There’s something fishy about Hunter’s Pinewood Derby car.
The paint job is a little too professional, the edges a little too perfect. While other cars wobble down the track, this thing’s a rocket every time.
And for some reason, when Hunter picks up his first-place trophy, Mom and Dad seem more excited to hold it than he does.
My verdict? It looks like a classic case of “Mom and Dad did all the work.”
Here’s a question to chew on: Should you serve snacks at den meetings? Why or why not?
And if you do, what is served?
I posed that question to our Facebook friends and got an array of answers.
Read a few of my favorites below, and then sound off with your own thoughts on the subject.
Ask 90 different Scouters for their unit’s uniform policy, and you’ll get 90 different answers.
Sure enough, that was the case a couple of weeks ago when I polled Scouting‘s Facebook fans on the subject and got 90 responses.
The Boy Scouts of America Insignia Guide says it’s your responsibility as an adult leader to “promote the wearing of the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.”
But what constitutes a “suitable occasion”? And what exactly is considered a “correct complete uniform”?
Here’s what you had to say on the subject:
What’s the one thing the Scouting program can’t live without? Scouts.
The Boy Scouts of America offers the premier program for youth, but Scouts need the means and desire to stick around. Continue reading
What difference exists between a 13-year-old boy who earns the Eagle Scout award and one who gets there at 17½?
That was the subject of a fascinating discussion among your fellow Scouters on our Facebook page this week. Now, I’ll share some of the arguments I found most compelling. Continue reading
Scoutmasters in Troop 1776 serve for three years and then step down.
As a Scout growing up in 1776, I assumed that every troop did it that way. Boy was I wrong!
In fact, after hearing from my fellow Scouters on Facebook about the way they run their troops, it appears there’s a pretty even split on the subject. Continue reading