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2020-03-29: Merit Badges while Stuck At Home

Scouting magazine published a list of 58 merit badges that you can get completely online and at home.  I think with the whole “Stuck at Home” condition, this is a great time to learn something fun and new!  The list is here, and if you see any you would like to try, let me know and we’ll set you up on Scoutbook to get started!

2020-02-16: Scout Skills

Scouting gives people the chance to learn skills that will help them for the rest of their life.  First aid, knots, wood working, plumbing, automotive maintenance, a great many things that people often need to go to others to do, we learn in scouting.  While there are merit badges to show mastery of the skills, many of them are introduced at scout meetings and worked on at camping trips.

Our next trip will be the cook-off on March 27th weekend.  We’ll be challenging ourselves to cook really great food on both the propane forges, but I’m challenging the patrols to make dinner on Saturday over the campfire.  

My mother always said I could cook a 3 course dinner if I could only put a campfire in the middle of the kitchen.  Let’s see what creative things we can do cooking like people did before the invention of the propane stove!