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: Virtual Whisper Game

“Scouting is not an abstruse or difficult science: rather it is a jolly game if you take it in the right light. In the same time it is educative, and (like Mercy) it is apt to benefit him that giveth as well as him that receives.“ – Lord Robert Baden-Powell A jolly game sounds goodContinue reading “Scouts BSA Patrol Activities: Virtual Whisper Game”

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”

Scouting Tech: Using Zoom Breakout Rooms for Survival Situation Games

My oldest son is working to complete his Eagle and has the special opportunity to lead the newest Scouts (recent AOL graduates) in earning their Scout Rank virtually. He’s leaned heavily on the 30 Day Rank Challenge posted by the Heart of America Council, and over the last few weeks has learned a lot aboutContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Using Zoom Breakout Rooms for Survival Situation Games”

Kids Stuff: Virtual Play Dates & Activities

The natives are getting restless around here, and Fortnite aside, they’re missing their one-on-one time with their buddies. Totally understandable, and honestly, my heart aches for them that the weather is so beautiful and they can’t play with their friends in it. We’re going to make it, we just have to be resourceful and findContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Virtual Play Dates & Activities”

Kids Stuff: Snake Savvy

It’s officially springtime on the East Coast of the United States, and as the temperatures rise, all manner of creature starts to emerge. There are bees buzzing, mosquitoes biting, and I imagine we’ll be covered in inchworms by the end of the month. Of all the creatures making their way out into the warm, wideContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Snake Savvy”

Kids Stuff: Chore Charts

Teaching good citizenship is a big part of raising future adults that you can confidently send off into the world, knowing they’ll do their part and value the efforts of others. Hopefully we lead by example as often as we can – showing calm and fairness in conflict, respecting the property of others, and lendingContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Chore Charts”

Kids Stuff: Free Printable Fortnite Valentines

Hey Squad, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, and since my son is a 5th grader, that means it’s our very last opportunity to make and hand out classroom Valentine’s. Make it Legendary? Mission Accepted! I don’t think I need to explain why Fortnite is a popular Valentine theme this year, you’re likely hearing your elementary schoolContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Free Printable Fortnite Valentines”