A reader’s son doesn’t want to be a Scout anymore: “I have tried to make it sound really cool, he’s got friends moving up and friends in a troop now but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I can’t force him so am I doomed to this disappointment?”
National Unplugging Day
The Twelve Days of Camping is another silly song for you. This works well at Christmas (because of the tune) or at camp (because of the theme).
I like to review some fire safety rules with my Webelos before the fire is built. That way they all know the expectations.
Even during seasons when it is too cold for the Cub Scouts to get out tent camping, we can still get them outdoors on a day hike. Make sure your Cub Scouts know the 10 Outdoor Essentials.
When preparing for a campout, one of the most common questions from less experienced campers is “What should I bring?” This article from Boy’s Life magazine is a good list of must haves for that campout.
Knowledge of fire safety and the fire triangle is an essential outdoor skill. Scouts should understand the science of fire when camping. Newer scouts often struggle to get a fire going. Understanding the way fire works and what is required to start and sustain a fire not only helps them build fires. It also helps scouts know how to contain fires and put them out.