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  • mrghostwalker
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    I was a Scout and both my son's are Eagle Scouts- fortunately it was back when BoyScouts still meant something.

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  • Schneb
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    Been a while since I was here--checking on the site about Covid 19 and saw this old thread. I'm actually reading the book mentioned up-thread a ways, 'Splendid Savage' about Burnham and really enjoying it. It would make an amazing movie or series--all kinds of adventures and connections with interesting figures out of history. He was a friend with Teddy Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Cecil Rhodes, as well as Baden-Powell--and many others. I strongly recommend the book.

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  • CountryGuy
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    Originally posted by Alaskajohn View Post
    I did the Cub Scout, Webelo Scout and Boy Scout thing. As an 8th grader, I unfortunately thought the scouts weren’t cool about the time I earned life scout and quit. In hindsight this was a mistake as the skills and confidence you earn as a scout are so valuable.

    While as a Boy Scout in Nebraska, our scout troop to a trip to Des Moines to see a guy named Richard Proenekke give a presentation and show films about his homestead on Twin Lakes in Alaska. This was probably around 1972-1973. That was a big influence on me.
    Awesome! So you actually had a chance to meet and talk to Dick Proenekke?

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  • Alaskajohn
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    Originally posted by Snyper708 View Post
    I was one or two merit badges away from making "Life" when I found out girls were a lot more fun than Boy Scouts.

    I've learned a lot from both sources


    Yep, it was girls in my case too!

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  • Snyper708
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    Originally posted by Alaskajohn View Post
    I did the Cub Scout, Webelo Scout and Boy Scout thing. As an 8th grader, I unfortunately thought the scouts weren’t cool about the time I earned life scout and quit. In hindsight this was a mistake as the skills and confidence you earn as a scout are so valuable.
    I was one or two merit badges away from making "Life" when I found out girls were a lot more fun than Boy Scouts.

    I've learned a lot from both sources



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  • Alaskajohn
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    I did the Cub Scout, Webelo Scout and Boy Scout thing. As an 8th grader, I unfortunately thought the scouts weren’t cool about the time I earned life scout and quit. In hindsight this was a mistake as the skills and confidence you earn as a scout are so valuable.

    While as a Boy Scout in Nebraska, our scout troop to a trip to Des Moines to see a guy named Richard Proenekke give a presentation and show films about his homestead on Twin Lakes in Alaska. This was probably around 1972-1973. That was a big influence on me.

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  • tmttactical
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    I was a cub scout and then a boy scout. Got kicked out of the boy scouts.Did not buy into the Troop master's authority trip.

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  • Chefsimms
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    Eagle Scout (Piscataway NJ) late 60`s early 70`s

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  • mrghostwalker
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    I was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout, as were both my sons. They both went on to be Eagles- back when being a Scout still meant something.
    I also served as Den Leader and Assistance Scout Master, etc. "Be Prepared" is STILL my motto.

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  • tmttactical
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    Was a cub scout for a while, dad transfered out of country. Back into the USA and joined BSA, got kicked out of local troop. I have an anti-authority issue with the Demo-God scout master. He kicked down my two man tents, I kicked down his huge bivouac tent. He put me on KP doing dishes, I left the soap on his dishes. Latrine trots, up next. Yep, I was the kind of kid you warned your daughter NOT to date.

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  • CountryGuy
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    Girls have been in Scouting for years with the ventures and Explorers and years ago the CampFire Girls was supposedly a BSA backed group.

    This most recent thing of opening up the Cubs and BSA to girls is to me the last sellout item. I honestly thing it was primarily done as a way to generate revenue, to get anyones money to keep it rolling. It truly is sad. Think the girls troops goes effective in Feb but I think in Jan the Latter Day Saints end their 100+ year relationship with the BSA and start their own based more around the original structure of the BSA.

    It's sad and I have mixed feelings as my boys have just started in and our pack and troops around here are pretty conservative but it's only a matter of time until the Council's and Districts shove the big shit sandwich into everryone's faces.

    If the cut the head of the snake off that would help alot. The bureaucracy at the top of the BSA should be ashamed of the obscene salaries and events they have all on the backs of the kids and the volunteers that make up 98% of the organization.

    Makes you wonder what will happen though. Could a group like the LDS church swoop in and in effect do a buy out? I also wonder with the likely 100's of millions or billions they own in property does it become where they sell off camps and reservations to find funding?

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  • Hummer
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    There is a National Eagle Scout dinner in Rock Hill, SC first week of January I am thinking of going to just to get the poop on this poop.

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  • SonofLiberty
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    Are you surprised? I am not. I hate to see them go, but there are other groups around that do the same things while maintaining traditional values.

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  • Hummer
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    I just read a article that BSA is filng for bankruptcy in Jan. Membership dropped 1/3rd when they let girls and gays in.

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  • SonofLiberty
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    I was a Webelow and got the Arrow of Light. My father's next 2 duty stations did not have scouting, so that was as far as I went. I did enjoy it though.

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