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  • Scouts at work
    Scouts to help green New York City at 12th annual Scouts in Parks Day
    The 12th Annual citywide Scouts in Parks Day will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The schedule runs from 9 AM to 3 PM and units will be expected to put in a least a two-hour stint, rain or shine. There will be work sites in all five boroughs...
  • Faith-based alternative to Girl Scouts focuses on character building
    Faith-based alternative to Girl Scouts focuses on character building
    A little girl selling Girl Scout cookies was once a symbol of an organization trusted by parents. That became tarnished as the focus changed and now provides an environment that is said to be in conflict with the morality it once promoted.One...
  • Paper football practices flag folding skills
    Paper football practices flag folding skills
    Learning how to fold an American flag is a requirement for most scouting programs. After teaching the scouts how to fold a real flag, the same skill can be used to make a paper football.You will need a piece of scrap paper; an old flyer, or a page...
  • Clint Eastwood stars in "Trouble with the Curve"
    Sports scouts are absent from the halls of fame
    Where do I begin? I am just like the millions of sports fans who constantly take their team and its stars to heart. It’s amazing how we root and cheer for an individual player whether it is Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey or any other...
  • Holiday mail for heroes
    Letter writing project celebrates the military
    Veteran’s Day is November 11, a day to celebrate our military and the sacrifices they make to protect us. Writing a letter to a serviceman overseas is an easy way to celebrate Veteran’s Day. English teachers can use this project as an...
  • Carolina Bay 123
    Scouts: If you're working on forestry, time's a'wastin'!
    Whether you're a Girl Scout working on your Cadet-Naturalist Tree badge,or a Boy Scout working on your Forestry merit badge, time's moving on, and you need to be moving on too! (If, though, you're an English major working on your...
  • Help in unexpected places
    Help from unexpected places
    Has there ever been a time when we knew there was a special something on our friends mind, but it just could not get out of their head? It seems that happens a lot when dementia is involved. Trying to guess only frustrates our friend and us as...
  • Scouts
    Boy Scouts policy shift on gays
    The recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America governing board to reverse a policy that has been in effect for over sixty years has stirred much controversy; allowing openly gay boys to become members ( they still bar openly gay adults from...
  • Scouting For Food Is Our Good Turn For Our Neighbors
    Drop the Politics, It's Scouting For Food Time
    The need for food and other assistance continues to rise and at times the food supply dwindles to a dangerously low level.This coming Saturday, November 10,Thousands of Boy Scouts will be canvassing your neighborhood to collect food donations....
  • Space Derby Ceremony
    Ceremonies to motivate and encourage
    Well, I must admit to a big failing in our Pack--our Pack Meetings have become woefully boring. We've almost abandoned ceremonies altogether. I guess it's laziness on the part of the adults. After all, it takes time to choose or find a...
  • Scout Day at the Brooklyn Cyclones
    Scout Day at the Brooklyn Cyclones
    One of the advantages of scouting is that it brings access to all kinds of things, such as behind-the-scenes tours, that aren't available to the average family on its own. One such opportunity is the annual Scout Night at the Brooklyn Cyclones...
  • Boy Scouts of America places stranglehold on policy change
    Boy Scouts of America places stranglehold on policy change
    The good ole’ Boy Scout of America organization recently made the decision to consider looking at their anti-gay amendments but not to change their policy dealing the openly gay individuals wanting to be a part of the fun. You would think a...
  • Bible book mark
    Bible book mark is an easy camp craft
    Camp crafts are usually very easy projects that teach a basic skill while using inexpensive materials. This Bible book mark teaches basic weaving techniques. It is similar to caning, a type of weaving used to make chair seats. In addition to...
  • Troop tending graves
    Scouts Support Our Veterans Cemeteries
    Every year, just prior to Memorial Day, thousands ofboysput on their scout uniforms and head out for some special volunteer work.Theyarrive atdozens of Veterans Cemeteriesthroughout the United States to help prepare these hallowed grounds for the...
  • Alameda County Fair 2012
    Small Pets Show at Alameda County Fair
    Sign up now for the Small Pets Show at the Alameda County Fair!Saturday, July 7thCheck-in is at 12:30 p.m.Show begins at 1:00 p.m.Youth can enter any pets except dogs, so encourage your child to bring his/her amphibian, aquaculture, rodents, birds...