Take a Moment to Make a Moment

Y Guides Nation's Captain, Muddy Britches, invites you to join him in the 2021 Captain's Challenge: "Take a Moment to Make a Moment." During Fall Outing at Camp Kanata, Captain Muddy Britches told us about the uniqueness of each person's fingerprint and challenged us to leave a fingerprint wherever we may go. As Pals Forever and Friends Always, it is our goal and our hope that you will leave fingerprints upon the hearts of the people that you interact with, starting with the father-child relationship. Captain Muddy Britches, tell us more about what it means to "Take a Moment to Make a Moment"...

At Fall Outing, we talked about how the Y Guides program is a way for dads and kids to make special moments with each other. Just as everything you touch leaves behind your fingerprint, every moment you make in this program leaves behind a stronger bond between dads and kids. So, this challenge focuses on setting aside special time to make more special moments with each other.

By Spring Outing, your goal is to complete these three simple activities:

(1) Strong Health: Having a well-planned diet helps to promote healthy living. Big Guides and Little Guides should take time to plan out a week's worth of healthy meals for your family. The important part of this activity is that you must spend time with each other explaining at least two items that make the other person "strong" to you. That is, what do you enjoy about the other person that makes them strong?

(2) Brave Adventure by Bike or Hike: Take at least a 30-minute "adventure" of your choosing by bike or hike. This can be within your own neighborhood or adventuring beyond by visiting one of our many national, state, county, or city parks. The important part of this activity is that you must spend time with each other explaining at least two items that make the other person "brave" to you. That is, what do you enjoy about the other person that makes them brave?

(3) Sharing Sweet Treats: Enjoy something sweet with each other, such as ice cream, cookies, cake, or the like, while you have a discussion. You can do this in your home or make a trip to a favorite shop or restaurant. The important part of this activity is that you must spend time alone with each other explaining at least two items that make the other person "sweet" to you.  That is, what do you enjoy about the other person that makes them "sweet?"

Good luck and make each special moment in this program count!

David Bohm
"Captain Muddy Britches"