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Tagged With: Family

White Rim Trail, March 2016

After spending the winter months getting the trailer ready for camping duty, we were itching to get out and put it through it’s paces. What better place to do that than the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park? Day 0 We left Denver after work on Friday, with a slight delay as we waited … Continue reading »

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Sailing, Swimming, and Challenges

My son wants to go to sailing camp this summer with his cousins in California, and approached my wife and I about it around Christmas time. When we talked about it we made a deal: I would sign him up for the camp when he passed the BSA swim test. For the last couple months … Continue reading »

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First aid for when help is going to take some time

Most first aid training is based on a “rapid response” assumption. That is to say that you are less than 30 minutes from an Emergency Medical Service response. Scouts are often doing things in areas where that response is much, much further away. So what to do? Take an EMS team with you? Charter an … Continue reading »

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…and on to 2012!

Last year at this time I ended a blog post with this: I wish each of you health and happiness for you and your families as we start off in 2011, and when we look back on it a year from now I hope we will all see it as time well spent. Time well … Continue reading »

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A Training Vacation

One of my Wood Badge ticket items is to attend a training course for Cubmasters that goes beyond what is covered in the Position-specific training. The second part of that ticket item is to bring back something I learned and implement it in my pack. It was part of the same quest that brought me … Continue reading »

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Day 21: Scout Parent

This is day 21 of 100. Three weeks into the project. 21% done, 79% to go. Things are moving quickly, that’s for sure! With all the things that have to be done as Cubmaster, it is easy to miss the things that need to be done as a parent of a scout. So today, while … Continue reading »

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Day 7: Why We Do What We Do

Well here we are, end of the first week of the 100 Days of Scouting, and while that is a great milestone that doesn’t seem to be the focus today. Being February 14th, today is Valentine’s Day! [Archery Belt Loop. Valentine’s Day. Cupid. Oh come on, I thought it was clever!] Since Valentine’s Day is … Continue reading »

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Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!

2010 was a pretty good year. We took a family road trip to Texas to see a niece and nephew that had moved there from Colorado. Got to see Cadillac Ranch and the Big Texan on the way there and spent a morning at the National Scouting Museum I finished my PhD in Mechanical Engineering, … Continue reading »

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Welcome to 2009

Well, we made it to 2009, albeit a second later than normal. Looking back on 2008 there were lots of good things mixed in with the not so great. 2009 will, without a doubt, be another “good news/bad news” year. The main focus for me this year is to finish my dissertation and graduate (finally!). … Continue reading »

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