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Fun Activities - Egg Carton Bugs Craft
Fun Activities - Nature Activities
Acorn Finger Puppets
First you have to start by picking a lot of daisies (or whichever flower you are using). Next you make a cross out of two daisies laying one over another sideways. Bend the stem of the top daisy under the stem of the bottom daisy, then up and over both stems. Pull the stem tight so that it makes a knot. Keep adding daisies in the same manner - tying them on, until you run out of flowers. You can make necklaces, bracelets and head pieces by tying the end daisy back to the beginning daisy to make a complete circle.
Indoor Twig Relay
Boy Scout Camp Gadgets
Most of these gadgets are Pioneering (knots and lashing) in nature and may require a fair amount of lashing skill, rope and other lashing materials.
InsaneScouter Monthly Tip
In warm-weather camping, pay close attention to your body’s response to the heat. A rapid, weak pulse, rapid, shallow breathing or red, hot, dry skin are all indications of a heatstroke, a serious medical emergency. If you recognize any sign of a heat-related illness in you or another camper, get out of the heat immediately. Loosen clothing. Apply cool, wet cloths. Drink cool water, but slowly. Seek medical help.
Fun Activities - Flora the Flea Skit
(The performer is putting his trained flea Flora through all her tricks, explaining all her tricks as she does them. His eyes follow every flip, jump, etc. as she performs and lands back in his hand.
The he asks her to jump to the ceiling. His eyes lose her and she doesn't return. He looks high and low (perhaps with the help of a friend) but can't find her. Finally he looks in someone's hair.)
Performer: (Delighted) Flora! There you are! I'm so glad to have you back.
(looks more closely.) But say ... this isn't Flora!
Fundrasing - IRS Contributions Rules: What You Should Know.
Have you ever wondered if you are following all of the tax rules when you give your donors their donation receipt?
Since your donor will not know what the dinner costs or any other benefits they receive, you will have to specify for them what is the allowable donation deduction. Find out how to figure your donor receipts at the IRS Contributions section.
-- Taken from the "Profit Quests' Fundraising News Weekly" newsletter http://www.profitquests.com/Newsletter.html
InsaneScouter Moment - SALT OF THE EARTH
Who can tell me what "salt of the earth" means? That's right, it means a person who has a fine character and is a nice guy to be around. The expression "salt of the earth" probably came from the fact that common salt improves the taste of a lot of foods. As you young Scouts will discover while you are working on your Cooking skill award, salt is used in many recipes - maybe most of them for breakfast and dinner dishes.
Just as the salt improves the flavor of many foods, a person who is the salt of the earth improves the lives of those around him. He lives every day by the Scout Oath and Law, even if he's not a Scout. He does his daily Good Turn and he deals fairly with everyone he meets.
You can be the salt of the earth, too, just by living the Oath and Law. Let's remind ourselves of what it takes by repeating the Law now (Lead Law. )
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