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General Discussion / Re: XXX SCOUTS OF AMERICA
« Last post by wolfy on Today at 07:38:15 AM »
QUOTE FROM MOE:
"If the story is factual the organization is in a lot more trouble than just the question of Coed Scouts,  it's an all encompassing policy that flies in the face of the BSA's long standing MOTTO which clearly defines what Scouting was supposed to instill in the character of boys and young men."

SCOUT MOTTO:
In English, this MOTTO is most commonly BE PREPARED. In the third part of Scouting for Boys Robert Baden-Powell explains the meaning of the phrase: The Scout Motto is: BE PREPARED which means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your DUTY.

OBSERVATION FROM WOLFY:
Since the Scout MOTTO is "BE PREPARED," I find the issuance of the new Official Scout Rubber as just another venue for being fully prepared! :cheers: :lol:
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General Discussion / Re: XXX SCOUTS OF AMERICA
« Last post by madmax on Today at 06:35:32 AM »

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  I believe we've reached our prime and are now beginning our backwards slide to self destruction,  it was a great ride while it lasted.
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I agree.  The pendulum won't swing back.
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General Discussion / Re: XXX SCOUTS OF AMERICA
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 06:12:03 AM »
I realize that WND is not the most reliable of news sources,  but they,  like all blind squirrels, finds a nut now and then.
http://www.wnd.com/2018/05/condoms-required-at-scouts-24th-world-jamboree/
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The Boy Scouts have decided to accept people who identify as gay and lesbian among their ranks. And girls are welcome now, too, into the iconic organization, which has renamed itself Scouts BSA.

So what?s next?

A mandate that condoms be made available to ?all participants? of its global gathering.

It?s among the demands of the World Scout Committee for any host country of a World Scout Jamboree.

That would include the 24th World Scout Jamboree, scheduled July 21-Aug. 1, 2019, in West Virginia.

  If the story is factual the organization is in a lot more trouble than just the question of Coed Scouts,  it's an all encompassing policy that flies in the face of the BSA's long standing Motto which clearly defines what Scouting was supposed to instill in the character of boys and young men.
  Personally I've drifted back and forth between being angry and being understanding of the need to be inclusive,  while I may not agree with the changes in the organization I'm not without compassion for the young people who are different when it comes to gender, religion, or sexual orientation, this world is crazy enough for adults to try to understand, it's got to be doubly hard for kids to try to figure out where they fit into it.
  My fear is that there's more to these changes than just inclusiveness,  with every new story that breaks concerning the organization and it's ever changing progressive policy changes over time on Faith, gender, sexual orientation, gay leaders, and now passing out condoms and suggesting alcohol may be present at the gathering,  this is starting to look like an agenda is being pushed to destroy another venue that teaches pride in ones creator, country, moral character, and ones self,  It's happening in our town halls, our schools, and now in some of our greatest institutions.
  I believe we've reached our prime and are now beginning our backwards slide to self destruction,  it was a great ride while it lasted. 
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General Discussion / Re: XXX SCOUTS OF AMERICA
« Last post by Mannlicher on Today at 03:48:05 AM »
I realize that WND is not the most reliable of news sources,  but they,  like all blind squirrels, finds a nut now and then.
http://www.wnd.com/2018/05/condoms-required-at-scouts-24th-world-jamboree/
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The Boy Scouts have decided to accept people who identify as gay and lesbian among their ranks. And girls are welcome now, too, into the iconic organization, which has renamed itself Scouts BSA.

So what?s next?

A mandate that condoms be made available to ?all participants? of its global gathering.

It?s among the demands of the World Scout Committee for any host country of a World Scout Jamboree.

That would include the 24th World Scout Jamboree, scheduled July 21-Aug. 1, 2019, in West Virginia.
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And please post those coordinates
     Just in case I should be passing through. Also cheese danish and Old Fashion(glazed)
:lol: Me, too! I'll have 2 chocolate covered, cream filled Bismarks to go, please!

But if anyone is interested in researching the topic of this "gifting", you find photos of stainless steel bowls (sans the aforementioned treats) with fingerprints on them.
The prints (in all legitimate cases) are unique in that the dermal ridges run perpendicular to the length of the print, rather than whorls, tents and arches as humans have.
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And please post those coordinates
     Just in case I should be passing through. Also cheese danish and Old Fashion(glazed)
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I deleted 'cause I'm not a custom (commercial) maker. I can post here?  The second knife is a hippo tusk, water buffalo horn spacers, and some porous elk antler behind the guard. I made it for my dad years ago. I got it back when he passed.

The first one is a blade from a Cold Steel Trailmaster, that I took off the rubber handle, and added some elk antler to. I didn't like the black sheath that it came with, so I painted the way you see it. It's more fitting for my black powder stuff for a sash knife.
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A month or so later we started 'gifting', we would bring some apples, oranges, sealed hard candy, a couple of beenie babies and some small brightly colored balls. We placed the 'gifts' at least 8 ft up in a couple of trees and checked back the next weekend. The fruit was gone, some empty candy wrappers, the beenies were still there but looked like they were picked up and put back, and one ball was in a gully about 20 ft away.

Since then were have tried cracker jacks put in an empty pnut butter jar. We checked about 2 weeks later found the jar empty...the lid screwd back on. Haven't seen any of the big fellas yet, but we just have a funny feeling while there, hard to explain the feeling but not scary. We have heard thumps and snaps in the thick woods in that area, but have not seen any tracks, although I did find an unusual big pile of poop in the area. Not bear poop either.

Got this off my chest, we ain't out hollering and tree whacking, just 'gifting'. Let the jokes begin...I'm a big boy and can take it, lol.
Try some sweet pastries. Testimony is, they like things like PBJ sandwiches, jelly doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, etc. Anything sweet they can't find easily in their environment.  A jelly doughnut is a lot more attractive than bustin' a bee hive, I would imagine.  8)
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Been reading up and catching up on this thread. Been busy the past 6+ months with a new job (3rd shift) with better pay and better benefits, Betty's mom and sister with health issues and my own younger sister with her own health problems. When we get the time we try and go back to Betty's family homestead site located in a WMA about 30 miles from us.

We have documented a couple of these outings in the outing section. On our 2nd visit to the site we were looking around for some good level camp spots for us to set up for car camping. We're both starting to slow down now so a long hike into the hills is out of the question lol. While we were scouting about 50-75 feet from the logging style road (red GA clay and a handfull of gravel), Betty said she heard something that sounded like a big limb snapping in the distance. I joked at her that maybe sasquatch was wanting a Slim Jim. I picked up a hefty fallen limb and gave a big oak tree nearby a couple of wacks, just messing with her a little. About 30 seconds later we heard 3 very clear raps back in the distance. Betty and I have to admit myself got a little rattled and we went back to our van.

A month or so later we started 'gifting', we would bring some apples, oranges, sealed hard candy, a couple of beenie babies and some small brightly colored balls. We placed the 'gifts' at least 8 ft up in a couple of trees and checked back the next weekend. The fruit was gone, some empty candy wrappers, the beenies were still there but looked like they were picked up and put back, and one ball was in a gully about 20 ft away.

Since then were have tried cracker jacks put in an empty pnut butter jar. We checked about 2 weeks later found the jar empty...the lid screwd back on. Haven't seen any of the big fellas yet, but we just have a funny feeling while there, hard to explain the feeling but not scary. We have heard thumps and snaps in the thick woods in that area, but have not seen any tracks, although I did find an unusual big pile of poop in the area. Not bear poop either.

Got this off my chest, we ain't out hollering and tree whacking, just 'gifting'. Let the jokes begin...I'm a big boy and can take it, lol.

  You won't hear any laughter coming from me brother,  it takes a big man to share experiences that might be controversial,  you have my respect. 
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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: 3B, 7L Turks Head lanyard
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 11:04:46 AM »
I might be able to do this one........ maybe.
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