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About le Voyageur

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    SW Virginia
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    USN ret. CAC, FMF, AW, SW
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    White Water, Backcountry Canoeing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Black Powder, Historical re-enacting (French and Indian, Rev War, Southern Colonial), Prepping....
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    Native Desert Rat of Arizona and New Mexico, Eagle - 4 silver palms, 1 gold, Woodbadge, NCS Instructor - canoeing and white water, NRA-NMLRA Instructor Muzzleloading Shooting Course, co founder BRMC Voyageur Trek program

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  1. le Voyageur

    BSA Leader Slaps Backside of Reporter on Live TV

    plain as day .... upon conviction he will have to register as a sex offender, thus his days in the Scouting program ends regardless of the position he holds... https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-16/chapter-6/16-6-22-1/ Sexual battery is a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. A second or subsequent conviction for sexual battery or a conviction for sexual battery against a child under the age of 16 is punishable by one to five years’ imprisonment. (Ga. Code Ann. § § 16-6-1, 16-6-2, 16-6-22.1, 16-6-2.22.) People in Georgia who are convicted of rape, sodomy, or aggravated sexual battery are required to register as sex offenders, as are people are convicted a second or subsequent time of sexual battery. (Ga. Code Ann. § 42-1-12.)
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    Med forms updated

    Since our program involves a considerable amount of shooting (muzzle loaders) which parents are fully aware of, we don't have that problem with parental permission. However, it's up to the Scout to decide as to whether or not to shoot. As for the medical, I've never used the BSA med form, but will provide a copy of my DoT med card when asked since it's more comprehensive as it includes drug testing...
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    Ozymandias

    I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; And on the pedestal, these words appear: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. Percy Bysshe Shelly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdQKUvv3bew
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    The Man in the Glass

    When you get what you want in your struggle for selfAnd the world makes you king for a dayJust go to the mirror and look at yourselfAnd see what that man has to say.For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wifeWhose judgment upon you must passThe fellow whose verdict counts most in your lifeIs the one staring back from the glass.He’s the fellow to please – never mind all the restFor he’s with you, clear to the endAnd you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous testIf the man in the glass is your friend.You may fool the whole world down the pathway of yearsAnd get pats on the back as you passBut your final reward will be heartache and tearsIf you’ve cheated the man in the glass. Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr. 1934
  5. le Voyageur

    Northern Tier Training in DC Area

    Suggest giving Blue Ridge Mountain Council (Roanoke, Va.) a call, ask for their Reservation Program Director.....she might be willing to release the canoes you need, but no promises here since I'm not aware of any current fees. If that should occur, Foster Falls is fairly close, and a run to Allisona on the New would be a good start....
  6. le Voyageur

    Stonewall Jackson Area Council Changes Name

    The times are changing. If it were not for change, would we still be living in the dark ages thinking we are bloody enlighten as we've a priestclass that tell us what to think being that we can't read latin, let alone even read? My thinking, time to end the Civil War and move on. And, if it means putting the Southern icons and statues along with the lies and revisionist babble of the Daughters of the Confederacy on the trash heap of history, and the 900 section of the Library of Congress so be it.
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    Stonewall Jackson Area Council Changes Name

    Not really.... John Quincy Adams comes to mind readly, as well as a host of Founding Mothers....
  8. This tells me that the Camp's Program Director isn't doing his/her job in supervising the program staff. Nor, reviewing the class sign off sheets on a daily basis, seems obvious that the Program Director isn't holding daily progress reports with Unit Leaders, or keeping the Camp Director up to speed concerning under performing staff....
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    Changing BSA's Image

    As I recall, back in the 70's BSA was hard on the ropes due to an unpopular war, declining numbers, a negative image and program changes that the rank and file were unprepared for. But, overtime National was able to save it's self. The waters may be rough, but the ship is still afloat. I've a feeling it's still too early for the eulogy, and that the storm can be endured...
  10. le Voyageur

    Wood splitting tips

    Use wedges
  11. le Voyageur

    Discussing LDS beliefs in relation to Scouting

    Aye, was a fearin' anither ay those typo beasties hud hidden in th' brambles...huzzahs to ya
  12. le Voyageur

    Discussing LDS beliefs in relation to Scouting

    You've a decision to make come 31 Dec 2019.... what thoughts have you given to this? ..... to stay the course as an LDS and fall in line and move on. Or, locate an organization (which could be far less conservative then your Church) that will charter an LDS unit (which may well put that unit outside the direct control of your Church, which could subject those scouts to progressive ideals that your Church is in conflict with).
  13. le Voyageur

    Discussing LDS beliefs in relation to Scouting

    Well said....
  14. le Voyageur

    The Wolf you Feed

    One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
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