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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.


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1 posted on 02/07/2010 4:34:24 AM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: Redleg Duke

Be Prepared!


2 posted on 02/07/2010 4:37:48 AM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: paudio

semper paratus


3 posted on 02/07/2010 4:42:13 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Redleg Duke

4 posted on 02/07/2010 4:47:41 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Redleg Duke

My son is going to church this morning in his uniform. Tiger Cubs!
I love the BSA, just did the Pinewood Derby last weekend, and the best thing is that in the BSA there are no awards for self-esteem. You win or lose or earn your badges. Like America should be.


5 posted on 02/07/2010 4:49:58 AM PST by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: Redleg Duke

This very month, my son completed the last of all 20 of the activities for his Arrow of Light. Further, we (wife and I) only had to “push” one activity, the Aquanaught and that was just getting him to his swim lessons when he didn’t feel like going. The rest he did with his den and at the direction of his Den leader.

... To say the least, I am very proud of him.


6 posted on 02/07/2010 5:02:09 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Redleg Duke

Our very own BSOTUS

8 posted on 02/07/2010 5:08:21 AM PST by BigLittle
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To: Redleg Duke
This is my photo of a painting in the Norman Rockwell gallery in the National Museum of Scouting. The original Rockwell paintings are there. I don't think this one is his however.

It captures the idea of the 12 th point of the Scout Law.


9 posted on 02/07/2010 5:29:23 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: Redleg Duke

I remember the 50th Anniversary. I was a Scout First Class with several merit badges.


10 posted on 02/07/2010 5:30:33 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Redleg Duke

100 Years of Boy Scouts of America. Eagle Scout. Thanks so much for the post. praise a boy scout. integrity something that is failing with the current O administration. no need to develop a national service organization of Obama Youth - indoctrinated to be socialist thugs, whom are brain dead. Notice O has no praise for the BSA.


11 posted on 02/07/2010 5:31:27 AM PST by hondact200 (hondact200 No to Socialism - Michigan destroyed by Progressive Liberal Populism)
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To: Redleg Duke

God bless the Scouts. I’ll stand with them.


12 posted on 02/07/2010 5:38:21 AM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: DeusExMachina05

“You win or lose or earn your badges. Like America should be.”

This is a key issue between us and the Democrats, isn’t it? They’re all mass this and mass that; unions, eduction associations, mass illegal migration - everything is large numbers, never the individual human being.


13 posted on 02/07/2010 5:40:42 AM PST by RoadTest (The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130)
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To: Redleg Duke

The sponsor of my son’s troop was a church we did not attend but we always went with the troop on Scout Sunday as the church made it special to recognize the boys and the adult Scouters. As the father of an Eagle Scout, I always recommend Scouting as a great family-enhancement activity.


14 posted on 02/07/2010 5:42:56 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Redleg Duke
HAPPY 100th ANNIVERSARY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA!

15 posted on 02/07/2010 5:58:49 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: Redleg Duke
The loony left prefers the brown shirt immoral scout of the hitler age. Anything unamerican they champion.

I was a Boyscout and it was a way to keep kids out of trouble and learn many different thing.

Go Scouts.

16 posted on 02/07/2010 5:59:24 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: mountainlion

I was a Cub when the Scouts turned 50.
Pack 48, Yokohama, Japan.


17 posted on 02/07/2010 6:01:57 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: T-Bird45
All of my boys are Eagle scouts.

I wouldn't trade a minute of the 16 years we spent in scouting. One of the few organizations that still makes men out of boys. God bless the Boy Scouts of America!
18 posted on 02/07/2010 6:04:40 AM PST by gatechie
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I was a charter member of troop 161 in Niwot Colorado. It had to be when the Scouts turned 50 but I don’t remember.


19 posted on 02/07/2010 6:08:45 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Redleg Duke

I was fortunate enough to be a scout some thirty years back, and my wife and I are leading our son and his friends through their first year as Tiger Cubs.

Life is good!


20 posted on 02/07/2010 6:09:32 AM PST by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: Redleg Duke

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!


21 posted on 02/07/2010 6:17:30 AM PST by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: Redleg Duke; bert; SandRat; All
Happy 100th Birthday


Happy Boy Scout Sunday

22 posted on 02/07/2010 6:19:37 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men and Women)
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To: Morgana
amen...
23 posted on 02/07/2010 6:21:02 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mountainlion

50 years ago, I was an Army Brat.


24 posted on 02/07/2010 6:22:00 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Redleg Duke

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.


25 posted on 02/07/2010 6:22:11 AM PST by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...



26 posted on 02/07/2010 7:31:11 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: gatechie

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.


27 posted on 02/07/2010 7:35:57 AM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: SandRat

Husband and three Scouts just got home from Mass. Our 4th son will be a Tiger Cub in September.


28 posted on 02/07/2010 8:01:54 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Contrary to what politicians expect us to do, let's stop and think. " ~Thomas Sowell, of course)
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To: Redleg Duke

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


29 posted on 02/07/2010 8:05:59 AM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: MEG33

Thank You


30 posted on 02/07/2010 8:11:38 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Tax-chick

Congratulaions to you all.


31 posted on 02/07/2010 8:13:49 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: taxcontrol

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?

http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&ctgy=PRODUCTS&c2=NEW&C3=&C4=&LV=2&item=18187&prodid=18187%5E8%5E01RTL&;


32 posted on 02/07/2010 8:17:32 AM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: Redleg Duke

I got to go to the 50th anniversary Jamboree in Colorado...great fun; still remember seeing President Eisenhower riding through in an open convertible.


33 posted on 02/07/2010 8:30:21 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Redleg Duke
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34 posted on 02/07/2010 8:48:20 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: Redleg Duke

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!


35 posted on 02/07/2010 8:53:35 AM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Redleg Duke

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.


36 posted on 02/07/2010 9:30:46 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: Redleg Duke
Muir: Where’d you learn to shoot?
Bishop: Boy Scouts sir.
Muir: You kidding me?
Bishop: No, sir.


Boy Scouts of America... bringing the values and skills of the American Heartland to the McUrban Jungle.



Compare Comrade Chairman Barry to this leader:



There is no comparrison.... and our McLeaders know it.
37 posted on 02/07/2010 9:55:47 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: SandRat; Redleg Duke

I’ll be wearing my uniform to Church today.


38 posted on 02/07/2010 10:39:47 AM PST by SmithL (Duty to God & Country, duty to community, and duty to self)
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To: SmithL

Check these two sites out

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2446346/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2446351/posts

Then Smile


39 posted on 02/07/2010 10:49:10 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Redleg Duke

A week early aren’t you? Our master calendar has it as next week, 2/14.


40 posted on 02/07/2010 11:06:24 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Mass. elects Scott Brown. NVA:" for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my birth state")
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To: gatechie

Three sons, three eagles, wife and I into our 18th year. Attended Scout Sunday this morning. Looking forward to many more. gatechie and Techster Hmm wonder if there is a common connection?


41 posted on 02/07/2010 11:17:13 AM PST by Techster
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To: mountainlion

I was a Scout too and remember those times with fondness as well.


42 posted on 02/07/2010 11:47:28 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: SandRat

After the service, the Pastor and I had a nice chat about Venturing. Now I need to find more information about starting a Crew.


43 posted on 02/07/2010 1:43:45 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL
Contact your District Executive or District Commissioner. Failing that your Council Commissioner or Council Executive, in that order and they should be able to help not only form a Venturing Crew/Team but get the adult leaders the necessary training.
44 posted on 02/07/2010 1:55:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Redleg Duke; SandRat

Happy Birthday to the Boy Scouts of America.
Is it also Girl Scouts birthday? I remember when we had the Scout-o-Rama at the L.A. Coliseum. Those were the days...


45 posted on 02/07/2010 2:14:11 PM PST by La Enchiladita ( This must be what it feels like to live in a monarchy when some little kid becomes king ...)
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To: La Enchiladita

Girl Scouting’s Birthdate is March 12 1912. Girl Scout Sunday is that week. They were granted a U.S Federal Charter on March 16, 1950.


46 posted on 02/07/2010 2:28:37 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Thanks, SandRat. I was a Bluebird, and then I “flew up” to become a Girl Scout. We met at my church. That would have been late ‘50s.


47 posted on 02/07/2010 2:32:45 PM PST by La Enchiladita ( This must be what it feels like to live in a monarchy when some little kid becomes king ...)
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To: La Enchiladita

Had lots of Girl Scouts come to the Local BSA District Scout-A-Rama http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2446346/posts to cheer on the Cubs and to climb across the rope bridge we had up. All were in uniform.


48 posted on 02/07/2010 2:37:35 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Fun!! I don’t remember doing activities with Boy Scouts. We were strictly segregated back then.


49 posted on 02/07/2010 2:41:45 PM PST by La Enchiladita ( This must be what it feels like to live in a monarchy when some little kid becomes king ...)
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To: Redleg Duke

Went to our troop’s chartering church today and it was great.


50 posted on 02/07/2010 2:45:27 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (We're right, we're free, we'll fight and you'll see!)
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