Wondrous, Woven Webs

Wondrous, Woven Webs by Sandy Yearwood Spider webs!  They make you think of Halloween and sticky strands you accidentally walk into when you least expect them.  In your house your mother calls them cobwebs and goes after them with a broom.  The webs can be outside or inside, large or small. But did you ever really look at a spider’s web?  They are all masterpieces of engineering, whether they are the beautiful, symmetrically designed webs or a tangled mess of lines.  They are constructed of, not one, but a combination of as many as six different types of silk.  Most

Snow Badge Meeting Plan

Snow Badge Meeting Plan

Snow Badge Meeting Plan by Katie Lundquist You can find the Snow Badge here.   Opening Activity Ideas include: Dress-for-the-weather relay/game; make tied fleece blankets for charity; provide snowflake coloring pages or a “make-your-own-snowflake” craft area. (10 min)(Eagle requirement 2 or optional requirement 18)   Flag Ceremony Present the colors, Pledge, and Promise. (5 min)   Circle Time “Talking” portion of the badge requirements. (10 min) Suggestions include: Read a picture book. We suggest Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Penguin requirements 1-2; Otter requirement 2; Dolphin requirement 1-2; Butterfly requirement 1-2; optional requirement 4) Learn a song or poem about