Scouting Tech: Bear Den Slides and Meeting Resources

Well, we’ve made it to 2021! While there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, many units continue to encounter hurdles for meeting face-to-face. With winter weather bearing down on much of the U.S., outdoor meetings are a little less convenient, especially for Cubs. So, while we’re all still navigating aContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Bear Den Slides and Meeting Resources”

Scouts BSA Patrol Activities: 2nd Class Rank Bingo Game

It’s hard to find fresh ideas to bring life to the Scouting program over Zoom, so when my son (a PL) asks to reinvent a tried and true game, we do it and we share. Back in May, he and I worked together to create a series of S.C.O.U.T. game boards to cover Scout RankContinue reading “Scouts BSA Patrol Activities: 2nd Class Rank Bingo Game”

Scouting Tech: Wolf Den Slides and Meeting Resources

Congratulations, Scouters, you have made it to your new Year in Scouting, which means you are likely up to your neck in to-do lists. While we’re all still navigating a very different year in programming, many of us are trying to find ways to present Cub Scout adventures in a virtual setting. Having been aContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Wolf Den Slides and Meeting Resources”

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”

Scouting Tech: Tiger Den Slides and Meeting Resources

Congratulations, Scouters, you have made it to your new Year in Scouting, which means you are likely up to your neck in to-do lists. Chances are good that your dining room table is a mountain of Scout stuff, and your spare room and garage look a little something like this… While we’re all still navigatingContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Tiger Den Slides and Meeting Resources”

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”

Scouting Tech: Visual Aids for Virtual Meetings

2020 will go down in history for a lot of reasons, but I sure hope the countless positives will outweigh the negatives when tested by time. What I’ll remember most about 2020 is that the world was encouraged to think outside of the box and then moved to share their clever creativity with everyone else.Continue reading “Scouting Tech: Visual Aids for Virtual Meetings”

Scouts BSA Merit Badge: Using Google Classrooms for Virtual Merit Badges

This crazy coronavirus has certainly changed the world we live in. All of us are adapting the way we shop, the way we socialize, and the way we parent. We’re grappling with an overwhelming amount of information and the politicization of every decision we make, most of the time struggling to determine the lesser ofContinue reading “Scouts BSA Merit Badge: Using Google Classrooms for Virtual Merit Badges”

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”