Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter March 28, 2017


The other activity I did with all the Cubs last night was a quick talk on the tradition of European style campfire blankets. If you want to get elementary school age kids excited about Scout patches the thought was let them put on some neat patch blankets and get their picture made. This snapshot is of one of our Tigers whose dad grew up as a Scout in India. So I think he can appreciate this tradition and maybe relate to all those district badges. I had to talk fast because being outside in the spring made these cubs restless.

The other youth friendly thing we are doing at the TOR is giving away patch notebooks. Now this might be an idea that some of the other show organizers should think about. How many of you have bought collections and ended up with 3-ring binders and used album pages? So we are going to have a station by the registration table where any youth can make a patch notebook with album pages for free before they walk into the show.

As this is the first show I’ve helped put on in many years I’ve tried to throw every idea for promotion out there to see what works. These road signs are out in front of the church and the Scout hut. The road is pretty busy with traffic so with the signs out all week hopefully we can get some people to come on in.

My to-do list this week is very long so my goal today is to stay off of social media and not respond to every email that comes up on the smart phone. I’ve got two solid days to finish prepping stuff for my tables so I can hopefully turn over some inventory.





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