I am so excited to be attending the 2012 Rock the Mall! This will be a history-making, momentus occasion – one my daughter and I will share forever. Are you coming?? Since the movement was founded in 1912, Girl Scouts have used songs to celebrate life, to bridge cultural boundaries and to communicate their commitment to the principles that guide the movement. On June 9, 2012, girls from across the country will gather on the...[More]
While activities carried out in accordance with BSA policies are generally quite safe, accidents can occur. That’s why the BSA offers liability coverage to registered volunteers and chartered organizations. That’s also why it requires liability coverage for cars, trucks, and vans used in Scouting activities.But how much coverage is required for vehicles? And is the BSA’s general liability policy primary or secondary coverage? And how do unauthorized activities affect your coverage? If you’re like...[More]
In case you're new to Scouting or you've been living under a rock, I would like to announce Pinewood Derby season is officially upon us. My boys' pack handed out their Derby car kits at the holiday party and the boys have been hard at work building their cars. I never realized how many rules and regulations are in place in regards to this fun little race! Sheesh! My daughter, a Daisy Scout, is considerably...[More]
Hi all,Fuzzy and Scout here, it has been a while but we are still around ;) We hope everyone had a good Turkey day, we know we had as Fuzzy prepared a turkey with salmon stuffing for us. (Actually the stuffing was just minced smoked salmon)But you know it is called thanksgiving. So what are we all thankfull for? We are thankfull for all our friends and all the salmon and cocoa we got...[More]
Wishing you all a very merry holiday season. May all your wishes come true. But don't for get to take a moment to go sliding around on the ice.Christmas Cheer This poem written by one of my Grandmothers.Crowds of people rushing here and there, A spark of excitement fills the air.Hustling around from place to place, Quick as lightning in the pace.Rich with songs of glory past Tells the story that lasts and lasts.In every...[More]
The biggest story in the sports world this fall was the child sex abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State athletics. If you’re like me, you’re probably sick of reading the sordid details of this scandal and the breathless condemnations and defenses of the various people involved. So why bring up Penn State in a Scouting context? Because we in Scouting can use this tragedy as a chance to revisit our commitment to youth protection...[More]
At it's beginning, December brings with it the holiday season. Weather you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Yule, Kwanza or another observance, this time of year typically is bedecked with lights, holly, warm fires and (if you live near me) lots of snow. In my home, we are gearing up for another kind of season – Girl Scout cookie season! My little girl is in her first year of Daisies (the first level of GS, ages 5-7))...[More]
I am one of those annoying people who will stand in front of the greeting card display every year, trying to make up my mind as to which style really speaks to me and which style will say to others “This card totally represents that family!”. It’s just a silly card, right? If I’m lucky it will be saved or at least recycled, but more than likely it will land in the circular file (trash...[More]
This weekend I worked with my youngest son on projects for his Craftsman badge in the Mental Skills series. (Unfortunately his brother is sick and couldn't join us.) While I am - if I do say so myself - pretty patient and very handy with tools, my boy is – well let’s just say he was a very excited 9-year-old who had his own hammer. He was very disappointed when I informed him the first...[More]
If you have been reading my posts you already know both my boys are Webelos and are working toward their Arrow of Light award together. As their mom I want to push the boys to work hard to achieve their goal. I have to fight the urge to constantly remind them to skip playing with their friends and get back to work on whatever their current badge project is. But I know part of being...[More]
Wolf Den Meeting Plan – Call of the Wild: Safety
This WolfÂ den meeting plan covers twoÂ of the sevenÂ requirements for the Call of the Wild WolfÂ adventure. The other requirements will be covered inÂ another meeting and a den outing.
At this meeting, Wolves...