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Seriously!? Video Games
PatB34 replied to 5thGenTexan's topic in Open Discussion - ProgramVideos game night once a year for a scouting event is hard to beat. Scouts go nuts and it is something very different that a regular meeting. More than once or twice a year, at it's a bit much.
Need Ideas to Keep a Troop Alive.
PatB34 replied to Eagle94-A1's topic in Open Discussion - ProgramMeetings can be jazzed up a lot. Have the Scouts put together at least one game per meeting. Try to turn programs into games and competitions when possible Ideas: https://www.troop60.co/activities/troop-meeting-activities
I Don't Know What to Do...
PatB34 replied to 5thGenTexan's topic in Open Discussion - ProgramEvery Troop has it's own personality. Finding a good match is in many ways like finding a good marriage. When you find the right match, you'll know. We all hate giving up on things, but life experience has taught us that some things can't be changed in a reasonable amount of time. If your troop isn't a good match for your youth, find or make a better one.
Guide to Safe Scouting
PatB34 replied to InquisitiveScouter's topic in Open Discussion - ProgramI used a similar one to this in high school. We first used a shopvac and then found the janitor with a gas powered leaf blower. It got a lot more exciting. : ) Plans were in something like Popular Mechanics and similar to this https://www.instructables.com/Simple-Leaf-Blower-Hovercraft/
CPR and the First Aid Merit Badge
PatB34 replied to OaklandAndy's topic in Open Discussion - ProgramI've seen this used to teach CPR https://bmcemergmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12873-016-0110-5 Video (go to 3 minute point):
how Scouts sign up for outings
PatB34 replied to RainShine's topic in Open Discussion - ProgramSignup Genius seems to work fine for signing up for events. It's easy to set up and keep track of.
PatB34 replied to BKS's topic in Open Discussion - ProgramA measure of a great Scoutmaster is how long they can stand with their hands in their pocket as Scouts try to build a fire. Whenever possible, have Scouts teach. This isn't always practical, but is quite special when it works or fails.
New here, saying hello!
PatB34 replied to JesseMills's topic in New to the Forum?Welcome!
Veteran Scouter and new leader
PatB34 replied to Jadalexm's topic in New to the Forum?Jadalexm Welcome and hope to also learn the secrets of delivering scouting.