On the morning of Good Friday, I volunteered my services to be a belayer for a patrol of Scouts conducting a rock climbing expedition in the Higgovale Quarry in Oranjezicht. Rock climbing is certainly not my forte, if anything, I suffer from vertigo, so it’s needless to say that I didn’t know much about the world of climbing.
Belaying is surprisingly easy to pick up, and as I was required to keep my feet planted firmly on the ground, it appealed to me a lot more than scouring the quarry walls for hand ... read more »
As a heathen family we are in a unique position when it comes to holidays. We can take part in the ones we want to take part in and we can ignore for the most part the ones we don’t want to be a part of. Generally, we see all holidays as a learning experience, so we usually read about them, do an activity, etc. Easter though has been a dwindling holiday in our home, it wasn’t first acknowledged until General Disarray was about 2 ½ years old, that year I put together a small Easter basket of goodies and h... read more »
I’ve talked before that we do Spiral Scouts as an alternative to Boys Scouts since we don’t agree with their policies, but we see value in scouting. This school year I wanted to establish some sort of plan of action when it comes to our Spiral Scouts activities. So I’ve decided to focus on not just certain badges/patches/awards, but an overall theme for each school year. We would then work on the badges/patches/awards that would qualify under that theme.For this year our theme is camping and hiking *sinc... read more »