Scouting Tech: Virtual Games for Scouts

Looking for a game to put some pep in your next virtual meeting? I’ve pulled together a collection of Look Wider Still games that can be played over your favorite online conferencing platform. Keep it simple – make it fun. That’s the Scouting way. Scouts BSA Patrol Activities: JEOPARDY! Scouting Showdown “I think what makesContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Virtual Games for Scouts”

Scouting Tech: Tiger Den Slides and Meeting Resources

Congratulations, Scouters, you have made it to your new Year in Scouting, which means you are likely up to your neck in to-do lists. Chances are good that your dining room table is a mountain of Scout stuff, and your spare room and garage look a little something like this… While we’re all still navigatingContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Tiger Den Slides and Meeting Resources”

Cub Scout Leadership: Free Bobcat Rank Videos

It’s that time of year again, where we’re (hopefully) welcoming scores of Scouts, filling up our dens with new, smiling faces! Unless they’re a Lion, all new Scouts could and should start working on their Bobcat rank right away. There are a bunch of fun ways to help these Scouts earn their very first rank…Continue reading “Cub Scout Leadership: Free Bobcat Rank Videos”

Kids Stuff: Setting-Up Devices to Print Using Google Cloud Print

UPDATE 12/9/20: Google has announced that Cloud Printing will no longer be supported after December 31, 2021. Here are some options to help migrate from Cloud Print. When the ball dropped and we rang in the brand new year, I don’t think any of us had “learn an entirely new set of tech skills” onContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Setting-Up Devices to Print Using Google Cloud Print”

Kids Stuff: All About Geocaching Adventure Labs

Interested in Geocaching basics? Learn everything you could ever want to know on my post, Kids Stuff: Geocaching Adventures. If ever there has been a perfect time to get into Geocaching, it’s right now. All summer long, brand new cachers have started popping up on the scene, looking for new and fun ways to get theirContinue reading “Kids Stuff: All About Geocaching Adventure Labs”

Scouting Tech: Building Your Unit Website with New Google Sites

This tutorial teaches Scouters how to develop a Unit website utilizing New Google Sites. A Scout is a lot of things, as we all know. They’re all 12 Points of the Scout Law and so much more; and if this year is any indication of our enduring Scout Spirit, then I’d say with confidence thatContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Building Your Unit Website with New Google Sites”

Scouting Tech: Visual Aids for Virtual Meetings

2020 will go down in history for a lot of reasons, but I sure hope the countless positives will outweigh the negatives when tested by time. What I’ll remember most about 2020 is that the world was encouraged to think outside of the box and then moved to share their clever creativity with everyone else.Continue reading “Scouting Tech: Visual Aids for Virtual Meetings”

Savory Recipes: Sloppy Joseph’s Crockpot Mesquite BBQ Beef on Rolls

If summer 2020 has been anything, it’s rainy. Here in Richmond, it’s the rainiest August on record, and we’re only halfway through! We’re getting a pretty good soak right now as I type, and with no end in sight, I’m starting to line up my family’s favorite rainy-day recipes on my weekly meal plan. AsContinue reading “Savory Recipes: Sloppy Joseph’s Crockpot Mesquite BBQ Beef on Rolls”

Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Den and Pack Meeting Settings

Edited: 9/27/2020 to include a video tutorial!Edited: 11/7/2020 to include a link to Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Scout Setting Expansion Winter Holidays! By my count, it’s day 146 of self-isolation, and I think it’s finally sent me into the deep end. Units across the world are finding new ways of meeting online, and for some of us,Continue reading “Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Den and Pack Meeting Settings”

Scouting Activities: Scouting-Themed Pictionary Zoom Game!

As the weeks go on and virtual meetings continue, your PL might find themselves running out of good ideas to keep things exciting and interesting. You can only share screen so many Power Point presentations before Scouts start taking virtual naps during their weekly virtual Patrol meeting. If you find yourself in a slump orContinue reading “Scouting Activities: Scouting-Themed Pictionary Zoom Game!”