I’ve had my head buried in Scout Stuff all week, from planning our Pack Meeting (making May Day Baskets to leave at the low-income apartments around town) and starting our new Pack Blog, to thinking about programming for over the summer. One of the things that I’m working on doing with the boys is directing our program more toward “ScoutCraft”, as opposed to the stuff we’ve been doing. I’d like to see our meetings take on a much more directed path. To that end, I’m putting together an Orienteering Meeting.
Have you ever been Orienteering? It’s pretty awesome. You use a compass (NOT a GPS, that’s Geocaching), and a map, and you pace off different points, with the ultimate goal being the prize at the end. And this summer, I’m taking our pack Orienteering. I think it’ll be great fun. I’m in the process of coming up with other plans for them, too. Maybe we’ll even do some Geocaching – AFTER they learn to use a compass, of course.
What have you been up to this week? What’s coming up for you? Have you ever been Orienteering? Geocaching? If you were taking a group of kids (say, 30) on a learning adventure, where would you take them, and where would you go?