Tuesday, 8 March 2011

A Viking meets Tiger Scouts

My son is in boy scouts and my husband was asked to visit the boys in his viking outfit and give a short talk about vikings and show some of his gear.

My husband brought along his wooden plates, horn cup and spoon, swords, spear, tunics, shield, helmet and bone needles.

The boys got to handle the equipment, try it on and ask questions.

Showing his sword.

Boys tried on a viking tunic. Pink was a boy color back then.

All the boys posing with a viking.

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  1. This looks so awesome! I bet the boys loved the Viking visit! Great pictures too and that's interesting that pink was a "boy" color at one time :) I've been clicking votes for you, including today :)

  2. wow!!

    looks like fun!

    My dad was into snakes, he got asked to do Snake Talks.

    Thanks for the comment & the follow. *following back*

    and it wasn't brave to make smoke bombs- cus Brave means I thought it was scary and did it anyway. I however, thought it was awesome and fun and was looking forward to it.

  3. Looks like so much fun! I imagine they had a blast.

  4. HI Tracy
    My husband was very excited to be asked and showoff his gear. He loves this time period and talking to people about it. Little Man was so excited to have Daddy there:)

  5. Hi Kimberly,
    Thanks for following and you are right I used the wrong word there. I really love all the cool things you do with your boys. When mine are a bit older maybe I will do the smoke bomb too:)

  6. Hi Tracy,
    Thanks for following and I am following back. I love the photos on your blog:)

  7. HI Day 2 Day Living
    Thanks for stopping by. I loved your funny post:) They kids all loved trying the sword and helmet of a viking:)

  8. It's so sweet to see a dad taking time to do this! Bet your son loved it.

  9. Colors mattered a lot more back then, because it was the way to show off that you were a wealthy man. The deeper the color, the more expensive (for example, dark red came from crushed beetle shells, and it took a LOT of beetles to make a red dye). Purple was the color of kings because they were the only people who could afford it!

  10. What a wonderful father/son memory. It is nice to see your husband so involved. I have not known many dads to be there for their children like that.
    I voted for you yesterday and today.

  11. I started linking up at NOBH last month, but this is the first time I have hopped over to you! Thank you for stopping by my corner of the web last week!

    Not only is this a cute idea, but I love the look of the room and the view out of the windows. Very nice!

  12. Thanks Renee Ann,
    My son loved having Daddy there

  13. Hi Lynda,
    My husband is really great he tries as hard as he can to be there for the kids. I got lucky with him, he is the best:)

  14. Hi Lindsey,
    Thanks for stopping by hope you come back:)

  15. How fun that would be!!! My boys would have been so excited!!!