Skip to comments.Boy scouts cutting public ties, Fear lawsuits over 'God' in oath
Posted on 01/21/2006 1:03:05 PM PST by Coleus
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If I ever win the Lottery, I will buy a LARGE ranch, and I will open it up to any and all Boy/Girl Scouts that wish to gather there.
Thanks for the suggestion.
The ACLU is making me nuts,absolutely nuts !
You will be surprised at who some of the "Fellow Travelers" are. Have fun.
Best wishes on a smooth path!
Oh sorry. He's just making Star, but we take these advances with much excitement all the same.
That's where my son says he wants it! :-)
Thanks for correcting in my absence.
This legal terrorism by the ACLU against the BSA is as good as ANY reason for modern day civil warfare as I've ever seen. Just like the Confederates at Ft Sumter, NC. We need to fire a few cannon rounds and lay siege to the ACLU headquarters.
FReepmail me and little jeremiah if you want on/off the ping list.
Good luck to your son. Tenacity pays dividends.
Maybe the Amish had it right all these years! I can't say I would want to go without modern conveniences, but the rest I could nicely do without!
You're absolutly right. Charleston SOUTH Carolina. I've been there and took the tour and stood on that sacred ground myself. Also looked around on the USS Yorktown and seen the Apollo capsule and the whole bit.
Charlston is one of my favorite southern cities.
Good picture. The ACLU is a thoroughly evil organization. It is a serious enemy of all that makes our country great. We were talking tonight about the degradation that has happened in the last few years - 20 years ago no one would believe what is happening now, and the destruction of morality and traditional values is speeding up.
The ACLU has to be taken apart, defunded, and (my dream), indicted, arrested, taken to court, found guilty of a whole buncha bad stuff, and jailed.
My older son just turned 15 last week and is about to make Star, as I posted. He has already completed part of the SM conference for Star but it turned out he needed one more week as a patrol leader, so they're planning to finish it up next week.
We're just hoping the fumes don't get him... I know a lot of Scouts lose interest as they get older. I hear that Star is where a lot of them lose motivation or drop out.
I think merit badges are what keeps this one of mine going. He loves them and always has a few in-process.
Also we are fortunate to be a terrific troop with great leadership and lots of parental involvement.
Let me know how your nephew does..you were amazing to reach Eagle at 15. Did you get Palms after that? My son wants to get 3 Palms - we're assuming it's ok to get the merit badges now..
I find a lot of MBCs just talking to people at work. There are an amazing number of Eagle Scouts out there whose kids have just grown up and left home. They're often ready to jump back in and give some time and support.
In fact as of last Thurdsday I have 15 and solid leads on at least 5 more. That will leave me with 12 more to recruit after that.
I've picked up a member of the Camping Committee, and 3 MBCs that same way but at the Joint Service Clubs monthly meeting. Working on someone about to retire from the news business to take on Journalism, Public Speaking, and be the District Publicity Chair. When you're part of the Key-3 you end up doing lots of things.
That reminds me, got to call the local cable tv provider on Monday to see if I can convince them as a tribute to Scout Week to Run Walt Disney's "Follow Me Boys" starring Fred MacMurry, on the weekend that starts it and the weekend that ends it. Say! Why don't you do the same in your area?
Good job on your recruiting! You're making a lot of progress already.
Our sick friend's wife is Key 3, btw, and also one of the Vice Chairs. Got an email from her yesterday and it sounds like he is doing much better now.
Key 3 is a lot of work, I know. Hope you have a great DE to work with. That seems to make a huge difference. I try to take ours to lunch every few months as a thank you. I know he works at least 60 hour weeks routinely. And I have to collect mbc paperwork from him anyway....
Public Speaking is one that I hoped both of my boys would consider. I think it's a terrific badge. I keep lining it up for a fair and then it ends up turning into Communications, because mbcs for one are also usually for the other. And Scouts wanting Communications are endless! I keep wondering where they all come from...
My boys just came home (exhausted) from winter camp, one with Forestry and the other with Mammal Study.
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