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  • Eagle Scout rescued Amtrak passengers before 1st responders arrived [Tacoma, WA]

    12/18/2017 8:39:33 PM PST · by Rio · 19 replies
    WND ^ | Art Moore
    Dan Konzelman was driving with his girlfriend southbound on Interstate 5, south of Tacoma, Washington, Monday morning when, to his astonishment, he saw an Amtrak train go off an overpass ahead of him and crash onto the busy freeway. While most of the stunned onlookers in nearby automobiles stayed in place, no doubt making 9-1-1 calls for help, Konzelman – an Eagle Scout – took a nearby exit and ran to the scene. He and his girlfriend, Alicia Hoverson, found that first-responders had not yet arrived. The two climbed into one of the train cars, noting only a few of...
  • Pearl Harbor: Eagle Scout's film tells of a USS Arizona survivor, a hero in the Pacific War.

    12/07/2017 4:12:04 PM PST · by j.havenfarm · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | Vanity
    As we remember Pearl Harbor Day I we want to invite everyone to view a documentary of USS Arizona survivor and subsequent bomber pilot Lou Conter. Mr. Conter was on duty on the deck of the Arizona when the planes came in. Witness to Infamy is a gripping account of his service in the Pacific War. An Eagle Scout Project by Philip M.T. Jacques. Featuring footage, historical commentary and music, the film is about as professional as amateurs can get. Last year we traveled to Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary, and the film includes commentary from other survivors, and...
  • Actor Chris Pratt Reveals His Conversion to Christianity

    01/10/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/10/2017 | Tyler O'Neill
    Chris Pratt Reveals His Conversion to Christianity Chris Pratt is a rare bird: a conservative Christian who is also a major star in Hollywood. In an interview this week for Vanity Fair, Pratt described his conversion to Christianity — and the magazine's writer felt it necessary to explain his faith away.And by major star, I mean major. Although his latest hit, Passengers (2016), has not impressed at the box office and has gotten panned by reviewers, his career is still on the up-and-up. After his breakout role in the show Parks and Recreation (2009-2015), Pratt has starred in The Lego...
  • Scott Walker suggests being an Eagle Scout has prepared him to be commander in chief

    03/27/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Capital Times - Your Progressive Voice ^ | March 27. 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    The Boy Scout Motto is "Be Prepared." Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a teen, has taken that motto seriously. His Eagle Scout status has him so prepared, he indicated this week, he's ready to serve as commander in chief of the U.S. military. The Republican governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate spoke on Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Phoenix, Arizona. The event was closed to press, but video of Walker's conversation with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt was recorded by the opposition research group American Bridge and released by the...
  • When Boy Scout Dies Before Achieving Highest Rank, Troop Completes Project for Him

    09/10/2014 6:31:54 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 8, 2014 | Suzan Clarke
    Noah Cornuet was a gentle giant and the ultimate Boy Scout. He was so committed to scouting that he was determined to ascend to the highest rank any Boy Scout could achieve: Eagle Scout. Noah, 16, never realized his dream. On Aug. 6, the high school athlete from Lower Burrell, Pa., collapsed after football practice and died. It was later revealed that Noah had a rare heart tumor. He’d had no symptoms and there was no indication that he had a heart condition, his family said. At the time of his death, Noah was deeply involved in his Eagle scout...
  • Boy Scout Who Helps SAR Dog Handlers Earns Eagle Scout Rank

    06/08/2011 9:27:19 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 3 replies
    Associated Content ^ | June 08, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    A few weeks ago, I was surprised when my dad told me that my dog, Trooper, was in the local newspaper. I said, "Trooper? Why in the world is he in the paper?" But when I saw the picture, I was delighted to see that it was a photograph from an Eagle Scout ceremony for Ben Whittington, a scout who has been helping me with Trooper's training for many years. Ben posed with Trooper for a few photos after the ceremony.
  • Liberty Univ. Offers Scholarship to Eagle Scout Facing Gun Charges

    05/02/2013 5:36:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A North Carolina Eagle Scout who was expelled and arrested for accidentally leaving a shotgun in his pickup truck in the school parking lot has been offered a scholarship to attend Liberty University. Cole Withrow was just a few weeks from graduating with honors from Princeton High School when he was arrested on Monday and slapped with a felony weapons charge. Withrow had been skeet shooting with friends a day before and had only noticed he had left his shotgun in his truck as he reached to grab his book bag. When he realized his mistake, he went to...
  • Eagle Scout project improves trail access at Garden Canyon

    04/14/2013 6:40:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Thanks to Kyle Swift, access to the trail at Garden Canyon will be easier and safer. Swift, 15, is a Boy Scout with Troop 486 and together with volunteers he organized, the path from the parking lot at Garden Canyon to the trail was improved on Saturday, April 6. “The problem with this trail is that access from the parking lot to the trail system requires you to have to go down a very steep, slippery slope with loose rocks,” said Swift. “I myself have slipped and fallen down in this area.” Swift took on the problem as his service...
  • Eagle Scout to BSA: Are You Nuts?

    02/01/2013 9:39:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2013 | Jack Cashill
    As a 14 year-old, and a freshly-minted Eagle Scout, I had a terrible crush on my 11 year-old cousin Mary, and she on me. Although not a first cousin, Mary was close enough to the family that she spent a week or two down the New Jersey shore with us that summer in our ramshackle one-bedroom bungalow. My parents got the bedroom, and the dozen or so visitors and kids slept together in the all-purpose general room. So intense was my desire just to reach out and touch her that it kept me awake at night. That is the way...
  • Perry Could Rise in Iowa, Polling Data Shows

    12/07/2011 8:57:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 105 replies
    News Max ^ | December 6, 2011 | David A. Patten
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom some pundits had written off as the GOP's nominee, may find a second coming in Iowa, if new poll data holds up. As Mitt Romney's campaign has suffered a startling decline in recent weeks, only to see Newt Gingrich eclipse the former Massachusetts governor's front-runner status, the battle for the Iowa caucuses set for Jan. 3 has become a wide-open race. New survey data prepared for the Perry campaign and shared by a source close within the campaign shows that the Texas governor may be poised to do much better in next month’s Iowa caucuses...
  • Eagle Scout Saves Family in House Fire / Eagle Scout Rescues Drowning Girl

    01/01/2011 3:42:10 PM PST · by Main Street · 18 replies
    wpri.com ^ | 30 Dec 2010 | wpri.com
    Quick thinking saves girl from Warwick pool A local teenager has been hailed a hero after saving a little girl from a swimming pool. Warwick Eagle Scout Austin Irons saved a little girl from drowning after a group of cub scouts and boy scouts finished swimming at McDermott Pool in Warwick. Austin jumped in the water to save the girl who was lying face down and helped lifeguards resuscitate the girl. "We heard shouting for lifeguards...I didn't even think. It was like, just do it," Austin recalled on the experience. He was able to get the girl out of the...
  • (Vanity) Eagles Away!

    12/08/2010 5:06:33 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 34 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-08-2010 | grey_whiskers
    My son has become an Eagle Scout. That is all.
  • Face of Defense: Teacher, Entrepreneur Chooses Marines

    06/15/2010 2:42:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 503+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Pfc. Katalynn Thomas, USMC
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 15, 2010 – Marine Corps Pfc. Patrick Collman, assigned to Platoon 2109, Company E here, could have gone to Officer Candidate School, because he has a bachelor’s degree. Marine Corps Pfc. Patrick Collman crawls out of a tunnel at the 12 Stalls Crucible site at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 3, 2010. The former teacher could have gone to Officer Candidate School, but chose to be an enlisted Marine. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Katalynn Thomas  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But the entrepreneur and...
  • Eagle Scout's penalty stands

    05/20/2010 1:05:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 107 replies · 2,728+ views
    timesunion.com ^ | 5-20-10 | SCOTT WALDMAN
    Matthew Whalen's suspension will stand. On Wednesday night, the Lansingburgh Central School District board of education rejected Whalen's appeal of the punishment and decided not to expunge the blemish on the record of the Eagle Scout suspended for having a pocketknife in his car while the vehicle was on the grounds of Lansingburgh High School. Whalen received a 20-day suspension in September after he turned over to school administrators a 1 1/2-inch knife that he kept in his glove box as part of a car survival kit. He returned to school in October. Whalen has said he does not know...
  • President Obama refusing to sign Eagle Scout Awards? Anyone able verify?

    04/04/2010 4:48:00 AM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 47 replies · 4,153+ views
    (received the below in email) ----------------------------------------------- "The story you heard yesterday about President Obama refusing to sign Eagle Scout Awards in True" President Obama refusing to sign Eagle Scout Awards is true. He won't sign life saving awards either. Every President since 1912 has been the honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America. President Obama refused that honor. Did you hear anything about the Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary? Why did the press ignore it? Let's see, they promote honor, integrity, putting others first, love of country and of course they believe in God. Not much press coverage on this...
  • Face of Defense: Airman Follows Famous Uncle

    01/11/2010 3:31:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 176+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Mike Joseph
    LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Jan. 11, 2010 – When Airman Christopher Platte decided to join the Air Force last year, he didn't know he would be following in famous footsteps. Retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Claude Platte signs a wall at the 323rd Training Squadron dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen as his great nephew, Airman Christopher Platte, looks on Dec. 11, 2009, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Captain Platte was one of the first African-American officers to be trained and commissioned in the Air Force pilot training program. Airman Platte graduated from Basic Military Training Dec. 11, 2009....
  • Eager Scout's patriotic project (Eagle Scout Project)

    11/23/2009 5:24:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 786+ views
    George Watkins worked through the weekend on his Eagle Scout project. His project was to place pavers that were donated as a fundraiser for the Historical Soldiers Memorial Cemetery section at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. He placed more than 4,000 pavers, a job that took two days to complete with the assistance of several Scouts and adult leaders. Photo by Mark Levy, Herald/Review
  • The SEIU Thugocracy

    11/23/2009 4:28:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 740+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2009 | Peter Ferrara
    Kevin Anderson is a junior at Southern Lehigh High School near Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is also a longstanding member of Boy Scout Troop 301 in the Lehigh Valley. Kevin needed to do an Eagle Scout project to complete the requirements for the Eagle Scout rank. He decided to clear a 1,000 foot hiking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park in east Allentown, completing a missing link in the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Trail. The completed trail would allow visitors to walk along the Lehigh River. Kevin and his Boy Scout volunteer helpers logged in 250 hours completing...
  • Union troubled by Eagle Scout project in Allentown (SEIU)

    11/15/2009 10:55:31 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 63 replies · 3,527+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 11/15/2009 | Jarrett Renshaw
    In pursuit of an Eagle Scout badge, Kevin Anderson, 17, has toiled for more than 200 hours hours over several weeks to clear a walking path in an east Allentown park. Little did the do-gooder know that his altruistic act would put him in the cross hairs of the city's largest municipal union. Nick Balzano, president of the local Service Employees International Union, told Allentown City Council Tuesday that the union is considering filing a grievance against the city for allowing Anderson to clear a 1,000-foot walking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park. "We'll be looking into the Cub...
  • Down Syndrome Doesn't Stop Eagle Scout

    09/16/2009 5:24:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies · 652+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/16/09 | reasonmclucus
    Lucas Wondra has achieved something only about 4 % of those who enter scouting achieve. He has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His achievement is particularly significant because the 16-year-old Hutchinson (Kansas) High School student has the genetic disorder Down Syndrome. Lucas is one of many who are demonstrating that individuals with Down Syndrome can be productive members of society. Maybe they are not capable of performing brain surgery or becoming professional athletes, but then neither are the vast majority of the rest of us. Individuals with Down Syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21 , a condition...