Thursday, August 14, 2014

Do Your Best

I have had scouting on the brain lately. I am trying to get my boys' scouting stuff all organized. Before now my system has been pretty primitive (i.e. keeping badges and cards in Ziploc bags in my dresser drawer--I wouldn't recommend organizing this way). Now it's all going into binders with trading card holders and sheet protectors. After one boy losing his scout shirt at camp and leaving his book in Utah this summer and another boy getting ready to start on an Eagle project soon I have been having all kinds of anxiety that they won't have everything they need. I am kicking myself for not starting organizing this way at the very beginning, but as the Cub Scouts say, "Do Your Best" and that is what I am doing now. I think it is a good reminder for all of us, so as my good turn for the day, I created this 8x10 "Do Your Best" poster (free for personal use) that you can print out and frame up for your favorite Boy Scout or Cub Scout.

Do you have any Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts at your house? What is the best way you have found to organize all their belt loops, pins, patches, cards, badges and other paraphernalia? Please share in the comments. I have four boys to get through the scouting program. I can use all the help I can get!

P.S. By request here is a version with the Cub Scout colors. The first one is done  in the Boy Scout colors (even though it is the Cub Scout motto) as it was designed with my older boys' room in mind.

1 comment:

Tanya said...

He has a small plastic storage box for cub scouts, and one for boy scouts...of course he's only 12 so we'll see how long that works. So far no blue cards to track...but my brother's were kept in binders with trading card size sheet protectors.