Pre-Camp: What Happens Before the Campers Arrive

Summer Camp.  It’s the event that thousands of Scouts in the Greater St. Louis Area Council anticipate and prepare for, all year long.  Of the 52 weeks each year brings, one week proves extra-special for these Scouts. Continue reading “Pre-Camp: What Happens Before the Campers Arrive”

Cell Phones at Camp: Not Very One-Sided Anymore

If you’ve been involved with any organization that takes frequent camping trips – whether it be the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or even an after school program – you’ve probably heard some rendition of this from the group leader:

Cell phones and other electronics are not to be brought to camp, as they distract us from the outdoor experience.  Please leave them at home.

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9/11 Flag Memorial on Art Hill

Around mid to late August, the media started buzzing about the upcoming 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.  Special interviews, documentaries, and replays of the tragic events filled our televisions – a reminder of what happened a mere ten years ago.  It’s unreal to see how much our world changed since that day.

Across the country, people remembered the victims of 9/11 in a variety of ways: prayer services, candlelight vigils, and simply being with one’s family.  One memorial that I hadn’t heard about, however, was the flag memorial on Art Hill in Forest Park. Continue reading “9/11 Flag Memorial on Art Hill”