Brian downloaded the old Boy Scouts handbook unto his iPad because he wanted something that he and SuperH could do together that wasn’t video games. I thought that was really sweet and practical. I want my boys to have some of those basic cool guy skills but we probably won’t ever get involved in The Boy Scouts since we make a very conscious effort not to get our kids over-involved in stuff. I also love that Brian thought of this and took the initiative. What a good dad he is.
Any how the first thing you learn is all the different knots. I like watching them figure it out. Brian learns it first and then he teaches SuperH. It’s a good skill because SuperH’s attention is only held for a while so he can do one knot and then run off and play.
|Knot tying skills equals rope tree skills.|
The next thing they’re going to learn is how to use a compass. I am very excited about this one because I have been wanting to buy a compass necklace off etsy (like this one) for some time. I have no directional skills at all and think that having a compass necklace might come in handy. This seems like the perfect opportunity to get one.