Hey, six weeks have come and gone now. Hope the Patrol Box is giving you plenty to read and learn from.
Feel free to link to it or send out to your Scouts, too.
Shenrapawa's Mighty Troop 423 is headed out on our Lewis and Clark Fall Camporee this weekend. Tomahawk throwing, canoe races, letterboxing, and spectacular camping weather--what more could you ask for?
How about a good Patrol Box?
Let's help Ropes and Poles celebrate: 3 years of bringing us great Scouting on the web. The pictures on this entry alone will make you green with envy.
Scoutsigns has brought me another benefit: other great websites that I hadn't already known about. Boyandgirlscouts.com has a steady stream of news and updates for you about Scouting.
This one will remind you why we supervise our Scouts when doing fundraising! Dumbfounding video--worth the couple of minutes.
Speaking of fundraising: how is your popcorn season going? New tip!
The Backpacker.com video this week is on treating bloody wounds in the wild. They have a great first aid device, and I can just see all the Scouts running up to Mom for a little help.
Backpacker.com also has great articles: anyone ever have to help a Scout with fears in the woods? Or have them yourself?
This Columbus Day weekend is first annual "Make Tracks Family Trail Weekend" from the National Wildlife Federation. Encourage your Scouts to get out!
KISMIF.org has a great idea for letting Scouts know where to be: den signs. Could be used by Boy Scouts, too, with patrol flags or emblems.
Scoutmaster Musings addresses Demonstrate Scout Spirit in your everyday life. How do YOU handle this? Comment below!
Childcare at about.com has a great list of 10 fun activities for teaching fire safety. This would be easy to work in to a den meeting, or have a Boy Scout teach to a den.
I know everyone's attention is on the economy right now--been quite week. Might be a good time to get your Scouts intersted in American Labor or American Business merit badges. You might want to turn the American Business badge upside down though, this week. ;-)
Well, I've got a van to load up for the weekend. Hope this Patrol Box gave you a lot to think about and share with your Scouts.