Top 20 New Year Traditions for the World’s Holiday
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Top 20 New Year Traditions for the World’s Holiday

Since most of the world lives by the Gregorian calendar that means New Year’s Day is about the closest we come to a global public holiday. That’s cool. I love fresh starts, real and metaphorical. That’s what we get every 365.25-or-so days. And since scouts are asked to examine how a favorite holiday is celebrated … Continue reading

Community Architecture: The French Quarter of New Orleans
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Community Architecture: The French Quarter of New Orleans

I love cities. My favorites are steeped in history and made for walking like European cities. The French Quarter of New Orleans is similar to European cities, which are built around population centers. But the U.S. has only a few cities like this, older cities whose foundations were built long before the invention of the car and its … Continue reading

An Unreasonable Fear of Snorkeling
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An Unreasonable Fear of Snorkeling

For weeks, I’ve been meaning to get back to some video posts/badge updates from our November exploration of Hawaii’s Big Island. And after last week’s really in-depth No Impact Week posts, allow me to offer some brevity, color, and motion with this one! BADGE WORK UPDATE: SWIMMING BADGE I tried snorkeling it once before many years … Continue reading

Tips for the Happy Holiday Traveler
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Tips for the Happy Holiday Traveler

In my book, nothing ruins a holiday quite like long-distance travel. Thank God my mother agrees–she’s let me off the hook for holiday travel without an iota of guilt for over a decade now. And equal thanks to my mother-in-law for not guilting us into the long schlep. It’s one of the greatest holiday gifts they give … Continue reading

Hawaii 5-0!
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Hawaii 5-0!

BADGE WORK UPDATE: GLOBE TROTTING, GIRL SCOUTING IN MY FUTURE, TRAVELER and MATH WHIZ You can see from the top of this website that my theme for the BSP project is all about living “a big, wide life… one badge at a time.” That’s why I really resonate with the Girl Scout concept of the “wider opportunity,” … Continue reading