How do you use Electronics on Scouting Outings?
There is an on going debate about electronics used in Scouting. While “Traditional” Scouters shun the new technologies and do not embrace what is the future, others seems to grab ahold and run with the new ways to “DO” Scouting.
No matter which side of the debate you fall on.. or even if you are somewhere on the fence, I want to know how you use electronics on your Scouting Outings.
So thats the question…
Let me tell you about how electronics helped our last camp out.
We were all gathered around the camp fire settling into a great evening, I pulled out my iPhone and flipped to my Coleman Creepy Campfire tales app. The Scouts loved the stories with the sound effects. Now we could have done ghost stories with sound effects without the iPhone, but I figured since I carry my phone on camp outs and all outings, I thought this was the time and place to use it. The other app from my iPhone that we used while on this last camp out was the Pocket Universe. It runs with the iPhones GPS. Where you point your phone it shows the stars and planets that are in the sky above. It is a pocket planetarium. It was great to be able to point out constellationsand planets and have a pocket directory and information about distance, size, and facts about the planets and the stars to share with the Scouts.
Those are just a few ways we used electronics this last camp out. I also have a great animated knots app on my iPhone.
So lets here it!!! How do you use new technologies and electronics!
Have a Great Scouting Day!