Total Solar Eclipse 2017 – On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. NASA created this website to provide a guide to this amazing event. Here you will find activities, events, broadcasts, and resources from NASA and our partners across the nation.
Source: Safety | Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Making Scouting Accessible for Families
As an organization dedicated to serving youth, we’ve always aimed to bring Scouting to as many youth and families as possible. Now, as life get busier and busier, we hear from families and Scouting leaders that there is also a need to help make Scouting more accessible.
For many families, accessibility means finding a way to serve the entire family – including the girls whose brothers and cousins we have sought to serve for years.
As an organization, we have conducted some research on this topic and have started elevating this conversation so we can determine the best path forward, including a recent focus on the topic at the 2017 National Annual Meeting, when Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh outlined what we know so far.
To move the conversation forward, it is important that we hear feedback from you and those that bring Scouting to life in communities. Please watch the video below and then request a survey. Thank you in advance for your input!
via Making Scouting Accessible for Families | Greater Los Angeles Area Council
“The Scouts can be the organisation that can mobilise the largest number of young people towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. ‘I hope that all Scouts and young people taking positive steps to create a positive impact in their communities recognise that they are contributing towards achieving the SDGs. I believe that they are helping to drive and hasten the progress as well!’
via Scouting and the Sustainable Development Goals | Scout.org
#ScoutsVenezuela ==> Diego, un Scout que defendió sus principios hasta la muerte. El pasado 16 de mayo, en San Antonio de los Altos, Estado Miranda, Venezuela, Diego Fernando Arellano Figueredo, quien a sus 31 años de edad fue Scouter del Grupo Scout Cayaurima, murió durante una protesta contra el gobierno venezolano de un impacto de bala en el pecho. #MasScouts #CeroViolencia
#ScoutsVenezuela ==> Diego, a Scout who defended his principles to the death. On May 16, in San Antonio de los Altos, Miranda State, Venezuela, Diego Fernando Arellano Figueredo, who at 31 years of age was Scouter of the Scout Group Cayaurima, died during a protest against the Venezuelan government of a bullet on the chest. #MoreScouts #ZeroViolence
Source – Fogon Virtual Scout – http://fogonvirtualscout.com/venezuela-diego-un-scout-que-defendio-sus-principios-hasta-la-muerte/
If Yoda goes into cardiac arrest, will you know what to do? Artist and first-aid enthusiast Todd Scott breaks down what you need to know about using an automated external defibrillator, or AED — in this galaxy and ones that are far, far away. Prepare to save the life of a Jedi, Chewbacca (he’ll need a quick shave first) or someone else in need with some helpful pointers.