Friday, August 21, 2009

Camping Trip Confirmed.

Great News!

Craig just reserved a Group Tent Site at Falls Lake State Recreation Area – an expansive reservoir and woodlands, habitat for diversity of animals, including American bald eagles. I'll send out the attachments on email as I can't seem to attach files on this blog.

Few highlights:

· Reserved Campsite #11 at the B.W. Wells Group Camp for Saturday, October 3rd
· Camp site is approx. 500 feet from the shower house / bathroom and 1,500 feet from the lake.
· Some park activities include lake fishing, 12 miles of hiking trails, and more than six miles of bicycling trails.
· Interpretive programs are available. See below for some choices.
· Must bring our on own wood.

Dangerous Plants & Animals
Give the kids close-up views of Copperheads and Black Widows! Everyone, young
and old, can learn to recognize the local hazards of the natural world, and enjoy the outdoors without fear!

Stream Study Activity
Get wet in a cool stream while looking for local animal life. Learn how animals can be an indicator of water quality. Be prepared to get wet! Wear sturdy shoes and bring a towel.

Poisonous Snakes of NC
Talk All Learn about the poisonous snakes of NC and where they are located across the state. Also some safety and first aid tips. See snake replicas and skins.

List of ideas for group meetings

In case you wanted to match up a craft or activity when you are hosting a meeting, here are some ideas:

1. Learn to set a table
2. Nine (or eight) planet model
3. Learn how to use a compass
4. Homemade Kite (good for Spring Kite Flying at Bond Park)
5. Weather Station
6. Holiday Decoration
7. Learn how to tie five different knots
8. Bead or Leather Design

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Agenda for second year...

How How,

I want to thank all the dads that attended our kick-off meeting at Connoleys (I mean Rudinos). That was a test for everyone. Looks like we were able to iron out a plan for the second year. Blain was forward-thinking enough to bring his laptop and load most of these events on the calendar. Thank you Blain. Here is the run down in case you want to load these into your Blackberry.

Friday Sept 11 6PM - First group meeting (Thunder Squirrel and Burping Platypus)

Sat/Sun Oct 3/4 - Big Brave/Little Brave Campout (Location TBD) - We will also hold our second meeting during the campout. Thunder Eagle and Daring Eagle will host.

Monday Oct 19th - YGuides day at the State Fair. Info only, not a group event.

Sunday Oct 25 - Leaf collection at Yates Mills. More info coming.

Sunday Nov 8 - Fall Outing (1PM-?). We will hold our third meeting during this outing. Rushing Ram and Red Thunder will host)

Sunday Dec 13 5PM- Fourth group meeting. Hookin Fish and Fire Feather will host.

Sunday Jan 10 5PM - Fifth group meeting. Running Bull and Bear Rock will host.

Sun Jan 31 - Laughing Horse and Red Wolf will set up bird house build at local Home Depot.

Sun Feb 14th 5PM - Sixth group meeting - Great Wolf and Rising Sun will host.

Sun Mar 14th 5PM - Seventh group meeting - Laughing Horse and Red Wolf will host.

Sun Apr 11th 5PM - Eighth group meeting - Dancing Gopher and Jumping Wolf will host.

Spring Outing, Polar Bear Swim, and Winter Inning. and Bond Park Kite Flying dates will be added once published.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thanks and a Reminder

How How,

Thanks to Craig for attending the Chief's meeting last Tuesday. Also, don't forget about our Dad's only meeting at 3PM this Sunday at Connoley's Pub (corner of High House and Davis). We'll plan out a schedule of events and fun activities to make our second year a memorable one.

- Laughing Horse