Scouting Show and Tell: Deck the Halls

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

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.

Photo courtesy of Laura Brunmeier

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.

Photo courtesy of Edgar George Jr.

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.

Photo courtesy of Evan Bohnen

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.

Photo courtesy of Jen Biewen

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.

Photo courtesy of Donovan Foster

Good Grief!

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.

Photo courtesy of Avery Moore

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.

Photo courtesy of Bryan Spellman

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.

Photo courtesy of the Flather family

Council’s Greetings

Ashley King with Pack 3 of Winchester, Va., has this handsome red ornament from the Shenandoah Area Council on the family tree.

Photo courtesy of Ashley King

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