To that end, we went shopping tonight. 8 boys running free in Walmart with minimal adult supervision. The two boys who arrived late could find us from across the store just by closing their eyes and following the noise. I told them they had a budget of $60 ...
90 minutes later, with much running back and forth, they finally had everything they thought they needed ... and they spent $115. The adults came in at the $60 budget, and we spent $50 on desserts.
I only had to tell them once to
And, they did it in budget ... see, this is not my first time around the block, so I knew how much they were likely to spend ... I told them $60 to keep it around $100 ... and it worked!
That's how you survive Cub Scouts!