Hello From TURKIYE!

Hello from Canakkale in TURKIYE.

We have met Stanley ten days ago and we like him/her a lot. Our submanager (Serap) introduced the Stanley with us at the school.

5 Days ago (16 November 2018), we had a great trip to Istanbul City in our country. We went to the “Panorama Museum” and The Biggest Book Fair in our country which is named as TUYAP. Here is some pictures from our travel of İstanbul.


And, these pictures are from other ( little) students ( from their villages).

Stanley had a great time at the weekend. At the villages, Stanley have met dogs, cats, sheeps, cows and also rabbits.

Stanley had an interesting and enjoyable time with our students. He/she also like the flower, vegetable gardens in the villages.

We have participated to a school (Grade 7) in CANADA. Tomorrow, we are going to send our letters (of students) and our Stanley to Canada.

Flat Scout goes to Jordan & Cyprus

Our den leader to our Flat Scout with him to Jordan & Cyprus this summer.  Here are some of the highlights of the trip.

Our first stop was at Umm Qais, an old Roman town near the northern border of modern Jordan.  Here, we saw amazing Roman architecture and a view north into Syria.

Next, we went to some crusader castles.  Check out these stone balls–a lotbigger than the BBs we shoot with the Cub Scouts!  These were used for small catapults to defend the castle.  I also got to see some Arabic inscriptions recovered at a castle that was captured by one of Saladin’s lieutenants.


Next we went to Petra.  This is a Nabataean city carved out of the rock in a canyon. Here I am in front of the most famous part of the city–the Treasury.  It was actually a tomb, but people called it the Treasury because they thought there was a hidden treasure inside.  Here are pictures of Flat Scout with everyone who went on the trip.  You can see a close-up of some ancient Greek writing.  Petra was a cross-roads trading city where caravans could get water on their way through the desert, so you can see Nabataean, Greek, Roman, Assyrian, Arab, and Christian influences throughout the city.


We also went to Mt. Nebo, a place where the Bible says Moses looked over the Promised Land before being taken by God.  I took my picture in an olive tree at the peak.

After all that travelling, we were tired, so we spent a little time at the beach in Cyprus.  We started every morning with a great breakfast of eggs, fresh vegetables, bread and juice.  Here, I got a chance to read by the seashore and see an old Ottoman fort that protected the harbor at Pafos.


Altogether, it was a great trip that I will remember for a long time.  I hope you like the pictures.

Flat Scouts August Adventures

It was a fun summer for all the Flat Scouts, but we managed to squeeze a little more fun into August before heading back to school

We’re getting pumped for second grade and eating a last minute snack before bedtime!

Here we are shopping for back to school stuff and one last dip in grandpa’s pool with my Flat Scout.


Boys of the Wolf Den and Flat Scout Frank “dabbin’ out” from Summer 2018!

Flat Scouts July Adventures

Our Flat Scouts had a busy July all over the world.  Here are a few of their adventures

Even Flat Stanley’s need their teeth cleaned!  Joel and Flat Scout received great news: no cavities!

This month we had a blast.  We got to go see a movie with the pack,  and then we went to Chick-Fil-A dressed up like a cow on Appreciation Day.  Then, to top it all off, we got to have a great time at the Astros game with my Dad.


My mom forgot Stanley in Texas, but he was with us in heart on our trip up to Avalanche lake in Montana.

At Mt. Rainier we went on a really long hike. I got to slide on my bottom in the snow. We saw marmots and a mountain goat.  We also went to Mt. St. Helens. I got to watch a movie about the volcano. It erupted 38 years ago.


We went to Latourell Falls. I stood on a rock at the bottom of the falls. We went to the Pacific Ocean in Oregon. I saw a seal. It kept getting closer and closer.


Lounging in the pool with my buddy Frank the Flat Scout.  It’s been a hot summer and our pol is finally finished.  I’m going to teach Frank how to swim tomorrow. It’s also Shark Week! We decided to watch Jaws in the pool with no lights.  I wasn’t scared.


Flat Scout and I visited the remains of a 4th century church on the summit of Mt. Nebo in Jordan overlooking the Plain of Jericho.  A Scout is Reverent, so we were quiet and took off our hats.

All told, it was a great month.  Stay tuned for more Flat Scout updates as we approach the school year.

FlatScouts Go To Utah

After spending Independence Day in Idaho, two of our Flat Scouts made a trip down to Utah.  Keep you eyes on the road while you drive (even though the scenery is beautiful).





In downtown Salt Lake City, one of our Flat Scouts saw some fish and took a picture with two Cub Scouts.

Next was a trip to Temple Square.  Since a Scout is Reverent, this was a special stop on our trip.  We saw the Christus statue, a bronze statue of The Prophet Joseph Smith, and stopped to smell the flowers in front of the Salt Lake City Temple.


After lots of adventures, our adult Flat Scout flew home to help the Den Leader go back to work.  Lucky us, we got to sit in the exit row. A Scout is Obedient, so we read the safety card before taking off.


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We have our photo taken with a Flat Stanley soldier to send our greetings to the soldiers and airmen we have overseas and to the veterans in the VA hospitals. Our wish is for them to know we are thinking of them and that they are not forgotten. Please join us in sending your picture in support of our troops. http://talktoaveteran.com/  Talk To A Veteran is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity and all donations are tax deductable.

Flat Stanley Explores Cornish Geology


Two very significant areas for both the amateur and keen geologist must surely be the tilted rock strata of the north Cornish cliffs between Millook Haven and Woolacombe in Devon.  The other has to be the metamorphic thrust zone of the Lizard Peninsula.  An area of varied geology and landscape has essentially been formed by the collision of two tectonic plates.


The coastal section through north Cornwall into Devon that runs to Bude and Hartland Point contains a spectacularly folded series of inter-bedded sandstones and shales originally deposited deeply under water.

Millook Haven

The cliffs at Millook Haven are a great site for getting to grips with these deformed rocks.

The folds are recumbent and have a characteristic “chevron” kinky shape that tends to form when strongly layered rocks are buckled.

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The Moho is the boundary between the earths crust and the mantle; it usually lies at a depth of between 5 – 8Km beneath the oceans and 25 – 60Km beneath the continents. The Coverack area provides a rare opportunity to examine a geological section showing a transition from the mantle to the crust which, 380 million years ago was 5Km (3 miles) below the surface.

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At Coverack (pronounced Cover-ack) you will be able to see this boundary layer, which, was once about 5Km beneath the ocean floor, and is now exposed at the surface and laid flat.  Progressing from South to North along the Moho you will be effectively travelling up through the earth’s interior.

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Starting at the South end of the beach, near the harbour, you will find serpentine rock from the upper mantle; continuing along the Moho, you will enter into the transition zone, characterised by the intermingling of serpentine and gabbro and the intrusion of basalt. In addition, there is a rare, highly coloured red and white rock known as troctolite present here. Proceeding further north you finally enter the area of gabbro marking the start of the oceanic crust.

It is not necessary to be on the beach to view the Moho you can stay on the footpath above the sea wall.




Flat Stanley Visits Delabole Slate

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Delabole Slate has been used as a building material for some 800 years, and has been quarried continuously since the early 17th century, when Carew in his survey of Cornwall wrote “in substance thin, in colour fair, in lasting long and generally carrieth good regard”.

The quarry is 425 feet deep and more than a mile and a half in circumference, and provides a quality of slate that is exceptional.

During the reign of Elizabeth I, the five quarries that existed within the vicinity of the present pit assumed considerable importance, delivering slate “throughout the realm, and even exporting it by sea to Brittany and the Netherlands”.

In 1859, in Murrays Handbook of Devon and Cornwall, the author wrote “the quarries present one of the most astonishing and animated scenes imaginable”. About 1,000 men were employed at this time, raising an average of 120 tonnes of slate per day. Long before the coming of the railway, the slate was cut and hauled six miles to Port Gaverne where it would be loaded onto vessels moored in the harbour area. It would take thirty wagons, pulled by over a hundred horses to load a sixty ton ship and as late as 1890, women still assisted with the stowing of slates.

In 1841, the five quarries formed themselves into a single controlled unit, and the Old Delabole Slate Company was formed, becoming the present Limited liability company in 1898.

Today, by applying modern mining techniques and utilising only five skilled quarrymen, an average of 120 tonnes of slate block is still quarried each day. Using the latest diamond wire saws, 600 tonne blocks are sawn from the quarry face, eliminating the age-old method of blasting. Wire sawing improves recovery, thus preserving for future years valuable reserves of slate, and finally laying to rest the historic building of waste mountains.

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Flat Stanley will go on a tour of the quarry in a few weeks.  Stay tuned for his update and more pictures.

From Gaby Cueto in Mexico City

Hi. My name is Gaby Cueto from Mexico City. Currently I am a preschool principal but when I was a teacher I had a very successful and rewarding Flat Stanley Project. My students sent it to relatives and friends all around the world and they shared their experiences when they came back with another Flat Stanley. It was very exciting when another Flat Stanley and Friend arrived to tell us all about their adventures!! I am sending some pictures. I did this project in 2011 and I still have a couple enthusiasts that keep sending me their adventures!

I am very excited because this year I will continue this project with my teachers. Thank you for this wonderful way of connecting, communicating and making learning what it should be – FUN!

Warm regards,

Gaby Cueto




Boston Med Flight movie clip






FS-BostonMedFlight – please click on this link to view video of Flat Stanley’s visit to Boston MedFlight.


Boston MedFlight is a non-profit organization in Massachusetts that takes critically sick and injured people by helicopter, plane and ambulance from scenes of accidents and community hospitals to the large hospitals in Boston where they have more resources to care for the really sick and injured. We transport about 3000 patients (adults, children and babies) each year and do so without knowing about the patients’ ability to pay for our services up front.

We recently had a fun visit from Flat Stanley who came all the way from a 1st Grade class in North Carolina and this video is the end result of his visit.

If you would like to know more about Boston MedFlight, or perhaps make a donation towards our cause, please visit our website at www.bostonmedflight.org.

Thank you!


Stanley went to Hui Wen Elementary

Before Stanley went to Korea, he went to school with Justin one day.

Stanley goes to HWES
Stanley goes to HWES


Stanley is at Justin's school, HWES.
Stanley is at Justin’s school, HWES.

Stanley was a little tired. He took a rest and sat down on the map of Taichung City. There was a map of our city made by colorful tiles on the square of our school gate.

Stanley sat down on the map tiles of Taichung City.
Stanley sat down on the map tiles of Taichung City.

Then he kept walking. He walked upstairs till the 5th floor. My classroom is on the 5th floor.He stayed at my seat. There was a little messy, because I put the homework I was  going to hand in on the desk.

Stanley in Justin's Class. It's Class 508
Stanley in Justin’s Class. It’s Class 508