Category: Scouting

Inspired.

• February 6, 2017






Inspired. by Renee Bodkin It comes and goes.  The motivation and inspiration to write and share. It’s not surprising that I’d find that inspiration now. I just returned from 5 days at Camp Scouthaven staffing Wood Badge.   Wood Badge  — adult leadership training.  It’s difficult to put into words what Wood Badge is because […]






Category: Leadership, Scouting

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Sebastian Saves the Day (or Something Like That)

• June 13, 2015 • Comments (0)






Sebastian Saves the Day (or Something Like That) By Renee Bodkin   Memorial Day weekend.    We were camping at Lazy Lakes.  We had visitors – Anna and the girls and Dad.   The kids swam.  The kids kayaked.  They fished and played.  It was a nice day.  I was cooking dinner (on our neighbor’s fire […]






Category: 365 Grateful, Blog, Family, Scouting

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Gratitude and Rambling

• April 22, 2015 • Comments (0)






  Gratitude and Rambling By Renee Bodkin   Gratitude.  I still feel compelled to express my gratitude although finding the right words is escaping me.   I sit down to write and my mind wanders.  My focus is fleeting.  I don’t think I was ADHD as a child/teen/young adult – though if this isn’t ADHD (or ADD) I […]






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Pride and Achievement

• November 12, 2014 • Comments (0)






Pride and Achievement   By Renee Bodkin   When my boys were little babies and toddlers, I used to marvel at their successes.  It seemed that each day was something new and I was just so proud of the little (and big) accomplishments of my sweet boys as they grew.  I wondered – almost sadly […]






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Grateful for Chaos

• November 10, 2014 • Comments (0)






Grateful for Chaos   By Renee Bodkin   As I sit down and reflect on my day, one word comes to mind.  Chaos.  Then I smile because it’s almost funny the chaos in one day.  It’s unimaginable sometimes.  And what is even funnier is that I am grateful for the chaos.    Merriam-Webster defines CHAOS […]






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Grateful for Ramblings and Disarray

• September 22, 2014 • Comments (0)






  Grateful for Ramblings and Disarray By Renee Bodkin   The house will never be completely clean.  The yard will never be perfectly manicured.   I’d rather spend my time doing meaningful things and making memories.  Sometimes I feel guilty when I get to the end of a weekend (or heck the end of the summer) and […]






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Gratitude Impacts Attitude

• July 31, 2014 • Comments (0)






Gratitude Impacts Attitude By Renee Bodkin   It is evident that I’m a stinky daily blogger.  At this point in time.  Maybe someday I’ll find a routine that facilitates daily blogging.  Right now is not necessarily that time.    Though one thing is for sure – Gratitude Impacts Attitude. That was the phrase that popped into […]






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Merit Badges – Day 153

• June 7, 2014 • Comments (0)






Merit Badges – Day 153 By Renee Bodkin   Today was another merit badge opportunity!  Both Ben and Seb spent time today taking a merit badge class for Digital Technology.  They worked this past week getting pre-requisites done and then had the opportunity to meet with a group of Boy Scouts and Mr. Eric (a […]






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Veteran’s Memorial Clean Up – Day 134

• May 19, 2014 • Comments (0)






Veteran’s Memorial Clean Up – Day 134   By Renee Bodkin Our Niagara Falls Boy Scout Troop 816 has been fortunate enough to be the volunteer organization in charge of maintaining the upkeep of the new Veteran’s Memorial in Hyde Park.  It’s a gorgeous memorial filled with names of local veterans.  The boys had the […]






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Eagles – Day 133

• May 18, 2014 • Comments (0)






Eagles – Day 133 By Renee Bodkin Eagles.  Such majestic birds.  But there is an even bigger, more significant story behind the Eagle for Boy Scouts.  Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouts.  Only………..   Today we were fortunate enough to be invited to this young man’s Eagle Court of Honor.  Philip is friend’s […]






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