Scouts is our Home. Scouts is our Tribe.

I have started and erased and restarted the intro to this specific blog post today more times than I care to admit. Since I cannot think of anything philosophically awe-inspiring, I will dive right in to it. Something magical happened this weekend. I am a scout leader. But I am a parent of a scout …

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Meeting #1 – Happy New Scout Year!: Remembering how to be a Scout Again

The start of a new school year was last week in our area. Which means - our first scout meeting of the year was this past weekend! My most favorite time of the year! I have been prepping the past few weeks for what this scout year would look like - from beginning to end …

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Commence Operation BPSA Project Badge

BPSA Rover Project Badge Backpacking 101: Reconnecting Youth to Nature in the Digital Age My project will be devoted to creating an informational handbook that incorporates lessons on how to teach youth skills that would be useful for interacting with nature and ultimately give them confidence when participating in backpacking expeditions. This informational handbook will …

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How Being a Rover Scout, Helped me Discover My Love of the Iditarod

We joined the BPSA scouts in Sept 2017. I wanted my kids to participate in scouts. To gain an appreciation of the outdoors that I thought only scouts could provide. But I was against what was happening politically and socially in the BSA at the time. And I felt like Girl Scouts spent too much …

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971st Great Blue Herons 1st Field Day!

And I survived! This was my first official event as Akela. I wanted it to go as smoothly and as awesomely as possible. I have been running thru what I wanted to accomplish and how, for weeks. I ever thought and made myself sick with anxiety, more than once. First impressions have the biggest impact. …

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