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Philmont: Pre-trek Day

From Colorado to New Mexico

After the Air Force Academy, Pike’s Peak and the Garden of the Gods, it was time for us to head south to Philmont. 939 more words


In Defense of Scouting

I am, somewhat accidentally, a fairly involved Scout Parent. I wasn’t in Scouts as a youth, and in fact I was kind of against the Boy Scouts. 981 more words


Thursday Thoughts

Tuesday night at 7:30, our doorbell rang. These days it’s starting to get dark at 7:30, so I couldn’t imagine who would be visiting us. 527 more words


Philmont or Bust

The Trip

Our trip to Philmont Boy Scout Reservation was going to be 2 days of altitude acclimation in the Denver/Colorado Springs, Colorado area followed by a 1 day at Philmont base camp, 10 days on the trek on Philmont property then 1 day back at base camp and then home the next day. 793 more words


Lawmaker Renews Debate On Background Checks

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A legislative battle over state regulation of after-school programs will return during the 2016 legislative session.

Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, has filed a proposal to undo part of a law that passed this spring and went into effect July 1. 604 more words


How Eagle Scouts Have Made Their Mark on America

Arthur Eldred might have been a Wolf Scout if leaders of the Boy Scouts of America hadn’t changed their minds about the youth program’s top merit badge. 544 more words

The Temptation To Give Up Is Often Strongest When The Goal Is In Sight

What do you want to do Dad? We can stay here at the saddle and watch the sunrise, or press on for the summit.

I don’t know if I’lll ever hike this mountain again.

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