Skip to comments.Four Boy Scout Leaders Killed in Electrical Accident at Jamboree Opening in Virginia
Posted on 07/25/2005 6:18:31 PM PDT by SandRat
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My prayers are with these men, and to all who mourn their passing.
Yes, I'm clearly in the minority on this one. I will stick by my 30 & 45, though.
I believe my concerns will be met by just the groups affected returning to their home area. That might be the entire Alaska contingent, but it would be the best way to acknowledge the lives lost and to support the mourning of the families who have lost so much.
See my #162. Thank you for your support of these young men.
Scouts carry on in Alaska
by Sean Doogan - Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Anchorage, Alaska - In Anchorage, the Western Alaska Boy Scout Council is trying to cope with the loss of four of its leaders. Any group, whether it be a patrol, a troop or a local council is only as good as the people who lead it. Officials says when Ron Bitzer, Michael Lacroix, Michael Shibe and Scott Powell were around, things were very good.
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, to obey the scout law.
Every Boy Scout learns the Scout Oath and tries to live by it. Tuesday at Camp Gorsuch, scouts continued their daily routine. Four roses and flags lowered to half-staff were the only visible reminders of Monday's tragic loss at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Fort AP Hill, Va., thousands of miles away. The flowers were placed there by a camp staffer who knew the fallen leaders.
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Thank you for posting this. My heart just aches for everyone so I can't even imagine how those who really knew these fine men in person must be feeling. My deepest sympathies to everyone who knew and loved them. :(
Thank you for that. Scouts are strong and will carry on. I didn't know any of the leaders, bit I work with the man who read one of the wives statements.
finished my ticket in January. recieved my beads in Febuary
Is there an Owl in the house?
Back to Gilwell......
Will get my beads on the last day of the next 3 day session for this years class.
Congratulations and keep up the good work!
I'll buy the issue of not enough outdoor time. I'd rather have a patrol camp be the center of activity both weekends. But the lack of outdoor skills cuts both ways. Is Wood Badge, advanced unit leader training, the place to be teaching basic outdoor skills? There's now a separate outdoor skills course for that (back in my generation, all the Dads had been in the Army). People should take that if they need to learn those skills, or hang out in a Troop a while and learn them from the other leaders and kids.
With WB 2000, you can get a Den Leader in there that has no outdoor skills at all, mixed in with someone like me who has all kinds of outdoor skills. There's no way that he or she could ever be put on equal footing with me. In fact there's no reason for them to do so, if the Den Leader is going to be a Cub Scout leader for the next 6 years like my Pack's late Cubmaster. So WB now concentrates on the leadership issues, and leaves the outdoor skills as a separate issue.
I agree that there are many fewer people with outdoor skills. We need to teach them that, but perhaps not in Wood Badge.
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