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Kandersteg Dispatches – Day Six
Blog     15 Aug 2014 | 10:49 pm
Here’s day five and six (sort of). We recorded this late the other night, some very tired, yet happy Scouts! I’ll be sending you dispatches from Kandersteg International Scout Center August 9-18.  Get in touch with me and I’ll mention you in one of the dispatches! The post Kandersteg Dispatches – Day Six appeared first on

Reader Recipes: Chia Desserts
Blog     15 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
Chia Seeds have gone from a child’s novelty to a “super food” in the past few years. If you haven’t tried them, they work well in recipes ranging from energy bars, to shakes, to even dessert! Chia Desserts? Yes. It might take some getting used to, I won’t lie, but it is a fun thing […] The post Reader Recipes: Chia Desserts appeared first on Trail Cooking & The Outdoors....

Are you able to “Do Your Best”?
Blog     15 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
Marcus Buckingham spoke at the World Leaders Conference about how we are better at what we do if we can answer these three questions in the positive: 1. At work do I have a chance to do what I do best everyday? 2. Do I know what is expected of me at work? 3. Are […]...

New York Scouts take the Ice Bucket Challenge — is your unit next?
Blog     15 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
They filled a bucket with ice water, dumped the bucket over their heads and challenged someone else to do the same. Yes, the Boy Scouts have officially joined the Ice Bucket Challenge craze. Unlike the Harlem Shake, planking, Gangnam Style or other flash-in-the-pan memes, the Ice Bucket Challenge actually serves a larger purpose. By dumping ice water over themselves, people like the Scouts of Bronx, N.Y., Troop 102 are raising awareness about ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Justin Timberlake, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Ethel Kennedy are among the big names who have doused themselves with frigid water so far. It seems to be working. Between July 29 and Aug. 12, the...

Cool Camp: Camp Steiner, Utah
Youtube     15 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
Join Scouting magazine as we visit the Great Salt Lake Council's Camp Steiner, the highest-elevated Boy Scout camp in the country. It's the latest outstanding council camp covered in our Cool Camp series. See others here: Learn more about Camp Steiner at Photography/videography by W. Garth Dowling....

Behind the scenes with Eagle Scout Rob Ward
Youtube     15 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
Rob Ward, an Eagle Scout, builds Broadway sets for a living. Watch as he takes us behind the scenes at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack, N.Y., for "Les Miserables" and the Neil Simon Theatre for "Big Fish." Read more about Rob in the Spring 2014 issue of Eagles' Call magazine, and learn more about the National Eagle Scout Association at

Silk Strands Weave a Subtle Tapestry
blog     15 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
Click to view slideshow. Nature’s artists weave a subtle tapestry along each trail. Morning light ignites the strands of a of their web to create a prism effect.  Silk flows capturing leaves and light a suspended sculpture emerges within the gallery of ancient sentinels. Have a Lovely Day… don’t forget to play! Love to ALL! Lee  Filed under: Hot Springs National Park Tagged: Hiking, Hiking Trails, Hot Springs National Park, Nature Blog, Nature Photography, Photo Blog, Photography, spider silk, Spiderweb, web...

How To Keep Your Food Cold While Camping
Blog     15 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
Inspired Camping... Smoothing the edges of roughing it! Glamping and Cool Camping with Inspired Camping A last minute dash to a campsite to make the most of the recent heatwave, got us wondering how to keep our food cold while camping when day time temperatures began to sky-rocket. So we decided to put a portable chillbox through the hefty task of keeping drinks and food fresh for a family of four. Our fridge of choice was the 12 volt Ventura Chillbox, which is a thermoelectric cool and warm box. It has a solid state heat pump which is extremely reliable. It can keep food...

Bamboo Scaffolding- government guidelines for pioneered structures in Hong Kong
Blog     14 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
Photo courtesy David Boté Estrada Bamboo has been used for centuries to build scaffolding in East Asia, and is still in use today- everyday pioneering visible in every city. Where there are industries, there are standards, and the Hong Kong government publishes the document Guidelines on the Design and Construction of Bamboo Scaffolds,...

Girl Scout Convention Host has Awesome New Camp Facilities!
Blog     14 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
Last year, University of Utah’s College of Architecture approached Girl Scouts of Utah with an exciting opportunity. They wanted to lend their design and construction expertise to build three new cabins at the Girl Scouts of Utah’s summer camp, Trefoil Ranch! They also offered to collaborate with Girl Scouts through every step of the project and to offer a dynamic learning experience.During the first of many planning meetings, faculty and students were surprised by the outpouring of ideas coming from the girls. From paint color and wall coverings, to window sizes and bathroom facilities, the girls were not afraid to...

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