Little Steps: Days 6 & 7 – A Scout Leader Never Stops

Days 6 & 7: 1.75 miles / Total miles: 4.16 / Days left: 172 Camping is all about becoming one with nature. Relaxing. And meditating. And doing nothing. And blah blah blah, yadda, yadda, yadda. Except breathing fresh, pure, air. And surviving without luxuries. But on a scout campout? As a scout leader? There is …

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Little Steps: Day 5 – The Smaller the Tent, the Bigger the Struggle?

Day 5: 0.0 miles / Total Miles: 2.41 / Days Left: 174 Eeeeeeeee. It is scout campout weelend! And not glamping like our family loves. I am talking, middle of nowhere, no cell reception, no electricity, very little running water, basic toilets. Adirondacks with bunks and no mattresses. Or a cold, wet, Oregon ground. We …

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Little Steps: Day 2 – A Child’s Pace is a Good Pace

Day 2: 1.32 Mi My kiddos woke up with a fever. Again. I think they learned how to warm themselves up under a light. Because their only symptom is a fever. So no school, or Taekwondo, again for them. Ugh. Fevers throw a wrench in to everything. Every. Thing. Your world literally comes to a …

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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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