Many of us put up festive decorations this time of year. But do your decorations include camp patches, hiking sticks and carabiners?
These Scouters’ homes featured some fleur-de-lis flair last year. If you have Scouting-themed décor this year, you can share with us by logging on to the online submission form or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance of the Eagles
Laura Brunmeier with Troop 4953 of Boyne, Mich., has been giving her son Blake nutcrackers as gifts for years. Last year, he earned the Eagle Scout Award, so she made this one for him.
Jamboree at Home
Edgar George Jr. with Troop 7 in Dedham, Mass., encircled his Christmas tree with a Lionel train set and Scouting-themed village. Atop the tree, he placed a 2013 National Jamboree staff hat, and next to it, he placed a National Jamboree hiking stick.
A Winning Tree
Assistant Scoutmaster Evan Bohnen’s sons Grant and Alex, of Troop 277 in Rock Hill, S.C., created this 4-foot-tall Scouting-themed tree for their church’s “Crazy Christmas Tree” contest. It included a popcorn garland and Scouting for Food bags as presents. They won the contest —a $100 prize —which they used to help the church’s food pantry.
Personalized Pack Ornaments
Jen Biewen and her husband with Pack 39 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, made these ornaments for all the Cub Scouts in their pack.
Holidays in the Hut
Donovan Foster with Troop 91 of Odessa, Texas, made these decorations for the troop’s Christmas tree in the Scout hut.
Avery Moore with Troop 11 in Rocky Mount, N.C., has a silver Scouting-themed tree covered in “Beagle Scouts.” The ornaments all feature Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts. Read more about the ornament’s origins here.
Welcome to Summer Camp
Bryan Spellman of Troop 199 in Fishers, Ind., has a tree featuring “Beagle Scout” ornaments. He also has a Scouting-themed “summer camp,” including a dining hall and tent decorations, next to the tree.
A Family Tradition
The Flather family of Fort Bragg, N.C., has a Scouting tree covered in council patches from four generations of family members. On it are patches from councils in Texas, Hawaii and Mississippi.
Ashley King with Pack 3 of Winchester, Va., has this handsome red ornament from the Shenandoah Area Council on the family tree.