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Scouting @ Philadelphia Lutheran


I think it is obvious why we do not have an article about scouting this month. I could have done something about the history of scouting and such, but I decided against it. I did want to do an article about something, however. In an effort to encourage our cub scouts and not let them forget about scouting all together I decided to send out emails with projects that I titled ‘Boredom Busters’. In the process of looking for projects I ran across some relating to space. I don’t know if you know this, but Charlie Hamann is really into space and very knowledgeable about it. When you get a chance ask him about one of the planets. Anything you want! He probably knows it! It’s easy to look at a child and see a child but take the time to get to know some of them and youmight just be surprised by their interests and knowledge!

So, I decided to add Charlie to my ‘Boredom Busters’ email list. After speaking to Pastor, I started sending them to other children in our church family, and others whom I knew had children in their lives. I don’t know if or how much the ‘Boredom Busters’ are being used but have had a few emails that lead me to believe some are using them. I also try to include anything I think might be useful such as teaching at home advice, I did homeschool for 20 years, and websites that might be helpful. Did you know that Eric Thomas, weatherman on WBTV, is teaching ‘Weather 101’ for kids?

You may be wondering why I am telling you all this. These are some of the things that I am doing in an effort to encourage the kids in my life. I am absolutely certain that you are also doing things to encourage the people in your life! Which made me think of 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” When I start worrying or thinking “What is this world coming to” there is one thing that always makes me smile.

Look at these faces and remember Deuteronomy 31:8, “It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”


I sent some of the kids this project which I had intended to use before Easter. I’ve got to share the story that Katie told me. Charlie was so excited when he got it that he immediately put it together. Then Jude found it and wanted to see what it would look like in its’ original condition! Bless Charlie’s little heart! He just decided he would have to put it together again the next day! Such a good big brother!
We should all be so forgiving!

Happy Easter to everyone!


When I asked parents to send me pictures of their kids, they were so helpful that I had a hard time deciding which ones to use! I told Joanne that I would attach the extra and that she could remove whatever she needed to or move them around the newsletter. We have some very good photographers amongst us!

A quick note to all the parents of our Philadelphia family: as soon as we start having services again, we will be having ‘Children’s Church’. I am very excited to get this program under way and to have Katie teaching the kids some extremely fun songs! This is for ALL ages, zero through high school!

“Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13

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