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  • Scout Willis, daughter of Bruce and Demi goes topless in Manhattan

    05/29/2014 11:33:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 29, 2014
    Scout Willis took to the streets of New York yesterday to stage a social media protest – topless. The 22-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis leisurely strolled around the streets of Manhattan topless to protest Instagram’s nudity policy. The middle Moore-Willis daughter tweeted photos of herself in a pretty floral skirt, flats and nothing else roaming around New York City. "Legal in NYC but not on Instagram," Willis tweeted about her photos.
  • TATA Introduces the Kestrel – an 8×8 Armored Scout Vehicle

    02/06/2014 11:13:58 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Defense Update ^ | February 6, 2014
    As part of TATA’S strategy to enhance the scope of its defense business Tata Motors HAS showcased the ‘Kestrel’, an 8×8 wheeled armored amphibious VEHICLE platform providing protected mobility and firepower to the troops. The Kestrel, designed by the DRDO was unveiled yesterday by TATA Motors. Photo: Noam Eshel, defense Update The vehicle is designed as a Light Armoured High Mobility Vehicle (LAMV), functioning as a recon scout vehicle, moving ahead of the armored columns. The vehicle was designed by the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Supacat of the UK, an expert in tactical armored vehicles, has also...
  • Why Sell Your Giant AT-ST Walker? Because Your Girlfriend Is Sick of It

    09/29/2013 4:50:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 56 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 28SEP2013 | Eric Limer
    Last Saturday, we told you about how there's a gigantic AT-ST Walker for sale on Ebay right now. It's still there, but why sell such a masterpiece in the first place? Because your girlfriend is freakin' sick of having it around. The AT-ST's owner, Martin Fillery, explained the situation to the Daily Mail: "I think my girlfriend is starting to get a bit worried about me. I've always been a bit mad, and I love sci-fi stuff, but my spending on props is going through the roof. ...The Scout Walker is amazing, but I realised pretty quickly that it was...
  • The Boy Scout Fallout

    06/03/2013 6:06:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    theblacksphere.net ^ | 6-3-2013 | Amy Gerwing
    The dust has scarcely settled from the Boy Scouts of America’s landmark vote to allow openly gay young men and boys to participate in scouting, yet already another controversy is brewing with parents and churches caught up in the crossfire. Nationwide, congregations and families are coming to terms with the BSA policy change. In an effort to remain strong in their biblical convictions, many are being forced to cut ties with the BSA despite years of financial support and mutual trust. But in doing so, their decision to withdraw support of the nation’s largest scouting organization has come under scrutiny...
  • Boy Scout Exodus Has Begun

    05/29/2013 2:51:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 116 replies
    Politcal Outcast ^ | 5/29/13 | Dave Jolly
    Last week, the executive board of Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay kids into their programs, thus compromising their long standing set of Christian morals and values. When I heard about their vote, it saddened me to see them succumb to the pressures of a debauched society. In my report last week about their compromise, I predicted that a number of church sponsored Boy Scout programs would be ended the same way it happened in Canada when they allowed the gays to go camping with them. Well, it seems the exodus has begun. Southeast Christian Church first...
  • Sales of camp sites nationwide throw Girl Scouts into turmoil

    05/27/2013 9:50:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Associated Press
    OWA CITY, Iowa – When it came time to draw up a budget, one of Iowa's regional Girl Scout councils reviewed its programs and made a proposal that would have been unthinkable a generation ago: selling its last four summer camps. Troop leader Joni Kinsey was stunned. For decades, the camps had been cherished places where thousands of young girls spent summer breaks hiking, huddling around campfires and building friendships. Kinsey, whose daughter learns to train horses at camp, immediately started a petition to fight the idea. Other scouting alums and volunteers have taken up the cause, too, packing public...
  • Eagle Scout Project Takes on Restoration of the Historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club

    10/14/2012 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 7 replies
    Website ^ | 10/14/2012 | Ammoland
    Nathanael “Teddy” Nappen, Troop 75 Bow, Daniel Webster Council, has completed his Eagle Scout Service Project, which was to help restore the historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club located at 1732 Lake Shore Road in Manchester. This indoor shooting club provides firearm safety training and marksmanship skills to the public and is a non-profit organization. Scouts can also earn their rifle merit badge at this club. The building was built in 1948, and the exterior was in disrepair. Teddy was assisted in the restoration project by 24 volunteers, of whom the majority were scouts and scout parents from Troop 75.
  • UFO Scout Ship Lands In New Mexico? 2012

    02/26/2012 9:11:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2/20/12 | StephenHannardADGUK
    Possible leaked footage of a UFO arriving then landing at an unknown location in New Mexico. Could be one of ours, CGI, or could be the real deal. As Always You Decide.
  • Boy Scout Who Helps SAR Dog Handlers Earns Eagle Scout Rank

    06/08/2011 9:27:19 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 3 replies
    Associated Content ^ | June 08, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    A few weeks ago, I was surprised when my dad told me that my dog, Trooper, was in the local newspaper. I said, "Trooper? Why in the world is he in the paper?" But when I saw the picture, I was delighted to see that it was a photograph from an Eagle Scout ceremony for Ben Whittington, a scout who has been helping me with Trooper's training for many years. Ben posed with Trooper for a few photos after the ceremony.
  • Scouts come together for state's largest celebration of Scouting's 100th anniversary

    04/17/2010 11:04:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Updated 4/17/10 | Robert Jordan
    PLEASANTON — What birthday would be complete without a song? And to help celebrate 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America, hundreds of packs and troops obliged Friday with their own version. Scouts from throughout Northern California kicked off the Northern California 100th Anniversary Jamboree opening ceremony with their own chant at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Members from as far south as Yosemite to as far north as the Oregon border belted out: "We got spirit, yes we do. We got spirit, how about you?" The chant grew in volume and enthusiasm as it snaked its way from one...
  • Eager Scout's patriotic project (Eagle Scout Project)

    11/23/2009 5:24:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 786+ views
    George Watkins worked through the weekend on his Eagle Scout project. His project was to place pavers that were donated as a fundraiser for the Historical Soldiers Memorial Cemetery section at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. He placed more than 4,000 pavers, a job that took two days to complete with the assistance of several Scouts and adult leaders. Photo by Mark Levy, Herald/Review
  • Britain's blade culture claims another victim ...Scouts' penknives

    09/06/2009 1:59:53 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 46 replies · 2,163+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 SEP 2009 | David Wilkes
    Along with a box of matches and a piece of string, they've always been an essential part of a Scout's kit. But now penknives are going to be restricted on scouting trips as a seemingly innocent tradition succumbs to concerns over the nation's blade culture. The Scout Association is advising boys and their parents that they should not bring such knives to camp - despite it being legal for anyone to carry a foldable, nonlocking blade in a public place as long as it is shorter than 3ins. Scouts have been taught to carry knives and have used them to...
  • A most able Scout: Teen with Down syndrome has gained far more than badges, rank in program

    09/04/2009 5:39:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies · 2,383+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 09/04/09 | Ken Stephens
    Lucas Wondra has Down syndrome and communicates with a few words, sign language and a PDA with a speaker and voice software. But when it comes to the Boy Scouts, he concedes no disability. On Monday, Lucas, a 16-year-old freshman at Hutchinson High, became an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America and the latest in a collage of medals and merit badges covering his uniform. Scout Master Bill Whitlow said Lucas is the first Scout with Down syndrome from Troop 301 to achieve his Eagle rank. "I feel like it's been a community effort," his...
  • Scouts seek help after cars (troop carved pinewood derby) become casualty of attack

    02/11/2009 7:24:19 AM PST · by mnehring · 30 replies · 1,391+ views
    TATUM — Looking into the eyes of his 18 young Cub Scouts, Pack 549 Cubmaster Glenn Daniels knew breaking the news would not be easy. "I sucked it up and I told them," Daniels said Tuesday. "They were shocked ... absolutely shocked as was I when I learned of the news." Michael Cavazos/News-Journal Photo (ENLARGE) Glenn Daniels, leader of Cub Scouts Pack 549 in Tatum, stands next to a shelf full of Pinewood Derby cars built by soldiers. Since 2006, members of the Pack have sent cars to soldiers overseas to build. This year's batch was destroyed when a base...
  • Scout makes way for walking reflection

    12/26/2008 5:07:26 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 7 replies · 547+ views
    Make ^ | Dec 26, 2008 | Chris Connors
    Ryan Brenner made a Labyrinth as part of his Eagle Scout project.
  • Scout's project carries a dual purpose. While he aims for Eagle, he also hopes to salute relatives

    10/11/2008 4:52:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 698+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A pair of combat boots, a rifle and a helmet. Together, those items are used to honor a fallen member of America’s armed forces. Between the boots, an inverted M-16 is placed and on the butt of the rifle sits a helmet, thus creating a Fallen Soldier Memorial, which is also known as the Soldier’s Fallen Cross Memorial and Battlefield Cross. Jacob Hall’s goal is to have a 150-pound, nearly 5-foot-tall bronze replica of the monument placed near the Committal Shelter of the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery by Veterans Day. But he still needs nearly $4,000...
  • COALITION TO SAVE THE PHILADELPHIA SCOUTS

    03/28/2008 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 20 replies · 889+ views
    Coalition to Save the Philly Scouts ^ | 28 March 2008 | Coalition to Save the Philly Scouts
    Ask Candidates about the Boy Scouts Dear Member of the Media: The city of Philadelphia is a war zone. Philadelphia has the highest murder rate of all major U.S. cities and one of the highest overall crime rates. One in thirteen young black males in the city was shot or killed in the past 5 years. Over 1,000 youth under age 24 were shot in 2006 alone. Philadelphia has one of the highest high school dropout rates of all major cities and is among the highest in gang membership, gang violence and drug use. One answer to this crisis facing...
  • Airmen Deliver School Supplies, Soccer Balls to Safwan School

    02/12/2008 4:34:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 181+ views
    BAGHDAD — Students at Safwan school, located near Umm Qasr, recently received a gift of supplies and athletic equipment from Coalition forces. Airmen from the 887th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, delivered dozens of supplies to the students. The supplies included paper, coloring books, pencils, crayons and hand-sewn book bags, as well as a dozen soccer balls. Many of the materials were donated by Girl Scout Troop 76 from Cornwall, N.Y. The 887th ESFS is charged with the external security of Forward Operating Base Bucca, under the command of the 300th Military Police Brigade. “Taking a...
  • Boy scout saves president's life [Maldives]

    01/08/2008 3:39:47 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 31 replies · 149+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 8th January 2008 | Mel Gunasekera
    A QUICK-thinking boy scout has thwarted an assassination bid against the president of the Maldives. Officials said Mohamed Murshid, 20, tried to plunge a knife into President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's stomach, but Asia's longest serving president was unhurt thanks to Mahamed Jaisham, 15, who wrestled with the attacker before he was detained.
  • Attention all Scout Leaders: New Boy Scout Rank Requirements Effective January 1, 2008

    01/05/2008 10:40:45 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,550+ views
    email | SandRAT
    Attention all Scout Leaders New Boy Scout Rank Requirements Effective January 1, 2008 The National Youth Protection Committee recommended additions to Boy Scout rank requirements that were approved and become effective January 1, 2008. These changes will help us advance the importance of Youth Protection training beyond the initial Boy Scout joining requirements, and keep youth informed and actively engaged in understanding the key elements of personal safety and protection. TENDERFOOT RANK Revised requirement 9: Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Describe what a bully is...
  • Face of Defense: Scout Learns Arabic to Help Platoon, Mission

    12/04/2007 3:41:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 82+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, USA
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 4, 2007 – When Sgt. Jason Stisser, of Troop O, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, found out he was coming back to Iraq, he quickly brushed up on his Arabic. That preparation has been benefiting his platoon in its current duties. Nashville, Tenn., native Army Sgt. Jason Stisser, Troop O, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, provides security along with Iraqi army troops during a clearing operation in Baghdad’s Karkh district. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Based out of Forward Operating Base Prosperity in central Baghdad, the...
  • Scout Soldiers Work With National Police (Military Scouts, not Boy Scouts)

    11/10/2007 12:55:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 124+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Iraqi national policemen (NP) from 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st National Police Division, Baghdad, recently spent seven days working with Scouts from Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. On their final day together, the two groups conducted a search at a large brick factory, east of Nahrwan, Nov. 6. “The national police did all of the searches,” said Capt. Jared Albright, from Lancaster, Pa., the commander of Troop B, currently attached to 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment. “We were just here to provide support.” Command Sgt. Major James Pearson, from Philadelphia, the command...
  • 'Radioactive Boy Scout' Waives Preliminary Larceny Trial

    08/14/2007 2:21:41 AM PDT · by Westlander · 9 replies · 528+ views
    ClickOnDetroit.com ^ | August 13, 2007 | ClickOnDetroit.com
    The subject of a book titled "The Radioactive Boy Scout" waived his preliminary larceny hearing Monday after he was charged with stealing 16 smoke detectors from Green Valley Apartments in Clinton Township. The larceny case against him will automatically go to circuit court and that hearing is set for September 27. Investigators said David Hahn, 31, was arrested in connection with stealing a smoke detector from his apartment complex. Others were found in his apartment. Hahn had tried to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager. A Harper's Magazine article reported he was trying to produce energy...
  • Sunrise Marks Our 100th Anniversary (World Scout Jamboree)

    08/02/2007 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 9 replies · 423+ views
    World Scout Jamboree 2007 ^ | August 1, 2007 | Steve Coburn
    The dawn of a new day signals the start of a new century for Scouting.At 8am on August 1st 1907 Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement opened the world's first ever scout camp, on Brownsea Island, by sounding his Kudu horn three times. One hundred years later, and the UK Chief Scout, Peter Duncan, was there to blow his Kudu horn three times to mark the beginning of the Worldwide Scouting Sunrise.Throughout the different time zones, Scouts from around the world renewed their Scout Promise at exactly 8am to mark the centenary of the opening camp.Meanwhile, at the...
  • Fate, feuds led Bloody Knife, Custer's close friend, to Battle of the Little Bighorn

    06/25/2007 6:20:49 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 18 replies · 896+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | June 24, 2007 | By LORNA THACKERAY
    On the morning of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Stabbed, one of Lt. Col. George Custer's senior scouts, maneuvered his pony through 24 other Arikaras attached to the 7th Cavalry. "Young men, keep up your courage, don't feel that you are children," he exhorted. "Today will be a hard battle." Then he took some clay he had brought with him from the Arikara homeland in North Dakota and rubbed it in his hands. One by one, Stabbed called the scouts to him. "He spat on the clay and then rubbed it on their chests," surviving scouts told historian O.G....
  • Scout leads effort to plant trees at veterans cemetery

    04/01/2007 12:12:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 304+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Andrew Cook’s tree-planting project came to life Saturday, as volunteers worked at an area veterans cemetery. Cook, 16, organized the project as part of his efforts to gain one of the highest honors in Boy Scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout. “I’ve been a Life Scout for three years, and this is something I needed to get done,” said Cook, who came up with a project to beautify the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. “My mom always said I should go plant trees at the cemetery. But this project way exceeded my expectations.” The Buena High School...
  • Exploding robots may scout hazardous asteroids

    01/24/2007 2:37:28 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 427+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1/22/07
    A fleet of exploding probes could prepare the way for warding off hazardous asteroids. Several of the small spherical robots would land on a single asteroid, some exploding while others listen for vibrations that could reveal the object's inner structure. NASA has a list of more than 800 asteroids considered to be potentially hazardous because their orbits carry them close to Earth's. If one of them is found to be on a collision course, knowing its physical properties will be crucial in devising a mission to divert it.
  • Scout Snipers Break in New Rifles

    07/17/2006 8:35:45 AM PDT · by STD · 65 replies · 2,818+ views
    Marine Corps News | ^ | July 10, 2006 | Lcpl. Aaron J. Rock
    Scout Snipers Break in New Rifles Ft. A.P. Hill, VA. - Scout Snipers from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marine Regiment, fired their new rifles for the first time on a range here today. The BLT Marines will use the new MK-11 semi-automatic sniper rifle simultaneously alongside the bolt-action M40A3, a descendent of the Vietnam-era M40. The rifle resembles an M-16 on first glance, and Sgt. Gerald V. Gavin, Scout Sniper Platoon commander, said the resemblance can benefit operations on today's urban battlefields. Gavin said the distinct look of the M40A3 makes identifying a...
  • Family welcomes 12th Eagle Scout

    07/16/2006 4:09:25 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 221+ views
    Hoosier Times ^ | July 16, 2006 | Jason Mullis
    Family welcomes 12th Eagle Scouthttp://www.tmnews.com/articles/2006/07/16/sections/news/news74.txt http://tinyurl.com/rwvkn Sunday, July 16, 2006 Last modified: Sunday, July 16, 2006 6:46 AM CDT By Jason Mullis, Hoosier Times BEDFORD - There are 12 virtues the American Boy Scouts espouse to the youth in their charge. Similarly, when Travis Scherschel earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout Saturday, he became the 12th Scherschel to do so. "Becoming an Eagle Scout is an outstanding achievement, which requires hard work and dedication," Mark Scherschel, Travis' father, read from a letter from President George W. Bush. "Your accomplishment serves as an example of excellence and a source of...
  • Rumsfeld Receives Scouting's Highest Commendation

    05/26/2006 6:45:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 26, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld received scouting's highest honor from the Boy Scouts of America here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (right) receives the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, May 26. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "I'm very honored to accept scouting's Silver Buffalo Award," Rumsfeld said during a breakfast sponsored by the National Eagle Scout Association. "Since its earliest days, the Boy Scouts have cultivated leadership and good citizenship, a service that has been...
  • Marine Band San Diego supports annual Girl Scout cookie mission

    05/18/2006 5:23:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 467+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeff Janowiec
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (May 19, 2006) -- Marine Band San Diego sent a delegate of five Marines to the locally harbored USS Midway on Saturday where they provided patriotic music for the Girl Scout Operation Thin Mint 2006 Sendoff Celebration. Girl Scouts by the hundreds, troop leaders and parents gathered on the large carrier’s deck and surrounded the center stage waving miniature American flags while the brass quintet played patriotic music. The girls met on the ship as a formal way to send massive quantities of cookies sold throughout the year to the troops deployed overseas. Bill...
  • Hiring Firms Employ The Buddy System

    04/30/2006 5:54:52 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 2 replies · 350+ views
    Globeandmail.com ^ | 4/29/2006 | VIRGINIA GALT
    Before they became co-workers, Jeff Propp and Marlene West sometimes bored others within earshot on the gondola at Whistler Mountain with their tech talk during ski trips. In the course of one of those gab sessions, Ms. West learned that Mr. Propp, a family friend, was interested in changing jobs. She convinced him to apply to Vancouver-based software firm Business Objects, where she worked, using her name as a reference. Mr. Propp, although employed, was weighing three other opportunities at the time. It was Ms. West's wholehearted endorsement of Business Objects as a great employer that tipped the balance, says...
  • Dog lover labors to be an Eagle (As Scout project, teen will fix up park for canines )

    04/14/2006 6:26:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 450+ views
    After watching the deterioration of the dog park he frequently visits with his pet, an East Side boy decided he wanted to fix it up a little. Raymond Snyder, a 14-year-old who is committed to becoming an Eagle Scout, will begin work on the off-leash dog area at Palo Verde Park, 300 S. Mann Ave., today. He plans to complete the work on April 22. He chose to take on the task after noticing cracks in tables, water containers for dogs that created a muddy mess, and holes in the ground that left dogs with minor injuries. Even his own...
  • Boy Scout Connection Found in War Zone

    03/30/2006 5:49:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 562+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Veronica Aceveda
    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David Tarnowski (right), 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, was once the Boy Scout leader of Airman 1st Class Ian Zerby, 379th Civil Engineering Squadron. The two recently reunited after deploying to Southwest Asia. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Aceveda U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian Zerby, Chief Master Sgt. David Tarnowski Boy Scout Connection Found in War Zone By Tech. Sgt. Veronica Aceveda 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 30, 2006 — For 96 years, the Boy Scouts of America has provided a common ground for thousands...
  • To serve, to become (Marine first, Now a US Citizen)

    03/13/2006 4:38:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 464+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Matthew O. Holly
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (March 13, 2006) -- A Twenty-nine Palms Marine participated in a United States naturalization ceremony, along with 33 other people from 20 different countries, more than 60 students here in Fort Collins and political representatives from the national, state and local levels. Corporal Artyom N. Dutchak was born in the Ukraine and moved to Sterling, Colo. in 1999 when he was 14 years old along with his sister Alyoha and his mother Nataliya Nickels. Shortly after graduating from Sterling High School, Dutchak took the oath to become a United States Marine. “I have always had the desire...
  • Iraq hero/Puppy guy John Smathers: story follow up, with Vet's day speech (my title)

    02/12/2006 6:31:56 PM PST · by Blueflag · 4 replies · 420+ views
    This story is a personal follow-up on the story about Captain John Smathers who died last week, at home, from a heart failure related to heart valve damage. I have, with permission, posted the text of a speech Capt. Smathers gave last Veterans' Day. I encourage you to read both CBS story and the text of his speech. Capt. Smathers served alongside a dear friend of mine. We'll call my friend "T". T was with John when he (John) earned his 4 (four) bronze stars. T says he earned them all. (John was gravely wounded in Iraq recently, but recovered...
  • Soldier and Dog Reunited (Update with some sad news)

    02/07/2006 4:44:43 PM PST · by T-Girl · 16 replies · 986+ views
    CBSNews.com ^ | 11/10/05
    ...Was watching the CBS Evening News tonight (which I'm not usually in the habit of doing) and heard some sad news. ...Not sure if anyone recalls this story from back in November (see below) but apparently Capt. Smathers died last week, after collapsing during Reserve training. Capt. Smathers was an attorney in Maryland. During his year in Iraq, he earned four Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts and an Army Commendation medal during his year in Iraq. Might be nice if we shared our expressions of sympathy, as well as our gratitude for his service to our country. If you'd like...
  • "I Tried to Draft Bill Richardson and His Fastball" - lost pro scout reveals truth

    12/23/2005 1:12:52 PM PST · by kokonut · 10 replies · 539+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 23, 2005 | mcconnell
    Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico made a claim that he was almost drafted for pro-baseball back when he was younger. After much hubaloo from the press that pressured the governor to change his mind saying he wasn't sure. Numerous media press captured his moment of trite humility in confessing that he wasn't drafted by the A's: "After being notified of the situation and after researching the matter ... I came to the conclusion that I was not drafted by the A's," he said. Now, Bill Richard was a young man back then where his father probably had to deal...
  • Boy Scout renovating fort trails for his Eagle Scout project

    12/05/2005 4:44:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies · 1,020+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — At 14, Daniel Rich is one part site supervisor and another part worker. The Buena High School ninth-grader needs to be both, as he leads and does labor that hopefully will earn him the rank of Eagle Scout, as a member of Boy Scout Troop 431. Sunday, Daniel had the support of others from his Fort Huachuca troop, a couple of scouts from Troop 444 in Sierra Vista, family members, friends and soldiers from Company B, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion and Headquarters Company of the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade in renovating trails on the post’s Heritage Park....
  • Scout chose ‘road less traveled’ to serve (B.S.A. Eagle Scout that is)

    11/26/2005 5:58:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 561+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 25, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Roger L. Nelson
    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (Nov. 25, 2005) -- From a young Eagle Scout to hardened Marine, he chose to take “the road less traveled” to become one of the “few and the proud.” “College wasn’t really an option for me, once I got out of high school,” said Josh S. Wartchow, squad leader, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. “I wanted to do something for my country that would make people proud. I also wanted to build upon the leadership skills that I learned when I was an Eagle Scout, so I knew the military was...
  • Scoutmaster Arrested In Internet Sex Sting

    11/06/2005 4:01:53 PM PST · by FreeperinRATcage · 6 replies · 490+ views
    NBC10.com ^ | Nov. 4th, 2005 | NBC10.com
    Man Thought He Was Communicating With 12-Year-Old BENSALEM, Pa. -- A local scoutmaster is in jail after undercover agents arrested him Friday in an Internet child sex sting. Prosecutors said that David Mayberry is a dangerous man. State agents arrested the 50-year-old Montgomery County man, accusing him of trying to engage in sex acts with a gay 12-year-old he met on the Internet. However, prosecutors said that Mayberry was not messaging a 12-year-old -- it was an agent with the attorney general's office. "I can't describe the specific acts he wanted to engage in. You won't hear me repeat them...
  • Cavalry Scout Honored by USO

    11/04/2005 3:52:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 361+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 4, 2005 | Mark Heeter
    U.S. Army Spc. Larry Underwood Cavalry Scout Honored by USO By Mark Heeter USAG Schweinfurt Public Affairs SCHWEINFURT, Germany, Nov. 4, 2005 — The quicker the new guys learn that they’re part of a family, the better off they’ll be. Lesson number one from Spc. Larry Underwood to Soldiers new to his unit, the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment. "Nobody out there does it alone. That goes for soldiers and units," said "Wood," as his comrades call him, reflecting on what makes a great soldier. He should know. A Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient, Underwood, 30, was honored...
  • Task Force Recon Troops Scout for Insurgents

    10/24/2005 4:58:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 387+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 24, 2005 | Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta
    The 173rd Long-Range Surveillance Detachment has had to modify its mission to short-range reconnaissance in the hunt for insurgents in Iraq. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta 42nd Infantry Division Public Affairs FORWARD OPERATING BASE SUMMERALL, BAYJI, Iraq, Oct. 24, 2005 — U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Halloran and his team arrive at their departure point here about sundown. They watch the Iraqi highway that lies just outside the wire and wait for darkness. They seem almost casual as they talk among themselves, noting traffic and other activity. However, their ease is actually a professional detachment, a cool...
  • JAMBOREE: Three men from Anchorage, one former Alaskan are electrocuted.

    07/26/2005 4:32:35 AM PDT · by bookworm100 · 11 replies · 800+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | July 26th, 2005 | KATIE PESZNECKER and LISA DEMER
    Four Boy Scout leaders were killed in Virginia on Monday, the opening day of the organization's national Jamboree, when a metal tent pole they were holding hit a power line and apparently ignited the canvas tent above them, according to Scout officials and witnesses. Officials late Monday confirmed the leaders who died are Ron Bitzer, Michael Lacroix and Michael Shibe of Anchorage and Scott Powell, who moved to Ohio last year. A fifth Alaska Scout leader, Larry Call, and an unidentified contractor were hospitalized with injuries, according to Boy Scout officials. Call is being treated at a Virginia hospital burn...
  • Grizzly Mauls Boy in Alaska

    07/25/2005 9:27:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 922+ views
    AP ^ | July 24, 2005
    Grizzly mauls boy in Alaska Sunday, July 24, 2005 Associated Press Anchorage, Alaska — A 15-year-old boy from Texas who was attacked by a grizzly bear was recovering at an Anchorage hospital from bites to his legs and arms. The attack occurred Friday while Alex Benson and his Boy Scout troop were wrapping up a 42-kilometre hike. Alex apparently startled the bear on the trail, just half an hour from the end of the hike. He was bitten at least twice before the bear ran off. The boy was left with a shredded arm and puncture wounds in his leg....
  • Dozens of Searchers Look for 13-Year-Old Boy Scout Who Fell Into River at Yellowstone Nat'l Park

    06/25/2005 3:56:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 103 replies · 3,530+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | June 25, 2005 | unattributed
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- Dozens of searchers Saturday looked for a 13-year-old Boy Scout who came here with his troop and fell into the fast-moving Yellowstone River. The National Park Service said the search for the boy lost his balance and fell in the water around 6:30 p.m. Friday, and the search included park personnel, about 100 volunteers and a park helicopter. The incident came just days after 11-year-old Scout Brennan Hawkins was found in good condition after spending four days wandering the Utah wilderness. The name of the boy missing in Wyoming was not immediately released. He fell...
  • Parents Plead for Help in Search for Boy Scout

    06/20/2005 5:23:04 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 132 replies · 2,633+ views
    KSL TV (Salt Lake City) ^ | 20 June 2005 | KSL/AP
    Parents Plead for Help in Search for Boy ScoutJun. 20, 2005 For more info on how you can volunteer, CLICK HERE. SALT LAKE CITY (AP/KSL News) -- A mother tries to keep -hope alive even as thousands of people search for her missing son Brennan Hawkins. At moment there's still no sign of the 11-year old. That, in spite of intensive searches by air, on land, and in the east fork of the Bear River. "We look out into this darkness now and somewhere my son is out there," Brennan's father, Toby Hawkins, said Monday on NBC's "Today" show....
  • Utah Boy Disappears From Camp (Same location another boy went missing last year)

    06/19/2005 5:41:47 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 91 replies · 2,350+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Associated Press
    PARK CITY, Utah — Search and rescue crews are looking for an 11-year-old boy who hasn't been seen since last night at a Summit County (search) scout camp. Few details are available. The Summit County Sheriff's office says the search is still going on this morning. The boy was last seen yesterday at the camp near the east fork of the Bear Lake River (search). The sprawling, eastern Utah county includes the rugged Uinta Mountains, where 12-year-old Boy Scout Garrett Bardsley (search) was lost last summer.
  • 'SPY'SCRAPER VID-CAM BUST

    08/10/2004 11:50:03 PM PDT · by kattracks · 40 replies · 2,395+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/11/04 | DAN MANGAN and ANDY GELLER
    August 11, 2004 -- A Pakistani who lives in Queens is being held in Charlotte, N.C., after videotaping skyscrapers in six major U.S. cities and making mysterious money transfers totaling $120,000, prosecutors said yesterday. Kamran Shaikh, 35, a father of three who lives in Elmhurst, also videotaped mass-transit systems in four of the cities and a dam in Texas, prosecutors said. Shaikh, who has lived in the United States for 13 years and has used the alias Kamran Akhtar, is being held without bail on immigration charges. He was busted in Charlotte on July 20 after Police Officer Anthony Maglione...
  • Scout's Honor

    12/01/2004 3:59:30 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 413+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 1, 2004 | Russ Vaughn
    When I was a boy, yep, I was a Scout, And whole time I was, no Scoutmasters came out. Nope, they stayed in the closet, if any were there, And no parents protested our Scout meeting prayer. We believed in our creed, truly honored our oath, Our duty to God in those years was not loathe. No, we pledged our young lives that we’d do our best, To honor traditions behind our Scout crest.