So our patrol completed our Woodbadge ticket so i thought it would be cool to make some Woodbadge beads to give as a gift to my other Bobwhite Patrol members.
This is about the most amount of work you can do to a small piece of wood and as they are difficult to hold i thought i would design a 3D printed jig to make things easier.
I actually purchased some authentic Gilwell beads from England and made these to match those.
They are finished with a 48" long piece of 3mm diameter black leather cord tied with a friendship knot.
A few Wood Badge critter Sugar Skulls ideal for Halloween decoration. SVG files are available to download.
The plan was to design and make a patrol box/camp kitchen that was compact and lightweight. Approx cost is $154.
Our packs current patrol boxes are large and way too heavy, which are not safe to carry even by an adult.
It should be able to be transported in most cars and carry all the essentials a patrol box needs to operate a pack/troop kitchen to prepare and serve food to Scouts, leaders and parents.
This patrol box is made from 1/2” plywood and weighs approximately 55lbs, which includes the stove, pots, washing tubs, gas, utensils.
The approximate size is 35” long by 14” high and 14” deep.
The legs and light pole are stored and secured on the back of the patrol box.
It can be setup in an L shape or side by side.
Yours in the Spirit of Wood Badge,
S4-83-19-1 Bob White Patrol
While looking for a Pinewood Derby Track to make for our Cub Scout pack we found the www.nerdyderby.com track design which was very modern and a clever design to be made in a home workshop from plywood.
The Nerdy Derby track files are located here.
We used this track design concept and modified it to a 4 lane BSA size track.
For a cheap timer using an arduino uno we used,
For tracking the race lineup and results we used,
These files are the PDF drawings, DXF files and Solidworks files for easy viewing.
There is also a drawing/DXF of the drilling template jig to make manufacture easier.
The approximate cost to build a track for the main hardware is $400.
This is a great project for Baloo the Builder.
The scouts can learn how to cut, sand, drill and assemble. 1/8" dowel is used for the pins.
Then this whittling knife can be used to carve soap for the whittling chip, and help the scout safely learn knife rules and handling.
Pinewood Derby medal vector file download.