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Scouting family takes pilgrimage to Baden-Powell’s grave in Kenya
Blog     12 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
Scoutmaster Jerry:Fantastic Trip.. Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting: Tracing the life of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell takes you not only to his birthplace in London but also to Kenya, where he spent the last few years of his life. My recent trip to London and Gilwell Park, provenance of the Wood Badge training course, inspired Idaho Scouter Steve Jung to share photos and stories from a similar Scouting pilgrimage. And I’m sure glad he shared. The Jung family traveled to Kenya, the East African nation where B-P died on Jan. 8, 1941, at age 83. His grave is now a national monument. Steve, along with his wife, Becky, and...


The Road
Blog     11 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
I can not remember where or who I heard this from, but I recalled a quote the other day that I thought was a good way of illustrating our job as Scout leaders and parents. “We are not building roads for our children, we are building children for the roads.” Essentially it is saying that we can lay out everything to make life easy for our kids or we can prepared them for the road of life, which we all know is not easy. When I thought about this quote, it got me to thinking about some of the ways we discuss our...


Emotional Gauntlet
Blog     9 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
The blog has been a little quiet the last couple days as we have been through an emotional gauntlet over the last week.  On Monday night right before the Troop meeting we were visited by two Police Officers from the Gresham Police Department.  They asked my wife and I to come inside and sit down.  We were informed that our youngest son Josh had been in a fatal car accident.  He was struck head on by a drunk driver and was killed instantly.  His girlfriend, who was in the car with him was transported to OHSU (Oregon Health and Science...



   
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