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  1. OA and the aboriginal cultures

    or the WB beads?
  2. OA and the aboriginal cultures

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ojibwe+pictures&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=6QC3uvvHpjwCQM%3A%2CtJ9YyDuS0AEGxM%2C_&usg=__gJZvB61xXTHHb_nIbBZYDAO3p7U%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjnxaDa3PDYAhVr34MKHd1-DCYQ9QEIKzAB#imgrc=6QC3uvvHpjwCQM: How many of your OA boys look like the real Ojibwe (Chippewa) Hiawatha's native tribe? Unfortunately they tend to look like what we think they should look like and don't do the real research.
  3. OA and the aboriginal cultures

    The Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, WY has displays of the various Indian traditions. No two are alike, but NONE of them look like Hiawatha a fictional character from Longfellow's poem. The real Winnie the Pooh does not look anything like the real Winnie.
  4. Green Wool Jackets

    I have 2 wool Pendleton red jac-shirts. I also have 1 BSA red jac-shirt. I always have to look closely to make sure I grab the right one. If I grab the wrong one, no one has ever noticed.
  5. Have the boys pick their group of friends for a patrol and all this drama goes away.
  6. And if everyone knew and used Robert's Rules of Order, there would be no need for any stick.
  7. Virtual Campfire

    Hmmm, I have a gal that got fired up about doing a recent service project that she organized a group of elderly ladies, acquired the materials and had everyone pitch in and make lap blankets for all the residents of the local nursing home for Christmas. Sound like an Eagle project? Nope, the gal part gave that away. Did she say she had fun? Nope, not that either. Did she get any credit for it? Nope, but she did put in a public notice of thanks to everyone that helped her. I asked her a couple of Sunday's ago at church coffee fellowship about her "project". She was kinda surprised because she said I was the one that had suggested it. I didn't remember it at all, but it would seem I mentioned it as something the kids in the youth group could do as a service project. They didn't pick up on it as a group and I forgot all about it. She didn't. I had kinda lost track of the kids this fall because I was away on 4 different Disaster Relief Operations for the Red Cross. My curiosity got the best of me finally and I said, if the other kids didn't want to do it, why did she do it anyway. She said that because I do so much for the Red Cross, and Scouts, and Salvation Army, and the Scatter Garden Memorial at the local cemetery, she wanted to know what I knew that she didn't. I asked if she found out. And she said yes. She began a whole litany of things. She felt excited about the project, she made new friends in a group of people 50 years older than her, she learned to use a sewing machine, she was amazed at the generosity of people's donations of fabric and batting for the blankets, and amazed the ladies would stop their regular sewing projects for the church just to help her. Then she said getting to hand out the lap blankets to the residents made her cry. ??? Because the residents were crying when she tucked the blankets in and around some of them. So, where's her Life to Eagle booklet? Didn't do one. Proposal? didn't have one. Plan? Did use one. Advisor/mentor? Didn't get one Signatures? Didn't need any. Did she get any credit for any of this? Not at all. But she did tell me she found out what I know that she didn't know before.
  8. Ireland seeks Eagle now before she ages out

    Over the course of about 13 years of running a Venturing Crew, I had 7 boys Eagle. Of all the boys with Scouting backgrounds, i.e. dual registered, troop/crew, only one did not Eagle. I did not have any that earned any Venturing awards. The boys knew I was dual registered as Venturing/Scouting and respected my promptings to stick with the troop and get their Eagle. I didn't need to pressure any of the boys, we were picking up some of the top scouts in the council and surrounding councils and I didn't really need to push any of them along. I simply stated my preferences and like I said 7 Eagled, one did not.
  9. Virtual Campfire

    We live in a competitive society. Caring community went out the window back in the '60's.
  10. Virtual Campfire

    Are you sure this was written by Murray? It sounds like something my wife would write in my biography now that I'm 67 years old.
  11. Virtual Campfire

    I had a '70 Maverick ($1,995 new) the floorboards gave out before the engine.
  12. Virtual Campfire

    It is recommended that one change the oil every 3,000 miles. Like that's going to make it easy to keep track of. So I change my oil every 5,000 miles. That's easy to keep track of. 1) '74 Chevy Nova 78,000 miles 2) '87 Dodge Class-B Camper 115,000 miles 3) '98 Saturn 155,000 miles 4) '06 Honda CR-V 198,000 miles 5) '04 Ford F-150 220,000 miles The Mrs. wants a new CR-V. I might have to break down and get her one. She says the new ones have more features and cup holders.
  13. Virtual Campfire

    I knew a guy who drove a car 45,000 miles and just kept adding more and more oil as needed. He sold it in running condition. Be thankful you didn't buy it.
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