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EagleScout441

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EagleScout441 last won the day on September 20 2014

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About EagleScout441

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  • Birthday 10/13/1997

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    Murfreesboro, TN, USA
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    Summer Camp Greenbar Staff at Boxwell Reservation
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    From the profile picture:
    HIKING TRIP
    Remember, if you get lost in the woods...
    STAY WHERE YOU ARE
    (because we don't like you)
    (please don't come back)
    (just kidding - it actually increases your chance of being found)

    I am a 17year old Eagle Scout and Outdoor Bronze recipient in BSA Venturing Crew 538, Middle Tennessee Council.
    I have attended Boxwell Reservation Summer Camp 2011, 2012, and 2013
    I also attended the Kodiak Challenge in 2013 at Latimer Reservation.
    Summer of 2014 I staffed 5 weeks Boxwell Summer Camp and attended NYLT at Latimer Reservation.
    In the summer of 2015 I'll be attending NAYLE at Northern Tier High Adventure Reservation.
    I joined Scouting on 9/28/10.
  1. EagleScout441

    An Example of a Sub Sub Forum

    I think this comment thing can get a little muddy. I try to keep current with the latest posts, but sometimes the latest post is a comment to a post earlier in the thread. I'm not necessarily going to scroll back up through multiple pages of posts to find the one comment that is new. Personally, I think comment works if you are commenting about the most recent post..... but if it's an old post, I think using the "quote" option is better. It puts your new post at the bottom of the thread along with the quoted post for reference. Keeps the timeline straight. I think this is a better approach, but that's just one man's opinion.... What we then need is the ability to quote a comment left in an earlier post. "What we then need is the ability to quote a comment left in an earlier post." That would be useful.
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    An Example of a Sub Sub Forum

    I think AnneinMpls is referring to creating a Sub-Forum, not a "Sub-Sub-Forum." According to moderator SR540Beaver it is only possible for an administrator to make Sub-Forum. Unless you figured it out, if so, please share how.
  3. Oh, that went just fine. A fine for walking backwards and eating peanuts at the movies, another for carrying an ice cream cone in my pocket, jaywalking, of course, and for dancing more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period. Overall......not bad, not bad at all.
  4. Worked perfectly, much appreciated.
  5. I do believe there is a problem with the email broadcast system. I updated my email address and it says I will have to re-validate my account with the new one. Well, it won't send me the validation email. First I double checked the address, then I waited overnight for the email (it was last night I did this). Since my account is un-validated, I am only able to post in the Forum Support & Announcements area.
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    NYLT strip?

    Was it like this one I found on Ebay? http://www.ebay.com/itm/NYLT-Nationa...item33957889f9 It's not official, but it is cool.
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    A Rant

    When you put it that way. I guess I'd have to say that I have a problem with "inter-faith" services.
  8. TAHAWK, Do you have a source for the Council statement you posted above? Not that I don't believe you, just curious.
  9. EagleScout441

    A Rant

    ~~ Now that I'm thinking a little more sensibly, I'll add some context to this. For the most part, my opinion of the translations varies from chapter to chapter. Sometimes the intended meaning is changed, sometimes not. No single translation is perfect on all accounts. The origin of this rant actually came from my planning and writing a service. I looked through many scripted services before giving up on them and writing one from scratch with the help of my youth pastor. The above Psalm 23 example was a poor choice. There was kind of a second point to the rant. The second point was regarding the frequent use of Indian texts, quotes, prayers, etc.. Now, I understand that Indian heritage and culture plays a fairly large role in the BSA. The OA is probably the biggest example. But I think some of them take it a little too far. Many of these services use Indian prayers and other things that reference their pagan tendencies, like, appealing to the "great spirit of the wind."
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    A Rant

    I'm not saying nothing should be tolerated. But it gets taken to an extreme.
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    A Rant

    A quote from the "Why not girls or atheists?" thread. Tolerance. Political correctness. So many people are spending so much time trying to "tolerate" and to not "offend" anyone on the face of the planet, or be "politically correct," that they are insulting both themselves, and the people around them. Take this for example: http://www.ctyankee.org/fs/page/0016...tscoutsown.pdf The above "Scout's Own" takes Psalm 23 and "revises" it. If you want to use the 23rd Psalm, be my guest, but don't change it, revise it, modernize it, corrupt it. I take offense to that. If we said "don't lie" or "don't murder," liars and murderers in the room would be insulted. No matter what we say or do, somebody is going to disagree and somebody is going to be offended. People beat themselves up over little things, and it runs over everything they do. It makes them compromise on their strongest beliefs and issues. We're told to "be yourself," but, at the same time, we're told to tolerate anything different. We can't have both.
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    Interviewing a member of local government

    It doesn't have to be the mayor. Try thinking smaller. He could interview the county sheriff, somebody in the department of Parks and Recreation, or Transportation, or Human Resources, or even Housing.
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    Statement of ambitions and life purpose

    I don't know when it was added, but it is currently mentioned only, and briefly, inside the BoR requirement: "7. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review. In preparation for your board of review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service." (emphasis added) I asked the same question. The advice that I was given was that the "life purpose" was a statement of how I see my life and actions impacting others around me.
  14. One more non-voting year here
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    Eagle Scout Project Fundraising

    If it were me, I'd follow Sentinel's advice and attempt to find another project $750,000 is a little much. It would probably take much longer to raise the funds than complete the actual project. I'm only 17 years old, my project wasn't that long ago. It costed about $400 and it took 77 hours not counting fund raising. Most of my funds were donations.
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