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My First Cub Scout Uniform
December 30, 2005 | Doc Savage

Posted on 12/30/2005 12:13:13 PM PST by Doc Savage

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1 posted on 12/30/2005 12:13:16 PM PST by Doc Savage
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To: Doc Savage

My husband still has his metal gold slide.


2 posted on 12/30/2005 12:15:33 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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My son is a Cub Scout(Webelo I) and he has been one since Tigers.


3 posted on 12/30/2005 12:17:34 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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I remember sewing on all those patches for 2 of my sons. Still have them along with the little arrow of light medals, etc. I don't know if they will ever want them, but I kept them.


4 posted on 12/30/2005 12:19:30 PM PST by Jrabbit (Kaufman County, Texas)
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Still have everything... shirts, neckerchiefs and awards from cub Scouts to Eagle..


5 posted on 12/30/2005 12:19:34 PM PST by Zavien Doombringer (Have you gotten your Viking Kittie Patch today? http://www.visualops.com/patch.html)
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To: Doc Savage

I hate to rain on your nostalgia parade, but my first pinewood derby car would've blown the wheels off of yours. It's sittin' right there any time you're ready...#8-)


6 posted on 12/30/2005 12:20:07 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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Den leader, Pack 1001 in Florida. My boy's a Wolf cub, and a great time is being had by all.

I took fifteen minutes of our meeting on 12/7 to teach the kids about Pearl Harbor., something they don't get in the schools these days, at 2nd grade or any other.

7 posted on 12/30/2005 12:20:21 PM PST by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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Sure, and I remember the den and pack meetings. Glitter had just been marketed. Glued matchbooks to wood plaques to give to my Granny for her stove. Akela came to the ceremonies.


8 posted on 12/30/2005 12:21:18 PM PST by BuglerTex (Support preservation of gravity tomorrow)
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Mom had our old pictures out at Christmas and there were my brother and I, he a Tenderfoot Boy Scout, I had my Bear Badge on my little blue Cub Scout uniform; probably from about 1965. We reminisced of old scouting trips to summer camp too. Great days indeed. Vanity appreciated.
9 posted on 12/30/2005 12:21:55 PM PST by SF Republican
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My Cub Scout uniform is long since gone, but not the memories. Back then, the Bobcat was a metal pin. I put a piece of paper over it, and made a pencil rubbing of it to mail to my Grandmother. We had cloth badges for Wolf, Bear & Lion.

At that time, the promise included the phrase "Be square, and obey the Law of the Pack.


10 posted on 12/30/2005 12:23:59 PM PST by SmithL (Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Lift up your gates and sing, Hosana in the highest! Hosana to your King!)
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I don't remember Cub Scouts but I do remember being a Brownie. I had 2 older sisters and had to wear their uniform, only problem was they where really small and I was rather tall so the uniform was like a mini skirt !! My mom sewed on all my badges also - I still have it and my Girl Scout Handbook. I use it as a coffee table book and everyone that comes over gets a real kick out of looking through it - times they have changed !!!
11 posted on 12/30/2005 12:25:07 PM PST by finallyatexan
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I remember scouting.

My uniform is in a trunk in Mom's attic.

It was fun in Alpine.. lots of great places to camp and hike.

That's "Twin Peaks".. we collected geodes and other rocks up there.
I still have 'em.

12 posted on 12/30/2005 12:27:03 PM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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Our heritage

13 posted on 12/30/2005 12:33:13 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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While my son was home for Christmas he took out his boy scout camping equipment and asked me to bring it to the nearby church so some other little boy could enjoy the scouts.

It was such a wonderful experience for him and our whole family.

14 posted on 12/30/2005 12:34:50 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Still have everything...

Which begs the question:

Does it still fit?

15 posted on 12/30/2005 12:35:01 PM PST by Doomonyou (FR doesn't suffer fools lightly.)
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My Boy SCout uniform is in a closet in the cellar next to my Grandfather's WW I uniform. My scout uniform is bigger and I wasn't a big 12 yr old,


16 posted on 12/30/2005 12:35:59 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Doc Savage

Cub Master myself here... Son's a Bear this year... Getting Ready for the Pinewood Derby in January.. and overnight camping weekend at Heritage (parent and son) in a few weeks.

In my very young days I can remember how much my first uniforms cost, while we were not butt poor, I know my parents had to do some sacrificing to get me that first uniform.

Fortunately or unfortunately, we haven't had to make such decisions for my son in terms of sacrificing to get/keep him in, but if I had too.. I'll do without to get him in and keep him in scouting. Its one of the few organizations left where boys are tought how to be men, and men of character.

I have a few single moms in our pack, and I know its tough and a sacrifice for them to get their kids there every time and everything.. but I am glad they do it, and do everything I can to help make sure we help them. I wish we had more of their kids involved... but it is VERY hard to recruit and keep the kids of single parents in... and its sad because they are often the boys who need it the most.


17 posted on 12/30/2005 12:37:46 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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Mine is hanging in my son's closet. He earned more arrow points as a Wolf than I did. (I got a gold and 4 silver. He got five). He's working through the Bear stuff now.


18 posted on 12/30/2005 12:38:50 PM PST by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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Yep. I remember it. I remember going to Sears with my mom to buy all the pieces. I loved it when I got to wear it to school on meeting days. Thanks for the memories. ;-)
19 posted on 12/30/2005 12:38:53 PM PST by Jackknife ( "I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father'." óWill Rogers)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The pinewood derby thing brings back memories for me, just not real nice ones.

I was a tool and die maker many moons ago and the owner of the company gave me the project of tricking out his kids car.

Polish and straighten the axles, turn, true, and balance the lil tires, weigh, trim, and forward weight the lil body of the car, etc. etc.

I don't know if his kid won, but it seemed like a pile of crap cheating to me.
20 posted on 12/30/2005 12:39:46 PM PST by Beagle8U (An "Earth First" kinda guy ( when we finish logging here, we'll start on the other planets.)
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