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: Bitmoji Den and Pack Meeting Settings

Edited: 9/27/2020 to include a new video tutorial! 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, we’re struggling to make it less like school and more like Scouts.Continue reading “Scouting Tech: Bitmoji Den and Pack Meeting Settings”

Cub Scout Activities: SCOUTStrong PALA & the “Where in the World is my Cub Scout Leader” Game

What is the SCOUTStrong PALA Award? Leaders familiar with the SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit award know that this special series of activities fit perfectly into the den setting. You can incorporate healthy snacks, water, and physical activities into just about every adventure and easily earn this special award as you go. In particular, my den enjoyedContinue reading “Cub Scout Activities: SCOUTStrong PALA & the “Where in the World is my Cub Scout Leader” Game”

Cub Scouts: Pirates of the Caribbean Blue & Gold

Aye, matey, picture it! Ye and yer merry crew of bandits have battoned down the hatches and set sail toward Port Royal. Yer aboard the Black Pearl, the cursed ship with black sails that’s captained by the worst pirate ye’ve ever heard of. But ye have heard of him, mate. If you haven’t seen theContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Pirates of the Caribbean Blue & Gold”

Kids Stuff: Chore Charts

Teaching good citizenship is a big part of raising future adults that you can confidently send off into the world, knowing they’ll do their part and value the efforts of others. Hopefully we lead by example as often as we can – showing calm and fairness in conflict, respecting the property of others, and lendingContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Chore Charts”

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”

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: Rank Tracking Sheets

Here we are – the beginning of a brand new Year in Scouting! Surely you’ve set goals for your Den and yourself as a Leader (right?) and are excited to kick off the year with fun, engaging, interesting meetings and activities. There’s a leadership motto in Scouting that I need all of you to reciteContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Rank Tracking Sheets”