Well my patch on my shirt say "Committee member" but that's not the end of it in my Troop. Any adult leader in my troop is encourgaged to step up and help with whatever they feel comfortable with doing. For me that's teaching some of the merit badges like hiking and backpacking and taking the younger scouts to summer camp each year. On any of my camping trips, I'm in a hammock and I (and any other adults in hammocks) will always get loads of questions about hanging from the scouts and the other adults.
This year I'm gonna be working out how to do a DIY hammock making class for any adults and scouts that want to do this. One thing that's working in my favor is that my husband just came across a great deal on a parashoot from the military. It's one of those HUGE one's that was used to drop a tank or truck with. I'm thinking I can cut it up and make quite a few hammocks out of it. Anyways, I think it's worth a shot at least.
One thing I do try to do when I'm camping is to intentionally pick the very worst camping spot to hang my hammock and then the next morning ask all the scouts how they slept. Then when they ask me how I did, I tell them fantastic. This works even better if it rains and some of them get a bit damp while I'm totally dry. Next thing I know, one or two are asking to try my hammock.
Another thing I do is to bring an extra hammock and tarp to summer camp. Sometimes I'll go ahead and set it up, sometimes I just wait until a scout asks to try my hammock. Summer camp lasts for a week and usually there's a scout sleeping in my spare for that week.
Oh, about the pepsi can stoves. The guy that owns "anti gravity gear" promotes scouters and has come by my troop meetings and taught "how to make your own pepsi can stove" to our scouts. Great class and the scouts loved making their own gear. BUT.... we do not allow any scouts to use alcohol stoves on any BSA camping trips. These stoves are great for adults, I use one on all my backpacking trips. I also will demo it to the scouts on these backpacking trips. In the demo, I'll show why we don't allow the scouts to use these stoves. I think we as adults in scouting are here to teach/inform the scouts, so that they can then make wise choices in their lives. It's a program that I'm very proud to be a part of and I think will pay off later in life for the scouts. You just never know when some tid-bit of info you taught a scout will come in handy and save someone's life.
Oh, and to the guy that posted about the "foxes"..... ha ha... everyone knows "Eagles Rule"!!!! (ok, my husband is a fox and I'm an honerary fox due to being on staff at Woodbadge) But Eagles still Rule !!!