Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

thanksgiving-wallpaper-2
By Darryl Alder
Nov 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Reflection for All Scouts

At Thanksgiving we often stop to think of things we are thankful for and as Americans, we have a lot to be grateful for. We live in freedom, we can worship as we choose, and most of us have enough food, clothing and adequate shelter. We are as blessed as any people in the world, but sometimes we […]

John-F-Kennedy
By Community Submission
Nov 22, 2014

Does Scouting Matter?

As an elementary school child, I always looked forward to school holidays, especially Thanksgiving. At Thanksgiving, we got out of school at noon early in the week, and my family always headed to our family hunting camp for the holiday. November 22, the day we got out of school for Thanksgiving in 1963, my teacher came into the room. She had been […]

BurchLodgeatNite
By Darryl Alder
Nov 05, 2014

A Season of Goodness in Philanthropy

When I started my new job six years ago, I was tasked with opening a major new camp at the Mountain Dell Scout Ranch. However, the capital fund was spent and things became discouraging quickly. On top of that, our properties director had to take disability and his full time duties fell to me—me with no construction […]

Pecan
By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 27, 2013

Vanilla Cheesecake Pecan Pie

Looking for a last minute dessert for your Thanksgiving dinner? What sounds better than cheesecake and pecans? Being a southern girl pecans are synonymous with the holidays. Pecans in jello salad, in pies, ambrosia…just the smell reminds me of family holiday meals. Growing up we had three huge pecan trees in our front yard. Each […]

lincoln5
By Community Submission
Nov 27, 2013

Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old […]

Black Friday
By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 26, 2013

Black Friday Specials Before Black Friday

Black Friday deals this year are expected to be big. Many retailers are going to open on Thanksgiving because it is expected to be a difficult season financially. I dislike shopping on Black Friday – large crowds, minimum availability of products, gimmicks to draw customers into stores, fighting and incivility as shoppers race against one […]

thank you button
By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 22, 2013

With Grateful Hearts, We Thank You

Our hearts are full this Thanksgiving, remembering our blessings and how grateful we are for your support. To all the parents and families who support their sons and Scouts, thank you. There are a lot of good things that compete for your time, and yet you take the time to encourage your youth to participate […]

Scout Prayer
By Community Submission
Nov 15, 2013

Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Prayer O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry. When I have work, help me to remember the jobless. When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all. When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer. And remembering, help me to […]

Indian
By Community Submission
Nov 15, 2013

Cub Scout Thanksgiving Ideas

This Cub Scout Thanksgiving Packet was created specifically for the holiday. It includes activities for Cub Scouts and their siblings including Faith in God and Cub Scout/Webelos Advancement. The Theme is American Indians from Illinois, but there is information on the Internet about Indians from other parts of the country. The American Indian Sign Language was developed by the […]

Prayer Hats Off
By Community Submission
Nov 15, 2013

A Scouter’s Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. One of the ways we can do that is through poems and prayer. A SCOUTER’S THANKSGIVING PRAYER  With reverence in our hearts, We, Your many children of many beliefs, United in common purpose, Gather to offer this our humble prayer, In Thanksgiving: As Scouters we are thankful for: […]