A Mother’s Musings: When Your Scout Saves a Life

“Being brave isn’t the absence of fear.Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.” – Bear Grylls, Chief Ambassador of World Scouting A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. From the very beginning of their Cub Scouting career, youth in the ScoutingContinue reading “A Mother’s Musings: When Your Scout Saves a Life”

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: 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!”

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”

Kids Stuff: All About Geocaching Adventure Labs

Interested in Geocaching basics? Learn everything you could ever want to know on my post, Kids Stuff: Geocaching¬†Adventures. If ever there has been a perfect time to get into Geocaching, it’s right now. All summer long, brand new cachers have started popping up on the scene, looking for new and fun ways to get theirContinue reading “Kids Stuff: All About Geocaching Adventure Labs”

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: 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”

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”

Scouting Activities: Scouting-Themed Pictionary Zoom Game!

As the weeks go on and virtual meetings continue, your PL might find themselves running out of good ideas to keep things exciting and interesting. You can only share screen so many Power Point presentations before Scouts start taking virtual naps during their weekly virtual Patrol meeting. If you find yourself in a slump orContinue reading “Scouting Activities: Scouting-Themed Pictionary Zoom Game!”

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”