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scouts at the kitchen table

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What's your take on holding scouts at the kitchen table? Totally acceptable? I homeschool my kids, so sitting at the kitchen table, discussing or doing book work seems too much like school for my tastes.

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If it weren't for venturers having the occasional meeting at my place, I'd be stuck with Mrs Q's rather bland salsa!

 

Obviously with cubs, you need to mix it up. Let that table be a "launching point" for any given activity. Maybe unroll a map and with a deft flip of your carving knife say "to complete this activity we must go ... here". At the end of the year the boys can take the table outside and practice sanding and re-staining. ;)

 

Definitely memorizing things like the oath and law are best done roaming around the yard/neighborhood looking for the clues.

 

If for whatever reason you are stuck at the table for more than a few minutes, you need to figure out how to make that table a different place. Especially for your boys. Den meetings have to feel much different than school, wherever you hold them.

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I'm waffling between being silent and going along with the way things are, or rocking the boat.
None of the above. Offer to plan a specific meeting and show them how it should be done.

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I'm waffling between being silent and going along with the way things are, or rocking the boat.
What dedkad said.

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