5 Tips For a Strong Start to 2019

….and just like that, another year is over. Happy 2019, everyone!! I don’t know about you, but I’m both sad and very relieved at the same time that 2018 is over and done with. Now time for bigger and better things – the best version of you. Now’s your chance to finally start writing that parenting book you’ve been thinking about, or cleaning your car and keeping it that way. Your New Year’s Resolution doesn’t always have to be incredibly unrealistic. Give yourself some smaller, achievable goals that will help you work towards your larger, long-term goal to hold yourself accountable all year long.

Here are five things you can do to start off your 2019 on the strongest note possible.

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Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve 2018

Can you believe that the end of 2018 is in two days!? This year absolutely flew by. Whether it was one of your best or one of your worst years, let’s do everything we can to make sure that your New Year’s Eve is nothing but a positive experience to end things on a good night so you can properly kiss 2018 goodbye.

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5 Items Every Dog Owner Should Invest In

I think most of us would agree that having a dog is hands down one of the most rewarding luxuries available to us. All of those noisy nights of crate training, laundry loads of towels and blankets, and clumps of dog hair on everything we own are absolutely worth the unconditional love, loyalty, and friendship that we share with our fur babies.

What if I told you that this past year, I purchased five incredible items that have made my experience of being a dog mom so much easier? No, I’m not exaggerating in the slightest bit. Now that these useful innovations have found their ways into my life, I could never picture living without them. Here’s what I’ve discovered.

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The Brains Behind the Invention of GPS

The Global Positioning System, or GPS, is a tool that we use in our everyday lives. It relies on 31 operational GPS satellites traveling around the Earth 24/7 to provide us with on-demand directions, events and restaurant recommendations based on location, and even the correct time on our smartphones and computers. Who do we have to thank for this service? Well, hundreds of people, but here are four important contributors who stick out: Roger L. Easton, Bradford Parkinson, Ivan Getting, and Gladys West.

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Scout GPS Tracker for Kids, Pets and… Marathons?

Earlier this year, on a typical afternoon in the Scout office, our marketing director, James, made a bet with our director of partnerships, Andrea. If Andrea, who is a vegetarian, finished a half marathon, James would cut meat out of his diet for one week. If she didn’t finish the race, she would have to eat a burger. Confident in her abilities, she agreed to the silly challenge.

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Scout Sponsors GPS Tracking For “Run For The Wall”

This week, Scout will be providing GPS tracking for the 30th annual “Run For The Wall,” an event where hundreds of bikers travel 2,600 miles across the country to meet at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The event honors the memory and sacrifice of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars, and is held to support the personnel and families of the U.S. military all over the world, as well as to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA).

The bikers left early yesterday morning from Ontario, California, and are currently entering New Mexico as you can see in the screenshot below. They plan to reach the Wall by Friday, May 25.

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