Fw: Ask Andy: Background on District/Division Award of Merit

 
 The following was sent to Andy of “Ask Andy” fame. Hal Daume (his real name) is a longtime Commissioner and like me has been answering Scouters’ questions and queries electronically for a long, long time!! Every once in a while, I assist him and (Dr.) Kenneth King with answering some of his, um, challenging questions. […]

 

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Marked Men (2 Oct 15)

 
 (My personal and my family’s condolences go outward to those families affected by the attack and shootings in Oregon on 1 October. My caring goes to the many first responders and their families who encountered such death and harm. My support goes to those many people who took up our President’s plea to demonstrate to […]

 

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Merit Badge Counselor uniform and insignia question (23 Sept 15)

 
  Hi Chris!! You wrote and asked me: “Question I received from a scouting friend and I can’t find an answer to. Can a merit badge counselor, and registered only as such wear the adult bsa uniform and is there a position badge of office to reflect merit badge counselor?” Yes and no.  Yes, registered […]

 

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More about “Fort Knox High Days” (2015 Reunion Overview) (6 Sep 15)

 
  Sunday morning started with breakfast at Golden Corral. I lost a phone earpiece so I had to go to WalMart and buy a new one; and get some gasoline for the drive I thought across the state and then back down to my hotel room here in Tennessee.  Plans changed…I’ll make it up to […]

 

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More about “Fort Knox High Days” (2015 Reunion Overview) (5 Sep 15)

More about “Fort Knox High Days” (2015 Reunion Overview) (5 Sep 15)

 
  Saturday morning started for me with a note from the “IHOP gang” but I was too far the other direction to turn around and join them at the “Internal House of Tantakes”… *heheehehee* (one of my kids called it that, and it stuck in my brain).  I got a needed haircut and the Korean […]

 

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More about “Fort Knox High Days” (2015 Reunion Overview) (4-6 Sep 15)

More about “Fort Knox High Days” (2015 Reunion Overview) (4-6 Sep 15)

 
  I want to start out by writing some basic truths: I, along with some other Fort Knox High School (FKHS) grads, “crashed” the reunion weekend planned by the Class of 1978. They were extremely gracious in extending an “okay” to me and some other grads from OTHER YEARS other than theirs.    See, when […]

 

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“…I Really Can’t Swim…” (9 Sep 15)

 
    Here’s a good illustration of why *meeting the requirements as written* and not short cutting them for any reason is important.  This is a good example also to those of you NOT in Scouting as to why you need to periodically assess your team members and insure not only that they *say* they […]

 

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“Snot Rags” (27 Aug 15)

 
  She calls them that so as to get a reaction from me – it never fails.  She knows full well what they are and how they are worn; she used to be a Girl Scout.  But then, Girl Scouts don’t wear a NECKERCHIEF!  Wikipedia defines a neckerchief in the following manner: “A neckerchief (necko, necker, kerchief or […]

 

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“The Sign” (2 Sep 15)

 
  (From “My First 29 Days in Baghdad” by Mike Walton (c) 2003) (I arrived in Baghdad, Iraq one week and four days after the ground war died down, in late March 2003. Each day was a personal challenge and to remember the specialness of living in that historic location at that part of history, […]

 

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“Club Scouts”

 
  During the recent National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America, held in Atlanta, I attended several sessions geared to share information and to bring it back to my local Council to share with them. Since my “local Council” (Transatlantic) serves youth in some 60 (I haven’t counted the total number of countries, […]

 

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