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    CSE Letter on GSUSA Infringements

    I thought it was s'more we couldn't say now?
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    HTTP 500 Internal Server Error

    Oh no, the upgrade has given us an invasion of new emoji ...🍦
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    CSE Letter on GSUSA Infringements

    Nothing lost there for our unit though annually we have courteously allowed an unnamed youth group to stop in on troop meeting and take cookie orders. I wonder if that will stop.
  4. Queen Elizabeth II was awarding the Victoria Cross to Paratrooper Joshua Leakey The official VC citation reads; Between May and December 2013, Lance Corporal Leakey was deployed in Afghanistan as a member of a Task Force conducting operations to disrupt insurgent safe-havens and protect the main operating base in Helmand province. The majority of operations took place in daylight in non-permissive areas, attracting significant risk. On the 22nd August 2013, Lance Corporal Leakey deployed on a combined UK / US assault led by the United States Marine Corps into a Taliban stronghold to disrupt a key insurgent group. After dismounting from their helicopters, the force came under accurate machine gun and rocket propelled grenades fire resulting in the Command Group being pinned down on the exposed forward slope of a hill. The team attempted to extract from the killing zone for an hour, their efforts resulting in a Marine Corps Captain being shot and wounded and their communications being put out of action. Lance Corporal Leakey, positioned on the lee of the hill, realising the seriousness of the situation and with complete disregard for his own safety, dashed across a large area of barren hillside which was now being raked with machine gun fire. As he crested the hill, the full severity of the situation became apparent: approximately twenty enemy had surrounded two friendly machine gun teams and a mortar section rendering their critical fire support ineffective. Undeterred by the very clear and present danger, Lance Corporal Leakey moved down the forward slope of the hill, and gave first aid to the wounded officer. Despite being the most junior commander in the area, Lance Corporal Leakey took control of the situation and initiated the casualty evacuation. Realising that the initiative was still in the hands of the enemy, he set off back up the hill, still under enemy fire, to get one of the suppressed machine guns into action. On reaching it, and with rounds impacting on the frame of the gun itself, he moved it to another position and began engaging the enemy. This courageous action spurred those around him back into the fight; nonetheless, the weight of enemy fire continued. For the third time and with fullknowledge of the extant dangers, Lance Corporal Leakey exposed himself to enemy fire once more. Weighed down by over 60 lbs of equipment, he ran to the bottom of the hill, picked up the second machine gun and climbed back up the hill again: a round trip of more than 200 metres on steep terrain. Drawing the majority of the enemy fire, with rounds splashing around him, Lance Corporal Leakey overcame his fatigue to re-site the gun and return fire. This proved to be the turning point. Inspired by Lance Corporal Leakey's actions, and with a heavy weight of fire now at their disposal, the force began to fight back with renewed ferocity. He is the second member of his family to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Scout Salute,
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    HTTP 500 Internal Server Error

    Thanks all, reported to admin.
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    New member

    @thehavensgrey welcome to scouter.com
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    Troop 186 becomes Crew U-858

    I believe the reporter meant to say the U-858 was the first German warship to surrender after the end of WW2? It certainly was not the first German warship to surrender to the U.S. forces, consider the U-505 which is now in Chicago. The U-505 was the first enemy ship captured by the US Navy on the high seas since the War of 1812. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-505 P.S. After receiving Admiral Dönitz' order to surface and surrender and of Germany's unconditional surrender, German submarine crews including the U-858 surrendered on 14 May 1945.
  8. no not Venturing A Delaware Goes to War tradition, the staging surrender of German submarine U-858 will be held. However, there will be a new group of German re-enactors. Because the German Grossdeutschland living history group is unable to attend due their big event in early May, organizers have enlisted the services of scouts from Boy Scout Troop 186 in Milford. “You can’t have a Delaware Goes to War event without that,” said Dr. Hattier. “Some of the guys we’ve drafted to become Germans. I need Germans to surrender. Involving the Scout troop is going to be fun. A lot of the kids were highly motivated.” Mike Hills, chaplain for the Harbor Defenses living history group, will deliver the speech for the surrender of U-858 — the first German warship to surrender to U.S. forces and the first enemy vessel to surrender in U.S. waters since the War of 1812 with the British. Besides roles of the U-858 crew, Scouts will also man the snack bar. https://delawarestatenews.net/news/delaware-goes-to-war-brings-military-history-to-life/ http://www.capemay.com/blog/2001/09/report-from-another-era-nazi-sub-surrenders-off-cape-may/
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    Motivation Quote of the Day

    Half the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need. Admiral Richard Byrd, explorer
  10. Louisiana Girl Scouts are lobbying legislators to provide state funding for a project at their Tangipahoa Parish camp. And they’re questioning why the Boy Scouts got approval for their project in the state’s capital outlay bill while the Girl Scouts didn’t. “Right now, the message our girls are getting is that they are not a priority, but the Boy Scouts are,” said Mary-Patricia Wray, of the Girl Scouts Louisiana East. ... State Rep. Julie Stokes, R-Kenner, had asked on Monday for the House Ways & Means Committee to add $850,000 for the Girl Scouts in the highest priority section of state’s construction budget. The money would be used to make repairs on the lake at the Girl Scout’s Whispering Pines camp. The manmade lake – used by the girls for swimming, canoeing, and other water-based activities – is threatening to empty into the TangipahoaRiver, which could cause flooding downstream. The camp serves 14,000 girls and is used by area churches and other groups. ... Moments before taking up Stokes’ amendment, the committee voted without comment to move $780,000 to the highest priority. That money would be used by a Boy Scouts affiliate to build a base camp in AtchafalayaBasin swamp. The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts is expanding the five day/four-night experience. Scouts from around the country canoe on a 70-mile trek through, spending the night at camps. Ben Pierce, director of the swamp base, said Louisiana Swamp Base is building a complex of classrooms, orientation center, and a science facility, which would allow non-scouts to also access the environment, wildlife and culture of AtchafalayaBasin. ... Ways & Means Chair Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, has been pushing to keep the projects more in line with the money and borrowing capacity available. This year some legislators have been opposing the addition of projects by nongovernmental organizations. Though not opposing either project, Rep. Phillip DeVillier said during Monday’s hearing that state shouldn’t be funding projects that in the end are not owned by taxpayers. The Eunice Republican has sponsored legislation to change the historic procedures for selecting the projects that will be funded. http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_172797fa-47df-11e8-b91b-e728b1a62b51.html https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/2018/04/24/no-attempt-put-boy-scouts-over-girl-scouts-edwards-official-says/545971002/
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    Louisiana funds improvements to BSA camp not GUSA

    Would have prevented the Johnstown Flood...those who don't learn from history...
  12. Absolutely, all scouts should be makers! My older son at 14 used a Bridgeport. At 21, he is using Haas CNC machines. My younger son at age 10 built birdhouses for a school fundraiser. He used a power drill, pneumatic brad nailer, and a wood branding iron. IMO, adults should teach young people how to safely use tools and supervise their use. Old school. If adding girls brings back a sensible tool policy to BSA, like the GSUSA has, what next? Squirt guns.
  13. Alan Walters was selected as a passenger for the Blue Angels Key Influencer program and will be recognized with a thrilling flight in one of the team’s F-18 Hornet fighter jets ahead of this weekend's 2018 Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. Mr. Walters, a retired law enforcement officer, is currently the Director of Safety and Risk Management for the Georgetown County school district. He also leads the initiative for Safe & Sound Schools Youth Councils, is an active leader in Boy Scouts of America as well as the Coastal Carolina Council, according to a news release. Walters also donates his time to the Rotary club as the Youth Protections Officer and the Council Chair at St Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. http://wpde.com/news/local/local-volunteers-honored-with-blue-angels-flight-ahead-of-air-show Scout Salute to Mr. Walters and our Blue Angels, No word if the Guide to Safe Scouting Flying Plan List (pages 69-71) has been completed.
  14. For those worried, at least one female parent/guardian is in the video, standing in the background with coffee. https://www.yahoo.com/news/beyond-cookies-thousands-girls-becoming-cub-scouts-022746762.html Looks like the scouts are having fun and the leaders are doing a good job. Power tools, YES!
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    Louisiana funds improvements to BSA camp not GUSA

    Informative news video at link below. http://www.fox8live.com/story/38033904/girl-scouts-left-out-of-state-capital-outlay-boy-scouts-left-in
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    More gems from Baloo...

    Agree it's an action but not an acceptance.
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    More gems from Baloo...

    Saying that it was already going on and there is little National did (or could do) about it is different from "National has made it quite clear doing whatever you want (re: letting girls be part of the pack and giving them advancement under the table) is acceptable to them". I have not seen nor read the latter.
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    Scout Harry Larue did you lose your wallet in 72?

    Harry LaRue has been located! "According to Jeff Pulver, an employee for the City of Wenatchee, LaRue will be coming to pick up his wallet in June. " http://www.wltx.com/article/news/owner-of-wallet-lost-in-1972-has-been-located/101-545366279
  19. Wenatchee, WA workers were renovating the city's public pool facility when they stumbled upon a leather wallet lost 46 years ago. According to The Wenatchee World, the wallet was tucked behind the boys' lockers in the changing room. It contained a few family photographs and a Boy Scouts card that said Harry LaRue lived in Eastern Wenatchee. A reporter with the Wenatchee World is trying to find Harry, with little success so far. In the meantime, the city of Wenatchee has the wallet for safekeeping. http://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/weird/wallet-lost-in-1972-found-in-pool-locker-room-in-wenatchee-washington/83-544535709
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    Motivation Quote of the Day

    A risk is a chance you take; if it fails you can recover. A gamble is a chance taken; if it fails, recovery is impossible. - Erwin Rommel
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    More gems from Baloo...

    Let's have less hearsay. I know of no instances where National allowed official membership contrary to policy at the time. If units had enrolled "unqualified" members, Council dropped their membership. @NJCubScouter
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    More gems from Baloo...

    Where and when has this occurred? @NJCubScouter
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    More gems from Baloo...

    In that article "That hybrid has now become the official approach. The latest BALOO syllabus, released last fall (which would be 2017 - RS), covers what Cub and Webelos Scout leaders need to know. And it does so in a single 30-hour weekend — all day Saturday and Sunday morning, for example."
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    More gems from Baloo...

    Yes. It is linked from scouting.org Training for Adults page. https://www.scouting.org/training/adult/
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