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Oasisbob

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Posted: 02/21/12 10:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As a dad with two boys who did scouting I am touched by your story. I will try to print it off and share it with our troop. I am glad your experience was a positive one. This is an encouragment to me. Thank you.


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That is Scouting in action. Glad to hear you had a great experience.

I would expect no less from my Scouts.

Scout and Scoutmaster all my life.

Scouting is still alive and well.

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Posted: 02/22/12 03:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I remember many a wet BS camp out. Those were good times. I'm sure that sometimes it didn't rain, but I'll be darned if I can remember them. I do remember blisters on my legs from sleeping with hand warmers in my pockets trying not to freeze in 1960's sleeping bags.


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Always nice to hear an uplifting story. TY


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As a scout when a boy.......I'm glad to hear of good scouting stories...especially with what we have as a society today


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As a father of an Eagle Scout, I say, thanks for sharing that wonderful story.


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Great post. It just reaffirms our kids are the direct reflection of how they have been instructed and taught. Some adult was responsible for their good behavior, through teaching good principals.

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Wow, brings back some great memories. I still have all my BS stuff in the attic....from the 60's (time sure flies) I am glad to say we have had the honor to have scouts as neighbors and witnessed the same. I cant keep myself from going over to the troop leader and donating a little $$$ to the troop. It makes me proud and gives me hope for the future. Support our troops.....All of them.

BTW... If you see scouts selling cookies or items to make $$$, donate a buck or two to the troop. It goes alot further and wont hurt the waist line.


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One weekend last spring while I was camp hosting at a state park in eastern Virginia we had a Boy Scout troop come in for the weekend. They had to be one of the most organized, diciplined group of kids I have ever seen. They took up three sites and when they rolled in they unpacked and setup very quickly. The scout leader obviously was well organized and there were a number of parents who came along and camped for the weekend. When they left there was nothing to clean up in any of the sites they used. The park staff went out of their way to compliment this troop...they were very impressive.

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Thank you, OP, and others for sharing the positive stories. I remember the shoulder-to-shoulder policing of campsites from my years in a troop that was famous for ALWAYS setting up camp during a rainstorm. We learned early not to touch the canvas over our cots and sleeping bags, and our scoutmaster (that sadist) was famous for holding the First Class fire starting test (only two matches allowed!) right after the rain lifted, when not a dry twig was to be found. I learned how to build campfires from that man, and to this day can get a roaring fire going using only mud and rocks! Well, ok, and large oak logs.

(For those who think I'm kidding, remember, when all the wood you can find is soaked, the INSIDE of that oak log -- assuming it was well seasoned to begin with -- is still dry. And why else would a good scout need a hatchet?)





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