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About htc1992eaglescout47553

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  • Birthday 12/21/1976

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  1. FROM: https://www.sageventure.com/scoutingcentury/eagle/ Some info concerning "standard kit / antique finish -vs- sterling silver" Concerning the Stange Type 5 (and sub types) Medal... "Late in 1979, the price of silver rose dramatically compelling the National Office to change the metal content of the Eagle Scout medal from Sterling silver to a non-precious medal. The Stange type 5 medals were silver plated copper, oxidized to black, buffed and lacquered. Sterling silver medals were also available upon request." Concerning the Stange Type 6 (and sub types) Medal... "In 1993, the pendant was changed to pewter. To accommodate the softer medal, the pendant was increased in size to a height of 30 mm (head to tail) and a width 32 mm."...The CFJ's also did this...as well as the Stange Type 7 The only major difference between the two is just substance. Symbolically...they are saying the same thing.
  2. Here is the progress report... Since the time I posted the message, her oncologist was concerned with some spots found in her lymph nodes and her spine. This past Wednesday, she had another cat scan done in Indianapolis. Later that day, her oncologist gave her a report that the areas of concerned are gone. With prayers, she is doing better. Thank you for your prayers for her and keep praying that this will not return.
  3. This is not a Scouting topic (although I am going with the 12th Law and the part of duty to God). I need some help on this. Please read the post. URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: My Church Pastor's wife (Tina Reed of Bicknell, IN-Bicknell First Wesleyan Church) found out today that she has some cancer (melanoma) spots on her leg. She has been battling this for the last four years. Right now, I am worried about this. We need a prayer chain started with this. Please pray for my Church and pray for her.
  4. There may be some former Scouts that come back as Scout leaders that might find out that the Scouting that they were acostomed to isn't there. Keep this in mind, that policies seem to change very rapidly now. In fact, some may see this as this-Today's Scouting isn't the same as "my" day in Scouting. Some may feel disapointed in that. Sometimes a disapointment may lead some leaders (both former Scouts and "Old-School Scouters) to quit Scouting. I have not quit Scouting, nor will have no plans to in the immediate future.
  5. Thougts and prayers are needed for the residents of Vanderburg and Warrick Counties in Indiana (Territory of the Buffalo Trace Council). A Tornado struck that area. Here is a link dealing with this: http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/11/06/indiana.tornadoes/index.html
  6. I decided to bring this post "out of the mothballs" in celebration of a new Eagle Scout in my troop. He is the first Eagle Scout recognized in my hometown in 12 years. http://www.geocities.com/scoutingloogootee/eagles.html(This message has been edited by htc1992eaglescout47553)
  7. Check this site out and start scratching your heads: http://cgi.ebay.com/EAGLE-SCOUT-BOY-SCOUT-23-MERIT-BADGE-SASH_W0QQitemZ7719392300QQcategoryZ39650QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  8. Just simply click the following link to get access to this: http://www.oa-bsa.org/resources/pubs/#goa For that guide, Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
  9. On September 20 of 1992, I went through my Eagle Scout Board of Review. Perhaps the most difficult question I was posed (and I would recommend this question to be asked) "What are your goals for the Future?" I would also suggest these questions: "Where do you see yourself in _________ Years?" "If you didn't succeed in your project, what would you have done differently?" Most of all: "What would you consider your favorite part of Scouting?"
  10. If you already know how to do the presentation to Boys, then I would say adapt of what you already know and teach it to the Girls.
  11. pjzedalis, It was not my attention come out harsh. Whether you realize it or not, those in various communities will place Eagle Scouts (Those who consider themselves Eagles or those who earned Eagle) will place that individual on a higher pedastal. In simple language, if someone finds out you have earned Eagle Scout they will have higher expectations of you. Thus you will be held accountable (by your hometown, your troop, and your fellow Eagle Scouts) Am I asking for all Eagle Scouts to be perfect...No (if life were perfect, then life would be extremely dull). Nobody is perfect. Everyone has a flaw and makes mistakes at times. Those who make mistakes can have second chances (and I am a firm believer in that). I think about a line in the Scout oath..."On My Honor, I will do my best..." We need to do our best to make the legacy of Eagle Scouts (Past, Present, and Future) a great one. The Eagle Scout Challenge, to me, is a "sound-check" into my spirit. There are days that I fall short. Do I give up? No! I just get back up, brush myself off, and go again. Before you get angry about the situation, just remember that you are being held on a higher standard now. But, there are only two people that are judging you who have the right to. The first one is God. The second one is "the man in the mirror" (sorry for the MJ reference). Believe it or not, with the loss of my parents (which they both died in 2004), my Eagle Scout rank means alot to me NOW then when I earned it in 1992. (This message has been edited by htc1992eaglescout47553)
  12. ___________________________ pjzedalis wrote: But I don't generally like to be referred as an Eagle Scout either. I'm not active in the program, and I don't agree with all of it's ideals. So the word Eagle Scout is nothing more to me than accomplishing the highest rank. It's not a model or religious ideal to live by for me. ____________________ To me, that reply sounded like a reply from a "Paper Eagle Scout". Being an Eagle Scout is MORE than just earning just another rank. With the rank, comes responsibility. If someone found out that you are an Eagle Scout, then that person may have you sent on higher standard than others. Have your forgotten the Eagle Scout Challenge: The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with honor. To an Eagle Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that "A Scout is trustworthy" is the very first point of the Scout Law for a good reason. An Eagle Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to him but because of the vital significance of the example he sets for other Scouts. Living honorably reflects credit on his home, his church, his troop, and his community. May the white of the Eagle badge remind you to always live with honor. The second obligation of an Eagle Scout is loyalty. A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation. His loyalty to his troop and brother Scouts makes him pitch in and carry his share of the load. All of these help to build the loyalty which means devotion to community, to country, to one's own ideals, and to God. Let the blue of the Eagle badge always inspire your loyalty. The third obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be courageous. Courage has always been a quality by which men measure themselves and others. To a Scout, bravery means not only the courage to face physical danger, but the determination to stand up for the right. Trusting in God, with faith in his fellowman, he looks forward to each day, seeking his share of the world's work to do. Let the red of the Eagle badge remind you always of courage. The fourth obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be cheerful. To remind the Eagle Scout to always wear a smile, the red, white, and blue ribbon is attached to the scroll of the Second Class Scout award, which has its ends turned up in a smile. The final responsibility of an Eagle Scout is service. The Eagle Scout extends a helping hand to those who still toil up Scouting's trail, just as others helped him in his climb to the Eagle. The performance of the daily Good Turn takes on a new meaning when he enters a more adult life of continuing service to others. The Eagle stands as protector of the weak and helpless. He aids and comforts the unfortunate and the oppressed. He upholds the rights of others while defending his own. He will always "Be Prepared" to put forth his best. You are deserving of much credit in having achieved Scouting's highest award. But wear your award with humility, ever mindful that the Eagle Scout is looked up to as an example. May the Scout Oath and the Scout Law be your guide for tomorrow and onward. (This message has been edited by htc1992eaglescout47553)
  13. If you have not been given the charge or forgotten the charge, read closely: I have the honor to give you the Eagle Scout charge on the occasion of your elevation to the highest award in scouting. The Scouts of all nations constitute one of the most wholesome and significant movements in the worlds history. You have been judged by the Boy Scouts of America as being worthy of this honor. All who know you rejoice in your achievement. Your position, as you well know, is one of honor and responsibility. You are a marked man. As an Eagle Scout, you have assumed a solemn obligation to do your duty to God, to country, to your fellow Scouts, and to mankind in general. This is a great undertaking. As you live up to your obligations you bring honor to yourself and to your brother Scouts. America has many good things to give you and your children after you; but these good things depend for the most part on the quality of her citizens. Our country has had a great past. You can help make the future even greater. I charge you to undertake your citizenship with a solemn dedication. Be a leader, but lead only toward the best. Lift up every task you do and every office you hold to the level of service of God and to your fellow man. So live and serve that those who know you will be inspired to finer living. We have too many who use their strength and their brains to exploit others and to gain selfish ends. I charge you to be among those who dedicate their skills and ability to the common good. Build America on the solid foundation of clean living, honest work, unselfish citizenship, and reverence for God; and, whatever others may do, will leave behind you a record of which every other Scout may be justly proud. Your conduct along the trail has been excellent. You have rededicated yourself to the principles of Scouting. But one more thing is important-your future. As an Eagle Scout, you become a guide to other Scouts. You become an example in your community. Remember that your actions are now a little more conspicuous and people will expect more of you. To falter in your responsibility would reflect not only on you, but on your fellow Eagles and all of Scouting. The torch you carry is not only yours, but is also ours.
  14. Back in the day, I was a Webelos Den Chief. I mainly used that position to satisfy one of the requirements for the rank of Eagle. I was supposed to be a Den Chief for 6 months. That did not happen. I was a Den Chief for 2 years, and those two years was fun and enjoyable.
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