Where in the Appalachian Bioregion are we going?

Where in the Appalachian Bioregion are we going? The consensus was for the White Mountain National Forest (in the Northeast), or the Appalachian states of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia. Spring Council selected a site in North Eastern Tennessee.

If you're not familiar with the gauntlet on the road into the gathering, and want to avoid a mandatory court appearance ticket click here.

For the Howdy Folks and directions to the gathering, click here. For the United States Forest Service Incident Command website with groovy maps and updates, click here.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Planning for Thanksgiving Council

Every year over the four day holiday weekend, we gather together for Thanksgiving Council. This is the first council of the focalizing, planning, brain storming, putting energy towards the next gathering.  As with all things Rainbow, no experience is necessary and all peaceful people are welcome.

This council normally sets the dates for one or two scout rendevouzes and spring council. Usually an interim banking council is formed, often a mailing address established, sometimes a lightline is set up.

People council on a wide range of issues related to the gathering, talk about any scouting efforts that may be have been done between Vision Council and Thanksgiving Council, and try to focus intentions for the 2012 gathering.  Generally the exact location isn't known until a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. However, planning for the council has already started.  If you're not plugged into this effort and want to be, please email me and I'll hook you up.  Here's hoping for strong support from folks in the regions selected for 2012.