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Boris Badenov

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  1. Beavah....sinch you started this thread...I would like to add... 1. Not all members here have yet to attain the 1000+ plus posting status or read all of the posts on the board. How about not slamming folks for posting something that may have been discussed a year or two ago? 2. Keep in mind that not everyone is as perfect at scout as the senior group of posters out there. I could name name, but you can think back and see if you have ever "corrected" someone...especially newbies to the forums. 3. What is the point in arguing about stuff on here on a personal basis? Take it offline for crying out loud! 4. Is there any chance that we can have postings without trying to insult other folks here? I mean what is scouting supposed to be about...? Can you personally remember the points of the scout law's (International included on that)? 5. If you have honest quibling to do, take it to the issues and politics forum....PLEASE!!! 6. Is there any chance that we can get a few more of you experienced posters to shares some posive light on things instead of slamming things so much??? We are not all quite as perfect as you all are. A piece of humble pie anyone? 7. Have you ever wondered why folks post on here for a peried of time and then you NEVER see them post again? It's not always because they are no longer involved in scouting, but just tired of the tone of the nonsense that goes on here. Now there are some good threads, agreed, but for gosh sake for every good one, I can find a half dozen or more that are riddled with slams, insults, put downs, or just down right plain old not nice dialogue. Get the picture. Scouting is not about all of that. If Baden Powell or Bill Hillcourt were to read some of the crap that is played out here or tossed at some of the other members, I am sure they would say that is not scouting in any sense of the word. Ok...I have had my say. Why so much? Because as I read the posts it really frustrates me to see new posters put down, insulted, or belittled by you so called senioor group of posters. This has been building for a while and now have have said what I wanted to say. Nuff' said. p,s. My last post was a parady on the uniform police along some of the above and never really happened.
  2. I was at an event recently and had an UCK come up to me and flat out tell me that I was not allowed to wear Eagle Palms on my Eagle knot. He was really addamit about it. He would not leave me alone until I took them off too! Right there and then in front of a whole bunch of scouts. Ranting and raving that I could NOT wear youth "Insignia" on my uniform. He went as far as to holler out if I thought I was some sort of "Adult Scout" or something. Well I gotta tell ya that his uniform looked like he was a Major General in the army. I don't know about that but he sure was a major something else. Ya wanna chat about Uniform Police? Here ya go. I am sure that he was one of them for sure. No joke. I asked who his commanding officer was and boy did that miff him off even further!!! It actually really urked me off. When he went to get a cup off coffee, I jabbed those stupid palms through a spall piece of note paper and slipped it pin side up on his chair when he was sitting back down with that coffee. Ha Ha Ha Haaaaaa Boy did he holler when those pins stuck to his kiester. Of course he knew who it was...but I was gone and out of there by then. So there!!! If one of you is that riled up Uniform Inspector...you got what you deserved!!! That that again on me you nut and I will get you back even worse next time!
  3. I was wondering which council that is all about. Svendoid PMed me to see what my motives were. Nothing...just curious is all. I believe it is the Yankee Clipper Council based on previous posts. http://www.yccbsa.org/ BB
  4. #45 - Eagles Scout Knot (NESA Lifetime Member) - Just released to the general public June 1st, 2008. I seem to have heard something about a Doctor of Commissioner's Science Knot too. Anyone know anything about that one?
  5. Technology ...At the speed of light...at its best =-) (Ironically as I post a reply from my Treo as I am waiting for something while out shopping). BB P.S. ...and then use my Garmin GPS to find my way back home. (Not really, but I do use that also often as I travel). LOL
  6. Svendzoid - I admire the interest in participating at that level and admire your spunk, but if you are looking for an in, I don't think ya got a snowballs chance in ...well you know. No offense intended. Good luck to your campaign to get on your CEB. Let us know how it goes. BB
  7. Svendzoid, Which council are you a member of? BB
  8. As a scout...I just kept sewing them on the back. Granted you can't see 'em from the front, but neither can you if you have a 2nd one over the top of the 1st. Not sure what the insignia guide says about that, but that's what I did. I must have had the shorter sash as I could only get 46 to a side. BB
  9. This website might be of interest... http://www.mninter.net/~blkeagle/uniform.htm
  10. Proper spacing? No idea, but I do know personally for a fact that you can fit 46 merit badges on each side if you squeeze them close enough. (I have a number of Eagle Palms.) [Note - As far as sewing them on...that's another matter, but I will agree that a stapler works great for keeping 'em in place in a pinch or while you are sewing 'em on. My mom did not sew, so I learned early that if I wanted my patches on...I had to do it.]
  11. In an economy like this...it really makes you look hard at what is a necessity and what is a luxury. My family is a single income family with a stay at home mom and 5 children under 9. Things don't go half as far as they did even 6 years ago. I was paying $0.99 a gallon then for gas. Groceries...? Not entirely sure except I know it was a lot less. My wife has been the CFO (Chief Family Office in charge of finances) also until recently. She said the stress was getting to her trying to make it all work. So I took it over. I will tell you that 1 1/2 lbs of grapes and 4 lbs of apples = $10! Yikes. How do I know that? Well running out for produce and then finding 2 or 3 half eaten apples around the house makes it stick! LOL I will admit that for years I would grab a soda/pop and a snack when I gassed up adding an additional $3 or $4 to the tab. Not so much any more. I recently heard someone complaining about the price of gas. It dawned on me to ask them if the buy sodas when they are running around between appointments or errands and such was the case. So I figure that on a per gallon price, those sodas are costing what...? $8 or $10 a gallon? Just an observation. In taking over the finances, I was surprised that we were spending about $50 a month on Satelite TV. Gone. Do we miss it? Not as much as I thought we would and believe it or not, we get the local channels just fine on the TV. For our favorite programs, many of them are now available on the internet. So is the news and the weather. We do have a Wii. Luxury? I would have to say so, but with 5 kids underr 9...our idea of an extravagent celebration was reduced to that and lunch out while the kids were at school and farmed out for a few hours. [bTW...You know we get the weather and news on the Wii too]. Magazines? None. Newspaper? Sundays only...my wife works the coupons. FOS? I was shocked to death when our pack had a FOS and my wife peeped up and said that we should as I was pondering it. In my mind, I have gotten a lot from it and know my boys (I have 3) do and will benefit tremendously from it. It it a luxury? Now I could spin this thread towards the moral bankruptcy that abounds and how great scouting is to combat that, but I won't. From a $ perspective? I think not, but that is my opinion only. If I can cut out some sodas, TV, magazines, impulse buying...the money is there. It's just about choices. Some easy, some not so easy. Believe me...it took me several years to get to the point that I dropped the dish TV but now that it's gone, it's not so bad. Ok, I have rambled on long enough. Thanks for reading (if you are still there). BB
  12. Natasha...? I am not sure. I think the last I heard that she got married to Ponsonby Britt.
  13. Greetings! New to the forum from the midwest. BB
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