This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.
One of the methods for Scouts BSA is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Scouts BSA with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
A reader asks about unit finances: “My boys just joined or local pack in our area last August. This pack has like 60 kids. The 1st thing I noticed was that everything was very very unorganized, but I didn’t want to be one of those parents that gripes and does nothing. So I took a seat on the committee as the Fundraiser chair. Since doing that I have witnessed some things that are disturbing to me and I know cant be right….”
A reader asks about being youth-led when all of the Scouts have no previous experience. “The girls have tried, but without experienced scouts in leadership positions to model how to plan a scouting year, run troop meetings or plan a trip, and troop trainers to instruct new scouts in camping skills, like established troops have, things have come to a stand still. “
Here’s another recipe for those who are looking for some variety when making foil packets. Pizza flavors come through in these beef and potato based hobo meals.
A mom sent in this question: “Our crew wants to stop the scouts from serving as President in the crew and Sr patrol leader at the same time. Does anyone else have this rule? “
A reader asks about what to do if the current leadership is burned out but nobody is willing to step up to take their place.
A reader asks “For Scouts BSA, can the same meeting fulfill both requirements for the communication merit badge and the citizenship in the community? Or do they have to be separate meetings? ” The answer can be found in the Guide to Advancement.
International Left Handers Day recognizes the uniqueness of all of the left handed people in the world. This is a good day for Scouts to appreciate the unique characteristics of all people. And to remember that the Scout handshake is a lefthanded handshake. Here are a couple of ways to celebrate International Lefthanders Day with Scouts.
A reader is asking for ideas for the troop’s 85th birthday party. I suggest classic birthday party games with a Scouting twist. Get the youth leadership involved and you will have more ideas than you have time for.