Girl Scout Troops pay it forward in creative way this Easter holiday
News 19 Apr 2014 | 3:12 pm
The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia and their troop leader found a creative way to give back to the community this Easter holiday.The Girl Scout Troop made their rounds at Doctors Hospital passing out warm Easter hats to the newborn babies, Saturday....
Planning a Backpacking Trek pt. 1
Blog 19 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
Whether it is for your Scout Troop or you are heading out into the wilderness by yourself or with buddies there are some things that need to be planned before you go. To get the most of your backpacking experience if you follow a few steps, you won’t forget something and will set yourself up for a worry free backpack trek.
First. Figure out where you want to go. Once you do some online research or hit a few guide books and talk to friends, pick a trek. Next, and way before you get your heart set on the amazing adventure.....
Lyme Disease Season
Blog 19 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
I was reminded (thank’s Jeff!) to remind you that Lyme disease season is upon us. The map above shows where Lyme is an issue when camping and hiking in the outdoors.
Consult this CDC website for a comprehensive set of resources to better understand Lyme and how to prevent it.
This PDF document offers succinct advice for campers and hikers.
This FAQ is helpful for getting answers and clarification of common (mis)information.
This PDF brochure gives a detailed look at transmission, diagnosis and prevention.
Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever,...
Column: Let’s all ‘toss the phone’ together
News 19 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
His audience was a group of Cub Scouts. Their motto: Do your best. And the children did their best to give Riverhead highway patrol officer Dennis Cavanaugh honest answers. “How many mommies and daddies were on the cellphone as they were driving here today?” asked Officer Cavanaugh, who had volunteered to talk to the kids […]...
Training, Nature or Nurture
Blog 18 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
The other day I posted my thoughts on training. I received some great feedback and feel that I need to address a couple of the comments, specifically a question that came up about the leaders themselves in the unit and how our attitude toward training is part of the reason we have great trained leaders.
Bob asked, “I’m curious as to whether you find that this “going the extra mile” is primarily something that a leader brings to the unit (nature), something that the unit brings to the leader (nurture), or some combination of the two. Or, to put the question...
Central Texas families look at alternative to Boy Scouts
News 18 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 AUSTIN -- The Boy Scouts of America has come under fire in recent years for its policy forbidding openly gay children and adults from taking part in the program. Last year the Boy Scouts of America changed its membership policy to allow openly gay ......
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Honors Distinguished Women of Austin
News 18 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
Girl Scouts of Central Texas is proud to honor women who have dedicated their lives to improving their communities. (PRWeb April 18, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/Women-of-Distinction-ATX/prweb11777766.htm...
Cub Scouts pitch in to clean community park
News 18 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
Even though the day was a bit overcast and muddy, members of Cub Scout Pack 756 pitched in to help get the West Penn Township Community Park in shape for springtime activities, which will be starting soon....
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