Landon’s Cub Scout Portfolio

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Landon had been working on his Wolf badge at Cub Scouts for the better part of a year. But no one knew what he still had left to do to earn it. Scout leaders worked with Landon every Wednesday teaching him outdoors and life skills. At home Landon and his parents teamed up on other projects. But communicating and organizing everything Landon did was tricky.

His first year of scouts was a mess. A lot of Landon’s accomplishments didn’t get recorded. And this meant that Landon almost missed out on earning his Wolf Badge even though he had put in the work. It wasn’t until the last minute with the deadline approaching that his parents figured out what exactly Landon had done that past year.

Landon takes pride in what he is learning and his mom and dad do too. But as great as it is, it is hard to keep track of it all.

Landon’s parents knew they had let things slip through the cracks with their oldest son now applying for college.

They found out about AdotME through another parent at Landon’s school. She had been using the app to track all of her own son’s soccer achievements. So they decided to try AdotMe. It was an easy transition since they already took a lot of pictures of Landon and the things he did.

When Landon took third place in the Pinewood Derby, his parents were right there snapping pictures. As they captured Landon’s accomplishments they tagged and rated the best ones and sent them over to his Scout Leaders to vouch for them. Before they knew it, they had a compiled detailed portfolio of everything Landon had done in Scouts.

Pitching a tent? Snap. Tag. Vouch.

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May 27, 2007 Silver Lake, Whatcom County, Washington #FirstCampout #PitchingATent #SleepingBag Vouched by: Steve Camp, Dad and Buck Camp, Uncle

Building a campfire? Snap. Tag. Vouch.

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May 28, 2007 Silver Lake, Whatcom County, Washington #Campfire #WarmingUp #FireBuildingSkills #Stoking Fire Vouched by: Steve Camp, Dad and Buck Camp, Uncle

Every time Landon learned something new or passed a requirement, his parents captured it on AdotMe.

And when it came time for Landon to verify that he had earned his Bear badge it was as easy as filtering his achievements on AdotME by Cub Scouts. Everything he had accomplished that year was there. And there was no doubt about what Landon had accomplished. With AdotME, his mom and dad had easily captured and organized everything he had done.

With no really change in doing what they were already doing, his mom and dad had captured and organized all the highlights in Landon’s young scouting career. Landon’s first year in Cub Scouts went from being a snap shot mess to a record of his accomplishments.

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April 13, 2008 Bell Creek, Deming Washington #ForestHike #OnTheHunt #ChasingSquirrels #FurFeathersFerns #ClimbingTrees Vouched by: Gary Clark, Den Leader
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April 13, 2008 Bell Creek, Deming Washington #ForestHike #Navigation #Compass #MapReading #Don’tGetLost Vouched by: Gary Clark, Den Leader
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April 13, 2008 Bell Creek, Deming Washington #ForestHike #Navigation #Compass #MapReading #Don’tGetLost #binoculars #birdwatching Vouched by: Gary Clark, Den Leader

When it came time for Landon to show that he had met all the requirements for his Wolf badge, his parents had a complete record of everything he had done complete with vouches.

Landon’s Cub Scout leaders loved the portfolio share sent to them by Landon’s parents. They scrolled through the captured moments of Landon’s accomplishments and were especially interested in seeing other scout leaders that had also vouched for Landon.

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Well, most of the time anyway. The Scout Law is a long list of ideals to live up to. Especially for a ten-year-old boy. But Landon has been working hard over the past two years in cub scouts and he’s making progress and has all of it to show.

During this time Landon has earned his Bobcat, Wolf and Bear badges. He has also learned more outdoors and life skills than he can count. From working as a team to build a campfire to carving a pinewood derby car cub scouts keeps him busy.

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June 24, 2015 Columbia River Valley, Washington #CampfireCookOut #FoodPrep #FireBuilding #LunchTime Vouched by: Ryan Murphy, Scout Leader and Tim Murphy, Scout Leader
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July 31, 2015 Coulee City, Grant County, Washington #Mentor #WildernessAdventure #Trailblazing #RockClimbing #Hiking #bigbrother Vouched by Ryan Murphy, Scout Leader
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August 22, 2015 Goldendale, Klickitat County, Washington #SurveyingTheLandscape #AlmostAnEagleScout #IntoTheWild #WildernessAdventure #badges Vouched by: Ryan Murphy, Scout Leader

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