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Newtown supervisors honor five Eagle Scouts for organizing service projects that benefited the township
News     28 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP - Five Boy Scouts from area troops were honored at the Aug. 13 board of supervisors’ meeting for their Eagle Scout service projects which improved several township parks....


Floral Park Scouts Awarded Highest Honor
News     28 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Krista Longobardi and Meaghan Smith, both students at Floral Park Memorial High School, for individually earning their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already ......


Hourglass Tower at Oppikoppi festival
Blog     28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
Following on from the Belgian music festival last week, Oppikoppi is the largest music festival in South Africa, held annually on Northam Farm.1st Northam built this tower for the 2014 festival, and the five minute time lapse by Donald van der Westhuizen shows how it was built. The tower was put up by building it completely on the ground (method 1 according to this post) by this team:...


Girl Scouts save boys hiking Pikes Peak
News     28 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
Three teenagers said Thursday the survival skills they learned during Girl Scouts saved two high school boys trying to hike Pikes Peak. Rebecca Clark, Jordan Wilson and Tristina Altman set out on Pikes Peak     early Saturday morning. They thought their toughest challenge would be summitting Pikes Peak. "We packed sleeping bags, tents, fire building stuff, water, toilet paper, necessities," said ......


Girl Scouts seek new members at welcome campfire
News     28 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
Fort Belvoir Girl Scouts Service Unit 53-5 invites Families new to the installation to meet one another and learn about the different opportunities Scouting offers during the Troop’s Welcome Back Camp...


CleanLife No Rinse Shampoo Review
blog     28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
I’m a big fan of showers in my daily life, but I also love camping and backpacking. This summer I’ve been doing a lot of camping— less for fun and more because I got a job at a ski resort two and a half hours from home. Being a server, I can’t look dirty, but because I sleep in my car and in tents half of the week, showering isn’t always an option. Recently I invested in some no-water cleaning options. One that I have been using throughout this summer is called CleanLife No Rinse Shampoo. It’s a shampoo that...


Behind the Scenes of Scouts in Action
Youtube     28 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
Take a fun look at the way Boys' Life magazine creates its Scouts in Action comics in this video. Read the comics here: http://boyslife.org/scouts-in-action/...


Orbital Sciences' Second Mission Delivers Delights to Space Station
News     28 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
Satellites, Girl Scouts and good ole Charlie Brown highlight Orbital Sciences Corporation's second commercial resupply voyage to the International Space Station. The......



Blog     28 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASEI would share our 2007 cars (not shown is the original prototype of the Velocinator, which was included in Volume 7, Issue 4).Speeder - Stephen DavisMy youngest son, Stephen, has always liked the Speeder (I do too). This is the second Speeder he has made (the first was in 2002). It was quite fast, taking 3rd place, but not fast enough to catch his sister's 1st Place car.Detonator - Janel DavisMy youngest daughter built this Detonator. It was extremely fast, easily taking first place.Wedge SE - Elisa DavisThe extended wheelbase Wedge SE is weighted with...


Ed Viesturs Climbs for Kids
blog     28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
Ed Viesturs is known for summiting the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without oxygen, but not many people know the work Ed does to help under-resourced youth develop critical life-skills and experience the great outdoors with Big City Mountaineers (BCM).  In July, Ed led a team of 19 climbers on a trip to Chamonix, France to climb Mont Blanc through BCM’s Summit for Someone program.  The team raised over $200,000 to help send 1,000 BCM kids on life-changing expeditions of their own. The Summit for Someone (SFS) program is championed by Ed and exists to raise money to fund week-long wilderness mentoring expeditions for under-resourced...


Complaint spurs Seattle Public Schools to cut ties with Boy Scouts
News     28 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
SEATTLE — A complaint levied by a parent recently spurred Seattle Public Schools to put an end to a class with curriculum provided by the Boy Scouts of America, the district announced Wednesday. A popular class on outdoor education previously taught by a district employee at Garfield High School in Seattle used curriculum and insurance […]...



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