Locals – Save the Date 03/01/14

Like Pancakes?

Like Sausage?

Like Bacon?

If so, consider coming to the Boy Scout’s Pancake Supper on March 1st – 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

This is an all you can eat affair for the low price of $7 per person. If a Scout sells a ticket, he gets half of the amount credited to his ‘activities’ account. This can be used to pay for Summer Camp or the semi-annual Backpacking Trip to Santa Fe.

The other half goes to the troop (minus expenses) to pay for equipment, purchase supplies, etc. Many businesses donate food and supplies for the Pancake Supper so there are very few expenses involved. This allows the Troop to use the Pancake Supper as their primary fundraiser only.

This is a great time of fellowship and good food folks. I’ll be there and probably stay for a while.

It’s at the Knights of Columbus Hall  (2625 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76015)

Saturday Night 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. March 1st.

 

Rock of Ages or Just a Rock

Under fire from the Boy Scouts of America and under investigation by law enforcement, two Utah troop leaders who taped themselves gleefully toppling a boulder from a Jurassic-era rock formation in a state park said Friday they should have been more hands-off.

Let’s try to keep this in perspective, shall we folks?

People are outraged over the activities of these so-called adult leaders.

Should they have pushed it over? Oh Heck No. There two unofficial Boy Scout Mottoes  for outdoors activities is “Take only Memories and Photographs, Leave Only Footprints” and “Leave an Area Better Than You Found It.”
These knuckleheads didn’t! They left an area worse than they found it. In the process, they taught a poor lesson to the kids in their charge. They destroyed something that had been useful in teaching about the forces of nature; wind, water, the process of erosion.

But in the long run, it was just a rock formation. One of hundreds/thousands/ who knows how many others just like it all over the park and across the world. It wasn’t unique, it wasn’t of historical significance to the area or the country. It was simply a rock formation.

So before we get out the rope and build a scaffold; let’s try to keep that in mind.

Please join the discussion.

 

Locals Save the Date — Mar 2nd, 2013

Mark your calendars to help out a worthwhile effort — March 2nd, 2013.

The Boy Scout Troop that my sons and I were involved with for many years will once again host their annual Pancake Supper on March 2nd.

The location

Knights of Columbus Hall
2625 S Cooper Street
Arlington, TX 76015

From 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
March 2nd, 2013

This is the main fund raiser for the Troop and the Boys. Half the money raised goes to buy new equipment (tents, stoves, rope, axes, etc) and half of each ticket sold by the boys goes to their Summer Activities. Many of the kids completely pay for their Summer Camp and backpacking trip they take every other year.

The menu

Pancakes
Bacon and/or Sausage
Orange Juice, Coffee or Milk

All you can eat for only $5 per person.

That’s right folks; a complete all-you-can eat pancake supper for only $5 per person…..and they serve up lots of pancakes. The Troop usually serves between 350 to 600 people.

So please consider coming out and helping a great group of kids (and their hardworking parents) while enjoying friendship and fellowship.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….

I try to help out the Boy Scout Troop that my kids were in where I can. This past weekend, I picked up a shipment of delicious treats

 

 

The troop purchases bacon, sausage and cheddar at a discount from the supplier; then sells it at a small profit to pay for the bacon and sausage they cook at the pancake supper.

This weekend, I picked up the order from people at my job –unfortunately they actually expect me to deliver it to them.

 

So I can’t keep those filled coolers at home and jack my cholesterol off the scale — good news/bad news; still not sure which is which.

 

Thanks for supporting the Boy Scouts people.

 

 

 

A Reminder for Locals

Boy Scout Troop 379 will host its annual Pancake Supper tomorrow – March 3rd from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Knights of Columbus Hall2625 S. Cooper St. in Arlington, TX 76015.

 

Iif you want to help a great organization stop by for some delicious pancakes, bacon and sausage. All you can eat for just $5.

They will also have juice, milk, and coffee.

This is the troop’s primary fundraiser for the year. The Scouts get half of each ticket they sell credited to an account they can use to pay for Summer Camp, Philmont High Adventure camp or the troop’s every other year backpacking trip.

The troop uses the other half to pay for any costs associated with the supper (many local businesses generously support the event so there is little out of pocket expense) and to buy new equipment.

She Who Lets Me Make Her Coffee Every Morning and I will be there fairly earlier. Email me if you want to meet up folks — 3boxesofbs_AT_gmail_Dot_Com.

 

DFW Locals — Mark your Calendars

First up is an annual tradition that is not only a great fund raiser but one of the best deals in town.

March 3rd is my old Boy Scout Troop’s Pancake Supper.

That’s right supper – as in all you can eat Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage along with coffee, milk and juice.

And it is just $5 per person — Five Dollars.

It’s held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Cooper Street in the evening — the church crowd gets there around 5 but it runs until 8 p.m.

This is the primary fund raiser for the boys in the troop. They get a portion of each ticket sold, prizes based on the number of tickets sold and the troop gets the rest.

It is used to fund the outdoors activities; especially summer camp and the every-other-year backpacking trip. Some boys earn enough in ticket sales that the parents don’t have to pay for either or both activities in the summer. The prizes are a mix of fun non-scouting stuff and needed camping supplies.

This is a great way to support a fine bunch of folks.

I hope to see many locals there.

 

Then on April 21st the Club will hold its Annual Youth Day event.

This is a fun filled, really long and busy day (both for adults and kids) held at the club every year to introduce kids into the shooting sports.

Club members provide an opportunity for the kids to shoot
Skeet
Trap
Black powder Muskets
Black powder rifles
Metal silhouettes
Rimfire Bench Rest
Archery

Target age for the kids is 11 years and up. Please contact me if you want to attend or especially if you have a group of kids that want to attend. The more the merrier as long as there are enough adults to supervise the kids when they aren’t shooting.

The Club provides lunch; usually hamburgers and/or hot dogs, chips and desert. Last two years the Club President/President Elect has brought the fixings for sno cones. The local volunteer fire department brings out a truck or two and tries to dampen the kids enthusiasm by spraying them down. Doesn’t work, just seems to pump up the kids for some reason.

If anyone knows of a local group that wants to participate (church, big brothers/bigsisters, etc) please pass on my contact information — 3boxesofbsATgmailDOTcom.

 

Just a public service announcement for the locals, we now return to our normal blogging programing.

 

 

Time for a Policy Change?

Except for law enforcement officers required to carry firearms within their jurisdiction, firearms shall not be brought on camping, hiking, backpacking, or other Scouting activities except those specifically planned for target shooting under the supervision of a currently certified BSA national shooting sports director or National Rifle Association firearms instructor.

That is the official Boy Scouts of America policy. To me, I read it as disarming any non-law enforcement adults.

The rationale, I’m sure, is to keep Scouts and Scouters safe. It doesn’t always work.

The assistant scout leader, Arthur L. Anderson, of Kokomo, Ind., was with another male adult and two boys Sunday afternoon on the Nickel Plate Trail in Bunker Hill when he was stabbed in the neck in what witnesses told police was an unprovoked attack. Authorities and medical personnel responded to a 911 call, but he died at the scene.

76 years old and the Anti-Rights cultists say he should engage in hand to hand combat with a 22 year old; either that or try to run away. Not sure how well running away would work when you are trying to protect 2 youths though.

One minute before getting the 911 call about the stabbing, state police say Golitko’s mother, Valerie Henson, called 911 to report that her son had assaulted her during an altercation at their home, about 150 yards south of the trail.

That really stood out to me. The law enforcement officials were informed of a problem but not in enough time to respond to the next problem.

That isn’t a knock on the police; there is no way they could have physically responded to the notification of the first attack in time to prevent the second.

I understand that the Scouting organization does not want every camp out or hike to turn into an impromptu skeet match or Scouts to set up makeshift rifle ranges but there should be clear exemptions on the lawful carry of firearms for self defense.

Anderson had been involved with scouting for 50 years, police said.

After all, if you are going to trust adults with the safety of kids, shouldn’t you let them be effectively armed to keep the kids safe?

Please join the discussion.

 

 


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