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  • WW I hero Francis Pegahmagabow given Aboriginal Day honour

    06/22/2016 8:20:05 AM PDT · by Snowyman · 9 replies
    History largely remembers him as Corp. Francis Pegahmagabow — the deadliest sniper and scout of the First World War, credited with 378 kills and 300 captures. And on Tuesday, National Aboriginal Day, a life-sized bronze monument of Pegahmagabow was unveiled in Parry Sound, Ont., almost 100 years after he earned his first medal for courage in battle. The monument: Pegahmagabow standing defiantly with an eagle perched on one arm; his right hand in a fist; a Ross rifle slung over his shoulder; a caribou at his feet to represent his clan.
  • Post paper ends publication after 60 years.The Fort Huachuca Scout No More

    07/31/2015 7:16:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — After more than six decades of being a weekly publication, The Fort Huachuca Scout is not in the racks on this southern Arizona Army Post today, the day it used to come out. Its demise came about from “a lack of readership and decline in advertising,” Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Officer Angela Camara told the Herald/Review on Wednesday. The last publication of the paper, with a more than 61-year history, came out July 24, and its entire front page was headlined “FINAL ISSUE.” Camara said the post paper, “has been part of the installation’s history.” While the...
  • Boy Scout killed in flash flood at Philmont Ranch

    06/28/2015 8:07:31 AM PDT · by SZonian · 28 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 27 June, 2015 | Nicole Perez
    One Boy Scout died and three others were rescued after being swept away in a flash flood early Saturday, according to the New Mexico State Police. A group of eight Scouts, ages 14 to 17, three crew leaders and one adult ranger were on the two-week trek across the Philmont Scout Ranch, a popular Boy Scout ranch near Cimarron. They were camped near the North Ponil Canyon, 15 miles northeast of the training center. Rain started falling early Saturday morning, flooding parts of the ranch property, according to a news release posted on the ranch’s website. Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Scout Willis, daughter of Bruce and Demi goes topless in Manhattan

    05/29/2014 11:33:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 29, 2014
    Scout Willis took to the streets of New York yesterday to stage a social media protest – topless. The 22-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis leisurely strolled around the streets of Manhattan topless to protest Instagram’s nudity policy. The middle Moore-Willis daughter tweeted photos of herself in a pretty floral skirt, flats and nothing else roaming around New York City. "Legal in NYC but not on Instagram," Willis tweeted about her photos.
  • TATA Introduces the Kestrel – an 8×8 Armored Scout Vehicle

    02/06/2014 11:13:58 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Defense Update ^ | February 6, 2014
    As part of TATA’S strategy to enhance the scope of its defense business Tata Motors HAS showcased the ‘Kestrel’, an 8×8 wheeled armored amphibious VEHICLE platform providing protected mobility and firepower to the troops. The Kestrel, designed by the DRDO was unveiled yesterday by TATA Motors. Photo: Noam Eshel, defense Update The vehicle is designed as a Light Armoured High Mobility Vehicle (LAMV), functioning as a recon scout vehicle, moving ahead of the armored columns. The vehicle was designed by the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Supacat of the UK, an expert in tactical armored vehicles, has also...
  • Why Sell Your Giant AT-ST Walker? Because Your Girlfriend Is Sick of It

    09/29/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 56 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 28SEP2013 | Eric Limer
    Last Saturday, we told you about how there's a gigantic AT-ST Walker for sale on Ebay right now. It's still there, but why sell such a masterpiece in the first place? Because your girlfriend is freakin' sick of having it around. The AT-ST's owner, Martin Fillery, explained the situation to the Daily Mail: "I think my girlfriend is starting to get a bit worried about me. I've always been a bit mad, and I love sci-fi stuff, but my spending on props is going through the roof. ...The Scout Walker is amazing, but I realised pretty quickly that it was...
  • The Boy Scout Fallout

    06/03/2013 6:06:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    theblacksphere.net ^ | 6-3-2013 | Amy Gerwing
    The dust has scarcely settled from the Boy Scouts of America’s landmark vote to allow openly gay young men and boys to participate in scouting, yet already another controversy is brewing with parents and churches caught up in the crossfire. Nationwide, congregations and families are coming to terms with the BSA policy change. In an effort to remain strong in their biblical convictions, many are being forced to cut ties with the BSA despite years of financial support and mutual trust. But in doing so, their decision to withdraw support of the nation’s largest scouting organization has come under scrutiny...
  • Boy Scout Exodus Has Begun

    05/29/2013 2:51:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 116 replies
    Politcal Outcast ^ | 5/29/13 | Dave Jolly
    Last week, the executive board of Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay kids into their programs, thus compromising their long standing set of Christian morals and values. When I heard about their vote, it saddened me to see them succumb to the pressures of a debauched society. In my report last week about their compromise, I predicted that a number of church sponsored Boy Scout programs would be ended the same way it happened in Canada when they allowed the gays to go camping with them. Well, it seems the exodus has begun. Southeast Christian Church first...
  • Sales of camp sites nationwide throw Girl Scouts into turmoil

    05/27/2013 9:50:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Associated Press
    OWA CITY, Iowa – When it came time to draw up a budget, one of Iowa's regional Girl Scout councils reviewed its programs and made a proposal that would have been unthinkable a generation ago: selling its last four summer camps. Troop leader Joni Kinsey was stunned. For decades, the camps had been cherished places where thousands of young girls spent summer breaks hiking, huddling around campfires and building friendships. Kinsey, whose daughter learns to train horses at camp, immediately started a petition to fight the idea. Other scouting alums and volunteers have taken up the cause, too, packing public...
  • Eagle Scout Project Takes on Restoration of the Historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club

    10/14/2012 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 7 replies
    Website ^ | 10/14/2012 | Ammoland
    Nathanael “Teddy” Nappen, Troop 75 Bow, Daniel Webster Council, has completed his Eagle Scout Service Project, which was to help restore the historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club located at 1732 Lake Shore Road in Manchester. This indoor shooting club provides firearm safety training and marksmanship skills to the public and is a non-profit organization. Scouts can also earn their rifle merit badge at this club. The building was built in 1948, and the exterior was in disrepair. Teddy was assisted in the restoration project by 24 volunteers, of whom the majority were scouts and scout parents from Troop 75.
  • UFO Scout Ship Lands In New Mexico? 2012

    02/26/2012 9:11:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2/20/12 | StephenHannardADGUK
    Possible leaked footage of a UFO arriving then landing at an unknown location in New Mexico. Could be one of ours, CGI, or could be the real deal. As Always You Decide.
  • 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.
  • Scouts come together for state's largest celebration of Scouting's 100th anniversary

    04/17/2010 11:04:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Updated 4/17/10 | Robert Jordan
    PLEASANTON — What birthday would be complete without a song? And to help celebrate 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America, hundreds of packs and troops obliged Friday with their own version. Scouts from throughout Northern California kicked off the Northern California 100th Anniversary Jamboree opening ceremony with their own chant at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Members from as far south as Yosemite to as far north as the Oregon border belted out: "We got spirit, yes we do. We got spirit, how about you?" The chant grew in volume and enthusiasm as it snaked its way from one...
  • 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
  • Britain's blade culture claims another victim ...Scouts' penknives

    09/06/2009 1:59:53 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 46 replies · 2,163+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 SEP 2009 | David Wilkes
    Along with a box of matches and a piece of string, they've always been an essential part of a Scout's kit. But now penknives are going to be restricted on scouting trips as a seemingly innocent tradition succumbs to concerns over the nation's blade culture. The Scout Association is advising boys and their parents that they should not bring such knives to camp - despite it being legal for anyone to carry a foldable, nonlocking blade in a public place as long as it is shorter than 3ins. Scouts have been taught to carry knives and have used them to...
  • A most able Scout: Teen with Down syndrome has gained far more than badges, rank in program

    09/04/2009 5:39:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies · 2,383+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 09/04/09 | Ken Stephens
    Lucas Wondra has Down syndrome and communicates with a few words, sign language and a PDA with a speaker and voice software. But when it comes to the Boy Scouts, he concedes no disability. On Monday, Lucas, a 16-year-old freshman at Hutchinson High, became an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America and the latest in a collage of medals and merit badges covering his uniform. Scout Master Bill Whitlow said Lucas is the first Scout with Down syndrome from Troop 301 to achieve his Eagle rank. "I feel like it's been a community effort," his...
  • Scouts seek help after cars (troop carved pinewood derby) become casualty of attack

    02/11/2009 7:24:19 AM PST · by mnehring · 30 replies · 1,391+ views
    TATUM — Looking into the eyes of his 18 young Cub Scouts, Pack 549 Cubmaster Glenn Daniels knew breaking the news would not be easy. "I sucked it up and I told them," Daniels said Tuesday. "They were shocked ... absolutely shocked as was I when I learned of the news." Michael Cavazos/News-Journal Photo (ENLARGE) Glenn Daniels, leader of Cub Scouts Pack 549 in Tatum, stands next to a shelf full of Pinewood Derby cars built by soldiers. Since 2006, members of the Pack have sent cars to soldiers overseas to build. This year's batch was destroyed when a base...
  • Scout makes way for walking reflection

    12/26/2008 5:07:26 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 7 replies · 547+ views
    Make ^ | Dec 26, 2008 | Chris Connors
    Ryan Brenner made a Labyrinth as part of his Eagle Scout project.
  • Scout's project carries a dual purpose. While he aims for Eagle, he also hopes to salute relatives

    10/11/2008 4:52:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 698+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A pair of combat boots, a rifle and a helmet. Together, those items are used to honor a fallen member of America’s armed forces. Between the boots, an inverted M-16 is placed and on the butt of the rifle sits a helmet, thus creating a Fallen Soldier Memorial, which is also known as the Soldier’s Fallen Cross Memorial and Battlefield Cross. Jacob Hall’s goal is to have a 150-pound, nearly 5-foot-tall bronze replica of the monument placed near the Committal Shelter of the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery by Veterans Day. But he still needs nearly $4,000...
  • COALITION TO SAVE THE PHILADELPHIA SCOUTS

    03/28/2008 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 20 replies · 889+ views
    Coalition to Save the Philly Scouts ^ | 28 March 2008 | Coalition to Save the Philly Scouts
    Ask Candidates about the Boy Scouts Dear Member of the Media: The city of Philadelphia is a war zone. Philadelphia has the highest murder rate of all major U.S. cities and one of the highest overall crime rates. One in thirteen young black males in the city was shot or killed in the past 5 years. Over 1,000 youth under age 24 were shot in 2006 alone. Philadelphia has one of the highest high school dropout rates of all major cities and is among the highest in gang membership, gang violence and drug use. One answer to this crisis facing...