Friday, October 3, 2014

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wood Badge C3-312-14-2 Pre-course Meeting

What is Wood Badge? Why would a Scout Leader want to attend more training? What does one bring to six days of training? Will I know anyone? Why the heck, would I want to sleep in a canvas tent? I heard there are critters...what is that all about? Why do I need to talk to the Course Director or Scout Master, won't I meet him or her later? What kind of food will we eat? What on earth is a ticket, and how do I work it? Do I really need a six day training outdoor experience?

I had a million questions, as I pulled into Beaumont Scout Reservation, and I was seeking answers! I knew that I wanted to learn, and find out why everyone says that Wood Badge would be life changing. Yes, I was early...yes, I was in the wrong building...yes, the training hadn't even started and I felt like a dummy! Once, I figured out that I needed to be at Svedrup Lodge and not the Emerson Center (Yes, Wood Badge has it's own building!) I was greeted warmly by our Council Advisor Fred Schaljo! 

We were given a few handouts, and then told that we would take a tour, meet with the Course Director Mark Lester, talk to ASM "Logistics" Bob Palmer , and then finally sit down for a meeting that would answer our questions! I have to tell you, that I was nervous to sit down with our Scout Master...no idea why, but I really was! He asked if I had any special, food, or medical needs...ummm, no! Whoo hoo, I aced question number one! We then just chatted about why I chose to attend Wood Badge, and just how excited I was to be able to attend this training. He asked if I had any other questions, shook my hand, and told me that he was very happy to meet me.

Let's just say that I walked away very excited, and 99% of my questions were answered! I did know a few Scout Leaders, and I met many new friendly Scouts! I now had contact information and resources in the event, I had more questions. I now had a packing list, and the next challenge was to gather what I need. I could do this! I could survive six days in the woods! I will be a great Scout Leader!

Bring on Wood Badge Course C3-312-14-2!
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maleficent - "The Legacy" Featurette

"Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. 
The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Michael Vieira, Don Hahn, Palak Patel, Matt Smith and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. “Maleficent” opens in U.S. theaters on May 30, 2014.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hallmark Hall of Fame - In My Dreams - April 20th on ABC

Katharine McPhee (American IdolSmash) and Mike Vogel (Bates MotelUnder the Dome) star as the perfect romantic couple in In My Dreams, the new Hallmark Hall of Fame movie premiering on ABC Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT. JoBeth Williams (The Big ChillMy Name Is Bill W) plays Vogel’s mother.
There are a couple of things blocking the perfect couple’s path to romantic bliss. First, they’ve never actually met – in the flesh, as it were. Second, they have precisely seven days to turn sweet dreams into romantic reality.
Interviewed on the In My Dreams set, Under the Dome’s Mike Vogel describes how Nick and Natalie get together – in their dreams, at least.
“There’s an old wives’ tale involving the Hayward Fountain in our mythical town,” he recounts. “If you make a wish, then toss a coin in the fountain, you’ll meet the man or woman of your dreams, and you’ll have the most fantastic dreams for seven nights.
“But if the dream couple haven’t actually met in the real world before that time limit expires – well, it’s all over. So it’s really a race against time.”
At story’s start, both Nick and Natalie are relationship‐challenged. Natalie is focusing all her time and energy on trying to breathe life into her family’s ailing Italian restaurant. Nick is trying to get over a disastrous relationship and break‐up, and deal with mega‐frustrations where he works, as a bridge designer/architect.
Nick also has to deal with his meddling mother, who’s determined to introduce her son to Ms. Right.
Mike Vogel says that mother‐son dynamic is one of the things that attracted him to the script and the project.
“Nick’s Mom is a meddler,” says Vogel. “But she’s not mean‐spirited. Her heart’s in the right place. She means well, she really does. She just can’t help herself!”
Vogel describes In My Dreams as “a romance with hints of comedy.” His co‐star, Katharine McPhee, agrees with that description.
“This is a romance, first and foremost,” she says. “I firmly believe that Mr. or Ms. Right is out there for all of us. And who’s to say that throwing a coin in a fountain won’t lead you to the pot of gold at the end of the romance rainbow.
“I mean, if that can work for Nick and Natalie, why can’t it work for all of us? “The trick is to find the right fountain!”

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE - New Trailer Now Available

“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.

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PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE opens in theaters on July 18, 2014!
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