Another year as a Rover

A little late, but I renewed my BPSA-US membership as a Rover.

 

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Toward addtional service

Within the next few months I have committed to earning the second of three ham licenses and will go for the General license in amature radio.

The ham is your best friend in a disaster, and because of the way radio signals ‘propigate’ a ham a thousand miles away might be the one who hears a distress call or aid in sending you help.  A General ham license will mean greater ability to serve the community better by being able to talk and send Morse Code in such emergency.

 

Bankruptcy for BSA

More bad news for fellow scouts at BSA.  Years ago they did not have precautions in place to weed out abusers like they do now.  Bankruptcy now looms because a lack of safety protocol.  Their drift years ago from ‘traditional scouting’ as envisioned by Lord Baden-Powell also hurt them.  Demographics of the population affected BSA.  Being too attached to religious institutions, that are disinterested in inclusion, is an issue now that BSA realized a need for it.  Many of the church based scout groups fell away recently because of abrupt change.  Further, some moved on to form their own independent, traditional, inclusive scouting organization like BPSA-US because of inclusion, not lack of it.

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I am pleased to know that the BPSA-US, from the onset is a tradional scouting organization.  Inclusion is important too and safety of our young scouts (and old too) is primary, not an afterthought.  All of us adult Rover scouts get an annual background check.

For the sake of all the fellow scouts who could lose their leadership I hope the BSA, or Scouts BSA will persist beyond bankruptcy.

 

2018 Autumn update

So I’m not doing much scouting since work occupies all of my time until near end of Dec 2018.

And since I decided to do the Lone Scout route it’s been Spartan on the scouting front. I want to do more and am considering rejoining with the 66th Confluence at renewal time.

 

2018 National Night Out

“Serving” hot wings tonight!

Grilled 40 lbs of donated chicken wings to get them all smokey and browned up.  Grilled

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about half way done and then tossed them into the slow cooker to finish the job.

Added cayenne pepper and habanero hot sauce.  That is about it.

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This Rover at the event

They did not last long. Considering the size of the crowds we have had the last couple of years at N. 14th Street & St. Louis Avenue it was bigger this year.

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