Scout Activities: This Is Jeopardy! For Advancement

Hey, Scouters! It’s time for JEOPARDY! First category is “Lesser Known Scouting Pioneers,” you’ll take $100. “The influential leader known as ‘Green Bar Bill’ who was quoted as saying ‘Scouting is a game with a purpose’.” Say it with me, everyone… “WHO IS WILLIAM HILLCOURT?” Wait, who? Mr. Hillcourt is the dashing fella to theContinue reading “Scout Activities: This Is Jeopardy! For Advancement”

Savory Recipes: Chicken Parm Meatballs

You know that quote “you are what you eat”? If there’s any truth to that, I want to be a chicken parm meatball. Unsurprising, considering I am one of those people who often ponder things like “can some emotional health issues be relieved with carbs?” I think they call that soul food and I amContinue reading “Savory Recipes: Chicken Parm Meatballs”

Cub Scouts: How to Teach the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids

We all know that a great way to connect with our kids is to get them disconnected from all of their electronics, and that Scouts in particular love a good adventure into the woods. The Aims of Scouting are character development, leadership development, citizenship training, and personal fitness; all of which can be achieved inContinue reading “Cub Scouts: How to Teach the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids”

Warm & Cozy Recipes: Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie

When I think of “warm and cozy,” I think about a hot mug of coffee, my fleece-lined slippers, and snuggling the doggo on the couch with a bowl of chicken pot pie. I have had zero success making a pie crust that wasn’t either super dry or crumbly, so when I stumbled across an iterationContinue reading “Warm & Cozy Recipes: Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie”

Warm & Cozy Recipes: Healthy, Hearty Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Much like my recent post about Warm & Cozy: Healthy, Hearty Turkey Chili, and especially on a rainy fall day like today, I am looking for ways to transition into the new, cooler season with family favorite recipes that perk up even the most morose summer-lover. I made chili two ways this week at theContinue reading “Warm & Cozy Recipes: Healthy, Hearty Crockpot White Chicken Chili”

Warm & Cozy Recipes: Healthy, Hearty Crockpot Turkey Chili

The seasons have most definitely changed. Anne of Green Gables kind of says it all, “I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers.” This from a firm summer girl. The older I get, the more I appreciate fall, but it takes some time for me to warm up to the idea.Continue reading “Warm & Cozy Recipes: Healthy, Hearty Crockpot Turkey Chili”

A Mother’s Musings on Natural Tunnel State Park

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir Mountaineer and father of our National Parks, John Muir was an early conservationist, a naturalist, an environmental philosopher, and a lover of mountains. His contributions to the preservation of the American wilderness are most evident on the West Coast, specifically Yosemite andContinue reading “A Mother’s Musings on Natural Tunnel State Park”

Warm & Cozy Recipes: Crispy, Savory Salmon Patties

It’s officially fall here in Virginia (although I’m sure we’ll go through all four seasons today by sundown), and that means our household is breaking out the decor, lighting the Autumn Wreath Yankee Candles, and whipping up our fall family favorites. Over here, we eat salmon in some form or another at least once aContinue reading “Warm & Cozy Recipes: Crispy, Savory Salmon Patties”

Scouting Tech: Syncing Your ScoutBook and Google Calendars

There’s no denying the convenience of the ScoutBook calendar function, especially when it’s organized by Pack and Den events. It can be frustrating to hold your annual Pack Committee planning meeting, determine your upcoming Year in Scouting, load it all into ScoutBook, share the heck out of your calendar, and still have families out ofContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Syncing Your ScoutBook and Google Calendars”

Scouting Tech: Building Your Unit Website with Classic Google Sites

This tutorial teaches Scouters how to develop a Unit website utilizingClassic Google Sites. Click here to view my tutorial for New Google Sites. According to the BSA’s 2018 Annual Report, there are 2,021,615 registered Scouts (kindergarten-aged thru 17 years old) in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts here in the United States alone. They are membersContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Building Your Unit Website with Classic Google Sites”