Cathlapotle Plankhouse. Ridgefield, WA.

Last week had quite the rain downpour, but like it often does, the sun came out for us. Today, scouts from all sections met at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (Washington) to experience a Chinookan Plankhouse, based on descriptions from Lewis and Clark’s Discovery expedition, and evidence gained during archaeological work on what was the Chinookan town of Cathlapotle. Continue reading

Think Out Loud

So much going on in the 55th Cascadia realm. Last weekend was our All-Section Hike and next weekend is our Timberwolves and Pathfinders Camp Out. Busy, busy. To add to the activity, Group Scoutmaster Ethan was a guest speaker on Think Out Loud, a radio program of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB).

The conversation on today’s program is a discussion of the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) policy on gay scouts. We share this link because GSM Ethan spoke on the program, and the conversation is one of scouting and much to our hearts.
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