Camping kind of comes to a standstill during the Christmas and New Year's seasons. Too much work, never enough family, and an endless parade of Scouting paperwork. Think recharter...summer camp deposits...times 2 for a pack and a troop.
Sometime this year, I think/hope Venture Crew 423 will be born. Lots of planning, goal setting, and clean-up to do.
However, the Patrol Box is ready to go, looking for relaxation, education and a lot of fun!
- Lone Star Scouter gives us something to think about: Scouters being physically fit.
- The last "Merit Badge of the Week" challenges Scout to earn (and Scouters to "earn") the Athletics merit badge.
- A good starting point, delivered to your email daily: Walk for Life Program
- Apogee Rockets--Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts LOVE model rockets. Even if you are not a client, the information and newsletter archive are fascinating. Oh, and they have a grant program for groups.
- Attitude--The Scoutmaster Minute: I'll be using this one soon.
- Scouts have a lot of activities on their plates--The Trainer's Corner has advice on how to win their hearts and minds.
- It's KNOT funny! Set an example for your Scouts by showing them that recognition is important. Are you up to date?
- Swap postcards from your mailbox all around the worl--you never know where you'll hear from next! Postcrossing.com is free (but you have to buy the postage).
- Need help with your pack or troop newsletter? Look at KISMIF's template. Do you have a newsletter?
- BSA's Smoking Stinks! video contest--win an iPod Touch with 32GB, or a camcorder and a free BSA high-adventure camp. Maybe earn the Cinematography merit badge along the way. Deadline is 04 MAR 2009.