected a lot of BSA Merit Badge Pamplets from numerous sources, for myself to use as inspiration as a dutch Scout leader. I was kindly reminded by the BSA legal department that they own the copyright and sharing them online is not allowed. Although I also downloaded them, I ofcourse compied and took them off my site. If you are a BSA troop, you can buy the pamplets through your council. 

English version below.

Welkom op de Scouting pagina van Robert Elsinga, leider bij de scouts van Scouting Polaris uit Heerenveen. Hier vindt je o.a. interessante engelstalige downloads. 

Je kunt de engelse downloads bereiken via het menu aan de bovenrkant.


Welcome to the Scouting page of Robert Elsinga, scout leader at Scouting Polaris Heerenveen, the Netherlands. For foreign visitors, the english downloads are the most interresting. You will find them through the menu above (or directly via this link).