If you're wondering if there's anything you can do to help folks in Newtown, even though you're hundreds or thousands of miles away, there are many opportunities to support them. Here's one...
Two of the slain children were Tiger Cubs in Pack 170. The Connecticut Yankee Council has set up a fund to support their families and your financial contributions, as well as cards and letters, are welcome.
Before you contribute to anyone, please check that your support will be legitimately used. See ctyankee.org
for the address and instructions for this fund.
Some other funds you might check out, but I have not investigated:Doing SOMETHING is better than wondering what to do.
Lots of folks say a trip to Philmont is a once in a lifetime
trek. Well, I've been there twice and I hope to go again, so that's a bit of a stretch. But, there are some things that really are
once in any lifetime.
For example, tomorrow at a little after noon, there will be six 12s on your digital watch - that won't happen again for 1,000 years. As a matter of fact, the next time a similar time and date will happen is about 100 years away, on 01:01:01 01/01/2101
So what? Well, tons of people are having weddings tomorrow and other special events. Other than that, not much will happen. But, it's pretty cool to notice that you were alive on this special date.
It's a great time for your gang of scouts to make a time capsule to be opened by the guys 100 years from now. Or, just a scoutmaster minute about how every day is a special gift to be used and not squandered, regardless of how interesting the date is.