I'm a father of 2, and the younger is in his 2nd year of cub scouts. Back when I was a scout it was about learning manners and survival. Way different than our troop leadership here. Our pack leader is non existant and our den leader no longer has enough time to fullfill his duty to the kids due to job/ economic situation. My wife and I have offered to pick up the slack before there is a mutiny amongst the other parents and we need to get some involvement projects going. I have 2 jeeps in my drive to get us any where, any weather. I have a full arsenal of tools, woodworking shop, everything. My search for "survival related" projects and ideas have led me here. I have already taken a liking to the film canister fire started thread here, but these kids really need help. I could take a few boards in my shop, make some cuts in an hour, and have birdhouses ready for assembly, but I want it to be more indepth learning than: "Pledge of Allegiance, hammer, hammer, paint, and go home." The best website I have found for projects is Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY but want more input and guidance for the kids' experience to be both fun and useful. We live in Wisconsin, surrounded by the outdoors, they should learn how to use it. Please advise.