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  1. eagle90

    What are your Units doing this fall?

    35-mile bicycle trip along the Illinois & Michigan Canal Trail Combined campout with Webelos II Indoor Rock Climbing Orienteering campout at a state park First troop meeting is tonight
  2. Well said, Jameson! Dale
  3. I thought it was just me. Glad to hear I'm not alone. The majority of the photos, no matter what the topic had girls in them too. Overkill is the right word. Kind of like shoving the concept down our throats.
  4. Ed Bryant Scout Reservation in Mauston, WI, run by Glacier's Edge Council in Madison is within an hour.
  5. Sounds like a wonderful trip. What did the trip cost per scout?
  6. eagle90

    What's your best Scouting memory?

    Hundreds of memories, but the one that stands out is the 1997 Jamboree closing ceremony after the unbelievable fireworks display, with 40,000 people holding lighted candles, repeating the scout oath while a recording of Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA was playing. I was crying like a baby! Dale
  7. eagle90

    Help with stain!

    Help! I washed my uniform shirt and tossed it the dryer. Unfortunately I left a ballpoint pen in the pocket, which exploded in the dryer, staining the shirt quite a bit. Anyone have a suggestion for removing ballpoint pen ink. especially after it has been in the dryer? I sure don't want to have to purchase a new uniform and have all the patches sewn on again! Thanks for any help. Dale
  8. I'm envious! We leave Thursday for a week's houseboating adventure on Lake Cumberland in south central Kentucky Dale
  9. eagle90

    BSA Museum at Philmont Scout Ranch

    Before moving to Dallas the National Scouting Museum was in Murray, KY, on the campus of Murray State University.
  10. eagle90

    Motivation Quote of the Day

    "God gave us Memory so we can have roses is December"
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    New YPT Launch

    It's a gray, gloomy rainy day here. Perfect to do the new YPT. Not bad. Took an hour and fifteen minutes, but could they have found any more boring and dry professionals to do the video sections? I was yawning throughout the presentation! Dale
  12. eagle90

    Why Did You Leave Scouts ?

    The difference nowadays in contrast to when I was a youth is the length of seasons for these sports. Previously Little League ran from April till July. Now there is fall ball. Hockey is a 12 month sport now. Football just isn't fall anymore, with year long conditioning and mandatory workouts all spring and summer. Plus I've heard many parents saying Johnny will get a college scholarship and become a professional and they see $$$$$$. Unfortunately that happens very rarely. I tell my scouts "You have 20 practices and 8 games a month. We have one campout. Give Scouting the priority once in a while" Doesn't always work.
  13. eagle90

    Eagle Scout neckerchief - quick question

    I wear the white NESA neckerchief at all Eagle Courts of Honor. Kind of like a brotherhood thing. Hopefully it inspires younger scouts.
  14. eagle90

    Boy Scout Day at the Omaha Symphony, March 4

    Wow! That sounds fantastic. I'm sorry we are not in Omaha!
  15. The camp we go to offers a jet ski and ATV program for scouts 14 and older. They also have a pontoon boat that can be used (with adult supervision). Of course you can still do the merit badges you don't have and work on getting some palms as you still have time to do that.