Cycling #6

11/12/2012

 
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If you have not already done so, learn to ride without use of training wheels.

Do you know how to ride a bike with only two wheels? If not, now is a great time to learn. Ask your parents to help you. Be prepared it may take a couple of times to master skill, but with a bit of determination you can do
it. 

PLEASE NOTE: This requirement cannot be completed by girls who have already learned to ride a bike without training wheels.
 

Let's Talk, #4

11/01/2012

 
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Get a book on secret codes or look-up secret codes on the Internet. Make up your own secret code with a friend or sibling, and then exchange encoded messages with each other. One example of a code is replacing each letter with a number or a different letter. What are other kinds of codes.

After you have completed your research, download the file below. Print two copies (one for yourself and one for a friend). Create your code. be sure to record it on both copies. Now write a message and see if she can decipher it.
Let's Talk 4
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Golf #3

10/15/2012

 
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Visit a local miniature golf course with your Troop, Unit or family. Learn correct putting techniques and practice on a practice green at a golf course, or miniature golf course.

Looking for something to do with your family? Why not spend an evening at a miniature golf course? Remember to use gentle taps on the ball.

 

Cooking #24

10/03/2012

 
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Making taffy, fudge or chocolates offers a different cooking experience. Some examples include chocolate-covered cherries, colored white chocolate in molds, chocolate dipped strawberries and buckeyes. Find a recipe, gather ingredients and make a batch of one of these sweets.

There are many different types of candy that are popular at Christmas time (but can be enjoyed year round). Three of my family's favorites are fudge, home made marshmallows, and divinity.  Below is our recipe for Fudge. It came from a gentleman at our church in Alabama.


Jim's Cat Daddy Fudge
1 small jar marshmallow creme
1  1/2 cup sugar
5 oz evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 t salt
1 t vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine marshmallow creme, sugar, milk, butter and salt. Bring to a full boil stirring constantly. Boil 5 additional minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted and the mixture is smooth  Stir in vanilla. Pour into a 8x10 pan lined with foil. Chill about 2 hours.

Note: you can also add nuts if you like along with the vanilla. Or if you prefer peanut butter fudge use 2 cups of peanut butter chips. 

 

Camping #13

09/17/2012

 
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Design a typical campsite. Be sure to include dining area, cook area, fire circle, toileting and tent area. Explain why weather, water and lay of the land are important when designing your campsite.


Design your own campsite. Consider drawing one or making a three dimensional model. Don’t forget to include shade. If you need inspiration visit a local state park.

 

Fishing #5

09/03/2012

 
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Learn what kinds of fish live in freshwater and in salt water.  Make a chart showing four of each kind, and describe where you might find them.


Download the attached chart. Find pictures of fish in magazines or books.  Glue them on the correct column. Don’t forget to describe identify the species of fish and where in the world you would find them.

fishing #5.pub
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It's easy to make many of the instruments used in weather forecasting. One instrument used in monitoring weather is a rain guage. Make your own rain guage and keep records of rainfall in your backyard for two weeks. In addition to collecting data on rainfall, you can look up information on the normal rainfall that you could expect for the time of year in your area.

Making a rain guage can me as simple as using an empty tin can and a ruler.  For a more accurate rain guage use a plastic bottle with a flat bottom (such as a 20oz water bottle). Cut of the top third of the bottle. Turn it upside down and insert it into the bottom section. Use a permanent marker to mark every 1/2 inch from the bottom of the bottle. This method reduces the amount of evaporation after the rain which is important in our Texas heat.  Use the form below to record the rainfall.
young meteorologist 3.pdf
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Explain the meaning of these words: planet, sun, moon, star, solar system, and constellations.

When learning about space, these are a few words that you will come across.  Print out the pdf below and then do a little research.  You can use online resources or check out a book at the local library. 
space exploration 3.pdf
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Family Helper #7

05/28/2012

 
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Learn the proper way to do at least three of the following and perform them for at least three weeks...

Make a chart listing which jobs you did and how often you did them.

While I will leave the "proper" method to doing each chore up the parents, I can give you a simple chart to use to show which jobs you did.

Please note it is not required that each chore be completed daily, but rather on a regular basis.

Download the chart below. Write the date in the boxes to the left. Label the other 3 columns with the chores you selected. Now all you have to do is put a check mark in the box as you do them
family helper.pdf
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Let's Talk, #7

05/13/2012

 
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Listen to a children's radio broadcast.  This could be a recording of an old radio broadcast, or a newer show like "Adventures in Odyssey". Pay attention to the sound effects that are used.  Discuss houw sound effects and music enhance a radio show. How do you think the sound effects are made?   Try making some of your own sound effects.

Once upon a time, families used to gather around the radio and and listen to their favorite broadcast. While this does not happen any more there are many classics still available along with some newer ones.  To listen to current episode of "Adventures in Odyssey" so to www.whitsend.org. You can also contact the troop leader to inquire about borrowing radio broadcast from her personal collection just use the contact us form on the website.