Dec 13
Re-thinking the traditional playground
13 Dec, 2012. 0 Comments. Camping, Early Education, K-12 Education. Posted By: lncigc
In response to the growing body of evidence presented in Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods:  Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, there is wide-spread recognition that children benefit in a variety of ways from unstructured play in a natural setting – not just physically, but also in terms of cognitive development, mental health and social development. This awareness has led to the development of Nature Playscapes, intended to allow groups of children to experience the natural world, as it has been experienced by generations before them, in a safe, public setting.  In Cincinnati, we have what is…
Apr 26
Conserving our Camps for Future Scouts
26 Apr, 2008. 1 Comment. Camping, Family Activities, News. Posted By: lncigc
On Saturday, April 5, over 75 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at the Dan Beard Scout Reservation and over 30 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at Camp Michaels learned about conservation while helping our camps at the spring Camp Conservation Day. Hundreds of sapling trees were planted along the banks of the Little Miami River. Scouts also staked protective tubes over the trees to protect them from hungry deer and the elements. Invasive honeysuckle was removed from the woods around the Mountain Man Village at Cub World, preparing the area for new natural growth. Everyone was treated to a hot…