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Sept 1 2009 Newsletter


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September 14, 2009

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Sept 14, 2009 Updates

1) The 2 week contest has drawn to an end and it is time to pick our next winner. Is it you?

Drum roll please ....... This winner is

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Please contact me to arrange to receive your prizes. You will get to pick either "Scout Camp, The Movie" DVD, one of the Blue Sky Kitchen books or a Scout Manage Account for 1 year as well as one of the gift codes.

 

2) The second contest is coming soon. It will be a lightning round, lasting just 36 hours. It will take place on Twitter and Facebook only. I will post a tweet which will also show on Facebook. From that point you will have 36 hours to tell others about ScoutBot. You are free to use any text you wish, the more catchy the better. However the link and hash code used must stay the same. Which ever post catches my eye will win.

You will get to pick either "Scout Camp, The Movie" DVD, one of the Blue Sky Kitchen books or a Scout Manage Account for 1 year as well as one of the gift codes.

 

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Net_The_Animal

This game must be played in an area with boundary lines. For each net you will need four boysholding hands forming a circle. You will need one boy to be the animal. Each group consistsof four boys and one boy who is the animal and does not want that team to catch him. Make asmany nets and animals as you...
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Cake mix and ingredients to make cake white frostingAnimal crackers gumdropsSilver DrageesPrepare and bake cake according to package directions for a 13 x 9” pan. Let cool in pan for 10minutes and then invert onto a serving tray, let finish cooling. Frost and decorate....
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Homemade_Lemonade

6 large lemons 1 c sugar2 qt cold waterSlice the lemons in half and squeeze each of them into a large measuring cup. This should yieldabout 1 ½ cups of juice. Remove any seeds. In a large pitcher, combine the juice and sugar. Stirin 2 quarts of cold water. Serve over ice. (For a nice touch, place mint leaves in...
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Feeding_the_Elephant

Hang a megaphone so that it slightly tilted with the mouthpiece downand the large end toward the players. Have a basket or other receptacleto catch peanuts as they fall through the megaphone. Each player is giveten peanuts. He tries to toss them into the elephant’s open mouth (themegaphone’s large end) while standing eight to ten feet away. The playerwho scores...
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King_Kong

1 frozen banana 1 c orange juice2-3 tbsp peanut butter, chunky or smoothCombine the frozen banana, peanut butter, and orange juice in a blender or food processor. Blenduntil creamy. Serves 1...
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Yogurt_Fruit_Shakes

2 8 oz containers strawberry-banana yogurt 1 /3 c cold milk3 tbsp honey 2 tbsp frozen orange juice concentratePlace all ingredients in blender and blend, covered until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately inthree tall chilled glasses...
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Animal_Scramble

Give the boys a list of animal names that have been scrambled.aeffgir (giraffe)adelopr (leopard)ilno (lion)aeegllz (gazelle)ekmnoy (monkey)hnopty (python)egirt (tiger)aeehlnpt (elephant)aber (bear)aceeht (cheetah)aberz (zebra)aehny (hyena)     ...
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Waiter_Theres_a_Monkey_in_my_Soup

Materials: A brown balloon and a paper plate for each player, permanentmarkers. Give each boy a blown up balloon and have them decorate them likemonkeys with markers. Let dry. Create start and finish lines. Divide the groupinto teams. The teams line up relay style. The first boy races to the finish lineand back, keeping his balloon monkey perched on a...
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Home_Made_Ice_Cream

For each serving you will need:1 resealable sandwich bag 12 ice cubes1 quart sized resealable bag 1 tsp vanilla1 cup whole milk 1 tbsp sugar2 tbsp saltPour milk, vanilla, and sugar into small bag and seal. Put icecubes, and salt into big bag, add small bag and seal. Shake bag,but don’t drop it. In about 10 minutes you should notice...
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Jungle_Obstacle_Course

Set up an obstacle course (backyard gym) with the jungle theme. Ideas include:Quicksand: set a blanket across a section to leap overPoisonous vines: tape a towel in a doorway to crawl underBat cave: bring together a few chairs and throw a blanket over them for crawling underCrocodile territory: put tape on the floor to walk on (crocodiles on either side)Spider...
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Buzz_Circle_Game

Form a circle (big as you need). Objective is to be the last person left in the circle.The game is played by counting around the circle from one person to the next starting with thenumber one. But anytime you hit a number with a SEVEN in it you must say “BUZZ.”If you do not say “BUZZ” when you should or...
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Pocket_Billiards

Have the boys play pocket billiards.Set up the general outline of the table on the floor (rug or hard floor) using scrap 1X2 boards andmake pockets in the corners and sides (openings with paper cups taped to them). Have the boysuse ping-pong balls (of different colors) to play.          ...
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Two_by_Two

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Wild_Pigs_in_a_Blanket

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Whatcha_Got

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Pocket_Tag

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Scouts In Action

They Saved the Baby from the River!
John Fitzgerald, 9, Christian Nanson, 11, and other members of Pack 100 and Troop 100 were swimming in Nebraska's Platte River when Christian spotted a baby floating facedown in the water. Listen as they describe how they saved the baby in a true story of Scouts in Action....
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He saved the boy from the riptide!
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He saved his friends from the oncoming car!
As Trevor Robinson, 18, and four friends were walking across the parking lot of their school in Carmichael, Calif., a car traveling almost 30 miles an hour rounded a corner and headed straight for them. Listen as Trevor and others describe how he saved his friends' lives in a true story of Scouts in Action....
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He saved the boy from drowning!
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He saved the man from icy waters!
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Thoughts to Ponder

Parents

Scouts, if you're like most boys, you don't think of your parents very often. Oh, they're around all the time, of course, and sometimes they make you do things you don't want to do.

but how often do you think of what your parents want from you? Probably not very often. Maybe you give them gifts at Christmas and their birthdays. but most of us don't go out of our way to help our parents as much as we might.

I have a suggestion. Do you know what is the best gift you can give them? I'll tell you.

Parents want most of all, and have a right to expect, that you will do your best to make them proud of you. I don't mean by becoming rich or famous, or even by getting all A's in school - although I hope you do your best at your studies.

The best gift you can give them is to become the best man you can be. there is no better way to do that than by living up to the Scout Oath and Law. That is a gift you can give them right now and all the time, and it is a gift they will cherish above all others.

 



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