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  1. I see that we have a debate going..yes that was me. I'm not writing anything currently but published a best-selling book on a century of BSA heroism last year for Michael S. Malone titled Running Toward Danger. It should be in your local Scout Shop as the National Supply Division is distributing it along with Amazon. Else, I'm off to hear Dr. Julie Seton (the granddaughter of Ernest Thompson Seton) at the national Scouting Museum. David C. Scott
  2. It's 1914. That was the year that BSA botched up the Scout emblem on the new Lyendecker artwork Handbook and printed it the same way on everything else. David C. Scott
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    Scout Exec Douglas Smith Released From Jail

    Kristian, That's a bit of a silly statement. If there were not pros to dedicate their days to the program, I assure you that it would die very quickly. We volunteers have other work to perform during the day. It's a team effort on all parts...Not a we vs. them attitude that prevails at times. That goes for the "money guys" as well. They are needed as much as anybody is. David C. Scott
  4. Thank you Dean, And I applaud your dedication to wanting to help make your program as accurate and character-building as possible. Should have any further concerns regarding any merit badge requirements or content, please let me know. David C. Scott
  5. Dear DeanRx, I am a member of the Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force and have passed on your comments to the appropriate individuals. Rest assured that your comments and suggestions have been heard. David C. Scott
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    Local Council History Books

    Sadly, There were no Council records except for a document in 1914, one each in 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 and 1928. So, I had to find the information to build the history and did so in the only other way possible...the Dallas Morning News archive. Your answer is to scour the local news archive and you'll get what you need. Copies of "Where Character is Caught" will be available at the Circle Ten Council hq (www.Circle10.org for $25 in softcover and ask for Wendy Kurten).The Scout Executive had no intention of making this a fundraiser. He wanted it to promote the glorious history of the Council and show how it grew along with the Dallas/North Texas area for the past century. That's why it took over a 15 months to produce. It is an 8.5 x 11 profile, about 400 pages, full color throughout, 17 chapters with 90,000 words with special sidebar stories, 7 appendices, fully sourced with endnotes, and now over 600 images professionally restored and edited by commerical Dallas photographer, John K. Shipes. As far as we can tell, there is no other Council history book comparable...just BSA's Official history book produced in 2010. http://www.facebook.com/wherecharacteriscaught?ref=hl David C. Scott
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    Unit Veteran Status Stats?

    In 1935, Boys Life included a section of units celebrating 25 years of continuous service. This section ran for the entire year beginning in February. Else, there are no other National resources outside of individual troop or council records. For the record, Circle Ten Council in Dallas will have its first Century troop (Van Alstyne, Texas) in 2013. There are a couple of 90 years units already. Good luck, David C. Scott
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    Unit Veteran Status Stats?

    In 1935, Boys Life included a section of units celebrating 25 years of continuous service. This section ran for the entire year beginning in February. Else, there are no other National resources outside of individual troop or council records. For the record, Circle Ten Council in Dallas will have its first Century troop (Van Alstyne, Texas) in 2013. There are a couple of 90 years units already. Good luck, David C. Scott
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    Local Council History Books

    Circle Ten Council in Dallas, Texas formed a Centennial book committe and authorized its centennial history book due in January 2013. It's a massive undertaking of about 400 pages, 90,000 words, and over 500 images. David C. Scott
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    District level Boy Scout Bands

    By the end of the year, Circle Ten Council in Dallas, Texas will very likely have a Boy Scout Band that will be put on scheduled concerts and participate in local (and eventually national) events. It is especially meaningful in 2013 as it is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Council's first Boy Scout Drum, Band, and Bugle Corps as well as the Council itself. David C. Scott
  11. Shortridge, Back about a year ago, they had a small, 1 case exhibit of Bill's stuff. It was in relation to Woodbadge but it was a temporary exhibit. So, they have exhibited him there, just not an homage. David C. Scott
  12. This is Brownsea Island v.2011. That should excite some British Scouts.
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    What Would You Add to the National Store?

    I'd add a shelfload of the book "We Are Americans, We Are Scouts." David C. Scott
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    nineteen twenties Eagle Scout needed

    Ramblin, Do you have a scan of that image at the Pilgrimage? I would love to see it. David C. Scott
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    SecDef Praises Scouting

    FYI...the Gates speech was done at the Circle 10 Council FOS banquet, not a unit event. They raised $2.1 mil. Not bad...
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