15-17: Meeting at Walter's. Lots of photos of a private arrowhead and
artifact collection, a winter tree ID walk, and more.
|November 17-19: Meeting
at David & Kathy
Brownes. Activities included the following:
- A night drum stalk on Friday
evening. A drum stalk is when participants fan out along a line,
blindfolded, and then stalk as silently as possible towards the sound
of a slowly beating drum. An excellent awareness exercise!
- Discussion of debris hut construction
and examination of practical examples.
- Sharing of significant and useful
books and resources.
- Sweatlodge on Saturday evening, and a
- A blind rope walk on Sunday
morning. A blind rope walk is where a string or rope is strung
out through the bush and participants follow it blindfolded.
Another excellent awareness-developing exercise! The string or
rope may go through significant obstacles, such as dense brush, or
over fallen logs. The idea is that one's inner vision takes over
due to the removal of the sense of sight (blindfold).
20-22: Meeting at Mike & Marcia's.
September 22-24: At the
Saunders. The focus was on Scout skills.
A Plant Study weekend at Walter's:
|On Saturday we studied plants in the backyard.
(photo by Walter Muma)
|On Sunday Tim Martens took us
for a very educational plant walk in nearby Sudden Tract.
At Kathy & David's. We focused on primitive skills this weekend.
There are lots of pictures and some reports
written by the participants.
May 5-7: At Mike & Marcia's. A
Caretaking weekend. The page for this meeting has some very interesting reports
written by the participants. We rehabilitated a creek that had been
smothered by debris, built a couple of trails with woods chips to protect the
surrounding plants, cleared out suffocating underbrush. The difference
that this work made was phenomenal to see. The whole area spiritually felt
like it was taking a great big breath of relief! More info about
caretaking is available on the
March 31 - April 2: At Endobanah Scout camp. Folks who came
helped the Venture Scouts do some caretaking and gardening.
At Kathy & David Browne's. The meeting report includes some pictures.
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