Monthly Archives: December 2012

SMMPodcast #107 – Merry Christmas

Welcome back to the SMMPodcast.  In this show we ask the question; “Is this the last show?” You tell me. We also discuss the tragic events in Connecticut and wonder what we can do to help. And of course… a … Continue reading

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Sunday Mornin’ Coffee 12-23

Well it’s another Sunday and we made it past yet another Apocalypse.. So that means it’s time for Coffee with Scoutmaster Jerry. This week we take a little trip to a local State Park and brew up a cup of coffee … Continue reading

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Shooting Sports

I got home from work to find an email in my ‘In Box’ from a local Scoutmaster that I had a conversation with at Round table.  We were talking about our annual plans and I told him that our Troop … Continue reading

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Monday night at after our Troop meeting a young Scout came to me with a very concerned look on his face.  He asked if I had a minute and of course I said “sure”. He hummed and hawed for a … Continue reading

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Sunday Mornin’ Coffee – Starbucks

This morning took a little walk in a local park on the Sandy River and had a great cup of coffee.. Enjoy this weeks Sunday Morning Coffee as we try our Starbucks Medium Breakfast Blend brewed up using a French … Continue reading

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Winter Camping Leadership Tool box

***  EDIT NOTE:  This post was scheduled for today (12-14-12).  I contemplated “pulling it” in light of the tragic events that have shaken us in Connecticut.  Our hearts go out to those families.  The reason I did not “pull” this post is simply this..  We … Continue reading

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I am not going to rehash the thoughts of my “Selfish” post as the entire world is aware of the tragedy in Connecticut today. My prayers are with those families that have been tragically devastated by this horrific event. My … Continue reading

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