Ethical Navigators Weekly Update – October 15, 2017


  • Update: Flyer released for October outing Oct 19-22. Help carpool if you can.
  • Update: Update: November service outing announced: RSVP open for all.
  • Update: Update: A big crowd learned about climbing skills at our General Meeting this morning.
  • New: Our next Council Meeting will be on November 5. Join us on December 3 if you want to help plan for 2018 or be on the Council.

October 20-22: Camping/Climbing
We have the group area at Pere Marquette reserved for our last camping outing of the year. This site is away from all other campers and visitors, and it is more primitive than we usually use (a pit toilet instead of a showerhouse, for example), so come with your expectations set.

Planned activities for the weekend include climbing, hiking, geology, geocaching, chess, stargazing, etc.

We have the campsite reserved starting Thursday night, for those with a free school day on Friday who want to make a long weekend of it.

Please see the flyer for details and let us know if you plan to attend.

Note: the following message was posted by one of our new families. Email the main account if you can help.

Is there anyone who would have room in their vehicle for 2 extra passengers for next weekend’s camping trip; if not it’s okay because we will still make it out but it would be extremely helpful to my family.

November 18: Foodbank
Our November Outing will be a service project at the Foodbank. The shift is from 10 AM – 1 PM. Folks should meet at the Foodbank (70 Corporate Woods Drive, Bridgeton) inside in the Volunteer area around 9:45 – 9:50. The Foodbank staff will do background information about the Foodbank, its mission, and safety protocols starting at 10; we don’t want anyone to miss that part.

Folks can bring food to eat during breaks and we HIGHLY recommend they do that. Either bring a snack and plan on eating lunch after the shift is over OR bring a small lunch to eat at the 11:30 break.

Children must be 5 years old to participate.

RSVPs are now open to all. 10 of the 20 spots have been claimed. Please RSVP by emailing with the number of people who will be volunteering (e.g., Smith 4 people).

General Meetings
October 15
We prepared for a camping outing by learning about knots and learning how to sit in a harness.

Inside, the different age groups tried to figure out how to carry a barrel using rope, and then learned about the barrel hitch. At the end, some of the younger Navigators learned about harnesses that can be made from webbing in case of an emergency to bring an injured person out of the hike.

Outside, Junior and Senior Navigators got a chance to be suspended in a harness, and they learned how to push off against a tree or wall.

Some photos are available on Facebook.

November Council Meeting
Our next Council meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am on November 5 in the Nursery School Green Room. All are welcome to observe and comment.

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