Scouting Activities: SCOUTERGORIES Zoom Game!

Do you remember family game night growing up? Some games made for a fun evening, like Candy Land and Life while others turned typically sweet family members into wild-eyed logophiles, like Scattergories. Was that just my childhood home? I hope so. As an adult, I’ve come to love the game again. My son (the PL)Continue reading “Scouting Activities: SCOUTERGORIES Zoom Game!”

Scouting Activities: Flag Ceremonies and Retirements

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Our Scout Oath goes back to the 1908 publication of “Scouting for Boys”, where “BeContinue reading “Scouting Activities: Flag Ceremonies and Retirements”

Scouts BSA Patrol Activities: Scout Rank Bingo Game

My son (PL) is wrapping up the 30 Day Rank Challenge posted by the Heart of America Council, with his brand new patrol of brand new Scouts, and as he mulled over how to test them on what they’ve learned. After careful consideration, we talked over his strategy and he decided he’d rather make itContinue reading “Scouts BSA Patrol Activities: Scout Rank Bingo Game”

Air Fryer Recipes: Quick & Easy Fruit Hand Pies

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” – Jane Austen It’s true that some recipes can bring you back to happier, simpler times. Now that summer has officially kicked off here in the States, there isn’t any recipe as iconic or comforting as apple pie. Simply stated, it tastes estival, andContinue reading “Air Fryer Recipes: Quick & Easy Fruit Hand Pies”

Pantry Organization: FREE Printable Pantry, Freezer, and Meal Plan Inventories

I’ve been a stay-at-home / work-from-home mom for about six years now. I’m a very organized person, but before I took the plunge and started working out of the house, I was doing my grocery shopping when I had a few spare minutes and things were out of control. I would impulse and over buy.Continue reading “Pantry Organization: FREE Printable Pantry, Freezer, and Meal Plan Inventories”

Two-in-One Recipes: Air Fried Whole Chicken Roaster & Chicken Noodle Soup

Growing up with Depression-Era grandparents made me aware of how often we all waste food. Nothing irritates me more than throwing away an unopened package of lettuce or having a tomato go bad; so it’s no surprise that I love a good “two-for-one” recipe. This one is my favorite and is made better and easierContinue reading “Two-in-One Recipes: Air Fried Whole Chicken Roaster & Chicken Noodle Soup”

Cub Scout Activities: SCOUTStrong PALA Rank-Specific Scavenger Hunts

Since my last post, Cub Scout Activities: SCOUTStrong PALA & the “Where in the World is my Cub Scout Leader” Game, I decided to work on some rank-specific SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Scavenger Hunts to make our outdoor adventures a little more… adventurous. As many neighborhoods are posting rainbows, Easter eggs, and inspirationalContinue reading “Cub Scout Activities: SCOUTStrong PALA Rank-Specific Scavenger Hunts”

Cub Scout Activities: SCOUTStrong PALA & the “Where in the World is my Cub Scout Leader” Game

What is the SCOUTStrong PALA Award? Leaders familiar with the SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit award know that this special series of activities fit perfectly into the den setting. You can incorporate healthy snacks, water, and physical activities into just about every adventure and easily earn this special award as you go. In particular, my den enjoyedContinue reading “Cub Scout Activities: SCOUTStrong PALA & the “Where in the World is my Cub Scout Leader” Game”

Scouting Tech: Youth Protection in a Virtual World

It seems to me that social distancing has brought the world closer than ever, from apartment complexes in Italy and China singing in concert, to authors performing Facebook Live readings for the masses, singers and songwriters performing free concerts from home, artists sharing tutorials so we can release our collective creativity, educators hosting live classesContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Youth Protection in a Virtual World”

Cub Scout Activities: How to Run a Virtual Pack Meeting

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Robert Burns Well, if you’re doing your part to flatten the curve by sitting on your couch and brainstorming all of the ways you and your Pack can Scout in these difficult times, welcome to the One Hour A Week Club. We’re starting campfires withContinue reading “Cub Scout Activities: How to Run a Virtual Pack Meeting”