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RopeHand Washing Station Gadget  This is a gadget which was shown to us at a recent Roundtable. It uses lashings to make a handwashing station from straight sticks and an empty gallon milk jug.

 

Inspiration and MotivationScoutmaster Minute – Only One  Here is a Scoutmaster Minute which reminds us not to focus on the big insurmountable problem. Instead, just do what you can.

 

National Outdoor BadgesNational Outdoor Badges - Camping   If you have some enthusiastic campers in your troop, they might have completed the requirements already.

 

inventingInventing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  This looks like an interesting badge which they could work on together, but without a counselor in the troop to give them a little nudge, I could picture this dragging on for months. I'll go ahead and pass the requirements on to the PLC in case they are interested in pursuing it though.

 

Klutz Book of KnotsMy Favorite Knot Book  This book was recommended a few years ago when I went to Cub Scout BALOO training. I am not a "knot person". I can watch someone do a knot and repeat it, but an hour later it is forgotten.

 

RopePot and Towel Rack Camp Gadget  These instructions are for a pot and towel drying rack. There is a small picture of a similar gadget in the Boy Scout handbook.

 

American eagle with flagService Project Ideas for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts are required to participate service projects for Second Class, Star, and Life. Our troop encourages all Scouts to participate in service projects whether they need the hours or not.

 

WeatherWeather Hazards Online Course  Be prepared for unexpected changes in the weather.

 

MusicMusic Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  With all of the holiday concerts this time of year, some of your Scouts might want to work on the Music merit badge.

 

Partially peeled bananaBanana Bandanna Skit  The idea behind the skit is that the Scouter with the banana has misunderstood the announcer. Every time the announcer says to do something with the bandana, the Scouter does it with a banana instead.

 

Dutch OvenHerb Casserole Bread Recipe  Fresh baked bread tastes wonderful when you are out on a chilly campout. This is a casserole bread which is pretty easy to make.

 

sports-merit-badgeSports Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  We all know Scouts who are trying to juggle their Scouting activities with other commitments. In many cases, this might mean finding time for Scouting and sports. So help your Scouts find a way to make them complement each other. Introduce them to the Sports merit badge.

 

Leave-No-TraceBoy Scout Leave No Trace Award  Boy Scouts will complete a couple of the requirements for the Boy Scout Leave No Trace award while working their way toward Eagle Scout.

 

Public speaking Merit BadgePublic Speaking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Learning to speak in front of a group is important for anyone - young or old.

 

Pets Merit BadgePets Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  This is a good merit badge to recommend to your Scouts with pets. For those who are already taking care of their pets, it gives them some recognition for their efforts.

 

Inspiration and MotivationMake a Difference to One  This can be used as a Cubmaster/Scoutmaster/Advisor Minute or it can be used with adults to encourage more participation in the Committee.

 

US FlagMovies for Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge  Sometimes when I am doing an initial interview with a Scout for the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, they don't have any idea of which movie to watch for requirement 5.

 

TreeThe Outdoor Code  Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.

 

RecipeSoil Sample Cupcakes Recipe  Scouts always enjoy playing with their food! This would make a nice snack for any den meeting based on one of the ecology lessons.

 

Salesmanship Merit BadgeSalesmanship Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  If you have Boy Scouts selling popcorn for your unit, show them the requirements for the Salesmanship merit badge. This merit badge is also good for Scouts who have their own business enterprise - like mowing lawns or dog watching.

 

PlanningTroop Program Features for Meetings and Outings  Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.

 

Map and CompassMaps, Compasses, and Declination  Scouts will be interested to learn that the north indicated by their compasses is not really true north. Instead it points to the magnetic north pole, which is not fixed. The difference between true north and magnetic north is called declination.

 

RecipeGrilled Honey Lime Pork Chops Recipe  This is a really easy camping recipe. Do a little preparation before you leave for camp and you will have delicious grilled pork chops with almost no cleanup.

 

American Labor Merit BadgeAmerican Labor Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Labor Day marks the end of summer, but it is also a good excuse to introduce the American Labor merit badge to your Scouts.

 

Dutch OvenGreen Chili Stew Recipe  This probably isn't very authentic, but it is a tasty stew which is easy to make at camp. Serve a nice green salad with it and you have a meal!

 

Order of the ArrowWhat Is the Order of the Arrow?  Some of you may have Boy Scouts in your families who are in the process of becoming members of the Order of the Arrow. Just when you thought you were getting a grasp on Boy Scouts, they threw something new at you!

 

Corn BreadSweet Corn Bread Recipe  This is a very sweet corn bread. In some areas, this would be called corn cake. The sweetness of the bread goes well with spicy foods like chili or ham and beans with lots of hot pepper sauce.

 

RecipeLoaded Campfire Potatoes  This variation of campfire potatoes is hearty enough to serve as a main dish.

 

Sailing at Swift BaseCamping at Swift Base  Swift offers weeks of summer camp for Venturers and Explorers. Activities include water skiing, tubing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, rappelling, ropes challenge courses, horseback riding, mountain biking, rifle shooting, and archery.

 

CampfireCampfire Cinnamon Crescents Recipe  Here is another easy recipe for summer camp season. The only real trick to these is to cook them slowly so they cook all the way through.

 

US FlagCitizenship Football Game  The purpose of the game is to reinforce the ideas which are discussed in the Webelos Citizen activity badge.

 

US FlagConstitution Word Search Puzzle  In honor of Independance Day, here is a word search with vocabulary related to the United States Constitution.

 

CookingFirecracker Burgers Recipe  Boy Scouts and Venturers can make this one at camp or your Cub Scouts can help you make this for the Fourth of July to help fulfill their cooking requirements.

 

First aidFake Wounds for First Aid Demonstrations  If your Webelos or Boy Scouts are working on first aid requirements, you can add in some fun by making a fake wound on a "victim" or two.

 

Dutch OvenQuick Jambalaya  This jambalaya recipe is not very authentic, but it is easy enough to prepare at camp.

 

Map and CompassGuide Me Game for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers  This game makes a fun break in a meeting. It is appropriate for Webelos, Boy Scouts, or Venturers. The will have to work together to accomplish their goal.

 

Measuring SpoonsBlack Forest Dump Cake Recipe  There are lots of different dump cake combinations out there. Chocolate and cherries is one of my favorites.

 

Summer CampPlanning for Summer Camp  Summer camp is the highlight of the Scout year. It takes a lot of planning beforehand to pull it off smoothly though.

 

RecipeWalking Tacos Recipe  Here is a fun recipe for a hearty camp snack. If the taco meat is cooked beforehand, they can put this together pretty quickly.

 

BagI Can Do That With One Hand Tied Behind My Back Game  The goal of this game is for two Scouts to work together to make a simple lunch. The challenge is that they each have one hand tied behind their back.