Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Aquatic Science

Texas Parks and Wildlife homeDo you have a budding aquanaut?  Texas Parks & Wildlife Department have created a new website called Texas Aquatic Science for students to study the aquatic ecosystems in Texas.  They actually have a pilot program rolling out throughout the state but the student portion is located online and has information on everything from why water is essential to live, conservation, lakes & ponds, the Gulf of Mexico, bays & estuaries and so much more. 

You can explore the various careers available in water and aquatic science as well.

I encourage you to check it out here!  It looks to be a great resource for everyone!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ScoutBook is LIVE!

You heard me right!  Pack 1910 is live on ScoutBook.  All the Scout's data records should be complete and you should have a full visual representation of their Cub Scout career.  Every parent should have received their invitation from ScoutBook by now.  If you haven't received it, check your spam filter.  If you are having difficulties, please let me know becuase we need all parents live and active on ScoutBook.  This is our Calendar, our inter-Pack e-mail system and your way to contact everyone and anyone within the Pack!  You need to be logged on and plugged in!  ScoutTrack is no longer being updated and the contract is set to run out soon.  So please, validate those Scoutbook invitations and get logged in immediately!

Or, don't take my word for it -- find out for yourself why 300,000 users strong Scoutbook is still growing strong.

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Core Value - Perseverance

The Core Value for the month of June is Perseverance.  Being able to stick with something and to not give up, even if it is difficult -- is hard!  Providing boys with experiences that may be a little out of their comfort zone in order for them to learn how to see things through is how we can help them celebrate perseverance in their own lives.   

Boys will realize that they must push through and continue to work hard to improve their skills when they want to succeed!

Teaching children the benefits of hard work and trying is easy... have them set small goals which will help them reach a larger one.  Saving their allowance, for instance, a few weeks at a time to make a larger purchase.  How about finishing a long chapter book or their first novel.  It's met by being determined to finish.  Setting reachable goals and staying at it!  Those video games may beckon their attention, but they must push through their distractions to reach that goal.  How about playing the guitar?  It's easy to want to pick it up and sound like a rock star but -- that's not going to happen!  It requires dedication, practice, setting small goals, hard work, determination... in the end, they will persevere!

The EDGE method we use in Scouting is a great way to help leaders demonstrate perseverance. 


By teaching boys skills this way, having them set their goals and then cultivating an attitude of gratitude helps them persevere... on their own!  When you are witness to the "I got it!" or the "I did it!" -- it's an AMAZING thing!  

Perseverance -- think about it!