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  • Birthday 04/09/1967

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    Cedar Park, TX
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    Scout leader in Cedar Park TX, I enjoy woodworking and having fun with the boys watching them grow up everyday.

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  1. mashmaster

    BSA Leader Slaps Backside of Reporter on Live TV

    OK, let's reflect it onto something else in the news. Look at the Survivor show: 4 weeks or so ago, they have footage of a guy who is all touchy feely. He is approached and denies everything and then given another shot. After that, they gang up on the accuser for over reacting. This week at the end of the show, they mention how he was kicked off the show. We have many years of blaming the accuser, "She dressed that way", ""She shouldn't have been there", "It's just lockeroom talk". In this case there is video evidence of what happened. People may or may not agree with the law, but the law is what it is. And the action was inappropriate.
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    Med forms updated

    FYI, I saw they updated the med forms today. From what I see they look cleaner and highlight epi-pens and rescue inhailers. https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf
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    On a positive note (Thanks Giving)

    That sounds like an awesome experience. My ship started the day making Thanksgiving meals for those that need them. It is an annual think we do now, great way to start the day.
  4. That is super cool. Here is the info on the Barque Eagle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Eagle_(WIX-327)
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    Hard Merit Badges

    signs signals and codes are easy for Sea Scouts....just saying 🙂
  6. In my times at camp, we would get a report on the evening of the night before the last day at camp and they had the counselors available to discuss what is in the report. If we had any questions, we could talk with them about discrepancies. Not a great solution, but it helped. I would have preferred to see it daily so I could talk to the scouts throughout the week.
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    Did BSA "Abandon" LDS?

    Frankly, this topic should be shut down. People on each side are not going to change their opinion and it will just end up pissing everyone off in the end. I for one am Jewish and for a long time National were actively advising against temples sponsoring units because of the overall focus on Christianity as the basis for National decisions. That is much less now. IMHO, Scouting is supposed to be interfaith. The believe and faith in God is what is asked of scouts from the beginning. Once a particular faith has too much influence the interfaith nature will go away. The scout program is good for preparing scouts for life which is also interfaith. I welcome people of all faiths into the program and that they should follow their believes and not impose or evangelize them onto others. I have my own beliefs about the Church of Latter-Day Saints and will hold those to myself.
  8. Update on the camp as of yesterday: https://www.kxan.com/top-stories/former-boy-scout-camp-could-become-next-hill-country-swimming-hole-with-tuesday-vote/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KXAN_News&fbclid=IwAR0VtMs5WGIeNYcZLWwuIg9pIjSbhokU5M1tk3PpxTq2Ik6_HU5ilPrIrTw Pretty decent outcome compared to what could have happened.
  9. Here is a bit more info about it: https://seascout.org/news/auxscout-is-here/?fbclid=IwAR0nQRuc6iqFINcCwpSl1SBQh9JbfzUpTkab0EIBett_OQR2HFLPlYl5dkQ
  10. Yep, this has been in the works for a while now. It is a very good thing. The CG Auxillary has a lot of excellent training and resources to help the youth and scouters in the program. There are now a lot of older experienced mariners that will be able and willing to teach the youth excellent skills. It really isn't about Coast Guard itself. USCG Auxillary is a seperate entity than the CG.
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    School Shooting in California

    I don't see anything wrong with it other than the wrong terms. They mention his activities like scouting, cross country, and schooling. They paint him as a normal person rather than out of the ordinary.
  12. So today in Texas it is freezing, basically we shut the state down. It is 28 degrees. I got a note from a mom of a scout that brightened my day and I thought I would share it. Mom: I was telling my son to drive slowly and if he hit ice to not slam on the brakes, he said "Mom, I got this, Mr. XXX taught me when we went to Philmont." Thank you! Me: Glad I was helpful 🙂 Moral of the the story, You never know when they are actually listening to what you say. We were driving through ice and snow last winter to Philmont and apparently one of my scouts was listening to the old man driving.
  13. The scouts were pretty vocal about it, not weak.
  14. He is a good kid and well intentioned. I am hopeful that he will change his behavior.
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