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Skjellyfetti wrote:
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He's a corrupt scumbag. "Drain the Swamp" :roll:
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Ok. Corrupt scumbags should be pardoned or have their sentences commuted... because...?
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Ok. Corrupt scumbags should be pardoned or have their sentences commuted... because...?
They shouldn't. Trump is just greasing the skids for his own pardon.

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This commuting the sentence of Blago gives Dems a bit of ammo against Trump. Is there a Dem plant advising Trump on this one? :thumbdown:
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Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Financial pressure of lawsuits led to this. Sad story.
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Ivytalk wrote:
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Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Financial pressure of lawsuits led to this. Sad story.
I know 93 had a different experience but when my kids tried it...95% fundraising and 5% scouting.

They devolved.
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kalm wrote:
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:01 pm
Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Financial pressure of lawsuits led to this. Sad story.
I know 93 had a different experience but when my kids tried it...95% fundraising and 5% scouting.

They devolved.
I was a Scout myself (in the 1965-70 range) before all this sexual abuse stuff hit the fan. Learned a lot about self-reliance and camping. It was fun. I guess I was lucky not to have any creepy scoutmasters. What’s happened now is a damn shame.
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I was in Scouts from the cubs all they way until I was 17. I bagged out of my Eagle by just a service project. That’s one of my big regrets.

My troop was a bunch of redneck tobacco farmers kids and assorted survivalists. We fed into an Explorer troop that was just shy of a prison gang. We literally went into the woods camping with no food and just killed shit and ate it.

I miss those days.... probably why I welcome the lights going out


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It is. I learned a lot in scouts that I still use today. Learning to camp, build a fire, shoot, fish, first aid, community service have all been useful tools. Simply knowing how to tie knots comes in handy often. We of course called, but we’d call out at reenactments, camp out in adverse weather like snow for badges, rock climbing, skiing, whitewater rafting, etc...

We had great leaders who my father remained friends with until his death. I don’t recall any leader being creepy. I don’t think the rednecks would’ve tolerated it. The guys I was in with, for the most part, were classmates and we still talk and get together to this day. Looking back - I cherish those times. It was just Dad and I and we had some fun, scary, memorable experiences. I’m proud to be an Eagle Scout.


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We were told that Trump is rooting out corruption. Pardoning corrupt people is part of that process.


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My brother was an Explorer Scout. I didn’t go into it. My buddy did but ended up banging and dating the only girl. Then dropped out.


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Ibanez wrote:My brother was an Explorer Scout. I didn’t go into it. My buddy did but ended up banging and dating the only girl. Then dropped out.


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I played with the Explorers from about 16 until I left for college. We didn’t have girls in the troop... I don’t think they were allowed back then.

I liked Explorers... we just camped and canoed down the Dan River and hunted and fished. By the time I was 16 I was bored with my Scout troop and just did Explorers and Order of the Arrow shit... I liked the hazing


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Ibanez wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:06 am
It is. I learned a lot in scouts that I still use today. Learning to camp, build a fire, shoot, fish, first head, community service have all been useful tools. Simply knowing how to tie knots comes in handy often. We of course called, but we’d call out at reenactments, camp out in adverse weather like snow for badges, rock climbing, skiing, whitewater rafting, etc...

We had great leaders who my father remained friends with until his death. I don’t recal any leader being creepy. I don’t think the rednecks would’ve tolerated it. The guys I was in with, for the most part, were classmates and we still talk and get together to this day. Looking back - I cherish those times. It was just Dad and I and we had some fun, scary, memorable experiences. I’m proud to be an Eagle Scout.


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Are you sure you didn't have any creepy leaders?
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HI54UNI wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:30 am
Ibanez wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:06 am
It is. I learned a lot in scouts that I still use today. Learning to camp, build a fire, shoot, fish, first head, community service have all been useful tools. Simply knowing how to tie knots comes in handy often. We of course called, but we’d call out at reenactments, camp out in adverse weather like snow for badges, rock climbing, skiing, whitewater rafting, etc...

We had great leaders who my father remained friends with until his death. I don’t recal any leader being creepy. I don’t think the rednecks would’ve tolerated it. The guys I was in with, for the most part, were classmates and we still talk and get together to this day. Looking back - I cherish those times. It was just Dad and I and we had some fun, scary, memorable experiences. I’m proud to be an Eagle Scout.


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Are you sure you didn't have any creepy leaders?
You know what....I saw that when I posted it. but then I got off the train and walked to the office and didn't have time to edit until now. :lol: :lol:
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CID1990 wrote:
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Ibanez wrote:My brother was an Explorer Scout. I didn’t go into it. My buddy did but ended up banging and dating the only girl. Then dropped out.


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I played with the Explorers from about 16 until I left for college. We didn’t have girls in the troop... I don’t think they were allowed back then.

I liked Explorers... we just camped and canoed down the Dan River and hunted and fished. By the time I was 16 I was bored with my Scout troop and just did Explorers and Order of the Arrow shit... I liked the hazing


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The OA shit was serious in the low country. My brother was OA, though looking back it was because all of his friends were so I suspect it had more to do with that and less with being a person that best exemplified the Scout Oath.


Now that i'm thinking about it...i'm pretty sure my brother blackballed me and I that's why I never got an invite. :lol:
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I played with the Explorers from about 16 until I left for college. We didn’t have girls in the troop... I don’t think they were allowed back then.

I liked Explorers... we just camped and canoed down the Dan River and hunted and fished. By the time I was 16 I was bored with my Scout troop and just did Explorers and Order of the Arrow shit... I liked the hazing


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The OA shit was serious in the low country. My brother was OA, though looking back it was because all of his friends were so I suspect it had more to do with that and less with being a person that best exemplified the Scout Oath.


Now that i'm thinking about it...i'm pretty sure my brother blackballed me and I that's why I never got an invite. :lol:
OA was serious shit where I was and it had little to do with who you knew - more to do with could you take the Ordeal

We had a famously hard Ordeal - and troops would select you based on whether or not they thought you could make it through. If your troop got a rep for nominating pussies it would reflect poorly. So they tended to nominate the toughest cookies.

But if you were a dick, you wouldn’t get nominated, either. You needed to have a balance- of toughness, but you had to be nice, too. All the guys I stay in contact with who were OA from my council are now captains of industry, military leaders (general officers, admirals), a couple ministers/priests, etc
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CID1990 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:12 am
Ibanez wrote:
The OA shit was serious in the low country. My brother was OA, though looking back it was because all of his friends were so I suspect it had more to do with that and less with being a person that best exemplified the Scout Oath.


Now that i'm thinking about it...i'm pretty sure my brother blackballed me and I that's why I never got an invite. :lol:
OA was serious shit where I was and it had little to do with who you knew - more to do with could you take the Ordeal

We had a famously hard Ordeal - and troops would select you based on whether or not they thought you could make it through. If your troop got a rep for nominating pussies it would reflect poorly. So they tended to nominate the toughest cookies.

But if you were a dick, you wouldn’t get nominated, either. You needed to have a balance- of toughness, but you had to be nice, too. All the guys I stay in contact with who were OA from my council are now captains of industry, military leaders (general officers, admirals), a couple ministers/priests, etc
I'm going to ask my brother about their Ordeal. I remember him telling me but that was 1997ish. :lol:

Of all the guys I remember being in OA, they're ordinary people. No leaders of the community, or their church. They work at for MUSC in IT, grunt work for a defense contractor or for some German engineering company. Nothing special. And a couple of them are great friends of mine/family. I would include myself in that - I don't do anything earth shattering.

I only know one guy that has made something of himself. He took the SC Lottery Money and got an Associates in business then turned his mobile vehicle tinting company that he began in HS into something real and has built 3 more businesses on top that.



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HI54UNI wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:30 am
Ibanez wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:06 am
It is. I learned a lot in scouts that I still use today. Learning to camp, build a fire, shoot, fish, first head, community service have all been useful tools.
Are you sure you didn't have any creepy leaders?
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CID1990 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:12 am
Ibanez wrote:
The OA shit was serious in the low country. My brother was OA, though looking back it was because all of his friends were so I suspect it had more to do with that and less with being a person that best exemplified the Scout Oath.


Now that i'm thinking about it...i'm pretty sure my brother blackballed me and I that's why I never got an invite. :lol:
OA was serious shit where I was and it had little to do with who you knew - more to do with could you take the Ordeal

We had a famously hard Ordeal - and troops would select you based on whether or not they thought you could make it through. If your troop got a rep for nominating pussies it would reflect poorly. So they tended to nominate the toughest cookies.

But if you were a dick, you wouldn’t get nominated, either. You needed to have a balance- of toughness, but you had to be nice, too. All the guys I stay in contact with who were OA from my council are now captains of industry, military leaders (general officers, admirals), a couple ministers/priests, etc
All I remember about my OA Ordeal was trooping along a rocky road at night by torchlight and being bopped on the shoulder by some white guy in bad Indian regalia, whereby I was ordered to drop on the spot with my sleeping bag. Worst night’s sleep I ever had, other than my “sleep test” for my CPAP. Wimachtendienk, my ass.
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Ibanez wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:06 am
It is. I learned a lot in scouts that I still use today. Learning to camp, build a fire, shoot, fish, first aid, community service have all been useful tools. Simply knowing how to tie knots comes in handy often. We of course called, but we’d call out at reenactments, camp out in adverse weather like snow for badges, rock climbing, skiing, whitewater rafting, etc...

We had great leaders who my father remained friends with until his death. I don’t recall any leader being creepy. I don’t think the rednecks would’ve tolerated it. The guys I was in with, for the most part, were classmates and we still talk and get together to this day. Looking back - I cherish those times. It was just Dad and I and we had some fun, scary, memorable experiences. I’m proud to be an Eagle Scout.


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