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Make a simple table out of a single 4' x 8' sheet of plywood that requires no hardware to assemble or lose. It comes completely apart and lays flat to easily transport in a truck or van and to store later back at home. A great think to bring with you in those remote, rustic, campsites that don't have picnic tables available. It will give your troop a good place to sit down and enjoy their meals outdoors. No more standing around balancing a plate and cup in your hands while you eat.
Here's another version of what looks like the same Portable Camp Table design. It's 7 Page Adobe Acrobat file (237kb) from "FamilyFun and Kevin Ayer". This one is clearly illustrated and has photographs of it in use and contruction. By combining the best parts of each of these plans you should end up with a nice table that breaks down for travel. You might note that this table is rather small, while suitable for younger Scouts, older, larger Scouts and adults may have a problem sitting at it.
Make a portable Patrol kitchen box with legs. It's a plywood box with two drop down counters, one to place your camping gas stove on and the other to prepare meals when you're out in the wilds. It also acts as a great storage unit for all your cooking and kitchen gear.
Here's two pages of ideas for making Patrol flags in your troop
Make a hiking staff that has multiple uses. This is a good project for your Webelos Cub Scouts or your Boy Scouts that are working on their "Hiking Merit badge" or those who are just looking for a good hiking tool. Baden-Powell considered the Hiking Staff (or Stave) a very important piece of Scouting equipment. After you make one and use it you'll know why too.
Make a worm farm for fishing bait in your backyard. This could be turned into a small sales business. These plans came from BSA's "Boys' Life" Magazine.
Make a minnow trap to catch minnows for fishing bait. This could be turned into a small sales business. These plans came from BSA's "Boys' Life" Magazine.
Make your own simple wooden snowshoes without having to steam and bend the wood. These are made out of plywood that is cut into shape. This could be turned into a small sales business. These plans came from BSA's "Boys' Life" Magazine, January 1996.
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