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By: ptsteve      

Hello Cub Scouters,How often are you communicating with your Cub Scouts and parents. Do you send out reminder emails for upcoming meetings and Pack events? Email works great to remind everyone what is going on, but Den Leaders still need to pick up the phone and ask the families that have a responsibilities for the next meetings are they comfortable with it. Even if they say "we have it under control" or yes, ask again....[More]

By: ptsteve      

Hello Cub Scouters,Yes it is PackTrainerSteve again and also a Den Leader. We have found that you can hold a Hayride with off and on rain. I am proud to say most of my Den showed up and had a great time. We had 100 say they would come and 60 did and most of them were my Wolf Scouts and families. If the weather forecast says rain, make sure to see what is going...[More]

By: webmaster      

It has come to my attention that in many areas its that time of the year... time for OA elections so I thought I would take a few moments to explain what the OA is all about and how Scouts should choose who they elect into the brotherhood. In case you are wondering I am a OA member having earned my ordeal level as a Scout and then many years later Brotherhood while on Summer...[More]

By: ptsteve      

Welcome NEW Cub Scout LeadersI am a Pack Trainer for Pack 340 in Maryland and also the Wolf Den Leaders. If you are reading this blog entry you are at a great resource that will help you answer many leadership questions. First, read the handbook for the level Den or Webelos Den you are leading. After you have done that, you will have questions and doubts, ask the other leaders in your Pack for advice....[More]

By: webmaster      

Many years ago when I was a Webelos Den Leader I developed a three month theme called “Eagle Island” which focused on Citizen, Communicator, and Readyman. I should point out my Webelos Den Patrol name was “The Eagles”. This post will explain in as much detail as I remember how we did this. This is just an overview, but it should be enough to get you creative juices flowing to fill in the gaps. For...[More]

By: webmaster      

Serves: 5-6 Cook Time: 45+ minsIngredients: 1.5 pounds ground beef 1 medium onion 1 green pepper few handfuls mushroom 1 can tomato paste 1 can tomato sauce milk oil seasonings salt, pepper, onion salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning Directions...Warm up a large cast iron skillet, with a little bit of oil in the bottom. Dice up one onion and brown in skillet. Then add in ground beef, break into as small of pieces as possible....[More]

By: webmaster      

When teaching anything it is important to have everything planned out and all preparations made. The faster and smoother the program runs the more fun the kids well have, and the easier it will be on you. As the saying says “control through activity”, which basically just means if you give them time to tie there shoes, you also give them time to get into mischief. You also need to remember th KISMIF rule, Keep...[More]

By: webmaster      

These small square pieces of colorful cloth are very useful in camp. I could probably come up with 100 uses for bandanas if I really tried. Instead here are just some uses... cool down by getting wet and putting under hat cover mouth and nose when dusty wash cloth dish rag headband napkin first aid bandage tourniquet sling tie a splint hankie pillow cover stay cool – wet and tie around your neck loosely clean...[More]

By: webmaster      

When in the outdoors there are many ways to protect your food from animals and insects. Really the best way of doing this is keeping those items that need to be kept cold in a sturdy ice chest that is stored out of the way in a shady location. The rest of the food should be kept in plastic boxes that seal tight. If the food item is open then it needs to be secured,...[More]

By: webmaster      

Can you survive with out a TV? Can your child? I know I can as I watch very little TV now, although I tend to spend way to much time on the Internet, but I guess that is expected since I make a living from the Internet.Did you know... "American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more than any other activity except sleeping. By the age of 70 they...[More]

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