Skip to comments.Happy Scout Sunday!
Posted on 02/07/2010 4:34:24 AM PST by Redleg Duke
Okay, all of you forum propriety Nazis, you will all complain that this isn't in the proper forum and today, I really don't give a hang!
Today is Scout Sunday, celebrated throughout the land, except, probably, in those churches that detest the Boy Scouts of America for their stand on Youth Protection and Homosexuality.
Tomorrow is the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts! I was a Scout on the 50th Anniversary and have the privilege of being a Scouter on the 100th.
If you see a Scout at Church today, please congratulate him or her and thank him or her for service to God and Country.
Grandson is attending in uniform this morning...we are out of town and so sorry to miss this celebration with him...my kids are all grown, but I volunteered to work with my grandson’s troop and have loved every minute of it...my two sons are den leaders...we have a ball with the boys and I wouldn’t miss a Monday night meeting!
50 years ago, I was an Army Brat.
I too was a Scout in 1960 and had the good fortune to attend the 50th Anniversary Jamboree in Colorado Springs. One of the Jamboree’s high points was President Eisenhower in his limo motoring down a road lined with cheering Scouts. I believe I was in the background of one news photo of that event.
You are correct, the Scouts are an ally in raising your son(s). There are few such organizations today. Yet they are demonized by many on the left. I keep waiting for them to come up with their version of the Young Pioneers.
Husband and three Scouts just got home from Mass. Our 4th son will be a Tiger Cub in September.
Our council leaves it up to the individual units as to the date to celebrate.
I’ve recently had to move out of state for a new job. I’ll be home to see my wife and kids in two weeks (and to do Pinewood Derby) That’s when we’re doing Scout Sunday.
Bigger celebration is tomorrow. the 100th Anniversary of Scouting
Congratulaions to you all.
Congratulations to your son. My son will be completing his 20th activity badge next week. He beat out his older brother who missed aquanaut because he refused to learn how to swim. He finally learned for the second class requirement. He gave me permission to toss him into the deep end of the pool.
Do you know about the Superachiever award for Webelos?
I got to go to the 50th anniversary Jamboree in Colorado...great fun; still remember seeing President Eisenhower riding through in an open convertible.
Went to 8:30 AM service today. All current and former scouts were asked to stand up. About 1/3 of the males in the congregation rose. Not bad, but I wish it had been 1/2. Be Prepared!
As a former Scout, and former Assistant Scoutmaster, with all 3 sons former Scouts, those periods of life have been some of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Thank you BSA for 100 years of outstanding community service. All done without government guidelines and oversight.
Muir: Whered you learn to shoot?
Bishop: Boy Scouts sir.
Muir: You kidding me?
Bishop: No, sir.
I’ll be wearing my uniform to Church today.
Check these two sites out
A week early aren’t you? Our master calendar has it as next week, 2/14.
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