Places to go near
Philadelphia that have overnighters:
Trexler-Lehigh County Game Preserve –
Battleship NJ -
Franklin Institute –
Philadelphia Zoo –
Academy of Natural Sciences -
Engineering Websites –
Twenty Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th
Maybe better for the
adults than the Scouts but I liked it.
From Karen in Suffern, NY (an RPI grad)
National Engineer’s Week, February 22-28
The site for the week is
Kaen says there are lots
of good things for Scouts (and others) to do
A good resource for
engineering projects is
Engineering School sites –
Valparaiso University, College of Engineering
Many of us have probably seen this but if you haven’t - This huge rock is
located on highway 25 in Iowa, and kids used to put obscenities etc. on it.
Since the rock was painted like this, it's been left alone. This rock is in
Adair County, between Greenfield and I-80. Be sure to scroll all the way down
to see all sides of the rock.
Walk in My Shoes
A 4H Aging Awareness Project
This is an activity that
reaches across generations and teaches young people about growing older and
the physical changes that occur with age. The online activities enable youth
to distinguish between the realities of aging and the stereotypes or myths
that exist about older adults. With the help of an "immediate aging kit,"
youth learn to develop an awareness of the impact of physical and sensory
changes on the lives of older people through "hands on" activities.
Many of the activities
require input and assistance from an older friend or family member. Young and
old are able to share, learn, and understand one another. Both groups benefit
from the many activities found in Walk in My Shoes. This project will help
Identify some of their own
attitudes about aging and older people.
Dispel myths and stereotypes
about older adults.
Learn about the aging
process and the physical changes that affect older people.
Understand how living with
physical and sensory changes affects older people.
Learn to communicate with
older adults who have sensory losses.
Develop linkages across
generations within families and communities.