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Celebrating 100 Years A Shining Light
Boy Scouts ^

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 ...

(Excerpt) Read more at scouting.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 100years; 110years; celebrating; scouts

1 posted on 07/30/2010 7:20:08 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

2 posted on 07/30/2010 7:21:16 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

and Obama turned them down.


3 posted on 07/30/2010 7:22:20 AM PDT by BAW (Arizona.got it right.)
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To: SandRat

My favorite Boy Scout is my nephew. His scouting experience helped him grow up to be a Coast Guard officer.


4 posted on 07/30/2010 7:31:17 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: SandRat

BTTT


5 posted on 07/30/2010 7:32:12 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SandRat

Who’s your favorite Boy Scout? If you were one, what was the best thing you did in Scouts?


6 posted on 07/30/2010 7:33:00 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: BAW

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?


7 posted on 07/30/2010 7:35:27 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: married21

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.


8 posted on 07/30/2010 7:38:44 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: married21
Who’s your favorite Boy Scout? If you were one, what was the best thing you did in Scouts?

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.

9 posted on 07/30/2010 7:40:25 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: BAW

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).


10 posted on 07/30/2010 7:42:17 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: SandRat
God Bless the Boy Scouts!

Who needs 0bama to soil their Jamboree?

11 posted on 07/30/2010 7:43:11 AM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 26, Let's see how long it lasts!)
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To: married21

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!!


12 posted on 07/30/2010 7:55:25 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: BAW

“and Obama turned them down.”

If it was the Young Communist Pioneers he would not have.


13 posted on 07/30/2010 8:03:42 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: KosmicKitty

My eldest son is also there this week. He won’t miss the bammer either.


14 posted on 07/30/2010 8:27:37 AM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: married21

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 ;-)


15 posted on 07/30/2010 8:51:36 AM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: married21

“Who’s 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
* Camporee
* OA Tapout and Ordeal


16 posted on 07/30/2010 9:32:06 AM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: married21

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.


17 posted on 07/30/2010 9:47:03 AM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: SandRat
Once again, 0bama waves magic finger at traditional American values and life. He's done this so often that even I am surprised at his audacity. For some reason, he doesn't think he needs us for anything, even our votes.

This man is either a mammoth fool or he has a grand surprise in store for us.

18 posted on 07/30/2010 12:14:55 PM PDT by WarEagle (Can America survive a President named Hussein?)
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To: cyclotic; DigitalVideoDude; fremont_steve; KosmicKitty

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...


19 posted on 07/30/2010 4:12:19 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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