Local girl scouts honored for service
News 4 Dec 2013 | 9:20 pm
From left, Hannah Lassiter, Savannah Turlington and Victoria Kosinski stand with Kinston mayor B.J. Murphy at City Hall on Monday. The three girls make up Girl Scouts Troop 534, which received the Silver Award at the Kinston City Council meeting....
Girl Scouts clothes drive
News 4 Dec 2013 | 12:41 pm
Girl Scout Troop SU 208 (7 and 8 year old girls)from Lafayette has organized a clothes drive to help out their sister Girl Scout. A fire broke out in the girl's home just before 7 p.m. in the 100 block of Wildflower Lane Thanksgiving night. According to investigators, heat and/or a spark ignited the fire inside the fireplace stack above the roof. Firefighters from four departments responded and ......
Santa Claus Camp
Blog 4 Dec 2013 | 12:34 pm
Christmas at Philmont
If you have been on a Philmont trek that included the northern and central portions of the ranch, then chances are good that you have hiked through Santa Claus Camp. The camp is located in Santa Claus Canyon, north of Bear Canyon and southeast of Head of Dean Camp.
I have been through Santa Claus Camp a few times on my Philmont treks. Usually, it was an unstaffed camp, but in 1992 I was surprised to discover that it had become a staffed camp, complete with a volleyball court for the day and a telescope for the evening. The...
GSMH Holiday Open House & Winter Weather Policy
Blog 4 Dec 2013 | 10:18 am
The weather forecast is calling for a wintery mix throughout GSMH Thursday through Friday. We feel this is a good time to remind everyone of the inclement weather policy for all of our service centers.
If the public school system in a city where a service center is located cancels school for the day due to inclement weather, the service center in that city will also be closed (Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Jefferson City, Joplin or Springfield public schools only).
Many of you have plans to attend the GSMH Holiday Open House events happening at our service centers (except in Cape Girardeau) this Saturday,...
The Scout’s Guide to Patrol Dens
blog 4 Dec 2013 | 9:28 am
What does the Patrol System look like?
If there was one tangible thing that you could look at and tell how well a Patrol is working, what would it be? The Patrol Flag? The uniform? No, there is something even better that requires the personal initiative of the whole Patrol: The Patrol Den.
Having a Patrol Den should be the goal of every proactive Patrol. It's mentioned in many old Scout Handbooks, William Hillcourt (Green Bar Bill) wrote often and enthusiastically about it in his long-running Boys' Life Column, John Thurman said it will turn a “paper Patrol” into a “real Patrol”.
Westbrook Cub Scouts Offer Holiday Wreaths
News 4 Dec 2013 | 9:26 am
Westbrook Cub Scout Pack 38 is currently taking holiday wreath pre-orders and will deliver locally to homes and businesses. The pack has begun selling wreaths door to door and will have a......
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