Wow, the fall colors are out in great form this weekend.
I just returned from a trip, and need to get the Patrol Box out before the weekend fades into the sunset. We have a Patrol Leaders Council at my house tonight, so there is a lot to get packed in quickly.
Next month's theme for the Boy Scouts is "High Adventure"; for the Cub Scouts, it is "Seeds of Kindness". Our troop will have their semi-annual elections, followed by a Court of Honor. Both the pack and the troop have Scouting for Food projects, too.
OK, let's get to the patrol box.
For Cub Scouts: Seeds of Kindness Program Helps from the BSA.
Boy Scouts have "High Adventure" in mind, pages 66-75. Note--this is a step in the right direction for the BSA, to put the Troop Program Features online. Now they just need to split the 3 volumes up!
BSA: Scouting Safely--lots of links from here regarding all aspects of safety, including the Guide to Safe Scouting, Age-Appropriate Guidelines, Safe Swim Defense, and a lot more.
One more thing this week from BSA: the American Red Cross and BSA Training Agreement--are you taking advantage of it?
Christmas and other holiday seasons are right around the corner--Scoutstuff.org has the new catalog out.
Safely cross a river without a bridge--Backpacker.com.
Or cross a river with Ropes and Poles' pontoon ferry.
The Scoutmaster Minute has some advice on Jamboree interviews. Good things to think about in general, too.
Incarcerated Scouts? Idea for a new unit in your council?
Building a camp flag pole from the Chairman's Chat blog.
Merit Badge of the Week: Animal Science
Almost the end: Popcorn tip #8
Webelos Crossover: KISMIF.org wants to know when your Webelos move on. Vote to see when most units do it.
So, what are you doing this weekend to help move Scouting along? Leave a comment!