A Mother’s Musings: When Your Scout Saves a Life

“Being brave isn’t the absence of fear.Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.” – Bear Grylls, Chief Ambassador of World Scouting A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. From the very beginning of their Cub Scouting career, youth in the ScoutingContinue reading “A Mother’s Musings: When Your Scout Saves a Life”

Cub Scout Activities: Pinewood Derby Resources

Whether your Pack is hosting an in-person, drive-thru, or virtual event, one thing is certain… the Pinewood Derby Race is the one event your Scouts have been waiting for all year! You could even argue that this year in particular, holding onto Scouting traditions is more important than ever. Planning your event as you alwaysContinue reading “Cub Scout Activities: Pinewood Derby Resources”

Kids Stuff: Dad Jokes for Cubmasters – Christmas Edition

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly! Happy Holidays, Scouters! My gift to you this holiday season is a handful of groaners and some resources to make your virtual meetings a little easier to plan this month. Cheers to saving time in this, the happiest and busiest month of all. How about some Dad Jokes andContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Dad Jokes for Cubmasters – Christmas Edition”

Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Scout Setting Expansion Winter Holidays!

See my original post, Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Den and Pack MeetingĀ Settings, for the Base pack and Scouts Expansion pack, as well as a video tutorial to learn how to use Bitmoji! ‘Tis the season to be, well, a whole lotta things… jolly being at the top of the list! I have been blissfully and intentionallyContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Scout Setting Expansion Winter Holidays!”

Kids Stuff: Dad Jokes for Cubmasters – Thanksgiving Edition

There’s always something to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving, ya turkeys! No matter how your Pack celebrates the holiday, make sure you throw a little humor into the plan. Dad Jokes are perfect for any and every occasion, and this collection of Thanksgiving jokes is sure to get a few clucks from your crowd. LookingContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Dad Jokes for Cubmasters – Thanksgiving Edition”

Kids Stuff: Dad Jokes for Cubmasters – Halloween Edition

Trick or treat!Bags of sweets!Ghosts are walking down the street! Happy Halloween, Scouters! If ever there was a holiday that begged for a great Dad Joke (or even better, a groaner), it’s Halloween. Here are a few you can save and share with your unit. Feel free to post it on your Facebook group, shareContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Dad Jokes for Cubmasters – Halloween Edition”

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: 2nd Class Rank BINGO Game It’s hardContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Virtual Games for Scouts”

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: GeocachingĀ 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”