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About SSScout

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    Retired Transit Street Super. Bus driver, Sub teacher. Rough Carpenter.
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    Quaker Jambo Chaplain, canoeing, Historic Trail Guide, RTCommish, Train Bus Drivers for Yearly Meeting Summer Camp.
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    Born young, realized I had to get old, but did not have to grow up.

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  1. Well, I think somebody ought to use the right quote. I couldn't find it in the Scouter search function, so here goes: "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money...." =Everett Dirksen = Or maybe not.... https://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/a_billion_here_a_billion_there_pretty_soon_youre_talking_real_money#:~:text=The “billion here%2C billion there” quotation%2C however%2C goes,Times reported%3A “Well%2C now%2C about this new budget.
  2. Best to go to the source.... *(( The true author of this article is unknown. It is here copied from the COME HOSTELING newsletter, Sept. 1980, of the Potomac Area Council of the American Youth Hostels, who received it from Dick Schwanke, Senior PAC Staff Trainer, who read it in the APPALACHIAN HIKER by Ed Garvey, who got it from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Conference Bulletin, which quoted it from THE RAMBLER of the Wasatch Mountain Club of Salt Lake City, which reportedly cribbed it from the I.A.C. News of Idaho Falls, which reported it from the 1966 PEAKS & TRAILS. I offer it h
  3. There ya go.... Marketing vs "A Scout is Thrifty"? May I observe that the reason for POPCORN is two fold. An alternative to (shudder) GSUSA Cookies, and a guaranteed share for Council. I dare say, very few Packs/Troops/Crews/Ships send any share of their proceeds from car washes, mulch sales, Holiday Decor/Tree sales, meatsticks, breakfasts/dinners, etc. etc., to Council. Does GSUSA approve/suggest Scout Accounts, those pseudo commission for unit fun(d)raising ? Back when I was my Eagle Patrol Treasurer (Scouts paid dues to me, we used it to buy our gear and sup
  4. Welcome to the ecampfire. Pull ye up a elog and sit ye down, friend. I bet ye already know the Scoutmaster's list of mottos: "Have you asked your Patrol Leader?" "Try ketchup on it." "Yes, campfires are supposed to do that."
  5. Hey ! Who added the last three words to your sentence?
  6. Recent Eagle Project: Tommy Scout came to us and we worked to define his project. Fewer things to do, smaller bites. Must define things that CAN be accomplished, completed. He understood. Working with his dad and mom (separated), the mom was a stand back and watch person: whatever Tommy wants, I'll help. Dad was more take charge. Him, I had to remind that he was a "consultant", he was "cheap labor" anyone asks him ANYTHING, his response must be "Ask Tommy".... He eventually came around to that. This is the mind set that our Scouts have recently grown up with . I saw it in the
  7. Itis in the eDutch oven over there. Help thyself, friend....
  8. Interesting discussion. I am reminded of another FB discussion I was in. One Scout parent (Cub Scouts, actually) started things off by asking about camp lighting. Coleman gas lanterns? Batteries? Propane lantern? What do Packs use? Discussion devolved into safety issues, hot things, economics, battery depletion, how bright.... One parent noted that their Cubs were helions, and not to be trusted around flames. Open flames and misbehaving Cubs became an issue. I mentioned how waaaay back when, we used kerosene lamps, fireplaces, propane stoves during hurricane power outages. That parents
  9. Oh good. A ""Faith and Chaplaincy" discussion.... Told ya we need a separate forum, but noooo....
  10. A mere coincidence? Ummmm..... A message was posted Keenan M. reposted a message called 📢 Marriot Scout Service Center (MSSC) Closure The Marriot Scout Service Center (MSSC) experienced a waterline break in the early hours of 04/11/2022. The break has caused significant damage to the 1st and 2nd floors and a such, the MSSC and Bethesda Scout Shop will be closed today and likely f
  11. Oh good. Now our young female human outdoor enthusiasts can get back to getting dirty....
  12. Diversity? Or Equity?? Or Equality ??? Ted Talk discussion. Many others, too.....
  13. Indeed, sit ye down, friend. Ye want ewhipped cream on yer epeach cobbler? Goes good with the ecoffee....
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