Skip to comments.Today is the Boy Scouts of America's 97th Birthday
Posted on 02/08/2007 1:52:52 PM PST by RonF
Actually, the article is from the 95th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. But I just wanted to note that today is the 97th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America.
Ping the list, please.
How many active Scouts or Scouters do we have here?
How many former Scouts or Scouters (quite a few, I bet)?
Happy birthday to the organization that meant more to my life than any other.
Son has moved up to Boy Scouts this month
Blue and Gold is tonight
Yep I am going to a dinner tonight honoring the occasion.
(from the home of troop #1)
My son's a Tiger Cub.
Where are my cookies?
As the Girl Scouts drift further and further towards politically correctness and amorality, the BSA continues to hold true to its founding ideals, despite the torrent of contempt and hatred spewed upon it from the American Left.
God bless Lord Robert Baden-Powell and William D. Boyce.
Happy Birthday BSA!
(Former Life, with enough time and badges for eagle but.... things happen)
And I just found a bunch of my old Camp & Retreat patches! :-)
Troop 606 Malden MA. Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader Star Rank.
So, is the ACLU sending their best wishes?
My son, 18, is an Eagle Scout. I just retired as Scoutmaster after 5 years. We graduated 15 Eagle Scouts, all hardworking young men, in a year and a half.
First Boy Scout troop west of the Mississippi, as I understand it. In that little town.... who'da thunk?
Almost as old as Helen Thomas.
Does being in the girl scouts count? I was from age 9 until age 14.
Happy birthday Boy Scouts of America!
Are there any other girls' organizations that hold to a better standard?
Thanks, RonF, for the reminder.
Happy birthday, BSA! My wishes for many, many more!
Scouting was a significant positive influence in my youth.
Serving as an adult leader was an honor and also great fun.
Participating in merit badge pow-wows is a blast.
Cool! We have our Blue and Gold banquet tonight. My son is a Webelo.
I just took a moment out from making cheddar and chili cornbread muffins for the event. :)
Son #1 is a Webelo 2, moving up to Boy Scouts next month
Son #2 is a Bear Cub
Son #3 will be a Tiger Cub next year
Husband is a den leader
Our family loves scouting. . .
Eagle Scout here.
Happy birthday BSA
Pelosi is selected by her Partisan Peers for the Speaker's Chair. If she is no longer the Speaker, someone else is selected, no loss to the Country. When Spiro Agnew resigned, the Speaker did not move up to fill the seat, President Nixon and he alone selected Gerald Ford to fill the Vice President's position.The Speaker is in the second position only for the horrible occasion that both the President and Vice President are lost at the same time.
Please delete my above post, its in the wrong thread and I apologize for the mistake.
Scouts have a right to be proud. And the parents of Scouts should be saluted for their support as well.
Well done, lads. Well done.
My son is a Bear. My wife a Den leader and I'm the sound effects man on the Pinewood Derby!
Former Boy Scout TTTC sez:
Happy Birthday, BSA.
New Cubmaster here. Son is a Wolf Scout and loves it.
My son gets his Star rank at C.O.H. on Monday. Has been in since Tiger Cubs. I am one of the A.S.M's and a Rifle rangemaster.
Scout committee member, Vigil member Order of the Arrow (scoutings national honor society)
Order of the Arrow adviser
Proud father of Eagle scout (he earned all 119 merit badges available at the time) and Vigil member of OA.
Blue and Gold this Saturday. Still having fun.
I am the very proud father of two Eagle Scouts. I am 60 y/o and still active as a Scouter. Troop 90, Netawotwes District, Buckeye council. I believe we are at 107 Eagle Scouts now.
Happy Birthday BSA
Speaking of which, anyone who knows of Scouts 18 or older who need a summer job, Philmont is still trying to fill '07 positions. Info and applications are at the website.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 97th BIRTHDAY TO THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Cub Scout, 1960 - 1963, Pack 29, Franklin MA
Boy Scout, 1963 - 1967, Troop 33, Franklin MA
1967 - 1972, Troop 346, Oak Forest, IL
Life Rank, PL, SPL, JASM, OA Ordeal, Camp Staff at Camp Child, Buzzards Bay, MA and Owassippe Scout Reservation, Whitehall, MI, High Adventure Matagamon Canoe Base, Maine
Cubmaster, 9/92 - 3/97, Pack 69, Burr Ridge, IL
Scoutmaster 3/97- 8/04, Troop 69, Burr Ridge, IL
Asst. SM 8/04 - Present, Troop 69
Committee Member, 3/97 - Present, Pack 69
Advisor, Crew 69 - Just started
District Committee at large, 2000 - 2005
District Commissioner 2005 - Present
"... and a good old Eagle, too" C-19-96
"... and a good old Staffer, too" C-31-04
OA Brotherhood, 1994
Event Director, Klondike Camporee, 2001 - 2005
But most importantly, my son is a member of the Eagle Class of 2004.
A couple of you mentioned that you are just starting out. When my son started in his Cub Scout Pack I started out as Cubmaster, as the previous Cubmaster had quit after being inactive for months and my wife had blabbed that I'd been a Boy Scout. When my son was old enough to become a Boy Scout there was no Troop 69, so we started one. I say this to let you know that you can start from the beginning and still have a great time and do a great job. The kids will forgive your mistakes (and will probably enjoy them!). Keep up your Scout spirit and you'll do fine. Take the training, read the manual, go on the campouts and the activities (hey, build your own Pinewood Derby car!) and have a good time.
If someone's agenda is more about their ego instead of about the kids, they're wrong and you're right.
Get to know your Unit Commissioner. If you don't have or haven't seen your Unit Commissioner, call your District Commissioner and ask him or her what's going on (the Council office will have your DC's number).
If someone wants to know what your Pack's or Den's or Troop's bylaws or discipline policies are, tell them "A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, ...", that all Scouts and Scouters are expected to abide by them, and that each case will be determined on a case by case basis using your best judgement at that time. No legalistic rules that kids or adults can bend. And if they don't trust your judgement and want a bunch of written policies they can game, tell them there's another Pack or Troop a few miles away they are welcome to join.
How many more Scouts will suffer senseless deaths this year?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BSA!!!
How many drunks will suffer a senseless death on the highway? A: Thousands
What is that suppose to mean?
Far fewer than both the percentage and number of non-Scouts, while engaging in a great many more activities.
I'm a former Cub Scout, now a UC and ASM, and as my sig says, proud father of a Star Scout!