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More about Square knot insignia (19 Aug 13)

  (Copied from the SCOUTING magazine blog)   Sarah wrote:   “Hello, first THANK YOU for putting this information out for us clueless types. My Husband and I just started leading the 11 year old scouts at Church. We are trying to get his uniform together, but I have to admit, the person in the […]


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Jamboree Numbers!

  So we didn’t make any records this time out, gang. That’s okay…it gives us something to strive for for the NEXT National Jamboree at the Summit!!   The following was taken from this morning’s SCOUTING magazine blog as relayed by the senior Editor of that magazine, Bryan Wendell:   “The big number is 30,037 youth and […]


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Boy scout “Jack” shirt question… 4 pocket?

  Hey Matt!!   You wrote and asked me:   “My name is Matthew Wilson a proud eagle scout. While at a local swap meet I found a BSA jacket and purchased it. The tag reads Boy Scouts Of America Official Jacket and has the number 553 on it. Size 40. It feels like all […]


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About Speeches and the Medal of Honor (18 Apr 13)

  Please first allow me some words about making speeches.  I have been doing so for quite some time — since 13; and “will speak for food, patch or mug” (later for $100) since I turned 17.     Let me start out by saying that at every location I provide a speech — an after dinner speech; […]


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“Once a Scout, Always a Scout? (13 Apr 13)

  Hi Bill!!   You provided me with a GREAT question today….thank you for asking me:   “If I was a Boy Scout am I “always” a Boy Scout” (if I wasn’t expelled or anything — never happened)…or just during the time I was in my troop. I am now 72, but recall still with […]


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“Our new Eagle Scouts Won’t do A Court of Honor – Help!” (26 Mar 13)

  (Copied from the SCOUTING magazine daily blog at I am the assistant Scoutmaster and advancement chairman for my Scout troop. I have worked with lots of boys in my troop and am proud of the fact that we have more than the national average of boys who made it to Eagle. So many […]


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More about Gayness and “Will and Grace” (13 Mar 13)

  (From my posting on the BSA’s SCOUTING magazine blog):   Wallace wrote in part: “Ed… Something must have happened or why would the BSA adopt the policy…”   Yeah. The United States had a “growth spurt” and with it some additional maturity.   A scant 15 years ago, we were laughing at NBC’s “Will […]


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More About the Heroism Medal Going Away

  Mr. Walton, “I read the comments about the BSA retiring the “Heroism Award” on the scouting magazine blog. I am curious about your thoughts on this. I am looking at it from a military valor standpoint. You have the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, and the Bronze Star with a […]


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