Use zippered pencil pouches to organize puzzles instead of storing the bulky boxes. Cut off the image from the front of the box and store it in the bag, too. (This blog post has several great ideas for organizing kids toys.)
Explains the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance in simple, kid-friendly words. Used when teaching Wolf requirement #2 "YOUR FLAG" "To pledge means to make a promise," I said. "To have allegiance to something means to be a good friend. So, when we pledge allegiance to the flag, we are promising to be a good friend."
Bear Achievement 19 was a favorite with both of my dens. Why? Because it’s all about pocketknives. Boys can be a little goofy and silly at den meetings, but with this one I laid down the law. If they didn’t pay attention and take it seriously, they would not get their Whittlin’ Chip card. And they were good as gold.