Saturday, October 17, 2015

Wood Badge Tent Sign

I love when, true craftsmanship produces an amazing product! Through networking and my amazing Wood Badge "Family," I recently saw a photo of my friend's tent and this awesome cedar sign at Beaumont Scout Reservation.On the sign was her name, course number, and Wood Badge critter. (Each patrol has an name and animal. You will hear it called a patrol "critter," by those who have completed Wood Badge.) Isn't the detail, just awesome?
This sign adds personality to your campsite, notifies your Scouts where to find you, and helps to identify that you attended Wood Badge! Each sign is unique, just as the cedar that was carved is unique! I have seen two designs, but I know that this artist would gladly work with you to make the sign you desire.

Another cool feature, in addition to his artist stamp on the back, is that the backside is unfinished! Why is this something that you would want? If your camp does fire branding, at the completion of camp, this is a great place to leave your brand! Just another way that this word carver, understands Scouting!

Contact Bruce Mayberry, via Face Book, or email to have your unique sign created just for you!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Wood Badge Beading Ceremony C3-312-14-2

Who knew, that a little wooden bead, would mean so much? The ceremony was held at Beaumont Scout Reservation, during Leadership Outdoor Experience. (It was very windy and cold.) I was so humbled and honored, that many friends and family, chose to join me on this special night! 

The Sizzling Soaring Golden Eagles patrol, joined in on the fun! Our SPL, Rich arrived, while I was staffing LOE, and I nearly cried, when I saw him! Jim was the next to arrive, and he graciously let me borrow our course patch, as mine couldn't be found. An Eagle cry, cut through the air, and we knew that Mark had arrived! We all hugged, as our convocation of Eagles, gathered at Beaumont, once again! (We greatly missed Shelly and Austin...our patrol, just wasn't complete without them.)

Our Scoutmaster, Mark and my Training Guide, Gerry, presented a very moving ceremony. I found out that not all neckerchiefs are the same size...and barely fit over my head. Between shivering and a few tears, I now am part of a select few who have earned their second Wood Badge Bead.   

Congratulations to Phil, who also earned his second Wood Badge Bead! 
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Minions Are Taking Over General Mills Cereal Boxes This Summer! #MinionsandGenMills

I participated in a campaign on behalf of General Mills. I received product samples to facilitate my review. I received promotional items as a thank you for participating.

Minions are taking over General Mills cereal boxes this Summer! Kevin, Bob, and Stuart, are on a mission to save their fellow Minion tribe members! Are you brave enough to travel the world, to seek bananas and a new master? Are you ready for the adventure that awaits you? 

General Mills is bringing Minions to your favorite cereals! Collect all six Minions buddies in specially marked boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ , Trix, Reese's Puffs, Golden Grahams™ and more! You can link or connect them together to join you on your next adventure. The six Minions buddies can be used as danglers, key chains and more! Specially marked Minions boxes, are on shelves for a limited time only. Look for more special offers inside boxes of General Mills cereals throughout the year!

To say, that my boys were very excited to have a Minions filled day, is an understatement! We started our morning with yellow bowls, filled with Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Minions are also taking over, Fruit Gushers, with Minions Punch, and specially marked Minions boxes! With our Fruit Gushers snacks, movie tickets, and Minions buddies, we were headed to our local movie theater. We loved every moment of this film! Kevin, Bob, and Stuart made us laugh, throughout the whole movie! If you love the Minions, you will not be disappointed! It was a very Minions filled day, thanks to General Mills!

The highly-anticipated Minions movie, hit theaters everywhere on July 10th. General Mills is excited to partner with the movie to bring family fun and entertainment to the breakfast table this summer!

You can have a Minions filled Summer! Are you up to the challenge?

*General Mills provided all samples and a Fandango Gift card, for this review, As always, all content and opinions expressed are my own.

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