A Mother’s Musings: When Your Scout Saves a Life

“Being brave isn’t the absence of fear.Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.” – Bear Grylls, Chief Ambassador of World Scouting A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. From the very beginning of their Cub Scouting career, youth in the ScoutingContinue reading “A Mother’s Musings: When Your Scout Saves a Life”

A Mother’s Musings of an Eagle Project at Pocahontas State Park

If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.  Anne Bronte A young man’s journey to EagleContinue reading “A Mother’s Musings of an Eagle Project at Pocahontas State Park”

A Mother’s Musings on Natural Tunnel State Park

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir Mountaineer and father of our National Parks, John Muir was an early conservationist, a naturalist, an environmental philosopher, and a lover of mountains. His contributions to the preservation of the American wilderness are most evident on the West Coast, specifically Yosemite andContinue reading “A Mother’s Musings on Natural Tunnel State Park”

A Mother’s Musings of Westmoreland State Park

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein One of the goals of this blog is to thoughtfully share the experiences and adventures my family embarks upon that I truly believe bring us closer to one another in the hopes that I inspire other families to go outside andContinue reading “A Mother’s Musings of Westmoreland State Park”