Camp Long Lake (Part 3)

In the previous parts of this series, I discussed a little about my father’s and my grandfather’s contribution to Camp Long Lake. Today, we’ll talk about my part. It was back in 1981, and I was a young 16 years old. I was stationed in the kitchen. I was, along… Continue reading

We Have an Eagle!

An Eagle Scout On March 17, we held a ceremony to formally present the rank of Eagle Scout to my son, Russell. I realize some of my circle of friends take issue with the Boy Scouts of America, and for good reason, but this isn’t the right time for that… Continue reading

Thursday Thoughts – Thrift

Continuing to pass through all the points of the scout law, we hit upon point nine, a scout is thrifty. What a concept for us all, son’t you think? Don’t waste your money, don’t spend what you don’t have. Our economy would be much better off had millions of people… Continue reading

Boy Scouts Moving in the Direction of Equality?

It has been a contentious battle for those affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America who would like to drop the exclusion of gay individuals and those who want to keep it in place. The reasons for both sides are deep-rooted in peoples’ upbringing and strongly-held belief systems. I saw… Continue reading

Fish Friday – The Endangered Desert Pupfish

I’m breaking from talking about the fishes I won at auction at SAKE last month to tell you about something interesting that happens tomorrow. My son is working on his eagle project, a major step in becoming an eagle scout. For his project, he will be clearing access around ponds… Continue reading

Scout Outdoor Leader Training

I just returned from a 24-hour outdoor leader training session down at the Heard Scout Pueblo. A bunch of adults from all over the area get together and took classes to learn the skills the boys need to go from Scout through Tenderfoot and Second Class to reach the rank… Continue reading