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Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby Palomino on Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:15 pm

This month I've been helping my grandson Elias and the other boys in his "Tiger" cub scout den make checker sets.

I had purchased nearly 2,000 unfinished natural wood checkers on eBay a couple of years ago for $9.99 plus shipping.

I went to Wal Mart and purchased a bottle of red paint along with a bottle of white paint. (Washable poster paint, I'm sure you know how messy 7 year old boys can be. :lol:) Along with a package of paint brushes.

I bought 2 large (35 by 46 inches)tri-fold display boards, the type commonly used for science fairs and school projects. Each tri-fold board was cut up to make four 17" by 17" checkerboards which fold in the middle.

I photocopied the two sides of a green and buff numbered checkerboard, cut and pasted the "TIGER Cub" logo onto the lower righthand corner square of the red side of the board and then made 8 copies of each side.
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A 9 foot by 18 inch roll of simulated woodgrain contact paper for the back side of the boards, a can of rubber cement, paper plates to paint on, help from the dads and away we go.

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The boys signed and dated the their checkerboards.
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Tonight was pack meeting Monday and the boys shared with the other dens what they had done this month.Image

Checkers a penny a piece,

2 bottles of paint $ 5.00,

Paint brushes $ 3.00,

2 Tri-fold boards $ 10.00

Photo copies donated!

Rubber glue donated!

Time spent with cub scouts PRICELESS!
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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby jaguar72 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:00 am

And having Pal Bucker as a member of the ACF and this Forum: PRICELESS.

There you have it.

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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby JR Smith on Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:57 am

I liked this post also
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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby George Hay on Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:47 pm

Pal, that is a resourceful project! --George Hay
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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:47 pm

I really enjoyed this post as well Pal.... congrats on promoting checkers to another generation and having a great time while at it. Enjoy your time with your grandson.... they grow up incredibly fast.

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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby progenic on Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:15 am

Fantastic, I should do it with the children in Singapore.
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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby john reade on Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:57 am

Progenic,

Were you able to get in touch with my son David in Singapore?

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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby progenic on Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:48 am

Hi John
He got in touch with me thru facebook but I think he is very busy so haven't met up yet. When you come through Singapore, contact me for a game of checkers. Very few people here play the game.

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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby john reade on Sun May 01, 2011 3:42 am

Jason,

David plays checkers. Not sure to what standard! Why don't you challenge him to a game?

We won't be coming to Singapore this year. David is coming here for his sister's wedding in July.

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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby Jay H on Thu May 12, 2011 7:34 pm

Palamino,
Sorry for the delay, not sure how I missed this post.....but,.....
What a job :!: :!: :!:

Very well done :!:

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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby tommyc on Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:07 pm

Pal im sorry i missed your post ....its a fantastic thing yu ve done man.......a true life story.
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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby Palomino on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:18 pm

Thanks Gary, JR, John, George, Danny, Jason, Jay and Tommy.

I appreciate all of your kind remarks.

The time spent with the boys and their dads was well worth it, no doubt about it.

Cross-board, tournament and online play aren't the only ways to enjoy checkers, I'm promise you that.

Thanks again..."Pal"
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Re: Cub Scouts / Checkers

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:16 pm

Pal, just wanted to let you know.... this is my favourite thread EVER !!!!!

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