Tag Archives: Scouting

Turning Girls Into Boy Scouts?

It was recently announced that Boy Scouts of America would accept girls into the Cub Scout program starting with the 2018 program year (essentially the beginning of the school year). Additionally, for older girls, they will now have an opportunity … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 10-6-17

Even though it was a busy week I don’t have a heck of a lot to share for some reason. Let’s start off with last week’s swim lesson. That’s Ciaran giving Tevye a piggyback ride in the pool before the … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 9-29-17

It’s been a good week. Here’s what has been going on. First, let’s start with swim lesson, which Tevye really enjoys. And yes, that is a rubber duckie on his head. Earlier this week I talked (partly) about how long … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Ten And A Half Hour Shift

Sunday started out like any other day. No, that’s a lie. Laura and I knew going into Saturday night that Sunday was going to be a long slog. And it was. Waking up Sunday morning at 6, the plan was … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 9-22-17

Just a few pictures this time around. I know it’s not a great excuse, but I’ve just been so busy I have actually forgotten to take many pictures. Xavier is doing 1st grade soccer. They practice on a field that … Continue reading

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Camporee 2017

Yes, this is well after the fact, I know, but I still want to post about this, brief though it may be. This year was Ciaran’s first year attending the event, and we took the opportunity to check off a … Continue reading

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Northwest Trek

Yes, this post is coming months after the fact, but I still want to get it posted, so here it is. Back in May the Cub Scouts took a trip to Northwest Trek. A couple of requirements for different levels … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 8-25-17 (The End Of A Busy Summer – or – Why No Updates?)

The “best laid plans” and all that. This summer has been so ridiculously busy, and you can tell partly because I haven’t updated much. If you follow me on Facebook you have *some* idea of what has been going on, … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 8-25-17 (Catching Up Edition Part 2)

Alright, so it’s been three months and I’m finally getting the second part of this posted. It’s been a busy summer.   Back in May Ciaran’s Cub Scout den held a type of carnival for the rest of the pack. … Continue reading

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Politicizing The Scouts In A Speech Was Wrong

There has been a lot of (virtual) ink spilled with reaction to the current President’s speech at the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree. There are a few things I wanted to point out on this topic from my perspective as a … Continue reading

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