OK, so the journey continues. I am two for two; it’s a good start to blog my scouting activities for the next 100 days (now 99). For some reason, there is a song popping into my head. “100 Scouting posts on the blog, 100 Scouting posts…the next day comes and there’s more to be shared, 99 Scouting posts on the blog.” 🙂
So, today I…
- Made contact with a Webelos’ parent to finalize plans for our God & Family religious emblems at church for this Sunday.
- Listened to Scout Nation and An Hour a Week podcasts on PTC Media
- Started work on next week’s den meeting plan
- Wrote about my day’s scouting activities on the blog
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, here is what our Webelos did in their den meeting last night. By continuing to follow the den meeting plan schedule in the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide, we have arrived at the Scholar activity badge. While learning the value of an education and knowing how various aspects of education impact the boys is important, I don’t think the boys were really gung-ho about tackling this badge. However, since they all still are aiming to earn all twenty activity badges (12 down, 8 to go), they all agreed to “keep on, keepin’ on.”
As I was planning for the activities for the meeting, I’ll admit I struggled mightily to finds some fun and unique ways to have the boys accomplish the requirements. Even with the myriad of resources online from a number of scouters, the best I could do with the limited resources I have, was have a couple of poster activities for two of the requirements (#9 & #12) and den discussions for the others. The exception to this was I created a “teacher’s letter” for requirements 2-4 to have the boys sit down with their teacher, discuss the requirements and obtain their teacher’s signature as sign off for these requirements. I also created a questionnaire for requirement #11 to have the boys talk with their parents and other adults about good things and problems with their school.
To shake things up and to prep our work for the Scientist activity badge we’ll do later in the year, we tied in the boys’ recent science fair projects at school and they discussed their projects as they related to the scientific model and when their experiments were. So we also knocked out the Science belt loop’s first two requirements. We then ended the meeting practicing our skit for our Blue & Gold banquet this month. Next week we’ll finish up Scholar so we can get to some more fun activity badges like Showman and Outdoorsman.