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Offline TheMathematician

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Scouting
« on: February 15, 2012, 10:57:21 PM »
you know, based of some of the more, well, other threads here, I decided to make this, a place to reflect/brag about our Scouting achievements.

Personally

Eagle Scout- BOR date Feb 2011

Order of the Arrow

Ordeal Sept 2006
Brotherhood May 2008
Vigil May 2011

Arrow of Light in Cub Scouting- about 2004


As an adult now, i wear three knots (Arrow of Light, Eagle, Religious) and am serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster.


enough about me, your stories folks(guys and girls)

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Re: Scouting
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 11:26:58 PM »
Wisconsin Synod Lutheran.  Scouting not allowed. 
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Scouting
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 12:21:22 AM »
Wisconsin Synod Lutheran.  Scouting not allowed.

Do they ban all forms of knot tying, shelter building, and fire starting as well?

Not a scout here, but my father was an Eagle.  Unfortunately I learned far less practical and productive things during my formative years. The knots I earned, for many reasons, I would no longer wear.
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Re: Scouting
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 12:25:44 AM »
I was a Girl Scout.
My only weakness is, well, never mind

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I looked in it and learnt to shut my mouth

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Offline NicholasMyra

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Re: Scouting
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 01:19:39 AM »
Die Jugendlichen sind die zukunft!
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Offline Luke

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Re: Scouting
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Re: Scouting
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 10:10:13 AM »
I was a Scout, but I only made it to Star rank (and my Star project was a failure, but I didn't tell the scoutmasters that). So my Scouting career petered out in disgrace. My brother made it to Eagle though and Order of the Arrow. I generally liked scouting. I loved camping and hiking. I wasn't so fond of the "discipline" and paramilitary aspects, but my troop was fairly laid back and only indulged these things we were at Camp Horseshoe and had to impress the other troops.
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Re: Scouting
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 11:03:10 AM »
The EA (and SCOBA before it) has wholeheartedly endorsed scouting as an admirable activity for Orthodox youth. http://eocs.org/

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Re: Scouting
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 03:51:41 PM »
I was in Cub Scouts (WEBELOS & Arrow Of Light). Still have my scout uniform in my closet. I worked hard and was proud of what I earned. This was in the 1980's.
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Re: Scouting
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2012, 04:03:26 PM »
Wisconsin Synod Lutheran.  Scouting not allowed.

Do they ban all forms of knot tying, shelter building, and fire starting as well?

Not a scout here, but my father was an Eagle.  Unfortunately I learned far less practical and productive things during my formative years. The knots I earned, for many reasons, I would no longer wear.

They have their own group called the Pioneers.  I was a leader in that group for a while.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Scouting
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2012, 07:49:18 PM »
Somewhere between Bear and Eagle. Backpacked and camped about once a month. I have fond memories of Fort Baker below the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County where live ordinance was easily obtainable. The tear gas canisters thrown into the campfire were beneficial to preparing myself for Ronald Reagan's People's Park fiasco years later.
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Re: Scouting
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2012, 10:08:36 PM »
Congratulations on your achievements!

The proudest I have ever been for my son was the day he received his Eagle (he's an Arrowman, as well).

I was not in Scouts. Ironically, my father felt it promoted homosexuality. (Oh well :/)
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Re: Scouting
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012, 02:04:31 AM »
My little brother is First Class. A trio of my cousins were all Eagle Scouts.
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Re: Scouting
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 04:43:47 AM »
Wisconsin Synod Lutheran.  Scouting not allowed.

Do they ban all forms of knot tying, shelter building, and fire starting as well?

Not a scout here, but my father was an Eagle.  Unfortunately I learned far less practical and productive things during my formative years. The knots I earned, for many reasons, I would no longer wear.

They have their own group called the Pioneers.  I was a leader in that group for a while.

Pioneers?  Where's Vladik? 

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Re: Scouting
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 06:46:21 AM »
Die Jugendlichen sind die zukunft!

Die zukunft geht verloren.  :D

No seriously, I loved scouting. The only bad thing: It rained during all my hiking trips.
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Re: Scouting
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2012, 07:34:18 AM »
Die Jugendlichen sind die zukunft!

Die zukunft geht verloren.  :D

No seriously, I loved scouting. The only bad thing: It rained during all my hiking trips.
That's Scouting weather right there, always a rainstorm.