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  1. TwoXForr

    Winter Camping

    Our Council puts on the Valley Forge encampement every Feb here in PA. Every January the have training for three to four Scouts for a day and those boys go back and train others. Have you checked out your local council and seen if they have any training.
  2. TwoXForr

    Lem is dead, baby.

    I was wondering when someone would get tired of his bluster. Bravo SMT244.
  3. The only problem with the Greenbelt Park is you hear traffic noise all night long. Good place to stay, very close to the Metro line, which is the best way to get around DC.
  4. TwoXForr

    Lem is dead, baby.

    Bravo, well said Narraticong. Light a candle, stop cursing the dark Lem.
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    boston

    What President's Day Weekend, I thought everyone either came to the Cradle of Liberty, Valley Forge Encampment and Prilgrame http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Forge_Pilgrimage or sat at home wishing they were there. (Just kidding, but I bet it would be warmer in PA than in Boston that weekend.)
  6. TwoXForr

    tourette syndrome

    Joined a troop that had a boy with Tourettes, he was a teenager at the time. No major problems, it just took him a little longer to get a point across sometimes. He made Eagle, and is now in college, doing quite well from what I hear.
  7. TwoXForr

    Lem is dead, baby.

    Well then Lem you would like my troop, no first name for adult leaders. Mr. or Mrs. But it just goes to show you different troops, different ways. And before anyone assumes we are a troop of marching, drill and cermony, my kids hate that stuff, as do I. Well we did have a Precision Lawn Chair Platoon, but that is another story.
  8. TwoXForr

    Lem is dead, baby.

    Lem, I think you are seeing the negative just from hanging out on this board. I dont believe I have posted a single problem about my troop here. Yes we have problems. But it would have to be a very serious problem for me to search for an ansewer here. And it would have to be a problem me and my fellow ASMs and our Scout Master would not have a clear cut answer to. But my troops problems are pretty common, how to get a specific boy involved, how to get one to clean troop gear after taking it home from a trip. Common problems. My boys are mostly polite, I dont see any bullying, harrasing or out and out nasty behavior. I know you are saying I probably am are missing something, but I have a unique position in the troop I dont have a boy in the troop. Never had, dont even have a son, just a daughter. Oh and as far as watering down scouts. I have a saying and all my boys know it. "You are not special." They all know this means the rules apply to them equally. No one in the world really cares for them except thier family and friends. The rest of the world could care less about them. They are not special. They may be individuals but they are not special. That is one of the problems I see with the world today. Too many people think they are "special". And you know something, I have not had a single parent ever complain about me telling little Timmy, that he is not special. The numbers in my troop, it keeps growing, lots of backpacking, canoeing, white water rafting, cold weather camping.
  9. TwoXForr

    Lem is dead, baby.

    Yes, Lem why are you here?
  10. TwoXForr

    Lem is dead, baby.

    Lem I keep hearing these grand statements about how Scouts are broken. But I have not heard how. Are we not teaching the Oath and Law. Are we not creating individuals who are self reliant and can stand on thier own. What exactly in your opinion are we doing wrong. And if you answer is antedotal evidence about a few poor scouts in your area, I will give you that not all Scouts live they way they should, heck not all Scouters either. But I could give you just as many stories about Scouts who are doing the right thing, standing firm in thier convictions, helping others who need help. I am sorry Lem that some come down on you for being outside pointing your finger about what is wrong but I go back to this famous quote when it comes right down to it. "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." By Theodore Roosevelt.
  11. TwoXForr

    Big Three Bailout?

    No to any bailout. The big three will not go away. Reorganize under bankrupcty, maybe even be bought out by another car company, but there is still some profit in those companies (R and D patents, models that continually make money). Just need to trim a heck of a lot of fat, and get them to be lean and mean once again. And would someone turn off the funds to the banks as well. I dont think it is helping.
  12. Wow, what an accomplishment to make 1st Class. I particulary liked the "2. Earn and deposit at least two dollars in a public bank."
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    Boys dont care about advancement

    Just wanted to know Oz it is a "baseball player" not a "baseballer". In your defense it is probably one of the most confusing games in the world. I dont know of any other sport in the world that at the begining of the round of play the defense controls the ball. (The Pitcher)
  14. TwoXForr

    Now... Eleven Executive Priorities for Obama

    Personally I dont trust the goverment to make personal choices for me. One thing that would lower Health care costs. Tort reform. If you sue and it is deemed to be frivioulous and without merit you have to reimburse the person you sue for thier costs. This would cut down a lot on malpractice insurance which is a huge driver of health care costs. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tort_reform) And again if you want health care get your state to run it, not the federal goverment. Get someone who is more responsive to your needs, not one plan fits all. An example of this is the federal minimum wage. The goverment decides what the minimum wage is for every state. But no one can tell me that the cost of living in NYC is the same as living in a small town Nebraska. If the states want a minimum wage then let them do it, not the feds.
  15. TwoXForr

    Now... Eleven Executive Priorities for Obama

    Personally I dont trust the goverment to make personal choices for me. One thing that would lower Health care costs. Tort reform. If you sue and it is deemed to be frivioulous and without merit you have to reimburse the person you sue for thier costs. This would cut down a lot on malpractice insurance which is a huge driver of health care costs. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tort_reform) And again if you want health care get your state to run it, not the federal goverment. Get someone who is more responsive to your needs, not one plan fits all. An example of this is the federal minimum wage. The goverment decides what the minimum wage is for every state. But no one can tell me that the cost of living in NYC is the same as living in a small town Nebraska. If the states want a minimum wage then let them do it, not the feds.
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