Skip to comments.Celebrating 100 Years — A Shining Light
Posted on 07/30/2010 7:20:06 AM PDT by SandRat
On Saturday, July 31, 2010, the entire Scouting family will be able take part in a historic nationwide broadcast, "A Shining Light Across America," from the 100th Anniversary National Jamboree in Fort AP Hill, Virginia
Hundreds of local councils across America will be gathering together in venues large and small to host their own Shining Light activities leading up to the broadcast and are encouraging all Scouts, Scouting volunteers, alumni, families and community supporters to join in the festivities.
"The Shining Light" broadcast will be available via satellite and via Webcast starting with the Jamboree Arena Pre-Show festivities at 5:30 p.m. EDT. The highlight of the broadcast the spectacular Centennial Celebration Show will begin at 8 p.m. EDT, and will conclude at approximately 10:30 p.m. EDT.
In addition, anyone with a high speed Internet connection can tune in online at www.ustream.tv/shininglight or on the Shining Light section of ...
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and Obama turned them down.
My favorite Boy Scout is my nephew. His scouting experience helped him grow up to be a Coast Guard officer.
Who’s your favorite Boy Scout? If you were one, what was the best thing you did in Scouts?
I was a Boy Scout and am now 63. I treasure those experiences and have my badge and patch in my desk drawer here. I’m glad that Obama didn’t show up for the Scouts. Who would want him?
My Scoutmaster from my youth who is now in the Celestial Gilwell Troop 1.
Every day then as a youth and now as an Adult Leader.
One of my most memorable experiences was going on a 20 mile hike to qualify for the hiking merit badge. I finished last with badly blistered feet accompanied by the Chaplain. Even my Dad left me behind.
This is a Jimmy Carter moment, to me, like when we skipped the Moscow Olympics. Of course, I think Carter had a more important issue at stake at the time than gay activism, but it didn’t help him any. For a President, a snub of a fun, public-spirited event doesn’t bring up your poll ratings. It merely makes you feel superior and righteous (again).
Who needs 0bama to soil their Jamboree?
All four of my boys were in scouting. Son #2 went to Jambo in 1997, son #3 went in 2001, and son #4 is there right now.
I have nothing but good to say for the scouting program and what it did to help my boys become the fine young men they are today!!
“and Obama turned them down.”
If it was the Young Communist Pioneers he would not have.
My eldest son is also there this week. He won’t miss the bammer either.
Well - that is asking whether I like myself better than my son ;-) He is at the National Jamboree right now, and will be a DJ on QBSA at 10:30AM PDT. ;-) I bet I can answer what HIS most exciting experience was in scouting ;-)
For myself - it was summer camp at the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Hava Supai. This was 40 years ago. I remember the trip to the rim - strongest Hale storm I’ve ever seen. The walk in - 10 miles, and getting water out of a flowing stream (you wouldn’t do that today without purifying it..) Swimming in the 200 foot across pool formed by a 75 foot water fall right next to the camp. Working our way behind the Water fall on a small ledge that was there. Jumping off the 10 foot tall rock just to the left of the water fall, then surfacing 75 feet away because of the current. Mr. Wright making a chocolate cake in such primitive conditions. Sleeping under the stars with just a ground cloth and a light blanket.
Yep - that about summarizes it ;-)
“Whos your favorite Boy Scout? If you were one, what was the best thing you did in Scouts?”
My son is now a 14 yo Star Scout. I’m Committee Chair.
My favorite scouting experiences from the ‘70s:
* Summer Camp at Lost Valley.
* Shooting campout at Calico near Barstow.
* Fishing campouts
* OA Tapout and Ordeal
Both of my son’s are my favorite boy scouts. One just crossed over and has earned Tenderfoot already. THe otehr is a Life Scout, ASPL and good leader. He, I and a few otehrs just completed a 6 day 50 mile backpack trek in the mountains. We just moved so we’re between troops right now.
This man is either a mammoth fool or he has a grand surprise in store for us.
Thanks for the posts. I enjoyed hearing about all the boys’ accomplishments, and the mens’ good boyhood stories. Hope the Boy Scouts go another 100 years, or more...