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“One Big River”
Blog     14 Sep 2017 | 12:01 am
A punny book: “One Big River” by Mrs. Sippy....

How to Make Slime With Glue and Borax
Youtube     13 Sep 2017 | 4:10 pm

GSUSA Lifting Fundraising Restrictions in Light of Hurricane Harvey
Blog     13 Sep 2017 | 1:10 pm
Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented storm that, due to the long stretch of time it lingered over Texas and Louisiana, led to massive flooding and devastation in many communities. Unfortunately, Harvey negatively affected many Girl Scouts and their families.Many have asked how you can contribute to the recovery efforts for our sister Girl Scouts. We have learned when girls have experienced natural disasters like these and are surrounded by recovery efforts, participating in Girl Scouts can be one way to help them, and their families, feel some sense of normalcy. That’s why GSUSA is lifting fundraising restrictions to enable girls to...

Late Summer Fledglings in the Trees
blog     13 Sep 2017 | 6:01 am
Click to view slideshow. As summer fades into autumn look up.  The final batch of fledglings are taking exploratory flights among trees.  There are several places in Hot Springs National Parch which are home to flight school for the youngsters.  You will likely find places near you to observe the feats of first flight. Love to ALL! Lee   Filed under: Hot Springs National Park Tagged: Arkansas Birds, birder, Birds, Cardinal, fledgling, Hot Springs National Park, Juvenile mockingbird, Nature Blog, Nature Photography, Photo Blog, Photography, Sparrow...

When the dolphin broke a neighbor’s window
Blog     13 Sep 2017 | 12:01 am
Nick: What did the dolphin say when it broke a neighbor’s window? Charlie: What? Nick: “It wasn’t on porpoise.”...

EMS Advisor and Explorer Share What Shaped Their Careers
Blog     12 Sep 2017 | 1:41 pm
There is no question that first responders are heroes. But have you ever wondered what drives them to devote their careers to saving lives? Being a paramedic, for example, requires hard work and dedication to your community, but Denver paramedic Otis McKay says it’s all worth it, especially when you can inspire others in the process. After hearing about the impact Exploring had in the lives of his colleagues, McKay decided to get involved in the program and became an advisor for an EMS post in Denver, Colorado. He expected to give back to his profession, but Exploring offered an added...

This New Volunteer Role Is Essential to Welcoming New Scouting Families
Blog     12 Sep 2017 | 11:50 am
As new members join Scouting this fall, many units around the country are ensuring they feel warmly welcomed. What’s the best way to make sure those new members start off on the right foot? Encourage a volunteer to become a New Member Coordinator! What Is a New Member Coordinator and Why Your Unit Needs One The New Member Coordinator position is a new role for unit volunteers who will share the benefits of Scouting with new members, coordinate unit recruitment and help guide the joining process for new Scouting families. This volunteer is championed with helping youth and families to make friends,...

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Wanda.
Blog     12 Sep 2017 | 12:01 am
Mike: Knock, knock. Rick: Who’s there? Mike: Wanda. Rick: Wanda, who? Mike: Wanda come play outside?...

Paul Schwartz Selected as Scout executive of Potawatomi Area Council
Blog     11 Sep 2017 | 10:03 am
Congratulations to Paul W. Schwartz, who will serve as Scout executive of Potawatomi Area Council in Waukesha, Wisconsin, effective October 1, 2017. Paul began his Scouting career as a district executive at Northern Lights Council in Fargo, North Dakota, where he moved on to become the senior district executive and, later, district director. He was promoted to field director and assistant Scout executive of Gateway Area Council in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and went on to become Scout executive of Blue Water Council in Port Huron, Michigan. He then took on the field service council executive position with the Water and Woods...

Dealing with health forms
Blog     11 Sep 2017 | 7:00 am
Along with welcoming new members into our packs and troops and starting the program year, fall is the time when many units collect updated health forms from their youth and adult members. The Boy Scouts of America recommends that each member have on file with his or her unit a completed copy of the General … Continue reading "Dealing with health forms"...

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