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Camping and Outdoors
- Adventure Time
- Ah, Wilderness!
- The Ants Go Marching One by One...
- Around the Fire
- Back to Basics
- Back to Nature
- Barefoot in the Park
- The Big Hike
- A Bit Squirrelly
- Boy Meets Grill
- Burnt Offerings
- Cabin Fever
- A Cabin in the Woods
- Call of the Wild
- Calling all Campers
- Camp More...Work Less
- Camping Beneath the Stars
- Camping Capers
- Candid Camping
- Campfire Cookin'
- A Canoe for You
- Climb Every Mountain
- Communing with Nature
- Eating Out
- Explorer Extraordinaire
- Fantastic Campfires
- Fireside Fun
- Fresh Air
- Getting Back to Nature
- Go Wild
- Great Outdoors
- Happy Camper
- Happy Hikers
- Happy Trails to You (hiking)
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Hiker's Haven
- Hiker's Paradise
- A Hiking We Will Go...
- Hitting the Trail
- Home Away From Home
- Lakeside Adventures
- Let's Go Camping
- Let's Go Outside
- Life at its Best
- Nature Boy/Girl
- Nature Center
- Nature's Beauty
- On the Trail
- Our Neck of the Woods
- The Outback
- Outdoor Adventures
- Outdoor Fun
- Outdoor Odyssey
- Picnic Fun
- Playing with Fire
- Roughing it
- Rugged Outdoorsman
- Scaling New Heights
- Setting Up Camp
- Sleeping Under the Stars
- S'More Camping
- S'More Fun!
- S'Mores Anyone?
- Starlight, Star Bright
- Survival of the Fittest
- Take a Hike
- Take it Outside
- This is the Life
- Trail Blazers
- We Love Camping
- We're NUTS
- What Was That Noise?
- Where's My Real Bed?
- Woodland Creatures
(people or animals)
- Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.
- Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. (Dave Barry)
- How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
- It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. (Dave Barry)
- It wouldn't be a picnic without the ants.
- A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.
- My idea of roughing it is when room service is late!
Camping Page Ideas
- Use torn dark green paper for grass and place campfire on the right. Put moon and stars stickers at top of page. Peel back the top of the campfire and place the sun behind flames to look like light.(Lana)
- Use sleeping bags for sleep over, camping and slumber party pages. Cut two rectangles out of coordinating papers and round off the two bottom corners of each one. Mount one on top of the other. Turn down one of the corners of the top rectangle at an angle so it looks like a sleeping bag. Or use one rectangle and cut a small triangle for the turn down part. Use flashlights, toys, music notes, and other stickers to decorate the page. (Tobi W.)
- Cut narrow rectangles from brown paper. Use these 'sticks' to spell the word 'camp' in a title.
I Don't Like to Camp
I've never ever liked to camp,
The air is cold, the ground is damp.
The birds are noisy in the trees,
The long, tall grass makes mommy sneeze.
I am afraid of wolves and bears.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I'd much prefer to shop at Sam's.
Oh yes I would son, Mom-I-Am.
I do not like the feel of fish,
Unless they're fried and on a dish.
I do not want to steal your joy,
Go with your Dad or with the boys.
Oh, yes, I know, "Matt's mom" is cool
She touches frogs. She's good at pool.
Perhaps you should go camp with her
If that is what you would prefer.
I simply do not like to camp.
I'd rather lick a hundred stamps.
I would not like it here or there.
I would not like it anywhere.
My son, I do not like to camp.
Please understand me, Mom-I-Am.
C - casually strolling though the woods
A - accepting the outdoors as our home
M - mischievous bears
P - plenty of fresh air
I - inviting nature to our table
N - nature's wonders
G - God's blanket that covers us
A is for accident
B is for burning
C is for Campfire (see burning, above)
D is for Duct tape . . . pack two rolls
E is for Excess Dirt
F is for Frog . . . they will find one and want to keep it
G is for Google . . . as in directions to GET there
H is for Hot, Hot Dog, or Hallelujah, we're leaving
I is for Ivy, see Poison . . .
J is for Jumping in the lake
K is for Kamping, as in too cute names for campgrounds
L is for Light . . . as in, Who packed the matches?
M is for More . . . More food, More blankets, More play time
N is for No, dear, no way
O is for Oh, no, she's in the Poison Ivy again!
P is for Please go get some Hydrocortisone Cream
Q is for Quick! (See cream, above)
R is for Rope, as in, you'll need a lot of it
S is for S'mores . . . no one likes them but everyone wants them
T is for Tan . . . you'll get one, but it'll all wash off (see dirt, above)
U is for Uncle Buck (wanna go camping with HIM?)
V is for Very Dirty
W is for Water . . . they won't like the campground's, and you won't have brought enough
X is for extremely tired . . . you will be at the end
Z is for Zebra . . . you won't see one unless you go to a zoo.
Building a Campfire
- Split dead limb into fragments and shave one fragment into slivers.
- Bandage left thumb.
- Chop other fragments into smaller fragments
- Bandage left foot.
- Make structure of slivers (include those embedded in hand)
- Light Match
- Light Match
- Repeat "a Scout is cheerful" and light match.
- Apply match to slivers, add wood fragments, and blow gently into base of fire.
- Apply burn ointment to nose.
- When fire is burning, collect more wood.
- Upon discovering that fire has gone out while searching for wood, soak wood from can labeled "kerosene."
- Treat face and arms for second-degree burns.
- Re-label can to read "gasoline."
- When fire is burning well, add all remaining firewood.
- When thunder storm has passed, repeat steps.
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Here I am at Camp Granada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we'll have some fun
if it stops raining.
I went hiking with Joe Spivey
He developed poison ivy
You remember Leonard Skinner
He got ptomaine poisoning
last night after dinner.
All the counselors hate the waiters
And the lake has alligators
And the head coach wants no sissies
So he reads to us
from something called Ulysses.
Now I don't want this to scare ya
But my bunkmate has malaria
You remember Jeffrey Hardy
They're about to organize
a searching party.
Take me home, oh Muddah, Faddah
Take me home, I hate Granada
Don't leave me out in the forest where
I may get eaten by a bear.
Take me home,
I promise I will not make noise
Or mess the house with other boys
Oh please don't make me stay
I've been here one whole day.
Dearest Fadduh, Darling Muddah
How's my precious little Bruddah
Let me come home if you miss me
I would even let Aunt Bertha
hug and kiss me.
Wait a minute . . . it stopped hailing
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that's better
kindly disregard this letter.
(Eileen Melia Hession)
I know she'll love the counselors,
And the kids she's going to stay with,
The reason that I'm crying so:
Now I'll have no one to play with.
Each Campfire Lights Anew
Each campfire lights anew
The flame of friendship true
The joy we've had in knowing you
Will last our whole life through.
And as the embers fade away
We wish that we might ever stay
But since we cannot have our way
We'll come again some other day.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.
Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.
Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.
While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To Thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.
Girl Scout Page Toppers
- Brownie Basics
- Burnt Offerings
- Cookies Anyone?
- Experience Wildlife...Be a Scout Leader!
- Founder's Day
- Got Milk? We've Got Cookies!
- Make New Friends
- On My Honor I Will Try...
- Terrific Try-Its
- World Thinking Day
Girl Scout Page Ideas
- I made a pattern of the Daisy girls smock, laid it on the page at an angle and put photos on it. Use an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of nautical paper, cut a semi circle at the neck and round all the corners to make the smock. I put "Daisy Girl Scouts" at the neck of the smock and a daisy sticker to dot the "I".
- I'm doing a double page. I cut a daisy using the circle cutter for the petals, had the girls bring in small school photos, cut them into circles and put them in the center of the daisy. I make a small picket fence border. The layout will be a garden, I put each daisy between other flowers that I made and make little 'mounds' of dirt around the stems, and the sun up in the corner. The stems of the daisies and flowers overlap each other but the photos and petals will be in clear view. Use colored pens to write the name of each girl under the mound of dirt. At the top it will say 'Daisy Troop 908' and at the bottom it will say 'Daisies are made of love, kindness, compassion, and a bit of sunshine'.
- For camping pictures, print the words to "Say Why" around the edge of a two-page spread. Use the wave border ruler to make a banner at the top and have "Brownie Scouts '10-'11" as the headline.
- I used the scallop border ruler to make hills on the bottom 1/3 of the page and printed in the inside of the hills "camps, hikes, crafts, outings etc. with the year in the middle scallop--then bullet journaled things that were done in a three row column with stickers that go with the event and photos above.
- Use the circle or oval template in the center of the page and print the words to "Buddies and Pals" song in the middle with pics around it.
- If there are newspaper clippings, one side could be what they did during the year on the bottom with newspaper clipping on the top.
- Write "The Best Thing About Brownie Scouts is...with bullets (get them to do their printing first, then add stickers last.)
- Have them make "cookies" for a border...have pre-cut circles and they add stickers, or use a hole punch and trim at the top to make chocolate chips. Or they could layer three colors for an Oreo effect.
- For a simple border have them write the law or the promise on a border ruler line...or the motto and slogan...or the names of the girls and leaders in their troop...maybe even what they have done for the year, such as horseback riding, selling Girl Scout cookies, lock-in, Brownie event day. Their handwriting would be a great record of what they were like at that age!
- At the bottom I used three tree die-cuts. I cut one in half for either side of the page, with the other two placed wherever. Used the campfire sticker, and had two frogs roasting marshmallows with some hand drawn ants. For border draw a stick with twigs and draw two marshmallows near the top of the roasting stick.
- Have them draw a sash (straight lines across the page), put their group name on the top of the sash and use pics cut in circles as badges.
- Here brownies do their opening around a toadstool. We pre-cut a toadstool for each of them for in the center of the page and have the pics around it.
- Have them trace their hand on paper (our motto is "lend a hand") and have them do their writing on it with pics around it.
- My daughter is the leader of a daisy troop. She is using nautical blue paper and blue ABC stickers throughout the album with yellow dot paper and daisy stickers and die-cuts for trim. It looks great. (Denny Davis)
- Our girl scout troop bought a 12x12 album and are going to do one page for each girl and then start keeping pages for events, such as camp-outs. We're using troop funds to pay for it. It even helps to fulfill certain badge requirements.
- My Daisy troop is doing the same thing, though they will require more assistance. We plan to put them in small groups and keep the pages simple. (Julie in INDY)
Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
and responsible for what
I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
and to be a sister to every
Scouting and Camp Fire ABC List
(This is a combined list for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and CampFire)
- A - apples, Arbor Day, able, acceptance, advancement, adventures, Agnus Baden-Powell, alumnae, amiable, appreciative, archery, arts and crafts, awards, Arrow of Light, activity pins, achievements
- B - Blue Birds, Business, beads, backpack, badges, barbecue, Be Prepared (scout motto), bedrolls, belonging, bike rodeo, blue, boats, boots, bridging, brown, Brownies, Bug juice, Lord Baden-Powell, banquets
- C - candy sales, Camporee, Cadettes, calendars, camp fire, camping, canoeing, canteen, caring, celebrations, character, citizenship, cookie sales, cookies, community, compass, Council, Court of Honor, courtesy, crafts, creativity, (troop) Crest, Cub Scout, court of honor, Court of Awards, crossover
- D - Dads, day camp, Daisies, dedication, development, discovery, Ditty bag, Do a Good Turn Daily (scout slogan), Do-Si-Dos, dreams, dues, Dunking bag, Dutch ovens, den
- E - emblems, Eagle, eager, "earn it", earnest, ecology, empowered, energized, enjoyment, environment, events, exciting, exercise, exploring
- F - Fair, family, festival, fire building, First-Aid, First Class, fishing, fitness, flag, flag ceremony, fleur-de-lis, fly-up, freedom, friends, friendship, fun, fundraising, future
- G - Grand Council Fire, Give Service, gratefulness, good sports, good deeds, Gold Award, games, gadgets, Georgia (Savannah), Gorp, generations, goodwill, giving, green
- H - health, happiness, handshake, hints, heroines, heroes, history, hiking, honor, helpful, hello, hobo dinner, high adventure, historian, honor guard, handbook, hobbies, humor, honest
- I - ice cream, investiture, IPP (interest Project Patches), insignia, international, interests, igniting imaginations, inspiration, interesting, insects, information, individual, ideas, identity
- J - joy, journaling, journey, Juliette Gorden Lowe, Juniors, jolly, Jamboree, Jubilee, journal, join, jargon
- K - knots, knots, Kaper charts, kind, kindness, kids, knife, kayak, knowledge, Klondike Derby
- L - labor, light, learning, lanyard, leaders, laws, Juliette Gordon Lowe, lashing, latrines, leadership, Lummi sticks, latrine, lantern, leather crafts, loyalty, laughter, Life Scout, Lord Baden-Powell
- M - morals, maturity, meetings, make new friends, motto, Mariners, mascots, marshmallows, Moms, mess kit, mosquito netting, music, metal work, membership, manners, math, merit badges
- N - nurturing, nature, nutrition, nibbling on GS cookies, Nut sales, New York (headquarters of GS), (troop) Number, neckerchief, novice, neighborhood
- O - officers, obedience, observation, others, oath, opportunity, orienteering, overnights, Our Chalet, Our Cabana, "On my Honor", outdoors, organization, official, original, Order of the Arrow
- P - parades, puppets, Pursue Knowledge, pledge, patience, promise, parties, politeness, Pax Lodge, Peace, parents, "Post the Colors", pocket knife, patches, projects, popcorn, patrol, pins, proud, protocol, processional, progress, pack, Pinewood Derby
- Q - QSP magazine sales, Quality in Work, quarters (for dues), quiet sign, quilts, questions, quick, quality time, quinzhee (snow hut)
- R - recycling, rewards, reflection, responsibility, relationships, Rededication, sign of the Rainbow, rowing, reverent, rafting, rank, rope, regatta, recognition, respect, resident camp
- S - symbols, starlight, Seek Beauty, Savannah, sashes, s'Mores, singing, Seniors, Scout, Scout Sign, Scouts' Own, Scout-o-rama, Silver Award, Sangam, Sign of the Satellite, Sit-upon, Service projects, Smile Song, Star, Silly songs, Sign of the Arrow, Sign of the Star, sleeping bags, survival, sharing, succeed, stories, science, swimming, sensitivity, silliness
- T - Trail Seekers, talent, togetherness, thinking day, Tenderfoot, tents, Try-Its, Tagalongs, Tunics, Troop, Thin Mints, training, trustworthy, Taps, tradition, triumph, treats, Trefoil, trips, travel, Tiger Cubs
- U - uniforms, unit, unity, under the stars, understanding, unforgettable, unique
- V - Valentines for Veterans, values, Vests, ad-Venture, volunteers, vows, victory, virtue, vision, variety, Venture Patrols, Vigil honor
- W - WoHeLo, Worship God, work, Wise Old Willie, Webelos, Wolf Cubs, woods, worlds to explore, wild animals, water fun, writing, winner, walking, wisdom, World Friendship Pin, woggles, WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides), Sign of the World, wider opportunity, World Thinking Day
- X - X-cellent, X-citing, X-illerating, X-pect the best, X-tra special
- Y - yelling, you, youth, yurt (skin tent)
- Z - ZigZags, zany, zeal, zealous, zest, zoo visits, zzzzzz's
Also use names of kids in the Troop, individual badge names, places the troop visited, your counsel or area names, etc.
(much of this list was compiled by Jean Gifford--it is for free distribution only)
Cub Scout Promise
I promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my Country
To help other people
And to obey the Law of the Pack
Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives good will.
Boy Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight.
Boy Scout Law
A scout is trustworthy, loyal,
helpful, friendly, courteous,
kind, obedient, cheerful,
thrifty, brave, clean
Boy Scout Page Ideas
In my son's Cub Scout Book, I drew a curving line across the top of the page and used the zigzag ruler to cut out paper banners to hang from the line. I put a sticker letter on each banner! (Donna d)