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WMR
11-28-2008, 04:35 AM
I'm an Eagle Scout myself. My dad is also an Eagle.

Looking back on my time spent in Scouting, it was some of the greatest times of my life.

I've been thinking about getting back into Scouting now that I'm an adult...

Just wondered if anyone else has any experiences with Scouting.

GAC
11-28-2008, 05:14 AM
I had a lot of fun in the Boy Scouts. I never advanced very far, as far as trying to earn badges. But other then a select few in the troop, a majority of us didn't. We were there more for the camp outs, Jamborees, and various other outdoor activities.

Our Scout Master was an ex-WW2 cigar chomping Marine. That certainly was a lot of fun. ;)

RFS62
11-28-2008, 07:22 AM
I was 5 badges from Eagle and our troop disbanded. Scoutmaster got transferred on his job out of state, and nobody would take it over.

That was a big, big disappointment.

I really loved Scouting.

remdog
11-28-2008, 08:34 AM
I flunked Cub Scouts. Who knew you could do that!?! :dunno:

Rem

Caseyfan21
11-28-2008, 09:53 AM
I'm an Eagle scout. Had a lot of great memories from scouting and I think it's really an activity that takes a few years to fully appreciate the good effects it had on your life. I'm starting to realize just how important a lot of those lessons I learned were now that I'm about 5 years removed from earning my Eagle. Just the responsibilities of cooking, service projects, and other life skills were pretty cool for a young kid. I also did the high adventure week down in the Florida Keys too.

SeeinRed
11-28-2008, 10:59 AM
I am also an Eagle Scout. I have a lot of good memories from summer camps and Natioanal Jamboree.

OldRightHander
11-28-2008, 12:17 PM
Eagle here too. I haven't been involved for years though and at times I think I would like to get involved again if I can ever get enough time off the road. That was the best part of my upbringing.

jmcclain19
11-28-2008, 01:05 PM
I'm an Eagle Scout. I also spent 6 years working at a summer camp in Arizona - some of my best memories from growing up came from that camp, or various outings I was on during Scouting.

camisadelgolf
11-28-2008, 03:43 PM
I got my Arrow of Light and quit. I just wasn't prepared enough, I guess.

paintmered
11-28-2008, 04:11 PM
I got my Arrow of Light and quit. I just wasn't prepared enough, I guess.

Same here. Scouting really wasn't for me.

MWM
11-28-2008, 08:42 PM
My parents tried really hard, but it just didn't take with me. I never saw the value of what was being learned. I got to tenderfoot and then they caved and let me quit.

AmarilloRed
11-28-2008, 09:54 PM
Cub Scout. Never made it through the Boy Scouts.

George Anderson
11-28-2008, 10:19 PM
Eagle Scout here.

I could and still can start a fire with the best of em.

MilotheMayor
11-28-2008, 10:32 PM
Been an Eagle Scout for about a year now.
On a related note, has any of you past scouts had the privilege to travel to and hike at Philmont, New Mexico?

GAC
11-29-2008, 05:08 AM
Eagle Scout here.

I could and still can start a fire with the best of em.

Same here. Thank God for "Stop, Drop, and Roll" training. :p:

SunDeck
11-29-2008, 07:04 AM
I washed out in Weeblos.

Roy Tucker
11-29-2008, 05:32 PM
I was never a Boy Scout but got involved in the Explorers in high school. We did a whole lot of backpacking and spelunking.

dman
11-30-2008, 09:37 PM
I'm an Eagle Scout myself. My dad is also an Eagle.

Looking back on my time spent in Scouting, it was some of the greatest times of my life.

I've been thinking about getting back into Scouting now that I'm an adult...

Just wondered if anyone else has any experiences with Scouting.

I made it as far as "Life Scout", and chose to play baseball instead of pressing ahead and getting my Eagle. That's one of my biggest regrets. I loved Scouting, and if I had a son, I would have them right there in BSA (if that's what they wanted to do). Scouting, along with excellent parents, provided a solid foundation for making me who I am as a person today.

Not to sound rude here, but I still keep my Boy Scout Handbook in my bookrack beside my toilet for the extended visits, when I can use some good reading material.

Every time I think of my time in the Scouts, I think of a camping trip to WPAFB. A couple of our older members got themselves into, what seemed like big trouble at the time, by sneaking out, and going across State Route 235 to the Sky Borne Drive-In movie.

At that time, it was affectionately called the Sky Porn Drive-In