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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

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

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

Book of the Month - The Democracy & Free Enterprise Books!







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Added by Network Admin on April 19, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Let's GO Campaign - Earth Scouts Partner with the Children & Nature Network



In April we are kicking off a partnership with the Children & Nature Network with the Let's GO (Get Outside) campaign.



What is Let’s G.O.!?…



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Added by Network Admin on March 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

March's Book of the Month - 365 Ways to Live Green For Kids!

 

365 Ways to Live Green for Kids: Saving the Environment at Home, School, or at…

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Added by Network Admin on March 20, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Just started a new blog...

I just started a NEW blog that I intend to upkeep about me and my family's life.

My first post was all about Earth Scouts! I can't wait to see what others have to say about it...

My NEW Blog - The Holistic Mommy

 

Take Care all! Enjoy! Pamela :)

Added by Pamela Williams on February 24, 2011 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

Share Your Soles -- Collecting Shoes

Hi all,

 

I just wanted to share a blog post of a recent project our ES group did for a great organization that happens to be local to us. The organization is Share Your Soles, and the kids collected shoes as part of their work towards their Human Rights badge.

Here's the link:…

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Added by Christine M. on February 24, 2011 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Festival for the Columbia Gorge area.....

I am truly inspired by the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute and NW Parks and Rec, for their commitment to making our area better for everyone, and for providing wonderful opportunities and events for the community and schools to participate in.

 

I would love to hold an Earth Scouts Festival here in the next few months, not only to promote the group and this wonderful community around the world, but also to provide kids with resources to become the wonderful people they can be.…

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Added by Lynn O'Brien on February 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Be Your Own Paper Recycling Company!

Did you know that you can make paper yourself? For many years paper was made by hand and therefore was very expensive.  People treated it with great care, and never threw it away. They always saved it after they used it, and made new paper from it. Paper can be made from wood, cotton rags, linen fabric, grass,…

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Added by Network Admin on February 20, 2011 at 7:58pm — 4 Comments

BeadParty to benefit BeadforLife- a fun event that benefits a great organization

Our group hosted a BeadParty and raised $413 for BeadforLife, an organization that helps impoverished African women. The kids helped sort the boxes of jewelry, set up for the party, make signs and collect the money. It didn't cost us anything to host it- even shipping both ways is free. Info can be found…

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Added by Alicia Dziak on February 20, 2011 at 7:31pm — 3 Comments

Recycling is fine, and fun, art!

I know many of us have experienced finding a stray crayon, broken in pieces, lying around the house. No wrapper, just the crayon. If you're like me, some of you put them in a box or bag, setting them aside for some future art project. Some that are in better condition can be donated or given away, but for those lost little pieces, what to do with them?

 

Our girls were given a wonderful little device, a Crayola Crayon Maker, yesterday and have made 15 crayons so far! Their…

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Added by Lynn O'Brien on January 2, 2011 at 5:18pm — 1 Comment

Recycle old books, CDs and movies

Not sure if I'm the last person in the world to know about this, but I recently stumbled upon swap.com where you can trade in old movies, books, games and CDs for other items you want. It's really easy and fun, and a great way to recycle old items that are collecting dust in your house. Might be a fun group way to trade up for Earth Scouts-related books!

Added by Alicia Dziak on January 7, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Global Village School

Is your Earth Scout Family homeschooling or considering homeschooling? If so then the Global Village School is worth checking into. Global Village offers a progressive, accredited, customizable K-12 homeschooling program featuring online and text-based curriculum with individualized teacher service.…

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Added by Network Admin on November 30, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Children & Nature Network







As the Earth Scouts continues to evolve it is very important to link up and partner with related, relevant, and high quality movements that are in alignment with our mission to provide our children with a healthy and sustainable future. The Children & Nature Network is one of those movements. Since…
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Added by Network Admin on October 16, 2010 at 8:19pm — No Comments

What kind of reference materials do you use?

One of the first things I did after I found out about the Earth Scouts was to acquire the book "The Earth Charter In Action: Toward A Sustainable World". It is jam-packed with all kinds of great information and activities.



I also recommend the "Environmental Education Activity Guide, Pre K - 8", another great activity book.



Both books are easy to understand, provide tons of references and have lots of great activities that provide a wide range of stimulation for all ages. Our… Continue

Added by Lynn O'Brien on May 10, 2010 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

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