Maker

The Maker culture is a social movement with an artisan spirit that encourages learning-through-doing in a social setting. The less formal Maker culture can be a bridge to the more formal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) culture.

ElderEagle

The Maker culture uses learning-through-doing, often in a social setting, to bring about invention and create new devices using modern and traditional technologies and crafts. Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment, and developing the skills and knowledge to survive the wilderness, similar to some of the skills developed in scouting. Resilience is developing the skills to better cope with difficult challenges and stress. ElderEagle explores the intersection of Maker, Bushcraft, and Resilience. The intent is to find and develop resilience using simple technology and lore. Video playlist »

Revive a Camilus scout knife using simple tools. The challenge is to revive a vintage Camillus cub scout pocket knife by adapting and using readily available household materials. The method encourages personal resilience through attainable goals and persistence. Video »

Revive a Camius scout knife using simple tools (nearly wordless workshop). The challenge is to revive a vintage Camillus cub scout pocket knife by adapting and using readily available household materials. The method recognizes Roy Doty's "Wordless Workshop", a popular home improvement series, the ran as a syndicated feature for 50 years. Video »

Overhaul a worn Victorinox Spartan using simple tools. The challenge is to overhaul a tired Spartan swiss army knife using simple tools. This includes cleaning, sharpening, and adding new scales, compass, and lanyard. The method encourages personal resilience through attainable goals, persistence, and trust. Video »

Spartan woods makeover. The challenge is to adapt a promotional Spartan swiss army knife, for use in the woods, using simple tools. This includes removing a promotional logo from the knife and making a compass, ferrocerium fire starter, and a tinder lanyard. The method encourages personal resilience through attainable goals, persistence, trust, and adaptability Video »


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