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Monday, February 08, 2010

Be prepared...

Words to live by...and the Boy Scout motto:

("This scout's name is Bob Hamilton and this picture was painted by Norman Rockwell in 1944.")

I was a Boy Scout in my youth, years ago.
(Once a Boy Scout, always a Boy Scout)

I made it to the rank of First Class; there's a lot of valuable training that comes along with doing that, not only for getting along outdoors, but also in life.

Anyway, February 8, 2010 is the centennial anniversary of The Boy Scouts of America. This is an excellent organization, and a much better alternative for an inner city kid (like I used to be) than hanging with a gang and/or on a street corner.

Here's to a hundred more years!

13 Comments:

Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Hey Camo. I was a First Class scout too. Always be prepared.

(:D) Best regards...

February 08, 2010 3:14 PM  
Blogger Inky said...

Hey Camo, this comment box was the only way I knew how to sent you an e-mail. Your Red Ultra looks exactly like my 2007. I love your links.... and the Twin Towers memorial picture you have. Ride safe my brother, God Bless!

February 08, 2010 8:10 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

Both my boys were Scouts. So was my Dad.

February 09, 2010 4:15 PM  
Blogger Beerme said...

I enjoyed Scouting very much. I made it to the rank of Life Scout (actually, one merit badge away from Eagle) before I decided I had outgrown it. I wish I had stuck around for Eagle Scout. I enjoyed camping and learning so much about the outdoors. I also helped work a day camp one summer on Detroit's Belle Isle (our troop was from the inner city as well). Many great memories. My kids had no such memories, as the area we live in, now is not so Scout friendly. I taught 'em plenty, though!

Troop 144!

February 09, 2010 7:01 PM  
Blogger Allen Maddox said...

I'm "Life for life", but still involved in Scouting, sort of. Advisor for a caving focused Venturing Crew (www.dragonbreathgrotto.org). 54 and still can't pull myself away from it.
Thanks for post this, JV.

February 09, 2010 7:26 PM  
Blogger Nick - The Survival Guru said...

Say I remember those days of yester year...and I continued to camp out during college as a member and president of the schools "Explorers Club."

New blog today by the way.

Angus the scot

February 09, 2010 8:09 PM  
Blogger Island Girl TLA said...

My 10 1/2 year old son is crossing over from Webelo to Boy Scout Feb 21. Im so proud of him. Im going to keep encouraging him to stay in it... I think he will appreciate me keeping him in it later. (Do you have a Facebook page?) Check mine out...islandgirltla or under my real name.

February 10, 2010 9:39 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

I too was a Scout in another lifetine. Thanks for kicking in the "way back machine" for a moment with your post.
Have fun on your trip, come back safe!

February 10, 2010 9:39 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Hawkeye®:
"Be prepared" is not just the Boy Scout motto, it's one of my personal ones too, along with "Attention to detail".

Inky:
My Ultra Classic Electra Glide is a 2005 model.

You can find an email @ddress for me in my profile on this blog; that says: camojack@gmail.com

Cassandra:
Very good. Were you a Girl Scout?

Beerme:
Scouting is the best, I highly recommend it. I'm sorry to hear that your kids do not have the opportunity to experience it for themselves. I'm sure that you did teach them plenty.

Allen:
I knew you were a liaison to various Scout groups. Thank you for your dedicated service to a worthwhile cause.

Nick:
I continue to camp out to the present time...and I'm not planning to stop anytime soon. I might camp out sometime in the next week or so, since I am currently on the Big Island.

Island Girl TLA:
Most excellent. I hope that your encouragement keeps your son involved in Scouting.

Yes, I am on Facebook, look for Jack Vose.

boberin:
Scouting was a great experience, huh?

I plan to have fun on my trip, thanks...

February 11, 2010 4:13 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

I was a Girl Scout for a couple of years, and I enjoyed it very much. That was a LONG time ago... ;-)

February 13, 2010 3:41 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Bunny:
Heh. It was longer ago for me, to be sure. :-)

All:
ELEVENTEEN!!!

February 20, 2010 3:14 PM  
Blogger daveinnola said...

great concept pre train boys for service life i hope they have a badge for sharpshooters as baden powell said we need better troops

February 26, 2010 7:57 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Dave:
I agree, the Boy Scouts are a great concept, teaching boys a number of valuable things...service among them. There's a lot to be said for self discipline as well.

Oh, and welcome to my l'il corner o' "Da Blogosphere"...

March 01, 2010 12:14 AM  

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