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About Argyle

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  1. Lot of history on this site.....Eamonn, I have twin 10 year olds who will start Boy Scouting in the fall. Debating on spending the extra dough if it was worth it, doesn't should like it. Sounds like I'd be better off getting the cheaper handbooks and keeping them ziplocked.
  2. Has anyone purchased the spiral bound handbooks? Do they hold up any better?
  3. These types of Advancement Committees and subcommittees must run amok across the country. It no longer becomes the youth's Eagle Leadership project, it now becomes the "Man Scout's" project. We actually had a district advancement committee person call the church and the scout's mother, berating them about a lack of a few details and the use of several power tools. The church said, "forget it" and that was the end of that project. Incredible.
  4. Speaking of posters, I have a recruiting poster idea. Give me a buzz.
  5. Go Army....but you squids are alright in my book. On that note, I just finished "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors." Can't remember the last time I couldn't put a book down, but I couldn't put that one down. I was and still am in awe.
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  7. A limerick you write, I may fail Amongst you wordsmiths, I flail The river is high The carp they will fly In a few weeks I launch Argyle and Sail
  8. Argyle is actually the name of my boat. I know what your thinking, "Why in the world did he name his boat after a sweater, or socks, or even an old redheaded highlander." But, the previous owner, whose great grandchildren were watching Hunchback of Notre Dame cartoon movie and just could not pronounce Gargoyle. They kept saying Argyle, instead of Gargoyle......so I'm stuck with Argyle. I kept thinking that I needed to change this boat to something more catchy, but after owning it for two years.....I'm Argyle. It's funny. Being a rookie on the race course last year, one of the sur
  9. There's another team in Chicago? Hmmmm.(This message has been edited by Argyle)
  10. Yes, Kenny Holtzman, and don't forget Milt Pappas and Bill Hands.
  11. Back in the day.... Even though I thought I was little league's Ron Santo, I seemed to ride the pines for the first three innings and then sub for the last three in right field, getting to bat at least once a game. I can still name those '69 Cubbies...Sweet Swingin' Billy Williams in left, Don Young in center, Jimmy Hickman in right, Santo, Kessinger, Beckert, and Mr. Cub Ernie Banks around the horn, Randy Hundley catching and maybe Fergie Jenkins on the mound. It had to be around age 12-13, 6th or 7th grade. I was riding the pine during the first playoff game. The winners went to
  12. A few carefully placed phone calls and we're in business. Kodiak at Sea. We've laid on four sailboats for a 7 day Kodiak Long Cruise on Lake Michigan. 12 Youth and 4 adults. Sailing, seamanship, piloting, navigation, fellowship, and youth leadership training. Perfect. Everyone learns, nothing to fail, win-win all the way around.
  13. Alright, I'll give you that one. Kodiak at Sea will be a two weekend long leadership cruise. As far as making it a council course, what's the diff? It's still going to be our instructors, on our boat, with our youth. Signature here, budget there, bam, it's a council course. I just don't think that VLSC patch is going to fit well on the Sea Scout uniforms. But, I did find an alternate that I think the youth in our ship will find appealing and aid in motivating them to pursue all three levels. But, it'll have to be a ship's secret.
  14. Plans are in place. Two instructors, five students, all set for our first Leadership Cruise. The Venturing Leadership Course will be part one in our summer series of Leadership Cruises aboard our 26' Nordic Tug cruising along the Upper Lake. Should be a very beneficial and participatory day cruise. All the youth will benefit in a stress free environment, and none will go home failing the course. We'll then run a weekend cruise for Kodiak and a two week end Kodiak X cruise. So, do the make VLSC patches in white?
  15. I find it indredibly rude that instead of sending someone a PM to correct their misuse of this confusing terminology you continue to correct them in public.
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