Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tiger Cubs

Last week we completed Making Our Family Special requirement.

We are on track with the Tiger Cub Trail. We have worked on making our family special. There are 3 requirements that have to be completed.

1, Doing a chore as a family
2, Make a family scrapbook
3, Discover how family life was the same and how it was different from many years ago. Homework: Go to a library, historical society, museum, old farm, or historical building or visit an older person in your community.

I purchased some books, paper and had some festive cutouts for the boys to decorate the front cover of their scrapbook. Since I am a dedicated scrapper and I love to document events. I will have the boys make several pages throughout the year so they could put in their new photo album.
I started this meeting by discussing how important it is for the boys to help around the house and participate in the family chores.
I then discussed how life was so different many years ago.
I explained the difficulties of building with the standard screw driver versed the electric/cordless drill. The difficulties of making your own hand made pasta verses buying a box of pasta in the store. Last, how things were secured with hand turned wire verses using a lock wire tool.

I had three separate tables set up with parents guiding the boys on how to use and operate the machinery safely.

We talked about how someone invented these tools and made life much easier. I encouraged them to be imaginative and try to invent soemthing that will help make working easier.

All the boys practiced drilling in the screws and reversing the drill to remove the screws.
Lasagna noodle maker Gnocchi pasta maker
I had dough so the boys could make some pasta.

We discussed how things were secured with hand turned wire verses using a lock wire tool.

The Chief was in charge of this and all the boys now know how to make a secure turned wire.

They were so excited to use these machines and tools. I was happy to give the experience.

This week we are doing a Go See It. We are going to the Fire Department.


  1. Love it! So much work went into the project for you, but TCK kids looks like he LOVED it and family project was so cute! You're doing a great job leading the den!

  2. I wish I lived by you so my son could be in your troop. What a amazing leader they have. Such great actividies for the boys. I wanted to let you know that I made the Stromboli, and it was loved by all. So yummy definitely a keeper. I cannot wait to try many of your recipes. Thanks for sharing them



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