Tuesday, 21 April 2009

19 YO Eagle Scout Speech

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Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 Philmont AA '08

Interamerican Rgion WOSM News




Scouts of Peru in the time of the Planet

Brought together about 500 people, a group of scouts from the Peruvian city of Lima held the "March of the Light", a day that I seek to draw attention from neighbors and businesses about the importance of saving energy for the good of the planet and fair use of natural resources, thus supporting the actions of "Blackout World" for the environment.

Cubs, Scouts, hikers and Parent Group Lima 114, made a working ant, touching doors, delivering leaflets and inviting institutions such as St. Pio X Parish, Fire Bomb, Serenazgo, police and nearby businesses, Scouts drew attention its 10,000 residents and more than 300 businesses nearby to extinguish all lights and be part of the global initiative.

Also, the scouts took their camp lamp, flags and banners specially prepared, plus get a band musicians so that together with the hundreds of neighbors and friends begin the "Walk of Light" and the party Peru effective action that generates a good awareness of conservation and energy saving.

This unique project was a success, as well as in Cuzco, Peru Scouts worked with the planet.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 Philmont AA '08

SPL SOP Update Two

Okay I know that I said that I would have had this document about how a SPL should do his job completed but unfortunately due to life and how everything is going I have not had the time to finish the document. Okay I admit I have gotten involved in other activities and put it on the back burner but I am still most definitely thinking about finishing it.

Also another reason why I have fallen behind schedule is because I have hit a stumbling block. This stumbling block is caused because I am not sure how to go about writing a general planning procedure for campouts or special day events that are hosted by the Troop. This part is really hard to write because I have to account for so many different variables. So I am asking for your input about what I should do. Specifically I am looking for advice in the following areas:
  • Which jobs are assigned to the SPL when planning a campout
  • Which jobs are assigned to adults when planning a campout
  • Who should have to put together this plan the SPL or the PLC group.
Those are my three questions. I am also looking for input in regards to just general ideas and methods for the SPL planning and leading campouts and other Troop special events.

Thanks in advance for your help and all you do for scouting.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 Philmont AA '08

What Scouting is all about

Normally I try to steer clear of Scout articles that come from news sources or other public sources that are highly political in nature because of the fact that even though a Scout is suppose to be patriotic I do not believe that scouts and politics should mix together. Whenever these two mix both the government and the Scouts end up causing each other large amounts of grief.

Lets now get back to the subject. A article in the Patriot Post which is a conservative Journal caught my attention through another blog that I follow as being very interesting. This article discusses why America needs the Boy Scouts more than ever in today's society if we want to ensure that a lot of boys do not waste away their lives by becoming hoodlums.

So here is the link the the story. Hopefully you will enjoy it. Click here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 Philmont AA '08

Explorer Scout Goes above and beyond the Call of Duty

For those of you who do not know what a Explorer Scout is it is a nontraditional career exploration program under a group of programs that the BSA refers to as Learning for Life Programs. A Explorer Scout is attached to a Post that is sponsored by some community organization in pretty much every career field imaginable. The most common posts are in fire departments or police departments but their are many other businesses that also sponsor posts.

This story is a news story that comes from Valley Springs California and is about a 16 year old explorer scout who while on a ride along went above and beyond his normal call of duty by rescuing the deputy he was riding with from almost certain death.

If you want to read the full story click here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 Philmont AA '08

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