Monthly Archives: May 2011

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First of all I want to thank all of you for reading the blog.  I want to especially thank those of you that have recently subscribed to the blog and podcast.  We just saw a big bump in “membership”.  That’s great … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day has always been a day that our family observed beyond the BBQ and long weekend event.  My Dad was a career soldier and served in Vietnam, and having lost many of his friends there, Memorial Day had special … Continue reading

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Lots of Catching up to do…

Well, its been a few days since the last post, and not for a lack of trying or ‘want to’ rather the National Meetings of the BSA had my attention. Over the next few posts I will be discussing some … Continue reading

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To Keep myself Morally Straight

The symbolism is great in the Boy Scouts of America, great tools for reminding us to do what is right. When describing the Scout Badge a Scout needs to explain the major components of it. The top of the Scout … Continue reading

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The First Scoutmaster Conference

A young man sits across from you at a table, he is new to the Troop and seeking that first badge.. the Scout Badge.  He sheepishly asked for a Scoutmaster conference, and now he is stepping off on the Trail … Continue reading

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To Help other People…

Yesterday was a great day.  The world did not come to end and I had a great time with a great group of kids.  Yesterday I was shown just how special the kids of today are.  My youngest son is … Continue reading

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Its the end of the world as we know it…

And I feel fine… I can’t seem to get that REM song out of my head today… I wonder why? In the wake of all the hubbub surrounding today being the end of the world I thought it interesting when my … Continue reading

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