Girl Scouts deliver gifts, cheer to nursing homes
News 8 Dec 2013 | 2:55 pm
The Girl Scout hut on North Main Street looked like Santa's workshop Sunday, as 25 local scouts assembled four different holiday ornaments to deliver to assisted living facilities for Christmas....
Great Books for Scouters
Blog 8 Dec 2013 | 12:54 pm
These great books for Scouters have taught me practical skills, history, outdoor lore, and inspiration that has enabled me to become a better Scout leader.
Outdoor Adventure Manual
Published by Scouts UK with a forward by Bear Grylls The Outdoor Adventure Manual is packed with practical Scout skill tutorials ; tents and camping, fire, food and cooking, tools and gadgets, knots and lashings, navigation, first aid and survival, and more.Skills are explained step-by-step with photos and illustrations that really bring them to life. I’ve read a number of ‘how-to’ books that I suspected were written by people who had not actually tried out what they were describing. The...
My Scouting Village 2013
Blog 8 Dec 2013 | 9:01 am
It is finished. I have set up my Scouting Village for the 2013 Christmas season. What do you think of it?
The village fills a 2.5 foor by 3.5 foot sheet of plywood. It contains the 2012 and 2013 collection pieces. Except for the Trading Post, that is. But at least I have two Ranger Cabins. ( I am still a little upset with myself over that.) I also bought two lighted tents because a campsite is just not a troop campsite with only one tent. I set the church higher than the rest because it is a smaller scale. I...
All girls benefit from Girl Scouts' report
News 8 Dec 2013 | 8:01 am
The suggested headline for a press release I received last week from the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. might have been written by an experienced New York Times headline writer. It perfectly captured the essence of a first-of-its-kind report by the Girl Scout Research Institute....
Walk & Knock: Giving together
News 7 Dec 2013 | 7:34 pm
The three Cub Scouts gingerly lined up to grab food lowered from the back of a pickup truck full of Walk & Knock bags on what was an extremely brisk Saturday morning....
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