Showing posts with label scouts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scouts. Show all posts

Sep 21, 2016

American Heritage Girls ~ Another year another great adventure!

American Heritage Girls

logo from policy manualI LOVE American Heritage Girls. If you are interested in learning more about American Heritage Girls, visit their website at www.American Heritage Girls.org
My two girls and I started with our local AHG troop in August of 2015. Since then we have enjoyed many fun adventures!  My youngest started out as a 2nd year Tenderheart, and my older daughter started as a 2nd year Explorer.
I began as not only an AHG Mom but also an Assistant Unit Leader.  I have also taken on the Assistant Treasurer position as well as help coordinate different outings and events and occasionally teach as the need arises.
My family believes in the core values of the AHG program – growing women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.
While merit badges are not the focus of AHG, my daughters enjoy this aspect and the sense of accomplishment that brings.  With each year in AHG, my girls earn approx 5-8 badges during our troop meetings and at home.  Then with Summer Camp they each earned additional badges. 

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Oct 7, 2015

Emergency Survival Kit 2 Pack by True Valor ~ Don't go hiking, camping or Scouting without this cool Kit! #TBLSurvivalKit



Emergency survival kit two pack by True Valor.
These grenade style survival kits are a must have for any outdoor enthusiast. These kits fit in your pocket or clip them to your bag or belt loop.

The carabiner is easily removed and the whistle is ready to use at any time. 10 feet of paracord wrapped tightly around all of your essential tools.

A fantastic gift for any hiker, camper, survivalist, boy scout, or american hertitage girl go bag bugout bag. Makes a great stocking stuffer too.
* These kits are wrapped very tightly and

Aug 3, 2015

Get Clean Safe drinking water anywhere, anytime with your own lightweight #PersonalWaterFilter



About this product:
This Portable Water Filter Could Save Your Life
Could you survive without clean water?
- Have you wondered what would happen if you ran out of water? 
- Do you ever go camping, hiking or backpacking? 
- Do you have a backup plan if your water

May 15, 2014

{Review} Cold Steel Kudu Knife ~ Strong, Durable, Reliable Swords, Knives and More!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Swords of the East, Inc. offers a large selection of functional Japanese Samurai swords and authentic, functional katana for collectors and practicing martial artists. They also offer a selection of knives, American War Swords, and much much more.

You'll also find premium Japanese swords from Cold Steel, Paul Chen swords by Hanwei, authentic Samurai swords hand-forged from Imperial Forge and Thaitsuki Nihonto, and competition-grade katana swords from

Oct 10, 2013

The Pasta Shoppe Review ~ Pasta with personality

I love good food - then again, most people I know enjoy eating as much as I do.  But as most people like myself, there are certain foods that I love to eat more than others. . . and those that are fun and fanciful as well as yummy and filling top the list of foods I love.

When I found The Pasta Shoppe website and started browsing the fun and fanciful pastas, I was hooked.  But, how do they taste?  Will they hold up to my family's high standards of taste and enjoyment?

Hmm, well, the best way to find out is a real, live taste test. So, of course I contacted them to find out if I could get a few products for review.  They were nice enough to send me a selection that catered to my family . .

Jul 20, 2013

TETON sports Internal Frame Backpack GIVEAWAY on Mom Loves 2 Read

 TETON Sports
Teton Sports is a great website that supplies many of the most common needs for campers, hikers, scouts and more.  My son Josh has become a Boy Scout (previously a Cub Scout) this past spring and was excited to finally go to Boy Scout Camp last month.  The only problem we had was figuring out how he was going to carry all of his stuff for an entire week by himself for nearly a mile over three LARGE hills.  We were fortunate to get a second-hand external frame backpack as his main pack and use a regular school backpack as his second one.

Many of his friends had nice Internal frame backpacks to use.  I thought that by next year I would make sure he had one of the internal frame ones as the External frame seemed very heavy and cumbersome for him.  Though it did have a lot of room for his supplies and clothes!

To read our Review - Click HERE!

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY - Teton only ships to the lower 48 US states (no PO boxes) - 18+ only may enter/win!  Winner will receive an Internal Frame Backpack like the one in our review from TETON sports!  Giveaway will end 7/31 midnight (CST) - winner will be notified via email within 1 week of contest end and will have 48 hours to reply and claim prize.



Mom Loves 2 Read is an affiliate or ambassador for one or more products/websites listed or banners posted throughout this blog.  If a personal review is written, I have either received that item free in exchange for my honest review or may have received monetary compensation for the post. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion and are not influenced nor reviewed by the sponsor prior to posting.For more info, see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Jul 11, 2013

Get your camping supplies, scout supplies and more from Teton Sports ~ Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

 TETON Sports
Teton Sports is a great website that supplies many of the most common needs for campers, hikers, scouts and more.  My son Josh has become a Boy Scout (previously a Cub Scout) this past spring and was excited to finally go to Boy Scout Camp last month.  The only problem we had was figuring out how he was going to carry all of his stuff for an entire week by himself for nearly a mile over three LARGE hills.  We were fortunate to get a second-hand external frame backpack as his main pack and use a regular school backpack as his second one.

Many of his friends had nice Internal frame backpacks to use.  I thought that by next year I would make sure he had one of the internal frame ones as the External frame seemed very heavy and cumbersome for him.  Though it did have a lot of room for his supplies and clothes!

When TetonSports.com offered me a chance to review for them, I chose an Internal Frame Backpack as my review product.  Unfortunately it was too late for camp, but still worth trying out!


teton ScoutThe Scout3400 Internal Frame Backpack is a full 55L and only weighs 4.5 pounds (that is at least 3 pounds less than his other pack).  It is hunter green - perfect scout color - and very durable.  It has numerous pouches, pockets, zippers and places to tie or strap on more gear!  We can't wait to take it camping!  It has so many compartments for stuff that I don't think we could ever fill them all!  And, best of all, it comes with a handy rain cover!  That would have come in handy on the first day of camp when most of the scouts' gear got soaked by a random rainstorm just as they unloaded all the packs!

This amazing backpack comes with some great features:


  • Multi–position torso adjustment fits wide range of torso sizes (it can fit myself, my son, and my
    husband)
  • Hydration Capacity (not included) - (it has a small pocket where you can put in a hydration pouch)
  • Thick mesh lumbar pad for comfort and airflow against your back (my son loves this!)
  • Side and front compression straps to secure sleeping bag, pad, or tent (perfect for taking extra stuff!)
  • Front and top bungee stash storage for jackets, shoes, or rope
  • The back and hip padding made of durable open–cell foam with lumbar pad and molded channels provides maximum comfort and allows airflow (much more comfortable than external frame packs!)
  • Integrated bright yellow water–resistant rainfly


  • Josh and I both absolutely love this backpack.  My husband even checked it out (inside and out) and says it is a much better one that his and is better made!  It also has more pockets, and even though it is a bit "smaller" it has more clips and straps to add gear to than the one my husband uses.

    So for your camping, scouting, hiking or outdoor and travel needs, check out Teton Sports first!  With a wide range of gear available they are a great place for more than just backpacks! Now he wants one from Teton as well!Josh has his eye on a camp pad from Teton Sports for next year's Scout Camp adventures!

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    Mom Loves 2 Read is an affiliate or ambassador for one or more products/websites listed or banners posted throughout this blog.  If a personal review is written, I have either received that item free in exchange for my honest review or may have received monetary compensation for the post. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion and are not influenced nor reviewed by the sponsor prior to posting. Mom Loves 2 Read is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Endorsements amd Testomonials in Advertising." If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.