Registration for GE 2017, Sept. 22 - 24, is open. We're almost full, so don't delay!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Beach Reading!

Summer is at its last hurrah, but today and tomorrow are going to be good beach days!  If you haven't started reading the 2017 Great Escape book club pick, it's perfect for the beach. Neighborhood, community and transformation are the themes of our pick for this year's book and it's funny, too.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
On Goodreads, its average rating is 4.35/5 and over 177,000 people have rated it.  We think you will love it - and it's an 'easy read' too! Don't forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Have You Seen This?

GSUSA and the Elliott Wildlife Values Project have released a couple of new videos about GS Songs and Games and Firebuilding!  Click on this link to the 'songs and games' video - take a look and tell us what you think.  Are you inspired to include more songs in your troop?
I am, and have resolved to take my harp and all my GS song books to our first camping trip this year.
BTW, your chances to 'linger' at Great Escape are getting slim - if you haven't registered, do it now!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Get Your Shirts and Windbreakers!

The GE committee had its last meeting before the event last week.  Just a handful of beds remain, so if you have not yet signed up, ASAP is the recommended time.

However, it's not too late to order some great GE duds.  This year we are selling long and short sleeve polo shirts and windbreakers from LL Bean, in multiple colors, embroidered with the GE logo.  You can order these now - even if you have already registered for this year, or if you can't go this year.  We won't be selling them next year, so go for it!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Photo Boards

During these summer days, it's hard to realize that GE is just a little more than two months away!  I've been thinking about what motif I should choose for this year's photo board.  I have a whole list of ideas jotted down.
2016 was acorns, and you might remember that the table decorations were flickering 'candles' nestled in acorns.
The basket of apples was a success, I thought, but 2014's spiderweb was not as popular as I'd hoped.
But the first one, 2013's autumn leaves, was a natural.  I've made boards for other events too - remember the first alumnae day at camp?
I'd better get cracking, once it's time for troop meetings to begin there'll be no time for any art projects.  You'd be well advised to register  before we're too full, and pop on over to the apparel page and order your GE shirts and jackets!  I'm going to be excited to see my gray windbreaker and navy long-sleeved polo shirt!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

GE Is Almost Full

A mere 12 places left for this year's Great Escape, and we are still 26 days away from our traditional Early Bird Deadline.  This is a monumental record for us!
  Do I need to add that if you haven't yet registered, do it now!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Fourth!

It's on its way! 
I hope you enjoy your 4th of July celebration, whatever it might be!  I'll be in Maine with some much-loved young relatives.

If you haven't yet signed up for GE, one more workshop has filled, and it's mine - bullet journaling.  I just purchased the last of the supplies yesterday, figuring that it would not fill and I'd get to keep them for my selfish self! 

Make a mental note to sign up as soon as the festivities end!

Thanks to Vecteezy and Smashing Magazine for the free icons! 
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"