Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Merit Badge Monday (on a Tuesday): Webelos Outdoorsman

I'm sorry.  Three weeks into this, and I'm already blowing it and not posting when I said I would.

It's been a hard week.  And the post I had written, well, I can't post it because I can't find the cord to get pictures from my camera to my computer.  <sigh>

So, it is on to Plan B.  Let's talk about Richard, my Webelos Scout.  Because I have no idea if he will still have a Cub Scout Pack this fall, we are trying to get things done on our own.  And one way we worked on his Outdoorsman Badge (required for Arrow of Light) was on the American Heritage Girls camping trip a couple of weeks ago.

Since Trina is too young to earn the camping badge with AHG (which I think is pretty stupid), she wasn't required to do things like set up the tent.  That became Richard's job -- with Connor coaching/helping him to do so.

This is part of him doing this requirement:   With your parent or guardian, take part in (a Webelos den overnight campout or) a family campout. Sleep in a tent that you have helped pitch.

He also was able to do an evening activity that included a campfire.

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He can't finish earning the badge, however, as most of the requirements involve him doing things with his den.  However, he did spend time learning most of the skills needed, such as fire safety, Leave No Trace, etc.

The best part, of course, is that *I* didn't have to set up the tent. 

On a related note, one of the badges that Thomas earned at Summer Camp (and was awarded last night) was the camping one. He's completed a lot of the requirements unofficially, but summer camp is a great opportunity to just demonstrate them all and get the badge earned.  Whoo-hooo!  Another Eagle-required merit badge down. 

1 comment:

Cristi said...

I'm running behind on all sorts of stuff this week, but I will be back to link up a post about Brennan's latest Merit Badges -- both the handful he earned at camp and the one he just finished tonight.