Ethical Navigators Weekly Update – September 18, 2016

Summary:

  • Date and place set for October camping outing – weekend of October 22.
  • Add-on scheduled for October – register if interested.
  • Update: We learned about and built kites at our General Meeting this morning.
  • New: Our next General Meeting will be October 16 at 9:45.
  • Our next Council Meeting will be October 9 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 might 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. More details as they are set.

October 15 Add-On: S’mores and More Walk Together
Navigators USA has partnered with American Volkssport Association (AVA) to organize a combined walking outing called AVA/Navigators USA Walk Together (connected locally with this walk). Participants will be able to earn a one-of-a-kind patch, explore nature, and learn to identify some plant an animal signs. This 5K/10K hike will take place on October 15 at the Nature Institute in Godfrey, Illinois.

Cost:
$6/scout if registered by October 1 (includes patch and s/mores)
$7/scout at the door (may be discounted if they are out of patches)
$4/adult and others (including s’mores or $3 without)

This is a new activity that we haven’t engaged with previously, so none of us have experience with it. If you are interested in participating, please contact us for questions or registration.

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: TV/Radio Station
Our intention is to earn a Communication badge by visiting a radio or TV station. Parents within our Chapter work at a radio station and a TV station, and they are working together to plan a n interesting morning for us. More details as they are set.

General Meetings
September 18
We kicked off the fall by learning about and making kites. After construction, we went outside and tried them out.

Some photos are available on Facebook.

October 16
Our September General Meeting will be at 9:45 am on October 16 at the Ethical Society. We will have some lessons on geology.

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


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