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A Training Vacation

One of my Wood Badge ticket items is to attend a training course for Cubmasters that goes beyond what is covered in the Position-specific training. The second part of that ticket item is to bring back something I learned and implement it in my pack. It was part of the same quest that brought me … Continue reading »

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…and now we resume our regularly scheduled program

On Independence Day I met up with a friend and Roundtable co-conspirator at the district’s recruiting booth. He reminded me that this blog is overdue for an update and I left him hanging with the end of the 100 Days of Scouting. So here you go Mike! To wrap up 100 days of scouting: Days … Continue reading »

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Day 32: The Virtual Cubmaster

How did people run packs before e-mail? For that matter, how did they do it before text messages, cell phones, the internet, and social media? Case in point: a few days ago I got an e-mail (on my phone) from one of our Den Leaders. It said “I think the Tiger Picnic is scheduled for … Continue reading »

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100 Days of Scouting

Last year during the 100th Anniversary celebration Scoutsigns did a “100 Days of Scouting” challenge where participants volunteered to do something for scouting every day for 100 days. 100 is a powerful number. 100% is everything. $100 still matters. 100 days is enough time to change lives. For the next 100 days, 100 Days of … Continue reading »

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Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!

2010 was a pretty good year. We took a family road trip to Texas to see a niece and nephew that had moved there from Colorado. Got to see Cadillac Ranch and the Big Texan on the way there and spent a morning at the National Scouting Museum I finished my PhD in Mechanical Engineering, … Continue reading »

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I love my phone, I’ll admit it

I know this blog has become a never ending stream of videos and comics lately, but this is too good to share. Maybe it rings true to me these days because I just recently added myself to the ranks of the iPhone users. I love my phone. I hear that admitting you have a problem … Continue reading »

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Fundraising Bleg Part II

OK, you bunch of slackers. I sent out the e-mail. I posted it on my blog. Told you all about the great causes that it will benefit. You know, things like the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. That’s right, the group that helps those that volunteered to defend you and got severely … Continue reading »

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Fight Gone Bad for Two Good Causes

Alright people, it looks as if I am now signed up to do a CrossFit workout for charity. The causes are Athletes for a Cure (to support protate cancer research) and the Wounded Warrior Project (to support and aid our service men and women who are severly injured in service to our country). The workout … Continue reading »

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Don’t miss the lunar eclipse on Wednesday night

For those with clear skies tomorrow night, there will be a total lunar eclipse at 8:01 MST. It should last about 50 minutes or so, and will be visible in North and South America, Europe and Africa. The moon won’t disappear, but will turn red in color due to the light coming off the Earth’s … Continue reading »

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An Interview with Cookie Monster, and the Proust Questionnaire

I saw an interview with Cookie Monster from NPR on one of their blog sites. Other than insight into Cookie’s sordid tales of compulsive eating and the trials of stardom (no, not really), I was interested in the reference to the modified questionaire the interviewer used. It turns out to be the “Proust Questionnaire”, now … Continue reading »

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