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About MtnScouter

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    So Cal Mountains
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    Archery, Hunting, Fishing, Amateur radio, Hiking, Camping, Rock climbing, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, SCUBA, Hang gliding, Paragliding
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    AGE: I am as old as I am. Birthday: My UN-Birthday comes 364 days a year.

    Slogan: "In the immortal words of Socrates, who said I DRANK WHAT"?
  1. Hi there! Ya lost me at "Channel KUDU" (I don't know what that is). The latest FUN from national scout shop when this morning I went to order Vol 2 is that they STILL don't have 'em and they have absolutely no idea when they will get it, but they vehemently STILL blame the publisher. *shrug* Darn it. I don't know if that is true or not, that's been the story they have handed me as far back as September 2015 when I first tried to get my grubby paws on it. I don't know who they use for a publisher, but if it's true that it's the publisher's fault, they might want to consider a more "motivated" publisher to print those goodies up before we all break out with the SMHB measles.
  2. Vol, vol 2. *spit* How about sticking it in one actual book, slap some Norman Rockwell scout art on the cover and call it a Scoutmaster's Handbook. Dog gone it.
  3. Hi Eric! I miss AZ. It's been a while since I lived there, *cough* 3 decades...
  4. An older link, yet quite valid. http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/01/27/ask-the-expert-when-should-scouts-and-scouters-wear-their-oa-sash/
  5. The below quote from another quote elsewhere and so on and so forth, won't fix your dilemma, but, it will make you laugh, maybe even feel better, and in shed light too! Moose Turd Pie "The worst job I ever had was working for the Pacific Railroad, doing a thing called "gandy-dancing." Now most of you know the railroad was built partially by Irish labor. Well, back then the workers would use this long handled shovel, made by the Gandy Shovel Company of Great Neck New York. Well, they'd shove one end of the shovel under a railroad tie, and then run out to the other end of the shovel, when they could find it, and do a little jig on it, and they called it "gandy-dancin'". This would lift the tie up so they could shove gravel under it, which would level the roadbed, so when the train came along, it wouldn't tip over, which would be a real drag for everyone. Well, nowadays, they run three cars out on the rail: a bunk car, an equipment car, and a mess car. The only thing they don't give you is a cook. The bosses figure you'll find out who the best cook is, and use him. Well, they were wrong. Y'see, they just find out who complains the loudest about the cooking, and he gets to be the cook. Well, that was me, see. Ol' aligator mouth. That was the worst food I'd ever had, and I complained about it. Things like "dog bottom pie" and "pheasant sweat." I thought it was garbage. So I complained. And everyone said, "alright, you think you can do better? You're the cook." Well, that made me mad, see? But I knew, that anyone who complained about my cooking, they were gonna have to cook. Armed with that knowledge, I sallied forth, over the muddy river. I was walking along, and I saw just this hell of a big moose turd, I mean it was a real steamer! So I said to myself, "self, we're going to make us some moose turd pie." So I tipped that prairie pastry on its side, got my "stuff" together, so to speak, and started rolling it down towards the cook car: flolump, flolump, flolump. I went in and made a big pie shell, and then I tipped that meadow muffin into it, laid strips of dough across it, and put a sprig of parsley on top. It was beautiful, poetry on a plate, and I served it up for dessert. Well, this big guy come into the mess car, I mean, he's about 5 foot forty, and he sets himself down like a fool on a stool, picked up a fork and took a big bite of that moose turd pie. Well he threw down his fork and he let out a bellow, "My God, that's moose turd pie!" "It's good though."
  6. Trained below wood badge: I went to S.A.L.T when it was still SALT. Did the requisite courses, and even the updated adult training, then all those elective courses online, for some strange reason, I read when my wife watches chick shows. *Wince* It's cool, she's not reading this. Below Wood badge, it's sort of a "pending" description, prior to, the Army thoughtlessly monopolized much of my time, being the Army that they are, darn 'em. I CAN actually make a turks head woggle without having been to WB, strangely enough, discovered quite by accident, I think I was trying to make a Chinese finger puzzle. No, I actually use as little common sense as possible and pontificate as often as permitted, it preserves the illusion that I actually know what I am talking about, which also lends to the necessity of editing posts. Honest Injun, Sharkbait, Who-HA-HA! I am in it for two reasons, my own ego and desire to be 12, it just happens to be where the boys are at in their lives too, so, since they and myself seem to be going in the same direction, I stuffed myself into a scout adult leader shirt (impersonating an adult) and jumped on the bus. Yes, we have banjos in SOUTHERN California. Ya'll know what I mean?
  7. Ignore the title.. I'm simply being........ME. I'm semi new to the forum, I did not introduce myself initially, I thought I would lurk for a while, bounce a few posts around, that kind of thing. I'm a late 40s "returnee" (Yikes, right?) to scouting, A former scout, and former scouter(ASM), returned to scouting last September when my youngest boy, 11, moved to a traditional troop, as the LDS troop we had/have or whatever the story is today, was severely lacking. I'm "trained" to just below Wood badge, and I am attending that this fall. (Really because I want to be 12 again, can I put: Eat more chocolate cake as one of my ticket items? I think it would improve scouting (for me). Presently, I am an ASM, or "cat-herder"... Our troop recently did a huge turnover as a boatload, ok, all but one "eagled out", (SPL)and he's working on his EP. Our troop has gained a boatload of bridge-overs. Posting: I am more of a reader. I don't always have an opinion on something, and usually when I do, I tend to need an edit or 100. *Shrug* Hello from the mountains of Southern California (Insert banjo music).
  8. Holy Smokes BATMAN! How is the DE not totally up that SM's southern hemisphere? Isn't there a committee that votes up or down the SM there? Or is that SM's family the whole of the committee? I'm not just talking about the troop equipment either!
  9. I'm likin' this reply very much! I think I'll squirrel it away in my bag o' trix for that moment most needful, which unless I missed my guess entirely, will come in just a mere handful of months.
  10. *chuckle* Oh dear God.... Is that working?
  11. I wear the campaign hat and I'm under 55 by 6 years - The scouts in the troop love seeing it, I love wearing it. My old SM wore one, I'll never forget him, the guy was 101 ways of awesome. "The HAT" just kind of belongs.
  12. AKA: "Ranger dip". Helping both Soldiers and Scouters get rid of their headaches whilst keeping up with the youngest hyper-active scout on nearly any day hike. Pack your lip and enjoy the trip.
  13. *Chuckling* I don't know, scouts are pretty hard on gear! In truth, the Molle Rucks I have left over from OIF/OEF, I just can't "kill 'em", they've survived some pretty "stupid stuff". I think your choice of the USMC FILBE will suit the purpose just fine. Can you pick one up at a decent price?
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