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  1. My 0.02 I am a vet that did multiple tours in the mid east and spent many months in gulf region nations. additionally i am coming from a non religious point of view. This thread is using islam and muslims as if it is one religion. it is not. Sunni and Shia among many others this is a very important details. if you do not understand why then you need to do serious research. Like why isnt Saudi Arabia or turkey fighting ISIS. But Iran is. For those of you who are Christians. i have read nothing in the new testament that allows you to have a call for violence against anyone.
  2. THAWK, As a Taoist... I would not object to the ten commandments being displayed at a Governmental location. ie. City hall or a public park. As an American I do. The constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." As an American i stand by the constitution. A town government that does this IMHO has violated the US constitution amendment 1. in that they respected the establishment of 1 religion over others. Unless they not only allowed but funded similar displays of other faiths.
  3. LeCastor I gave it a shot. I will refrain from quoting various Scriptures as I do not want to offend anyone via a missed quote or contextual issues. To help other people at all times: Islam: Praised for giving charity but only if done in private, for to help others for the sake of being praised for helping others is shameful. Judaism: Teaches that not helping someone in need is not much different than actively harming that person. Christianity:To not help others when in need is an offence. Taoism: The fact that there was help is the difference not the person. Buddhism:
  4. Calico, for precisly these reason you state are why eagle scouts get a leg up. Becuase of the defined program. A 15 year old eagle scout did several measurable activities, has a standardized set of base knowledge. has put in a specific set of dues in blood sweat and tears. 15 year old Black belts - Did they all do the same program do they all have the same knowledge? Even in the same form? No nothing is standardized. Both are great programs but only one is measurable to a complete outsider.
  5. So saying a prayer to a Christian god is OK but anything not christian is a little too much? And you are the one that should decide what religious faith are appropriate? As far as paraphraseing Pslams. The bible is not orginally written in english. If you are going to be dogmatic in wording of the bible you need to read it in Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew or Latin. the languages spoken at the time. On top of that the current bible wasnt even created until 325AD. Think about that That is like in 150 years from now rewiting the US constitution in whatever way you want and backdate it to
  6. Every year we did PWD i told myson before the event. that he was going to lose because the dad's build some of the cars. I would help him but that was it. By the time he was in webelos PWD was more of a pain for him. Amazingly he lost to cars that had looked like they had CAD/CAM work done on them. He knew the race was fixed from the beginning. best thing about boy scouts no PWD
  7. I dont think any trophy should be awarded to a cub that Dad builds the car for him.
  8. no your did not directly say that but the impression I get is that you would based on your comments.
  9. Fred so a scout that isnt your churches religion isn't alowed to publicly express their religion?
  10. Christineka. I found this pdf it is how to involve scout in scouting and does reference blindness. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34059.pdf
  11. Concur with the above The CC is way out of line.
  12. Maybe his last merit badge he earned was collection and he was collecting merit badges!
  13. One thing that should be asked to a person in scouting that is risking losing a scout to this dogma. Are you an atheist in that you believe in nothing beyond the physical existence or are you atheist because you don't believe in any religion. These are not always the same. If the answer to the second part of the question is positive then there are no issues with that scout.
  14. Desertrat yes the technology in itself int the problem its the choices the kids make thats the problem. Just like a knife. If the scout does not not use the tool properly it should be removed from the scout.
  15. How is using a gps or camera camp out sedentary. You confuse all technology with web browsing and playing video games. If you don't LEAD with technology the boy will use it in a inapproiate manner.
  16. Sun Tzu Earth Constant: One must understand the terrain of the battle. In this case CyberSpace. Baden-Powell invented scouting because the men coming to his regiment did not have the basic skills required to be effective in his regiment. Boy scouting today is to prepare boy to lead in tomorrows world. If a scout cant use a GPS because his leaders are technophobes what message are you sending? Incorporate them into your programs. Short Wave Radio. Have a scout uploading pics and video of the campout. this is part of a POR. Historian. GPS races. And once again you a
  17. http://fortune.com/2014/12/01/girl-scout-cookies-online/
  18. I dont know how I feel about this. One the girl scouts dont have a CO so all funding for everything must be done via cookie sales. How many of us have girl scout moms hawking cookies in our workplaces. this (online) is actually a astep above that (mommy doing it for me). My daughter did do a girl scout fund raiser via the internet and she does know who ordered what and when. and allowed our out of state relatives a chance to help more easily. I asked her how it felt to have her own web business. she looked at me and said "Dad I dont have my own business like they say its
  19. For cub scouts.. the big events are Getting your whitteling chip and the pine wood derby . Pine wood derby. you can talk about potential vs kinetic energy. ojbjects that are in motion tend to stay in motion unless acted upon. (friction) Whittleing chip. show a few different knives of different metals and discuss why they are diffent and what the purposes are. basic first aid and grems in a cut.! Milk carton catapult: Ballistics you can at least show them a ballistic formula or table and use different projectiles and discuss why they are different: http://en.wikipedia.
  20. No company will do anything that is counter productive to thief profit margin. By stating the this anti-smoking message was brought to you by Joe Camel is ineffect an advert for rjreynolds via brand recognition.
  21. I was a swimmer in high scool. Yeah I never heard I was gay for wearing speedos or shaving my legs 😒
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