Friday, March 05, 2010

Weekend Patrol Box #30

The last couple of weeks have been pretty weird.

Snow not only cancelled our troop's backpacking trip (roads to the site were unpassable) but our council's winter camporee was cancelled due to too much of the fluffy stuff.

The 30th edition of the Weekend Patrol Box brings you a lot of items that hopefully will get you ready for more "outing in Scouting"!

  1. 16 Tips for Wildlife Gardening with Kids from the National Wildlife Federation.
  2. 50% off sale on items at  Don't miss looking at the great leather sale, too.
  3. Have you read about or jumped into the 100 Days of Scouting challenge?  How to get started today!
  4. New bloggers to check out on the 100 Days project--yes, I'm stressing it because I can't believe the impact it has had on me.  That impact could be made on you!
  5. Great Falls, Montana, has a Scouting history display worth seeing.
  6. Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal has several dates coming up for service projects. The C&O passes through several BSA councils, stretching from Cumberland MD to Washington DC. [If your council has a large service day for a National Park Service or the Forest Service, let me know and I'll post it here!]
  7. Something to think about this weekend:  if you have (or are) a major leader of your Scout unit, what would happen if you were suddenly deceased?  Is it your problem or someone elses to worry about?
  8. Venturing has updated their age and grade requirements for joining--14 at any grade, or 13 and finished the 8th grade.
  9. Do we need a national conference on children, the outdoors and the law?  Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, thinks so.
  10. A Cub Scout moment.  I know that boy.
This weekend is not an option--get out there and Scout!  And don't forget to share your thoughts, experience and comments in the Comments section.

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