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Forming our local group

(Image Copyright 2012 Kim Upton)

Hello!

Today I sent out my first social media blast to drum up support for our new group. It will be exciting to see how it grows organically, and to meet other families who are interested in being a part of Planet Earth Scouts.…

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Added by Kimberly Upton on August 11, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments

Greetings!

Good Day! :)



Looking forward to meeting many new friends, gaining insight and inspiration from other leaders, and enjoying the fellowship of others who hope for a more self-sustaining future.



Like me, this blog will most likely always be a work in progress.  With each step, or new level of understanding, it is my goal to continue climbing the stairs of life.  My online presence usually follows suit. :o)



Have a fantastic day,

~ Kim…

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Added by Kimberly Upton on August 5, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

Nature Rocks Summer Activities 2012

As you know Planet Earth Scouts loves the Children &…

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Added by Network Admin on August 5, 2012 at 1:22am — No Comments

The Earth Charter Experience within humans living in unison

Dear fellow,

 

While I was going through the website I found considerable individualistic approaches how to live among each other on our Planet which I am to put to consider:

 

WE ARE ALL ONE PART OF THIS LIVING…

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Added by Silke on July 8, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

4 Pillars of the Earth Charter Badges & Interdependent Tree of Sustainability

Earning badges is the number one fun activity for Planet Earth Scouts.  Planet Earth Scouts is about learning 'sustainable stewardship' and the 4 Pillars of the Earth Charter provide a framework to develop…

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Added by Network Admin on April 21, 2012 at 2:46am — No Comments

Planet Earth Scouts - A Sustainable Stewardship Community!

After much discussion and member input Planet Earth Scouts has been chosen as this community networks new name.  Here is the first logo design that is member owned and creative commons licensed!

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Added by Network Admin on September 23, 2011 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Locating an earth scout group

Hi -

  Are there any near to Boston earth scout groups.  I would love to have my children participate if so.

      thanks,

               Nina

Added by Nina Fischer on September 6, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments

New Beginnings - Plan B

Hello Earth Kids Community (we will just use that name until a new one is decided upon)

 

If you are reading this then you clicked the link in the broadcast and have chosen to continue exploring possible ways to creatively evolve this community into a member owned and controlled alternative scouting…

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Added by SeThInk Media on August 31, 2011 at 11:49pm — 1 Comment

Groups with different ages

I have children ages 13 and 9. Both want to be in an Earth Scouts group. I have interests from their friends/parents as well. Does anyone have experience with blending two different age groups together? How about ideas for activities and projects they can both benefit from and enjoy despite the age difference. Thanks!

Added by Sarah Jane Moore on July 28, 2011 at 11:33am — 1 Comment

Maing a Wreath out of natural materials

Making a wreath with natural materials that can be found in the backyard will be a great craft activity for children of all ages. The end result will be a unique wreath that can be displayed on the front door or given as a gift to friends and family.

Nature Craft - Wreath Kids Can Make

Materials Needed to Make Natural Wreath

Cardboard

Stones

Acorns

Pine branches

Berries

Pine cones

Seashells

Craft glue

Ribbon for hanging

How to…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

Indoor worm composting

Composting is easier than you think. I know most of you are worried about worms in the house and the odor of compost heaps. However, it is possible to set aside a comfortable, odor-free place in your house for red worms! In a proper compost container, red worms will just do what they are best at: eat scraps and “release” a wonderful compost that can be used for planting trees and spring! Kids will absolutely love making compost. It is a great Earth Day activity and will be a rewarding and…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Nature Hunt



Items to Look for During  Nature Hunt (can add your own list):

  • acorns
  • caterpillars
  • ants
  • dandelions
  • sprouting tulips
  • y-shaped twigs
  • oak, maple, or hickory leaves, or whatever types may be found in the yard
  • blooming ground cover
  • bird feathers
  • moss
  • animal tracks
  • pussy willows

Children on the Nature Hunt Will…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments

Laundry Bottle Food Scoop

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What you'll need:

  • Plastic laundry bottle
  • Felt in your favorite shades
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors or a sharp knife
  • Felt alphabet stickers (optional)

How to make…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 12:17am — No Comments

Tooth Brush Braclets

What you'll need:

  • Old toothbrush
  • Tweezers or pliers
  • Pot
  • Tongs
  • Large mug
  • Oven gloves

How to make it:

  1. Remove all the bristles from the toothbrush with tweezers or pliers.
  2. Boil water.
  3. Keep water boiling, put toothbrush in water for five minutes.
  4. Remove toothbrush with tongs, bend to desired shape.
  5. If toothbrush doesn't…
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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 12:10am — No Comments

Carton Bird Feeder

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What you'll need:

  • Empty quart sized cardboard milk carton
  • Scissors
  • String or cord
  • Hole punch or pencil
  • Bird seed

How to make it:

  1. Have an adult help you cut a hole in the bird…
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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 7, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Soda Bottle Terrarium

What you'll need:

  • Plastic 2 liter soda pop bottle with cap
  • Very sharp scissors or craft knife
  • Dirt or potting soil
  • Seeds
  • Water

How to make it:

  1. Remove the label from the bottle. Discard label. Save cap! 
  2. Wash and rinse out the bottle and cap.
  3. Cut the bottle close to the bottom. There may be a "line" near the end of where the label was, that's a…
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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 6, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Plastic Jug Watering Can

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What you'll need:

  • ½ gallon plastic milk or juice jug with handle and lid
  • Small finishing nail or screw
  • Hammer
  • Stickers

How to make it:…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 6, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Coffee ground Fossils

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What you'll need:

  • 1 cup of used coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cup of cold coffee
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of…
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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 6, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Tin Can Flower Pot

Make these charming tin can herb pots and watch them grow all summer long! This project not only recycles, it creates new life, and is a great Earth Day Craft. Your child can watch her plants for months to come and be proud that she created the container that holds them.

Be sure to visit our main Earth Day ideas page for more green ideas, including additional recycled crafts, printables, recipes, and ways to teach our kids about…

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Added by Kerry Shoemaker-Davis on May 6, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Water Plant Tour

Hi Everyone,

 

Our group has been working toward their Human Rights badge this past year. One of the topics that we have started to explore is water and access to clean water. To start on discussion on this we took the kids (and parents) on a pretty cool tour of a local water plant and wastewater facility. I highly recommend a tour like this, if you're able to arrange it--it was pretty fascinating.

Here's a write-up that my hubby did about our experience:…

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Added by Christine M. on May 6, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments

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