Scouts BSA Patrol Activities: JEOPARDY! Scouting Showdown

“I think what makes ‘Jeopardy!’ special is that, among all the quiz and game shows out there, ours tends to encourage learning.”-Alex Trebek When it comes to trivia, there’s one game show that stands out from the rest, and that’s Jeopardy! (Sorry, Cash Cab. Although that show was pretty great, too.) Even if you aren’tContinue reading “Scouts BSA Patrol Activities: JEOPARDY! Scouting Showdown”

Cub Scout Activities: Pinewood Derby Resources

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Please remember that the links to editable Slides are the official Look Wider Still copies of those files. Please do not request editor access to those files! I’ve spent a lot of time re-building Slideshows and Certificate files to remove changes made by users. Please make copies of those files and workContinue reading “Cub Scout Activities: Pinewood Derby Resources”

Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Scout Setting Expansion Winter Holidays!

See my original post, Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Den and Pack Meeting¬†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!”

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: Building Your Unit Website with New Google Sites

This tutorial teaches Scouters how to develop a Unit website utilizing New Google Sites. A Scout is a lot of things, as we all know. They’re all 12 Points of the Scout Law and so much more; and if this year is any indication of our enduring Scout Spirit, then I’d say with confidence thatContinue reading “Scouting Tech: Building Your Unit Website with New Google Sites”

Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Den and Pack Meeting Settings

Edited: 9/27/2020 to include a video tutorial!Edited: 11/7/2020 to include a link to Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Scout Setting Expansion Winter¬†Holidays! By my count, it’s day 146 of self-isolation, and I think it’s finally sent me into the deep end. Units across the world are finding new ways of meeting online, and for some of us,Continue reading “Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Den and Pack Meeting Settings”

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”

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”

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”

Cub Scout Leadership: Annual Pack Program Planning

I’ve been mulling over what I would jot down next, and I had considered Annual Pack Program Planning but thought it was too much to wrap my head around these days. Fifth-grade fractions and decimals and ninth-grade geometry are eating up all of my available brain cells, so my processing power has been maxed outContinue reading “Cub Scout Leadership: Annual Pack Program Planning”