Registration!

Registration for GE 2018 will open in Spring 2018.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

True Story

Three women walk into a hotel bar, all dressed up.  After ordering, one says, "I read a great book, have you read it yet?  It's 'A Man Called Ove.'"  The second says, "I did, it was great."  The third says, "As a matter of fact, it's our Great Escape Book Club book for this year!"
 Two of my sisters and I attended our niece's wedding last weekend, and we all agreed that this year's book club book is a good one, so make tracks to your local library or bookstore!  Can't believe that GE is only 24 days away! 

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!