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About Readyman

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  1. This is hot off the press... BREAKING: The resolution to use the Scout Oath and Scout Law for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Sea Scouts, and Venturing was approved this morning by the Boy Scouts of Americas executive board. Some of the changes begin in 2013-2014. Read more on Bryan on Scouting: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2012/10/17/bsa-to-use-scout-oath-and-scout-law-for-all-programs/'>http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2012/10/17/bsa-to-use-scout-oath-and-scout-law-for-all-programs/ I think that it is a good move in the long run. What are your thoughts?
  2. So... What happened this morning? Inquiring minds want to know!
  3. Austinole, Congratulations! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Wood Badge course, and I wish you well along your journey in Scouting. Readyman
  4. Moosetracker, You are absolutely correct! I live on Grand Island, NY. It is an Island in the middle of the Niagara River, between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Our Western shore overlooks Canada, and our Eastern shore overlooks Tonawanda, your hometown. We really have GREAT Summers in this neck of the woods. The lake breezes help to keep us comfortable in the summer. The Niagara River and the Great Lakes have really terrific boating. I am putting together an Erie Canal Trip with some friends in August. Our Wood Badge Course is being held at Scout Haven. It is a great camp in Freedo
  5. Western New York State is nice also! The Greater Niagara Frontier Council is hosting Wood Badge for the 21st Century! Course N3-380-11-1 is filling up fast! The Dates are: August 19, 20, & 21, 2011 at Camp Scouthaven - Freedom, NY September 10, 11, & 12, 2011 at Camp Scouthaven - Freedom, NY Check out http://wnyscouting.org/registration/calendardetail.asp?ActivityKey=905880 for more info!
  6. Does this mean that I can't bring my Keurig Coffeemaker to Philmont?
  7. This is kind of interesting! We were camping this weekend, and after on of the boys lost his magnetic nametag again (a common occurrence)we discussed this very idea! I used to work for an ambulance service, and our nametags were fabric sewed onto our uniform shirts. It worked great.
  8. From the Guide to Safe Scouting: The Boy Scouts of America prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving participation of youth members. A Scout is Trustworthy. ...A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him. A Scout is Loyal. ..A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation. A Scout is Obedient. ...A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
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