OK, so it's a bit cold for much of the country. There is still a lot of Scouting going on, just under layers!
This week's Patrol Box kicks off a new year!
Actually, our first Cub Scout meeting of 2010 started with the Webelos den that will be crossing into our troop this spring, showing me their brand-spanking new...patrol box! When one of the dads is a cabinet-maker by training, you can imagine how well built this is. They built it for the Craftsman activity badge, which is the 20th for many of them.
Great bunch of energetic Scouts to add to the mix!
Whether you are headed out to the wilderness or hunkering down to survive the plummeting temps, enjoy this week's Patrol Box.
- Merit Badge of the Week: Cinematography Free software and lots of tips to make you a great videographer. Oh, and you'll help expand your Scouts' universe. [Series resuming in 2010!]
- Merit badge humor--should Wilderness Survival be required?
- Contest: "Be Prepared" Solar Chargers from Powerfilm (Boys' Life advertiser)
- ...and while you are poking around Amazon: Eagle Scout street signs to go with the Eagle Scout parking sign.
- Easy project to get behind--more bike routes. Where does your state fall?
- The Price of Freedom leadership conference--only for Eagle Scouts, Venturer Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. 11-14 FEB 2010
- Cub Scout Video Game belt loop: think this will help? Great week for Scouting in the comics!
- Scoutsigns' Top 10 Tweets for 2009.
- Take Me Fishing--new patches and opportunities for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. TakeMeFishing.org is also on Twitter and Facebook.
- Venturers, Boy Scout and Cub Scouts--this idea could be for you. S24O: Sub-24 hour overnighters cycle trips for the time challenged (could easily be adapted to other things--backpacking, canoeing, and more). Adventure Cycling Association
So what do you have planned for this weekend? We are headed off to a lock-in at a local military academy to use their pool, gym and game room all night. Big breakfast in the AM to compensate for staying up all night. Check in with me on Twitter to see if I'm still up! or have a connection!