Sunday, June 22, 2014

Looking ahead this week...

For those that made it to the movie today, I hope you had an amazing journey into the creative world of DreamWorks with How To Train Your Dragon 2.  I don't know about YOU, but I want a toothless!  The "big" moral of the story reminded me of this little gem, however, that reads "Don't judge a hero by the size of his cape."

And looking ahead to our next venture for the summer, it's coming up THIS week.  Specifically, Thursday, June 26 we will be taking a little field trip to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving.  We will all meet near the front door at 9:45 and enter at 10am together as a group.  You are free to work your way through the building at your leisure.  Explore with your kids.  Explain.  And better yet -- the crafstmen and women will be available to tell the boys all about what they do there.  Learn about the offset print for currency and see how it was done over time.  There are experiences on both floors of the building for the Scouts to interact with the professionals.  Did you know that The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility 
BILL BONANZA: The Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth prints more than half of the nation’s currency. Here, an employee checks out a sheet of crisp $20 bills.
produces over half of the nation’s paper currency. Come see billions of dollars as you take the tour on the elevated walkway above the production floor and learn about the history of United States paper currency. 
Again, we will meet at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot for the purposes of a headcount.  If I have a parent that is willing to take the list I can forward them and do a head check for recording purposes and then get it back to me, I would greatly appreciate this.  The tour will be entering at 10:00 a.m. together.

This would certainly be a good institution to wear your Official Field Uniform (blue shirt, neckerchief, etc.) to tour and it always makes nice photos as well.  However, if you want to just wear your pack t-shirt, that would be fully acceptable as well.  We would encourage all of our Scouts to wear their Official Field Uniform, however.  

I would love someone, too, to volunteer to snap some photos as I will be unable to attend.  If you DO take photos, please please be sure to forward those to me or Tom Harmon so that they can be uploaded to the Pack's DropBox for use in the December slide show.  

Oh, and the best part --> this event is FREE!  

Please e-mail me if you can be the point of contact for this event and/or if you can snap a few photos.

Remember, so long as you attend at least ONE Pack event a month throughout the summer, your scout will be eligible for the rank specific Summertime Achievement Award!

See how they match your slides?  Cool huh!?

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