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    • Big Iron by Marty Robbins is a crowd pleaser...if you have a stand up bass it really sells it To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
      Hardly spoke to folks around him, didn't have too much to say,
      No one dared to ask his business, no one dared to make a slip
      The stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip,
      Big iron on his hip It was early in the morning when he rode into the town
      He came riding from the south side, slowly lookin' all around
      "He's an outlaw loose and runnin'", came a whisper from each lip
      "And he's here to do some business with a big iron on his hip,
      Big iron on his hip"   In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
      Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
      He was vicious and a killer, though a youth of twenty four
      And the notches on his pistol numbered one and nineteen more,
      One and nineteen more   Now the stranger started talkin' made it plain to folks around
      Was an Arizonia ranger, wouldn't be too long in town
      He was here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
      And he said it didn't matter that he was after Texas Red,
      After Texas Red   Wasn't long before this story was relayed to Texas Red
      But the outlaw didn't worry, men who tried before were dead
      Twenty men had tried to take him, twenty men had made a slip,
      Twenty one would be the ranger with the big iron on his hip,
      Big iron on his hip   Now the morning passed so quickly and it was time for them to meet
      It was twenty past eleven when they rode out in the street
      Folks were watchin' from their windows,
      Every body held their breath,
      They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death,
      About to meet his death   There was twenty feet between them
      When they stopped to make their play
      And the swiftness of the Ranger still talked about today
      Texas Red had not cleared leather when a bullet fairly ripped
      And the ranger's aim was deadly, with the big iron on his hip,
      Big iron on his hip   It was over in a moment and the crowd all gathered 'round
      There before them lay the body of the outlaw on the ground
      Oh, he might have went on livin' but he made one fatal slip
      When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip,
        Big iron on his hip Big iron, big iron,
      Oh he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip,
      Big iron on his hip
    • The South, particularly the rural South, is still very "outdoorsy".   My question is, why weren't they (or were they) doing Girl Scouts before?
    • You are a bad man @JoeBob 😉.  Going for my popcorn now.
    • Hi Scouters, So we have a Bear den that currently has no leadership.  Our Committee Chair is helping the Bear Den, and I am helping the Bear Den.  But we need the Bear den to help themselves!!   The committee chair has made a meeting schedule with topics I helped the Bear Den with activities on the Fall Camping trip and spent the weekend running the kids through activities (parents tagged along). They just don't have a leader.   Some candidates, but no one has stepped up: 1. A guy who tried to be den leader but it just didn't work, he struggled.  He now is working more hours and we've given him the role Assistant Den Leader.   2.  A guy who travels a ton and isn't around much.  His wife is our new COR and summer activities chair. 3. One dad I thought was helpful. I think he's a good candidate 4. One dad a committee member thinks is interested but his kid is very very shy and seems young developmentally.  This kid sits out a lot and observes.   We talked about recruiting someone our Fall Camping but I did not get that job done. We got home yesterday. When I'm working with the kids I don't have time to make relationships with the parents.  We need to do the next steps to figure out how to get this den to stand on its own feet.  I am willing to help, but I am not going to run this den all year and our Committee Chair helps with the Lions and she does a LOT already.   Plus, in a little over a year the CC and I are moving out of Cubs and we can't leave a burdon on the people behind us. We are thinking of parting the job out to different parents.  If the parents don't want to put in the effort, then they don't get a den, isn't that right?   Where would you put the line of -- OK, no leaders, no den, on them?   It's probably about now.  I'd like my role to be something like -- if you need coaching on how to do something, call or email me.  We have a Bear Leader handbook and it has all the info!   
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