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ScoutLinks October-2017

Burnley Bouldering Wall


* The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout (2017-Oct-11) [Scouting Newsroom]
Irving, Texas – October 11, 2017 – Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting – to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.

* Paddling the Murray River, Victoria (2017-Jul-04) [Outdoor Australia]
Bill Robinson has paddled the length of the Murray and completed 22 Murray Marathons. When floods revitalised the river he decided to explore his favourite part – the beautiful, forest-lined stretch from Tocumwal to Barmah.
The Murray River is too busy celebrating life to acknowledge death. By a bush camp within the Barmah Forest, the Murray rushes around a fallen giant. This colossus may, before it was grey and leafless, have been a partner of the water for 500 years. But the Murray isn’t slowing to mourn the river red gum’s passing – not any more. Not since the floods. …

* Flying Doctor issues new snakebite advice (2017-Oct-05) [Royal Flying Doctor Service]
“Staying in the area after an attack can be dangerous and recent advances in medication mean we can now treat any snakebite with a generic polyvalent anti-venom, so identification is no longer necessary.”

* Identifying risks and emergent risks across sociotechnical systems: the NETworked hazard analysis and risk management system (NET-HARMS)
NET-HARMS is a method that permits task and emergent risks (additional risks created as a result of multiple risks interacting) throughout all stages of design, planning, preparation and conduct of outdoor programs to be identified and assessed.

Boy’s Life Magazine [BSA] : Boy’s LifeInside the October 2017 issue

Scouting Magazine [BSA] : Scouting MagazineScouting magazine is now available on your smartphone and tablet

Scouting Magazine [UK] : Scouting MagazineAutumn Term 2017 and Make.Do.Share.
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TASMAINA : 2017 NewslettersNewsletter October 2017


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