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Meet the Boy Scout with all 134 merit badges
WIS TV ^ | Jun 18, 2013 | Taylor Kearns

Posted on 06/18/2013 7:56:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

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To: editor-surveyor

What “politically correct” falsehoods do you have in mind? Predator-prey relationships? Population dynamics? Habitat as a function of abiotic conditions? Perhaps you think that adiabatic temperature change and its influence on the distribution of conifers or developing the practice of intercropping in order to maximize agricultural output is “touchy-feely crapola”, but you’d be wrong, and I’m not surprised.


51 posted on 06/18/2013 9:26:30 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Secret Agent Man

yup, good for him. sadthe group is so tainted.

i guess the boy scout organization itself didn’t take the oath to be morally straight.
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The fine young men of the B S A are not tainted. They deserve our support.


52 posted on 06/18/2013 10:51:30 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

I was involved with Boy Scouts for around 15 years. I held positions such as Cubmaster and Assistant Scout Master. I watched as both of my boys EARNED their Eagle rank. They both earned it when they were 17. I have seen a few boys earn it when they were 16, but I can not imagine anyone EARNING it BY THEMSELVES, by 13.

Yes, I can imagine that it is physically possible for a kid to be rushed through everything by 13 if the adult leaders don’t care and the kid has nothing else on his plate, but it is examples like this which lessen the rank of Eagle Scout.

Now that Boy Scouts of America has abandoned their reverence toward God and their effort to have Scouts “morally straight” I will not have anything more to do with Scouts. If I had a boy right now that wanted to be a Boy Scout, I wouldn’t let him, because I have learned through all the years that there are plenty of other avenues by which young men can be taught to be leaders and self reliant.


53 posted on 06/19/2013 2:39:27 AM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: greatvikingone

I call bullshit. See my post #53 as to why.


54 posted on 06/19/2013 2:41:04 AM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

See my post #53


55 posted on 06/19/2013 2:42:11 AM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: laplata

” They don’t deserve what they’ve been subjected to.”

Nor do they deserve what’s about to happen to them...


56 posted on 06/19/2013 4:38:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
...and bugling, which was a pain.

Hey Logan - Go march Drum Corps before you age out. Carolina Crown is in your area.

57 posted on 06/19/2013 4:59:21 AM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: ScubieNuc

“I call bullshit. See my post #53 as to why.”

LOL! You are limited by your limited experience. Perhaps you should meet some homeschoolers, they are not in your small box. LOL!


58 posted on 06/19/2013 5:30:59 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: ScubieNuc

What about the other 200 that accomplished the same? Do you make the same judgment?


59 posted on 06/19/2013 5:32:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: laplata

Thank you


60 posted on 06/19/2013 5:45:15 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: ScubieNuc

My son’s troop has a scout who is Life at 13. He is an outstanding individual and very motivated. He will earn Eagle and several palms before he turns 18.

Our nation is full of bright, mature, dedicated exceptional young men who can do amazing things.

Too bad we have a government and society that dumbs them down.

Every now and then, a star emerges.


61 posted on 06/19/2013 5:55:22 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: moose07

Thx.


62 posted on 06/19/2013 7:16:57 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (What happens over the rainbow stays over the rainbow)
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To: a fool in paradise

Did he get the, ‘Phone Call from Nobama for coming out’, badge?


63 posted on 06/19/2013 7:20:00 AM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: stormer

You have shown on numerous occasions here that you buy into the absurdity that humans can endanger the environment in any broad or lasting way.

We cannot, for thousands of reasons, like the scant population of humans on this massive planet, and the very nature of creation with its self balancing mechanisms.

Its great fun for some to pretend to be powerful, but it is a joke.


64 posted on 06/19/2013 7:28:40 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: ScubieNuc

Whatever.


65 posted on 06/19/2013 8:27:52 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: ScottinVA

What’s about to happen to them?


66 posted on 06/19/2013 8:28:41 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: editor-surveyor

It’s a shame you have no idea what you’re talking about. More so because you don’t seem to care. I guess that’s the definition of ignorant.


67 posted on 06/19/2013 8:37:25 AM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

You and gaia are the definition of ignorant.


68 posted on 06/19/2013 9:50:30 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Maine Mariner

You’re welcome. Keep up the good work and don’t let any pious jerks hinder you.


69 posted on 06/19/2013 11:03:10 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Delta Dawn

Did he get the, ‘Phone Call from Nobama for coming out’, badge?


That’s a disgusting thing to say.


70 posted on 06/19/2013 11:14:29 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata
What’s about to happen to them?

With the eventual intro of homosexual scout leaders, do we have to guess?

71 posted on 06/19/2013 11:14:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

It won’t happen and if it does it will be minimal. This whole thing has awakened the scouts to that possibility and they’ll be ready to reject the homos. Besides, homos won’t be allowed to be scout masters.


72 posted on 06/19/2013 11:28:44 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata
Besides, homos won’t be allowed to be scout masters.

At present, yes... remember, the left plays for the long haul.

73 posted on 06/19/2013 11:31:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

Not in my son’s Troop, that’s for sure.

There’s nothing we can do to stop gay scouts, but we won’t bend one iota to accomodate them.


74 posted on 06/19/2013 11:33:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ScottinVA

The B S A will prevail.


75 posted on 06/19/2013 11:36:39 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Those experiences that made the 2 1/2-year journey worth it.”

Ok, let me get this straight. 2-1/2 years (30 months or 130 weeks) for 134 merit badges. That averages to 4-1/2 per month (more than one ever week) for 30 months straight. Hmmm...sounds a bit much.


76 posted on 06/19/2013 12:07:20 PM PDT by mikemoose (Pray for the Unborn)
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To: greatvikingone

I have no idea what your comment about homeschoolers has to do with this topic. I’ve known homeschoolers and I have nothing against them. However, I don’t care if you are the son of two geniuses and are a genius yourself, being an Eagle Scout doesn’t hinge on being a genius, it hinges on being a servant leader to those around you and demonstrating that.

I’ve known many very smart people, kids and adults, and being smart doesn’t make one even a good leader let alone a leader of Eagle standards. In fact, usually, being overly smart tends to makes kids loners and adults snobbish, neither of which are characteristics of a good leader.


77 posted on 06/19/2013 2:24:57 PM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: laplata

Yep, that’s what I say when I read about a kid given an Eagle Ranking at 13....whatever.


78 posted on 06/19/2013 2:26:05 PM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: ScubieNuc
"I don’t accept that a kid earned, by himself, the rank of Eagle by 13."

Bingo...me either

79 posted on 06/19/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: ScubieNuc

Whatever you say.


80 posted on 06/19/2013 2:31:24 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yep, based on what I saw in my years in Scouting, I wouldn’t consider any scout who received an Eagle ranking at the age of 13, to have truely earned or understood what being that level of a leader takes. I don’t care how smart they are, being a good leader takes more then what a 13 year old can really understand.

I should clear something up though, I’m not saying that the kid has done anything wrong, the error is committed at the troop level and continued up to the Council level. It is the troop and the Council that signs off on the Eagle Rank, the kid can’t force them to sign off on that.


81 posted on 06/19/2013 2:34:27 PM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
Haven't been in scouting for 40 years, but there is more to the program than accumulating every single merit badge. I think it only took about 21 to reach Eagle in my day, and I came up a little short.

There is the other aspects, of fun, leadership, OA, going crazy at camping, etc.

This sounds like someone either who is being pushed or is Badge OCD, and is missing out on all the fun.

82 posted on 06/19/2013 2:36:09 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: ScubieNuc

“I have no idea what your comment about homeschoolers has to do with this topic. I’ve known homeschoolers and I have nothing against them. However, I don’t care if you are the son of two geniuses and are a genius yourself, being an Eagle Scout doesn’t hinge on being a genius, it hinges on being a servant leader to those around you and demonstrating that.”
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Homeschooling is a lifestyle of learning and serving. When your school day ends at 8am because you learn year around and choose to wake up before 5am, there is a lot of time in your day to serve, exercise, play, read, learn more...


83 posted on 06/19/2013 3:09:31 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: ScubieNuc

” I don’t care how smart they are, being a good leader takes more then what a 13 year old can really understand.”

At 13, my son was a better leader than his 17 year old scout mates who failed in time management, organization, and dedication. They aged out just shy of Eagle because they did not choose to make scouting a priority. Maturity is not restricted to age.


84 posted on 06/19/2013 3:18:16 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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Homeschooling is a lifestyle of learning and serving. When your school day ends at 8am because you learn year around and choose to wake up before 5am, there is a lot of time in your day to serve, exercise, play, read, learn more...

Well, if that's how you run your homeschooling, great. Kudos to you. However, I know that not all homeschooled kids are structured that way. Just as not all public educated kids are bottom feeders barely able to add, subtract and read. Granted, there are those kids, but they aren't all that way.

That being said, I still don't buy into the idea that even a smart, well structured, homeschooled kid, can truly earn his rank of Eagle by the age of 13.
85 posted on 06/19/2013 4:53:29 PM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: greatvikingone
At 13, my son was a better leader than his 17 year old scout mates who failed in time management, organization, and dedication. They aged out just shy of Eagle because they did not choose to make scouting a priority.

I can believe that. My son's as well, were better leaders at 13 then some of the older Scouts. However, that doesn't mean they were "EAGLE" leadership level, yet. That took more time, maturity and learning.

Maturity is not restricted to age.

Again, I can agree with you here. I'm not debating that your son was or was not mature, I'm simply stating that I don't buy that ANY 13 year old truly earned or understands what it means to be an Eagle Scout. Now, maybe your troop or Council has dumbed Eagle Scout down so much that it doesn't mean what it used to or what it means in my area. Whatever the case may be, to me, a 13 year old Eagle Scout should not happen.
86 posted on 06/19/2013 5:02:09 PM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: ScubieNuc

“Now, maybe your troop or Council has dumbed Eagle Scout down so much that it doesn’t mean what it used to or what it means in my area. Whatever the case may be, to me, a 13 year old Eagle Scout should not happen.”

BSA disagrees with you. And my son, who continues to lead and teach within his troop and council, is evidence that BSA is not wrong about allowing some 13 year olds to be Eagle Scouts.


87 posted on 06/19/2013 8:07:21 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: Jet Jaguar

You can get a sharpshooter badge these days for hitting the broad side of a barn from 3 feet away.


88 posted on 06/19/2013 8:13:05 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: ScubieNuc

I fully understand what you are saying. He still has quite a bit of growing up to do.


89 posted on 06/19/2013 8:54:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: ScubieNuc
Now, maybe your troop or Council has dumbed Eagle Scout down so much that it doesn't mean what it used to or what it means in my area.

I think the community service aspect of Eagle must have really been watered down. Back in my day, and one of the reasons I couldn't finish in time was that your community service project had to be a significant undertaking. (Effort and Time) I read somewhere here local that a kid got his by painting trash cans at a park. Hmmmmmmm.

90 posted on 06/20/2013 2:44:50 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: catfish1957
This sounds like someone either who is being pushed or is Badge OCD, and is missing out on all the fun.

Not at all. He is self motivated and goes to every meeting, every advance-o-rama and merit badge clinic. He is the SPL now and is very smart and has a lot of leadership qualities I wish I had.

He truly is an exceptional kid.

All the scouts, new and older, are his friends and he is not scout centered all the time. He just has a focus you don't see often.The scout master is a professor at a local university that is one of the top schools in the country. The president is an Eagle as well.

Last year a student saw his Eagle paraphernalia and they had a discussion. Seems he is not only an Eagle but has earned every merit badge available at the time.

Believe it or not, there ARE kids like this and they give me hope that we can get out of the situation we live in now.

91 posted on 06/20/2013 2:41:40 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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