Map and Compass Belt Loop
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|Sat, 05-03-2008 - 7:10pm|
Well, 5 boys from our pack earned the Map and Compass Belt Loop today. I think we have 23 left in the pack after the older ones have moved on and the new ones haven't been recruited yet. So, I was really expecting about 8-9 boys to show up, but 5 was still fun. (It was my son, our den leader's son, the cub master's son, another den leader's son, and 1 regular boy.)
We started off with a short video that I had, then moved onto some games, then looked at some maps and did map skills, then compass skills, then putting the two together. Then we moved outside to the pavilion and did a few more activities between the raindrops. There's still more I could have showed them, but 2 had to leave early and my own boy was getting antsy. I thought I did good in breaking up the activities and moving along from one thing to the next, but it's hard to keep attention when some are leaving...so we just finished up about 15 minutes early. I think everyone had a good time, especially the other leader people.
I do have to say that I'm glad that I didn't do this just for our den because the 3 boys from our den who didn't show up would have created difficulties...and the 3 boys who did come from the other dens really participated and enjoyed being there. I guess that's a win-win situation!