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Got the phone call from camp....

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By the way.....

 

Wild Parsnip is listed in some books as of the PARSLEY family....  Other books put it in the CARROT family.  The common name is not a valid way of identifying plants.  Wild Parsnip in Alaska is called Pushky.

 

Identifying 10 plants for the sake of advancement to FC shouldn't be that hard.  Just remember there's stuff out there that unless one has done extensive research on is potentially harmful if not flat out deadly.  Don't rely on just one book or one website either. 

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He's home and still alive! He had a good time and had lots of stories to tell. Some things he thought he'd hate (horseback riding) he loved. When asked if he wanted to do it again next year he said, "ummmm probably." lol   That's pretty good from him. 

 

Oh and he is doing his best to catch up with his missed electronics time today! Especially since their bus was 5 hours late picking them up yesterday and then had to make an extra stop putting him home at 9pm instead of 1pm. I'll give him today.... 

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exactly!

at some point in time, we came around........

and we at this stage of the game (2016) still need to remind ourselves that change isn't necessarily bad..... and even if it is, it is what it is....

When it becomes an addiction then that's an issue.

 

How much screen time is too much? These kids get likely 4 hours or more a day? You'd think a week without it will kill them. Have yet to see a kid die from not using his Kindle to go to sleep.

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What are the other boys going to do when their batteries go dead?

 

A Kindle battery will last several weeks.  The e-ink only uses battery when changing the contents of the page (not during normal display), so they last a long time.

 

Both my son and I will be bringing our Kindles on trek at Philmont next year.  They are lighter than the paperback book he had, and I didn't bring a book because I didn't want the weight and volume.  It was a mistake.  Reading for 10 minutes before falling asleep or when the scouts were doing program would have been relaxing.

 

I'm anti-phone on trek (mine was turned off in my pack for the 10 days on trail), but pro-Kindle.

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