I had 3 sons and when they were older and in scouts they learned to shoot BB guns, how to use pocket knives, how to use hatchets, how to throw hatchets, how to saw stuff, how to use a bow and arrow, how to make arrows, how to build fires, ect. We had BB guns, pocket knives, hatchets, saws, bows and arrows, and a backpack full of fire starting stuff we called the bag of fire and magic. My kids won all kinds of contests at starting fires. Kind of scarry.
I was a single mother and we did a lot of family camping. People thought I was crazy. I was involved in scouts with the kids. I had been a girl scout and explorer boy scout.
My sons all worked at cub scout summer camp teaching 11 year olds all these skills.
at 11:57 AM on Oct. 7, 2009