Campfire Date Night + Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so it’s the perfect time to start making plans to celebrate with your loved ones.  Since we love our readers, a few of my blogger friends and I have joined together to show our love with some fun Valentine’s Day ideas and giveaways!

My idea is to celebrate Valentine’s Day in front of a romantic campfire.  But it’s on a Tuesday.  In February.  That means most of us probably won’t be camping.

You can still snuggle outside by a warm fire if you have a chiminea or fire pit.  I think that counts as a campfire even if there isn’t a tent in the background.  🙂 Continue reading

How to Celebrate Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath

Scout SundayTwo very special days for the Boy Scouts of America are Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath. First observed in 1914, the days honor the contributions of boys and adults to Scouting.

Celebrating Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath can help introduce the Scouting program to congregation members who may not know about it.  Because most Scout units are chartered to faith-based organizations, Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath also give the boys an opportunity to give back by performing acts of service.

Whether with your pack or with your family, commemorating one of these important days will show your Scout spirit to your community.

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Knot Tying: The Best Resources to Learn How

Cub Scout Knot TyingKnot tying is an essential skill for many outdoor activities.  If they’re going to participate in them, every Cub Scout or Boy Scout needs to know how to tie knots.

But knots aren’t just for the outdoors.  We usually don’t think about how we use knots at home.  We tie our shoes, we tie a package and the boys tie their own ties.  We can’t forget that for some folks, knot tying is a hobby.

In the Cub Scout program, Wolves, Bears and Arrow of Light ranks have knot tying in their required adventures.  This post will help you find great resources to help teach the boys how to tie knots. Continue reading

Review Cub Scout Requirements Often

Review Cub Scout Requirements
When my older son, Parker, was a Bear Scout, my husband worked on wiring a ceiling fan for our patio. He was connecting the electrical into an outlet in one of our bedrooms, and he called Parker into the room to watch.

With my husband’s help, Parker used a pair of pliers to bend the ground wire into a hook.  He then used a screwdriver to screw the outlet cover back on.

Just like that, Parker had completed part of the Bear Adventure: Baloo the Builder 1Continue reading