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”

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”

Cub Scouts: Den Chief

No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way. Lord Robert Baden-Powell At it’s very core, Scouting is a program built around guiding youth to become independentContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Den Chief”

Cub Scouts: Harry Potter Blue & Gold

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better. – JK Rowling I love that quote because it reminds me very much of Lord Robert Baden-Powell’s quote “Look wide, and even when you think you are looking wideContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Harry Potter Blue & Gold”

Cub Scouts: Star Wars Blue & Gold

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, our Pack decided to ditch what had become a tradition of sad sack Blue & Gold Banquets and give this fun annual event the attention it deserved. In years past our Pack had gone the route of the Bear adventure, Grin and Bear It, andContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Star Wars Blue & Gold”

Kids Stuff: Geocaching Adventures

Also see my post, Kids Stuff: All About Geocaching Adventure Labs! Picture it; Suburbia, 2014. I had managed to design a fabulous schedule where I could get the kids out of daycare and work from home full-time. It was a gift, one that changed my life in a number of ways for which I willContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Geocaching Adventures”

Scouting: Introducing Webelos to the Patrol Method

“The patrol system is not one method in which Scouting for boys can be carried on. It is the only method.” Lord Robert Baden-Powell It’s true! The patrol system truly is the singular method in which we adult leaders pass the baton to the youth in our charge, providing them with their own leadership skillsContinue reading “Scouting: Introducing Webelos to the Patrol Method”

Scouting: All About Cub Scout Knot Tying

Look wide, and even when you think you are looking wide – look wider still. Lord Robert Baden-Powell I firmly believe that there are opportunities within the existing Scouting program that, no matter how impeccably mapped out, can always use a little injection of fun or maybe a slightly different perspective. Most of us areContinue reading “Scouting: All About Cub Scout Knot Tying”

Cub Scouts: Pack and Den Recruitment

Cub Scout Recruitment: 4 Steps for Recruiting New Cub Scouts for Your Pack and/or Den With back-to-school officially under our belts, Scouting recruitment and popcorn fundraisers are kicking off or in full swing! You laid the groundwork over the summer months when your Pack Committee met to discuss and plan your upcoming Year in Scouting,Continue reading “Cub Scouts: Pack and Den Recruitment”