Girl Scouts kick off recruitment season
News 19 Aug 2014 | 1:26 am
When a girl says, “I can’t wait to,” you know that what’s coming next is something she’s excited about. Whether she’s talking about tomorrow’s trip to the art museum or football game next Saturday, th...
Boy Scouts win dispute over Camp Easton deed - Tue, 19 Aug 2014 PST
News 19 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
A prolonged legal fight over whether the Boy Scouts is free to sell a popular camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene is done. The organization can sell Camp Easton, the Idaho Supreme Court has ruled, but it has no plans to do so. The Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts is investing more money in its camp on Gotham Bay and no longer is considering a controversial swap for land on the other side of the ......
Nikwax – Gives New Life to Your Favorite Garments
blog 18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
My trusty Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT was looking pretty haggard. There were a few stains that just would not wash out and, during a surprise thunderstorm, the jacket soaked through in a matter of minutes. After hundreds of days of use and washing it with my normal clothes (something I later learned from Nikwax you are not supposed to do, at least with “normal” detergent) my favorite jacket looked like it was going to be hung up in my closet to retire.
Then I found out about Nikwax’s Gear Rehab program. I sent my jacket to Nikwax and a...
Court: Boy Scout council has right to sell camp
News 18 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boy Scout group has the authority to sell or trade its camp on Lake Coeur d'Alene, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled Friday. The justices upheld a lower-court decision in the case brought in September 2011 against the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America....
Just Add Water: Three Easy Backpacking Meals
blog 18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
After a full day in the wilderness, the last thing you have energy for is cooking an elaborate dinner. But, hiking to or around your campsite is sure to work up a big appetite. Without the option to call for take-out, here are three quick and easy backpacking meals you can rely on to fill you up without taxing your end of the day energy supply. With a little pre-planning, these three meals have only one step: just add water. The added bonus? Clean up is a breeze.
Photo by Matt Matches Flickr.com
Instant mashed potatoes are a great way to fill...
Both Girls and Volunteers Benefit from Their Experience in Girl Scouts
Blog 18 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
Girl Scouts really is great for everyone! While there are possibly too many positive outcomes associated with being a member of Girl Scouts to list, there is some compelling research which illustrates just how good Girl Scouts is.Results of a summer 2014 pulse poll conducted with more than 3,500 volunteers and parents of Girl Scouts in the K−5 age range show positive effects on members of all ages. Ninety-seven percent of parents agree that Girl Scouts has been a positive activity for their daughter, that she has had fun and exciting new experiences (95 percent), and that she has learned...
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