Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Click on "Richmond's Morning News with Jimmy Barrett" which is on the upper left hand side of the page, and there you will find a small story and a poll(hint).

Scout Executive Director, Robert A. Tuggle 804-204-2611 atuggle@relcbsa.org (another hint)

Tuggle was interviewed this morning by Jimmy Barret, and judging by his responses to Barrett's questions, Tuggle gives a whole new meaning to the term "jellyfish".

They are soliciting suggestions for new names. I am sure many FReepers would have some great suggestions, so be sure to email them to Mr. Tuggle: atuggle@relcbsa.org

I guess mine will be "Ulysses S. Grant"

Below is the Scout Law. I wonder how the Robert E. Lee Council Directors who voted for the change measure up:

A Scout Director is:

trustworthy? - not very

loyal? - not

helpful? - not

friendly? - maybe

courteous? - maybe

kind? - not

obedient? - not

cheerful? - maybe

thrifty? - maybe

brave? - definitely not

clean? - maybe

reverent? - not

It's a sad commentary, isn't it?

1 posted on 05/13/2003 6:17:14 AM PDT by VMI70
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041 next last
To: VMI70
How about George Washington?
2 posted on 05/13/2003 6:18:39 AM PDT by Huck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70

The Christian General Bump!

3 posted on 05/13/2003 6:20:25 AM PDT by jgrubbs
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
Has the Robert E. Lee Council been involved in a Council merger? The BSA has been merging together it's smaller local Councils into larger ones to consolidate staffs and save money (or to enable them to increase the number of lower-level staff to provide more service). It's common to give the new Council a different name from the either of the older ones. Is that the case here?
6 posted on 05/13/2003 6:22:57 AM PDT by RonF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
The Governor of Virginia was asked by General Lee, “What will they think of the country?” (after the implied surrender).

The Governor replied, “My God, General Lee, you are the country to these men.”

11 posted on 05/13/2003 6:28:31 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
Naw, the PC leftist Yankees just came down here and shoved that stinkin' Linkin' statue up our arses at Trededgar, they'll find some court somewhere to make them change the name to Linkin Scouts too.
14 posted on 05/13/2003 6:31:24 AM PDT by putupon (There is nothing here to read right now)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
My mother went to Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Baton Rouge (1950's). I wonder how many southern schools were given General Lee's name, and I wonder how many have kept it.
16 posted on 05/13/2003 6:35:45 AM PDT by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
I heard this yesterday and am dismayed. They say it's for "marketing" purposes, but they have caved to political correctness.

My oldest son is no longer in scouting. My youngest will probably do the scouting program our church has. But I'll hang on to my den leader's uniform and my R.E. Lee Council patches...

20 posted on 05/13/2003 6:37:37 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (HHD)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
Another PC stake in the heart of History !
Councils are named for a significant event / person / geographic uniqueness. Go to the website and read Tuggles fluff on his pride in Scouting..

Robert E. Lee Council website
http://www.relcbsa.org/
22 posted on 05/13/2003 6:37:46 AM PDT by UPcrawfish ("..don't be too Optomistic - the light at the end of the Tunnel may be an oncoming Train...")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
LEE's DEFINITION OF A GENTLEMAN

"The forbearing use of power does not only form a touchstone, but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others is a test of a true gentleman.

The power which the strong have over the weak, the employer over the employed, the educated over the unlettered, the experienced over the confiding, even the clever over the silly-the forbearing or inoffensive use of all this power or authority, or a total abstinence from it when the case admits it, will show the gentleman in a plain light.

The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He cannot only forgive, he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which impart sufficient strength to let the past be but the past. A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others."

--Robert E. Lee

23 posted on 05/13/2003 6:37:51 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
"Robert E. Lee Boy Scout Council, Richmond, VA, to be Renamed. More PC for the Boy Scouts..."

I've got it! Why not rename it "Pewee Herman Boy Scout Council?"

26 posted on 05/13/2003 6:38:27 AM PDT by davisfh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
My suggestion:

The Ernest Thompson Seton Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
31 posted on 05/13/2003 6:40:48 AM PDT by WSGilcrest (R)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
That's what happenes to a conquered people.
32 posted on 05/13/2003 6:42:36 AM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorisim by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
What's the big deal?

Name the council after someone who did something for Scouting and be done with it.
37 posted on 05/13/2003 6:50:07 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (Don't punch holes in the lifeboat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70

38 posted on 05/13/2003 6:50:49 AM PDT by azcap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
"I am now considered such a monster, that I hesitate to darken with my shadow, the doors of those I love, lest I should bring upon them misfortune."

- Robert E. Lee, after his surrender at Appomattox in 1865.

Too bad the climate of political correctness run amuck has left us unable to appreciate Lee's qualities, simply because, by accident of birth, he owed his allegiance to Virginia and the Confederacy. The revisionist evaluation of historical figures using contemporary standards is appalling - and far too many people lack sufficient historical knowledge to evaluate a complex figure like Lee in historical context.

39 posted on 05/13/2003 6:53:55 AM PDT by LouD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
I say call it the Taliban Chapter or the Saddam Hussein Chapter. Either way, the people who pushed to get the name changed were more than likely against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and like the Taliban and Saddam, are out to destroy the heritage of a group of people.
42 posted on 05/13/2003 6:59:00 AM PDT by mass55th
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: razorback-bert; wardaddy; Mudboy Slim; Miss Marple; CatoRenasci; VA_Gentleman
Ping
43 posted on 05/13/2003 6:59:03 AM PDT by VMI70 (...but two Wrights made an airplane)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
Thanks for the ping Brother Rat. It's very, very sad, but what can you expect these days. Even in Richmond!

Anyway, my best for New Market Day on Thursday! In my heart, I'll be marching down Letcher Avenue playing Dixie as we pass Virginia Mourning Her Dead.

62 posted on 05/13/2003 7:13:39 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Mesopotamia Delenda Est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
How about Meriwether Lewis (1774 - 1809) and William Clark (1770 - 1838) Led a famous expedition to the Pacific ocean; both born in Virginia. Personally, I think they represent the spirit of the Boy Scouts better than General Lee. From a humble member of the Simon Kenton Council in Ohio.


70 posted on 05/13/2003 7:17:37 AM PDT by drq
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: VMI70
How about the "Stonewall Jackson Council?"
88 posted on 05/13/2003 7:26:28 AM PDT by HIDEK6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041 next last

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson