I know that scouting can be frustrating. My son got into scouts in February and it has been a very interesting….. adjustment?.... learning process?.... development?? … All of the above?? Anyway- we usually do projects on the weekends so I thought it would be fun (and helpful to others??) if I posted projects and hints I have learned.
HINT ‘o’ THE WEEK…
Read, read, read. Before you try to scout with your child, read his (or her) hand book. Familiarize yourself with the projects as some of them overlap – (ie… in communications you have to make a poster about something you like. In Bicycles you need to learn about the development of the bicycle and share what you learned with your den/pack. We made a poster of bicycle advancement….)
A helpful site is www.merritbage.org.... It helps you with organizing and keeping track. Also, see if your den/pack has an account with www.scoutmanage.org. SOOOOO great.
Project for the week…
In the Wolf Den they have an Elective section on the Indians. With it being close to Thanksgiving, this turned out perfect timing for us! We have read about Indians and made a few things. We will share this easy TeePee today…
1- We went on a walk and gathered actual long grass. And then we let it sit and dry …. And become breakable. Sad. So in the garbage it went. So I went for Bamboo (it’s what I had but I found that Dollar Tree had some!)
1- I did a search on-line for How to Build a TeePee and the one I like best is at http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/na/teepee. I followed all of their instructions. Here are our pictures of making this.
He had so much fun and just loves having this displayed around the house!
Thanks for stopping by!