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  1. Son #1 cleaned the garage this weekend as a part of his Family Life merit badge work.  Earlier, we put gravel on a path in the yard as the family project. He's almost done with this badge!  Just need a family meeting.  Son #2 got the hang of diving and going under water well enough to complete the Swimming merit badge -- woo woo!

  2. My sons are choosing their summer camp merit badges.  Son #1 -- Camping, Forestry, Wilderness Survival.  Son #2 -- Astronomy, Nature and one TBD.  I like their choices. Hope they get good counselors.

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    2. ItsBrian


      Astronomy is a really difficult badge to complete at summer camp FYI.

    3. WisconsinMomma


      ItsBrian, he might have to start/finish at home.  There is a MBC in our area who is very into astronomy who may be helpful.  Son #2 chose Cooking for his third summer camp merit badge.  That one may  not be great for camp either, except for the camp cooking portions?  

    4. ItsBrian


      I completed it with a friend my second year at camp, and I didn’t receive a partial. Meanwhile. 2 scouts last year received partials. Make sure your scout completes the requirement where it’s like “plan a meal for your Troop for a weekend camping trip” or something like that prior to camp. No other reason why he should get a partial if he completes the pre reqs.

  3. We road tripped to the Burpee Museum in Rockford, IL for their Archaeology merit badge class.  The museum has Jane, a juvenille T-Rex and an interesting display of Triceratops-type skulls.  They also have a paleontology lab, a lot of fossils and the museum runs trips to Montana and Utah.  

  4. Son #1 finished the Swimming merit badge!  Son #2 is almost done but needs to work on diving. 

  5. Adding a wetsuit and prescription goggles helped my oldest with his swimming so much.  He did great at his last swim lesson. Thanks to Amazon.com for their selection, pricing and quick delivery.  I was able to outfit him for under $50 - a good deal and convenient to find the items we needed. 

  6. My sons took on new roles in their troop -- 11 y.o. is Assistant Patrol Leader and 13 y.o is Scribe. :)

  7. Miss you Stosh, don't be a stranger!