Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Webelos and Arrow of Light Adventure Checklist Tracking Sheet



Another Cub Scouts post guys!

After doing a search, I couldn't find a document with a list and short description (or tracking sheet) of the Webelos and Arrow of Light Adventures. I found some Wolf and Bear tracking sheets here (awesome!), but nothing for the older boys. So, I pulled out my Webelos/Arrow of Light book and worked through the requirements.

Here is a list for you! It is patterned similarly to the Wolf and Bear tracking sheets, but isn't totally the same.

Spreadsheet version (includes all lists needed)
PDF versions:
Webelos Requirements
Arrow of Light Requirements
Webelos and Arrow of Light Electives

Good luck in Cub Scouts!

Cub Scouts Combined Calendar


Hello All!

This type of post is uncommon to the types of posts I write, but I still wanted to share in case it could be of use to anyone in the same situation as me.

I recently was asked to be a Cub Scout Den Leader for my church group of boys. We only have two boys right now, but one is in Webelos and the other is a Wolf. This presents a bit of a problem with the range of adventures!

I worked through the new requirements for scouts and form a calendar of sorts that would enable us to all work together on similar activities each time we meet.

This method does not allow scouts to pass off a whole lot of adventures, but it allows them to pass off requirements and a few electives and interact with the other boys in the pack.

Here is the calendar:
Spreadsheet version
PDF version

I am sure there could be improvements and if you think of any, let me know! I am by NO means a great organizer. Ask anyone. :)


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Concert Bingo


Happy December to you! Hope you are making merry as you celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus. Any Christmas Concerts in your future? With kids? I have just the thing. A Bingo sheet to help your child listen to the music and be a bit less fidgety.

Feel free to print this off for your personal use! Click here to download.

Happy Celebrating!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Testimony



I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God. I know that his apostles are also prophets of God. They receive revelation from our Father in Heaven to lead His church. I know this.

I also know that there have been times in my life when I have received revelation for my family. As my husband and I have gone to the Lord, He has asked us to do some very hard things. Things we didn't understand all of the reasoning to. At times, only parts of the revelations made sense. Sometimes a lot of it didn't make sense to us.

We have had to trust that the Lord is all knowing. We are his children. He loves us and asks us to trust him. In a smaller, but similar way, we do this with our own children. When we acted on some of the inspiration we have received, it has been hard, really hard. I have not always been necessarily cheerful about it. Looking back, I can see that I had no reason to kick and scream. I am in a better place. The Lord has led and guided us in ways I couldn't have imagined. The Lord has opened my mind to how he works.

I hope as I continue to be asked to do hard things by the Lord or his prophets, I can accept that I know a lot less than I think I know. I am a child of God, but I am just that--a child. I hope I can take it as an opportunity to come to Him and learn more.

Above is a photo of my mother's mom and dad. A while back, we recorded some stories and thoughts from my Grandpa. This little dissertation has reminded me to better trust the Lord.

click on the link above to hear the dissertation

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween 2015



Happy Halloween from Jack (Sir Lancelot), Abe (Shark/Pilot/Superhero), Rose (Cinderella) and  poor crying Eve (Fairy Princess).

Fairy Princess


Eve was a fairy princess this year. Easy as pie. Combine our old Tinkerbell dress with a felt fairy set I made a few years ago, some shiny red shoes, and cute girl. That's it!


For being unhappy at picture time, this is the best I could get. ;)


Daddy was a jester (ie: wore a jester hat for pictures) this year and helped Eve smile a little more. :)

Knight Costume


Jack is obsessed with knights. So much. He has been studying knights and absorbing as much information as he can about them. So, of course, this year for Halloween, he was a knight. Sir Lancelot to be exact.


Jack wanted every single layer that a real knight wears for his costume. While I like a challenge, I had to nix that idea, because, really... who has time to do that?



Pinterest helped me a lot while I was trying to figure out how in the world I was going to make this thing. I'm so happy that it's done, though-- tough project!


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