The Winter Scout
It's February!!!! We are Leaping into another exciting month of Scouting! Here in Philly we have had a weather challenged January. Jonas dumped over TWO FEET of white fun on the Philadelphia region. I saw many people out sledding and enjoying the snow. This also set the stage for a fun snow filled Cub Klondike. I would like to thank everyone who was able to participate and Karen and her team for putting together a great experience. As fast as the snow came almost two weeks later and "POOF" it's gone. I know that I am looking forward to getting out in February for some cold weather camping. I am really hoping that Punxsutawney Phil is wrong and that we will have six more weeks of Winter (or at least until March 21). Let's hope that Mother Nature brings us some more white stuff for our Boy Scout Klondike on Feb 27. Being a Winter Scouter is more than a tag from Captain America. It is learning how to have fun and challenge yourself in the outdoors when most people don't want to go outside. When I tell people about the Valley Forge Pilgrimage and Encampment the general response is "Are you nuts!!!" I respond by saying "No I am a Scout" What do you and your Units do to enjoy the Winter? Are you tubing? Hiking? Camping? Sledding? Skiing? Well I want to hear and see what you guys are doing!
February also brings a few special days for us to celebrate:
Valentine's Day: Show those people in your life that you care about them - I would like to extend a special Valentine's Greeting to all of our MOM's, wives, girlfriends for without them I don't think we would have clean uniforms, rides to and from meetings and events, and a smiling face when we get home from a cold weekend.
President's Day: In this heated election year it is important to celebrate the past leaders of the United States. No matter what party or even if you liked the guy it is a good time to start a conversation about our leaders and if your smart knock out one your scouts citizen requirements.
Mardi Gras: A time to have a little fun Cajun style. Good opportunity to learn about another section of the country and possible try some southern down home cooking.
Feb 8th - Boy Scouts of America Birthday!!!!!! How are you celebrating? Are you going to Scout Sunday? Does your Unit do anything special to celebrate!!!! Let us see you celebrating Scouting's 106th Birthday.
There are many ways to have fun this month Send me pictures with captions to firstname.lastname@example.org
or post your pictures to Facebook. Have fun! Be safe! And find that Winter Scouter in each of you.