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.
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?
I was a Scout too and remember those times with fondness as well.
After the service, the Pastor and I had a nice chat about Venturing. Now I need to find more information about starting a Crew.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Fun!! I don’t remember doing activities with Boy Scouts. We were strictly segregated back then.
Went to our troop’s chartering church today and it was great.
This isn't one of his, but I like it a lot..."Timing is Everything" by Dru Blair...note the cub scouts at the lower left:
Do we ever need that! As some who are older seem to have forgotten.
Oh, forgot to mention...met a gent today at the servicewho was one of the chartering scouts when the troop was founded in 1942. Turns out he stayed for 50 years and retired as scoutmaster in 1992!
Joseph Csatari, Norman Rockwell’s Scouting successor, is also an American realist artist and illustrator. Like Rockwell, Csatari illustrated for the Saturday Evening Post, Brown & Bigelow Boy Scout calendars, and Boys’ Life magazine covers. His involvement with the Boy Scouts of America has been one of length and dedication.
Csatari was born in 1929 in New Jersey. As a child, he copied the Saturday Evening Post covers of his idol Norman Rockwell. He went on to study art at the Academy of Arts in Newark, New Jersey, and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
In 1953, Csatari worked for the Boy Scouts as the art director in the Supply Division department. He chose this position in hopes of one day getting to meet Rockwell.
Joseph Csatari Paintings Joseph Csatari Paintings
I recently visited the gallery and photographed them all
Seeing the actual paintings was very moving
We’re actually celebrating Scout Sunday next Sunday. We’re cooking up a pancake breakfast after the service for the parish.
from a proud Eagle Scout
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