Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part II: Coral Snakes
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Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part II: Coral Snakes

In the last post, we took a look at that bizarre creepy crawler, the scorpion. I’ve always thought I should like them more than I do; I’m a Scorpio by birth, after all. In fact, based on birth place and time, I’m actually a triple Scorpio. So don’t mess with me. Anyway, we’re taking a … Continue reading

Happy 100th Birthday to Girl Scouts of America!
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Happy 100th Birthday to Girl Scouts of America!

A century ago today, the very first girl scout troop was founded in the United States by Juliette Gordon Low. From that first troop, based in Savannah, GA, Girls Scouts of America has grown into a movement that has touched the lives of over 50 million American women, with over 3 million girls and adult … Continue reading

Camp Training Final Wrap Up
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Camp Training Final Wrap Up

In the last post, I started wrapping up the work done during the camp training I was able to take in early May, and today I thought I’d finish that wrap up by just walking folks through the approximate timeline for the training–it kind of summarizes all the outstanding part of the training not yet … Continue reading

Baking in a Box Oven (aka Scotch Oven)
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Baking in a Box Oven (aka Scotch Oven)

In the last post, I demonstrated how to make a scotch oven, and we’re picking it up now with a demo of how it actually bakes food. You’ll see that charcoal is an important (essential) part of the process, so I’m using this opportunity to use one of the fire-starters I demonstrated last week to get … Continue reading

Make a Fire Starter
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Make a Fire Starter

Gang, this is the second of several posts covering some of the things I learned during a recent camping training for adult scout leaders and volunteers. In the first post, I proved that, against all conventional wisdom, I’m actually capable of starting a fire with a single match. But we’re not always lucky enough to … Continue reading