Scouting

Camping can be really fun. These are some ideas to add some extra fun to your campouts.

Ways to SPICE Up Your Campouts

Welcome friends – thanks for stopping by!  Today we are going to talk about campouts. One of the fun things I get to do is write pieces for some of the BSA’s social media outlets. Last year, I wrote about our Scout Troop’s famous “Iron Chef” campout.  This is a long-standing tradition in our Scout […] Read more…

Me and Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert

Uplift Families and their Parenting Conference

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  Last month, I got to do something very cool.  I attended a bloggers luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion with our Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert.  She has an initiative called Uplift Families.  Her goal is to promote good parenting skills, strengthen families, and offer resources to parents throughout the […] Read more…

Earning an Eagle Scout rank isn't always easy, but we survived it and we are SO proud.

My Son, the Eagle Scout

If you remember this post from over the summer – My son the almost-Eagle Scout, you’ll know that I was really biting my nails over whether or not my son would complete his path to Eagle.  I’m happy to report that he finally got with the program and earned his Eagle rank. I was very pleased […] Read more…

Scout Sunday #AdriansCrazyLife Ways that our Scout Troop performs service to our sponsoring organization. Scout Sunday is just part of it.

Scout Sunday Service

I don’t always share stuff like this on my blog, but I thought this one was pretty cool.  This post was featured on the state-wide Scouting website – Blog.Utahscouts.org recently.  I met the coordinator of it at the recent Build Your Blog conference and we’ve been collaborating on some posts like these since then.   […] Read more…

Kids Craft Popsicle Stick Catapults #AdriansCrazyLife

Kid’s Craft Tutorial: Popsicle Stick Catapults

Isn’t it funny how sometimes the simplest of things can be the most fun?  One of our Scout leaders came up with these little catapults and we’ve used them several times since then.  The kids just love them.  They would be perfect for birthday parties, Sunday school classes, Scout activities (obviously!), or even Homeschooling Physics […] Read more…

Four tips for being a good scout parent

Adventures of a Scout Mom

I don’t know if I’ve ever really called it out on my blog, but I’m a Boy Scout Leader.  For reals!  I mean, I’m not THE leader – that’s a big job in a troop of our size, but I’m definitely part of the cast of characters in our Troop. In fact, I’ve actually been […] Read more…

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