Survival Scout Tips — holiday

The Godmother of Thanksgiving, Sarah Josepha Hale, Prepared

Consider sharing today's Survival Scout story with a few friends who'd appreciate an inspiring, pick-me-up. You'll also learn about what Mary Had a Little Lamb had to do with Thanksgiving and preparedness. Meet Sarah Josepha Hale About a century and a half ago, brothers and sisters were deeply divided-- torn between opposing ideologies in a bitter war. Sound familiar? As civil war ravaged our nation, one patriot woman did not settle for the cold shoulder. She did not believe that her voice was too insignificant to matter. Sarah Josepha Hale persistently wrote letters and finally earned President Abraham Lincoln's attention....

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Why Kansas is Preparing for Zombies

Zombies. Sure they're terrifying, but they're not a real threat, right? Zombie Preparedness Month in Kansas Well, the state of Kansas is taking a different approach. In today's Scout, we'll dive into the reasons why the governor of Kansas has declared October Zombie Preparedness Month. I think what's going on in Kansas gives us some interesting insights into how and why we prepare and how to pass that tradition on to younger generations. READY FOR ANYTHING- ZOMBIES AND THE PREPAREDNESS JOURNEY As many frequent readers of Survival Scout will attest, we think devoting a month to preparedness kind of misses...

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Why Kansas is Preparing for Zombies

Zombies. Sure they're terrifying, but they're not a real threat, right? Zombie Preparedness Month in Kansas Well, the state of Kansas is taking a different approach. In today's Scout, we'll dive into the reasons why the governor of Kansas has declared October Zombie Preparedness Month. I think what's going on in Kansas gives us some interesting insights into how and why we prepare and how to pass that tradition on to younger generations. READY FOR ANYTHING- ZOMBIES AND THE PREPAREDNESS JOURNEY As many frequent readers of Survival Scout will attest, we think devoting a month to preparedness kind of misses...

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Christmas Riots? The History of "Merry Christmas"

Christmas Riots? The History of "Merry Christmas" Around here, we're not afraid of being politically incorrect. Apparently, the PC police would have you believe that saying "Happy Holidays" is the only appropriate greeting for this time of year. Everything else is "banned". You may have noticed by now that we're not shying away from saying "Merry Christmas", and we have a good reason to stand up for our right to do so. More on that a little later. First, let's take a little look at the history of Christmas in America, dating back before the Revolution. From 1659 to 1681,...

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