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The bar is open.... / Re: Boy Scouts of America!
« Last post by Onslow on Today at 12:40:48 »
I would venture to guess the most vocal critics are nothing more than lazy, ignorant incendiaries who've never sacrificed a cell of skin for the cause.

TF, if venturing is done correctly at the unit level, your daughters should be able to find a home in a local crew.  The key to the success in any troop or crew is simply being engaged, and aware as an adult.  I've labored for a couple years to make my troop more.active.
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The bar is open.... / Re: Arrington, VA
« Last post by Native Fisher on Today at 12:38:07 »
Its bad enough dealing with my son and the scouts with their hip lingo.  I don't need any advanced age f'ers like me talking that shit.  :D
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The bar is open.... / Re: Arrington, VA
« Last post by troutfanatic on Today at 11:39:55 »
when I say wig, I don't actually mean a wig. I mean a hairstyle ;D
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The bar is open.... / Re: Boy Scouts of America!
« Last post by Native Fisher on Today at 11:24:18 »
TF,

If/when your girls are old enough, check into any Venture crews that may be in your area.  Every crew is different, some into EMT, some High Adventure, etc.
https://beascout.scouting.org/Why_Scouting/Venturing.aspx
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The bar is open.... / Re: Arrington, VA
« Last post by Native Fisher on Today at 11:18:55 »
Yessir, but I dig his wig.

That was his real hair.  He has it short now.
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The bar is open.... / Re: Boy Scouts of America!
« Last post by troutfanatic on Today at 10:27:54 »
I was thrown out of the scouts at the ripe old age of 12, for smoking cigarettes.

 I always believed in scouting, whether it was Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts or Ventures. My daughters did the Girl Scout thing, but rapidly lost interest because it wasn't what they anticipated. They didn't want gender norming activities applied to them like cookie sales, arts and crafts. They wanted to hike, camp, fish, catch bugs and reptiles. I offered to take the troop on a camping, canoeing, and fishing trip in the Uwharrie. Some parents were all in, and some volunteered to assist and chaperone. Unfortunately, the military officer, housewife types that wear athletic wear all day and drive cars they can't afford, thought it was too dangerous and that their kids would get dirty.

I shit you not.

At least I help them get fishing merit badges at Pechmann.

Everything is politicized or dumbed down to coincide with a political agenda. I have given up on government and politics, I haven't given up on humans.


that's a good letter Keith.
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The bar is open.... / Re: Arrington, VA
« Last post by troutfanatic on Today at 10:15:50 »
TF,
 I assume you just pulled your new profile picture from the web.  That guy is a very good blues/roots guitarist.  I have seen him and have one of his cds.
https://andypoxonband.com/store

Yessir, but I dig his wig. I'm not red that much anymore, but I couldn't get the fro if I tried. I suck at the guitar, bigly.


Blue Mountain Barrel House is a must stop for brewskis.  Have an Evil 8, or three, thank me later. 0:0

I shall take your recommendation.  0:0
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The bar is open.... / Re: Boy Scouts of America!
« Last post by Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on Today at 10:08:36 »
Very well done response.  I am more concerned about BSA financially surviving if the LDS church does pull all its members out of Scouting.  I was out backpacking with the troop this past weekend enjoying the wilderness.

They may survive losing the Mormon kids but not the Mormon money.

My brief interaction with the Scouts was ~30 years ago.  We had several LDS grad students come through our shop and at the time, my wife and I were heavily involved in archery.  The LDS had me give several archery talks and exhibitions, and I even went on an overnight camping trip with the local troop.  The entire engagement was rather benign, if I remember correctly.

I would not have survived the Scouts as a youth.  Passing the tests or achieving acceptance of the entry level Webalos or Cubs would have proved too daunting.  When asked to compile a list of rules for the pack, my first and only rule would have been, No Rules!

Plus, my nickname, assigned in first grade and lasting through high school, was ‘Girl Scout’.  I was a visionary and did not know it at the time. 
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The bar is open.... / Re: Boy Scouts of America!
« Last post by Native Fisher on Today at 09:41:49 »
Very well done response.  I am more concerned about BSA financially surviving if the LDS church does pull all its members out of Scouting.  I was out backpacking with the troop this past weekend enjoying the wilderness.
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The bar is open.... / Boy Scouts of America!
« Last post by Woolly Bugger on Today at 08:56:05 »
I am writing in response to the article published in the Charlotte Observer on February 2, to Tami Fitzgerald, director of the N.C. Values Coalition who said that the Boy Scout organization has “lost its way.”

As the Scout Executive of the Mecklenburg County Council in Charlotte, I want to let you know that your statement is a distraction to all families across our state. But know this, you will not distract me. I assure you that the Boy Scouts of America has not lost its way. We will continue to serve and we will instill character, leadership and citizenship in young people across this great country.
I am tired of hearing from one side how Scouting could change and align itself with their cause, their fight and their social view. At the same time, I also grow tired of hearing from the other side how Scouting has buckled beneath the weight of political correctness and that we have lost our way. It is exhausting to hear from both sides; today you’re my friend, tomorrow you’re my foe. The Right praising the BSA, the Left attacking. The Left excited today and the Right calling for folks to rally against the Boy Scouts

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article131920399.html#storylink=cpy

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