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Creating New Bonds Through Dialogue
News     18 Oct 2017 | 11:17 pm
It was a very sunny yet chilly day at the International Scout Centre Rustavi (ISCR) in southeast Georgia....

5 Tips for Traveling with a Cargo Box on Your Vehicle
Blog     18 Oct 2017 | 10:21 am
Sponsored post courtesy of Yakima The weather is cooling down which means now is the perfect time to hit the road for your next wilderness adventure. Sure, you’ve got the camping gear you need, but is your vehicle equipped to transport everything? Keep reading for the five tips to keep in mind when traveling with a cargo box on your vehicle. 1. Know your vehicle’s new height with the addition of the box. Rooftop cargo boxes are a great way to clear up space and stretch out your legs when out on an adventure. Be careful while driving around town, though. It’s easy...

6 Ways to Raise Awareness for Cyber Security and Online Safety This Month
Blog     18 Oct 2017 | 9:47 am
At the BSA, we’re committed to online safety for both Scouts and Scouters, and we have a plethora of resources to help keep you and your family protected on the web. In fact, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise...

Each note of Nature’s symphony…
blog     18 Oct 2017 | 6:00 am
HSNP Tufa Terrace Trail Male Eastern Cottontail Each note of Nature’s symphony renews my Soul. ~ Lee Hiller Love to ALL! Lee HSNP Tufa Terrace Trail Chipmunk HSNP Goat Rock Trail Cone Flower HSNP Sunset Trail Orange Sulphur Butterfly HSNP Whitetail Deer Antlers Buck HSNP Male Summer Tanager HSNP Lower Dogwood Trail Autumn Leaves HSNP Promenade baby SquirrelFiled under: Hot Springs National Park Tagged: Arkansas Birds, Arkansas Wildlife, Autumn Leaves, Butterfly, Chipmunk, Deer, Nature Blog, Nature Photography, Photo Blog, Photography, Squirrel, Tanager, Whitetail Deer, Wildflowers...

Finding a worm in your apple
Blog     18 Oct 2017 | 12:01 am
Ian: What is worse than finding a worm in your apple? Bryce: Tell me. Ian: Finding half a worm in your apple....

How to Buy a Camping Stove For Your Next Adventure
Blog     18 Oct 2017 | 12:01 am
In the backcountry, a lightweight backpacking stove is a convenience most of the time, an irritation sometimes (when it doesn’t work as it should) and, in certain circumstances, a critical piece of gear that can help get you through a challenging situation (such as when you must melt snow or heat stream water to stave off hypothermia). It isn’t always essential, but when you want or need a camping stove, you want it to perform reliably. The world of camping stoves has seen major evolution since your dad’s time, giving you more choices but also requiring a little pre-purchase research. In this...

Everything You Need to Know About Citizen Badges
Blog     17 Oct 2017 | 6:01 pm
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) recently launched the G.I.R.L. Agenda Powered by Girl Scouts, a nonpartisan initiative to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls and those who care about them to lead positive change through civic action. The multiyear effort celebrates the Girl Scout legacy of civic engagement, and for the first time ever, we’re sharing these free, expert-curated resources beyond our 2.6 million members so we can reach as many girls as possible. The materials are derived from renowned Girl Scout programming that has driven generations of girls over the past century to become leaders.Although the initiative is new,...

Always hot in the corner of the room
Blog     17 Oct 2017 | 10:42 am
Archer: Why is it always so hot in the corner of a room? Timmy: Why? Archer: Because a corner is 90 degrees....

Wildflowers whisper to my Heart with…
blog     17 Oct 2017 | 6:03 am
Birds-foot Violet and Bluets Wildflowers whisper to my Heart with the #poetry of spring. ~ Lee Hiller Love to ALL! lee  Filed under: Hot Springs National Park Tagged: birds-foot Violets, Bluets, Hot Springs National Park, Lee Hiller Photography, Lee Hiller quotes, Nature Blog, Nature Photography, Photo Blog, Photography, Violet, Wildflowers...

GSUSA Lifting Fundraising Restrictions for Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Blog     17 Oct 2017 | 6:00 am
Sylvia Acevedo with two National YoungWomen of Distinction Laura (2014-left)and Vilmarie (2017-right)This hurricane season led to unprecedented destruction throughout the United States. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria led to massive flooding and devastation across many communities, impacting many Girl Scouts and their families in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, and beyond.Many in the Girl Scout Movement have asked how they can contribute to the recovery efforts for our sister Girl Scouts. And for girls in areas where recovery efforts are taking place, we’ve seen that participating in Girl Scouts can help them, and their families, feel some sense of normalcy.For...

Where Scout Leadership Begins
Blog     16 Oct 2017 | 1:51 pm
Can you define Scout leadership without using the words “lead”, “leader”, or “leadership”? The Scout oath and law does a great job of defining leadership without any of those words. Look at the simple promise “to help other people at all times”. That’s where Scout leadership begins: helping other people at all times, by serving others and making things happen. Once you see the oath and law as a definition of leadership, things start to open up. To be a Scout is to be a leader Every Scout leads all the time. Sounds impossible right? It would be if we limited our definition of leadership to...

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