Cub Scouts Bobcat

5 Tips for Setting-Up New Scouts to Successfully Earn Their First Rank Until the introduction of the Lions program in the last several years, the Bobcat Rank was the very first rank your Scout could earn in the Cub Scouting program. Introduced in 1938, the “Bob Cat pin” was intended to serve as an entry-levelContinue reading “Cub Scouts Bobcat”

Start Smart: Adventures in Student Planning

For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned. -Benjamin Franklin For summer-loving kids, there are very few consolations for the end of these warm vacation months; new sneakers, school supplies, and seeing friends on the first day are the long list, and feeling nervous about being unprepared or overwhelmed sucks the joy outContinue reading “Start Smart: Adventures in Student Planning”

Cub Scouts: Den Leader Binder Organization Tips

Sure, I’m a Scouter, but first I’m a nerd. Two of my favorite things are Tolkien and organization, which alone should paint a fairly accurate picture of who it is that’s advising you right now. Do you remember being a kid and getting brand new school supplies? It was exhilarating and took the edge offContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Den Leader Binder Organization Tips”

The Age of Bags: Why my Kavu Mini is a back and life saver!

We are in the age of bags. I have a bag in my coat closet that’s full of other bags. It’s a thing that happens to women when they become mothers because you’re suddenly incapable of schlepping around everybody’s stuff in your purse. At first you start using your baby bag to carry everything forContinue reading “The Age of Bags: Why my Kavu Mini is a back and life saver!”