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Thrifty Moccasin Party
The troop did a real cool thing last night, taking advantage of a great sale at the scout shop.

Using TroopKit.com as our event and meeting planner, the SPL set up a Moccasin Making Meeting. Scouts signed up for the moccasin size they wanted to make. After the deadline, I went to the scout shop and purchased the 1/2 price kits for everybody at the end of November.

Then, at last night's troop meeting, the kits were distributed and over 20 scouts started making their own pair of moccasins for wearing in camp on this year's campouts. For under $10, the scouts have fun footwear.

It was a very hectic, lots of fun, half hour getting them all started so they could finish at home. The troop had made moccasins just like this 3 years ago so the many of the older scouts already had them and just helped the younger guys get started. I expect/hope we'll do it again in 3 years.

In case you didn't know, moccasins are great for in-camp footwear during the summer. After wearing awhile, the soles harden a bit but are still soft and flexible enough to promote Leave No Trace. Your steps make less impact than hard-soled boots. And, they are dry and comfortable after hiking all morning. And, they weigh practically nothing. And, They look way cool!

My two nephews (one is a Webelos) are visiting this weekend and will make their own moccasins since we had a couple pair left over. That should keep them busy awhile.

Scout On - and keep an eye on those www.ScoutStuff.org sales.
Posted: 23:18 01-12-2010 475
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