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  1. I am the American Sailor.

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  2. The SPL

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  4. Eagle Scout

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  5. Common Sense

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  6. Like My Momma Used to say...

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  8. "God's Drum"

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    • Let's see now, they raised $100,000 selling 600 bottles....that works out to about $167 per bottle. Yikes!  I could almost afford to buy a bag of Trails End popcorn for that much money!
    • I would be particularly interested in knowing the costs for scouts in Indonesia. According to the Wikipedia page listing all those 170 members, it appears Indonesia is the country with the most active scouts at over 21 million (about 10 times more than BSA).  I don't believe Indonesia is a particularly rich country, so how the heck do that many young people  afford uniforms?
    • At the recent Jambo, this would have been an interesting discussion, the expense of uniforming. I wonder where the BSA ranks in uniform expenses among other scouting organizations with #1 being the most thrifty and #170* being least. * My understanding WOSM has 170 members.
    • Where did the "FUN" go in scouting? Uniforms are important. But they are also EXPENSIVE. The BSA does not issue uniforms like the military. They don't provide a clothing allowance  to help defray the cost of uniform maintenance like the military.  Thay don't have the authority to sanction people for an improper uniform like the military. And, The BSA does not pay its members to join up, like the military.  In my opinion the individual scout is more important then their clothes.  I'm always glad to see a member weather or not they look like they are a model for the BSA catalog or if they are wearing Jean's and a t-shirt.  I guess my priorities differ from many, but that's how I see things.
    • I have 13 and I wear all of them on one shirt. These knots signify my journey as a young scout and then through the years as a scouter.  My top three are Eagle, Silver Beaver, and the NESA Scoutmester Award of Merit.  As a side note, if we took a picture of my nuclear family of 5 there would be 2-four beaders; 1-three bearer, 2-two beaders; 3-Eagle Scouts; 2-Silver Beavers;2-District Awards of Merit; 1-Sea Badger; 3-Explorer Post Presidents; and a Vigil Honor OA member. We also have one almost Eagle Scout.  I'm pretty proud of this Scouting Legacy.  P.S. : On all of my other shirts I wear 6 knots.
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