How to Bake Chocolate Chip Dashboard  Cookies: Celebrating a Texas Heatwave Record!
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How to Bake Chocolate Chip Dashboard Cookies: Celebrating a Texas Heatwave Record!

Y’all know I’ve been fairly grumpy about this Texas summer’s heat, but maybe it’s been worthwhile. Yesterday, August 24th, set the weather record in Austin, Texas for the number of 100+ days at 70 degrees. That record will be broken today, then tomorrow, and so forth for the next couple of weeks. Brutal as it’s … 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

Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing: Tough Call
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Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing: Tough Call

For my next badge work I was a little surprised to learn that gene mapping is central to a badge task. Scouts are asked to look into an illness that’s linked to genes, then consider the pros and cons of genetic tests. Would a scout want to know what potential diseases that lay waiting in her … Continue reading

Deepwater Horizon: One Year Later
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Deepwater Horizon: One Year Later

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that yesterday was the one year anniversary of the BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, resulting in an oil disaster whose effects will be felt for years to come. Believe it or not, there’s a badge for scouts that’s devoted to teaching girls about oil in our lives … Continue reading