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Liz

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    Scout mom since 2001 / Currently Pack Committee Member

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  1. Liz

    Here's another mystery patch

    Found this shirt for sale with that patch included while browsing eBay today... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Boy-Scout-Long-Sleeve-Shirt-597-W-Badges-And-Patches/273521151499?hash=item3faf218e0b:g:SDkAAOSw7VtbxQlG:sc:USPSFirstClass!97405!US!-1
  2. I'll keep my eyes open. I think the ones I have were salvaged off uniforms from the "uniform bank" at the round table. It doesn't bother my daughter one bit, but OCD runs in my family... I don't actually have OCD but every once in a while I can display OCD-like annoyances at minor things like this. I've been scouring ebay but after squinting at hundreds of photos of patches for sale I still can't find a shiny numeral 1.
  3. Help! My daughter's numerals on her Cub Scout uniform are mis-matched. All her numerals were upcycled from previous uniforms. Two of the three numbers have the kind of shimmery style red background, and one (the numeral 1) is the plain matte background. Does anybody have a shimmery background red #1 patch they would be willing to part with for a reasonable cost? I have a few random things I could trade, including some other red numbers (not sure which ones, I know I have some 5s to spare).
  4. Liz

    Bear Claws

    Mine doesn't get a ton of use but it's been rattling around in a pocket or handbag for several years (at least 4 or 5) and hasn't broken yet. Probably if it was used heavily it wouldn't last a long time, but... it was under $5.
  5. Liz

    Bear Claws

    I'll try to borrow one first, and buy if necessary. I may still get this for the kids to use for opening packages, using the screwdriver, etc.. Or just ask the parents to provide one for each of their kids and float this as an option alongside the BSA ones if they don't have one already.
  6. Liz

    Bear Claws

    Ok, answer this for me: Are any of the pieces shown on this tool a can opener? https://www.cabelas.com/product/hunting/knives-tools/multitools/pc/104791680/c/104740380/sc/104461380/cabelas-multi-tool/2001015.uts?slotId=0 I know it's a $6 itty-bitty pocket knife. But I own one - slightly different model but I think I paid about $4 for it several years ago. Mine has a flashlight instead of all the other pieces, but it's a pretty solid little tool and it gets the job done. I'm still willing to explore the idea of borrowing one, but honestly it looks like hardly anybody other than Victorinox puts can openers on pocket knives anymore. And even they don't put it on half of their offerings.
  7. Liz

    Bear Claws

    Kids or cubs. Not just boys. Don't forget cub scouts isn't just for boys anymore. The requirements say "open a can" - you don't think that should be start to finish for each kid to open an entire can? We don't have that many cubs though. Most likely 4 cubs total (2 in the girl den and 2 in the boy den). I guess maybe some of them will choose to carve two items too. We'll figure something out.
  8. Liz

    Bear Claws

    I'm just afraid if they have to take turns it will take for-ev-er.
  9. Liz

    Bear Claws

    I actually have one of the $6 Cabela's multitools - it's a different model and has fewer options but includes a flashlight. It's tiny! Mine actually has a keychain attachment. But it seems decent quality. Thing is though, it doesn't have a can opener. I haven't spoken to the parents yet but I'll work on that.
  10. Liz

    Bear Claws

    Thanks, guys. I don't mind buying a $30 knife for my own kid, but I'm not sure I want to buy half a dozen of them... and I have a $50 gift card for Cabela's which is why I was looking there. The problem is you can't always be sure that spending $30 gets you good quality, although admittedly a $6 multitool probably isn't great quality. I was hoping Cabela's wouldn't put out something that was complete garbage with their name on it, but I don't expect it to be the tool the kids use through high school. Just trying to get something so we can get their tasks taken care of with. I know the can openers used to be standard and I know I've owned them in the past (and never used them) - but I'm not finding a lot of them on current pocket knives. I think scissors have kind of taken their place. Maybe I'll check to see if any of the other parents have one we can borrow.
  11. Liz

    Bear Claws

    So, I'm planning out for January when our Bear dens will be doing their Bear Claws requirements, and I've run into a little hitch. One of the requirements so to *either* carve two items, *or* accomplish a long list of tasks with a pocket knife. I think the kids will actually have more fun and learn more by doing the second option, although I'd like to offer them the choice. The problem is that one of the things they need to accomplish is "open a can using the can opener on a pocket knife." And I can't find a lot of options (and none affordable) that include a can opener tool. It's kind of a dinosaur that nobody really uses anymore. Not to mention that even if I do find one I'm also going to need a YouTube video or something to teach me how to use it. LOL! They all include bottle openers, but not so much can openers. I'd like to get each of the Bears a Cabela's $6 Multitool and not have to buy just one Leatherman to share for the same amount of money. All advice on this subject is welcome. Thanks!
  12. Liz

    Cub Scout Outdoor Award

    That is an AWESOME suggestion. Thank you!!
  13. Liz

    Cub Scout Outdoor Award

    You think that’s great. Just wait until a three year old girl starts asking you every night at bedtime, “I can be a Cub Scout when I be bigger?” And you can smile and say “Yes.” This is my happy reality. And being able to pass that Bear Cub scarf down at Crossover that used to belong to my now-adult boys... priceless.
  14. Liz

    Cub Scout Outdoor Award

    That would be my guess too but the page shows a recent update. I bet they just overlooked it.
  15. Liz

    Cub Scout Outdoor Award

    Thank you! My cub invented a game the other day just on her own that involved turning their slide into a water slide and a bunch of other activities she and her sister could enjoy together - they played at it for a couple hours! I marked the “invent a game and play with your friends for 30m” off for her. She is really excited about earning this award. She is the only one in her den that went to camp sadly so I think she’ll be the only one to get it. But maybe next year we can get more of them to go. As a side note, USSCOUTS doesn’t list that last option for inventing a game on their website, but it’s on all the other sites that explain the award - any idea why?
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