Ethical Navigators Weekly Update – October 16, 2016

Summary:

  • Flyer and details released for October camping outing on weekend of October 22.
  • New: A Canoemobile Add-On for the weekend after camping.
  • Update: Flyer released for November Outing on November 5.
  • Update: The Navigators learned a lot about rocks and had fun at our General Meeting will this morning.
  • New:Our next General Meeting will be November 20 at 9:45.
  • New: New Navigators USA branded gear available.
  • Our next Council Meeting will be November 13 at 9:30.

Outings
October 21-23: Camping at Babler State Park
We decided to return to Babler State Park for cabin camping in October. Our educational focus will be geology for the weekend. We will have new campers joining us from a satellite chapter starting at Mallinckrodt School. We also plan to involve the leadership skills of our older scouts more than usual.

The basic cost will be $30/person for the full weekend or $10 for a Saturday-only reservation.

Please see the flyer for more details.

October 29 Add-On: Canoe-N-Boo
Put on your Halloween costume and come join a FREE day of fun outdoors at the Lincoln Shields Recreation Area in West Alton, Missouri.

All attendees will enjoy geocaching, hiking, living history of the area, bird watching, water safety, and paddling a 24 foot Voyageur canoe.

The Canoemobile traveling environmental program aims to engage people in outdoor experiences, enhances learning opportunities, cultivates a stewardship ethic, and creates pathways to pursue career opportunities in the outdoors. The Canoemobile’s focus brings environmental literacy to youth and adults, people with disabilities, and community members through experiences in their local public lands and waterways.

All training and supplies will be available upon arrival to prepare participants for an exciting experience on the waterways. No registration or experience necessary. The event is located at Lincoln Shields Recreation Area, 14701 US 67, West Alton, MO 63368. For event information please call 314-655-1614 or look at the Facebook event.

Reminder: An add-on is an event that some families in Navigators might attend, but not an event for which we are having a formal presence. If you know of other events that might be fun for Navigators, please let us know, and we will advertise them and add them to our calendar.

November 5: TV/Radio Station
Two of our parents work at a local TV Station and a Radio station. They are arranging for us to visit the media companies on the morning on November 5 to watch a News program and record a PSA.

Please see the flyer for more details.

General Meetings
October 16
Ms. Wilson led us in a General Meeting to learn about rocks. First, we had a lesson inside about different types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Then, we went outside in groups to break open geodes (with proper eye protection). Finally, we enjoyed a special sugar geode.

Some photos are available on Facebook.

November 20
Our November General Meeting will be at 9:45 am on November 20 at the Ethical Society. We will have some lessons on ham radio and Morse Code

Organization
New Hats and Bandanas Available
Navigators USA has released new caps, bandanas, and hoorags. You can see one of the new hats in action this morning in this photo. If you are interested in these, please let Haley Pepper know, because she will be placing an order soon.

November Council Meeting
Our next Council meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am on November 13 in the Nursery School Green Room. All are welcome to observe and comment.


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