Scouting anyone?

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Spitfire, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Eagle Scout and I've been a scout master twice in the intervening years. Great memories and a great organization. Although, I've been disappointed in some of the decisions the National organization has made in the last few years. Since politics are prohibited here on the Lounge I'll leave it at that.

    I have my father's scout shirt and hat somewhere and although the boys sometimes grumbled about it, I made my scouts wear the uniform almost all the time.
     
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  2. Decodence

    Decodence A-List Customer

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    This pic is a year and a half old now (I've been gone from the site a while), but that's my oldest scout.

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    Half of the GSA hatchets I have.

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    Gotta love the old fixed blades...

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    And a little display I did for my youngest scout's bridging ceremony (all the vintage GSA items are mine).

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    My youngest scout (But only for a few more months as her little sister starts this summer)

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    I think I'm even an official GS (had to register or something to help with the troop outtings.

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  3. galopede

    galopede One of the Regulars

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    I was thrown out of the 1st Llandaff troop in Cardiff after three weeks for "Having a bad attitude"! My crime was to show the scoutmaster how to do a proper sheepshank knot after he'd made a pig's ear out of it!

    My father was ex Royal Navy and we spent many hours tying knots together and I knew how to do them properly using his old navy manual!

    Gareth
     
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  4. HanauMan

    HanauMan Practically Family

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    Is that a vintage GS dress? My cousin was in the GS, don't recall her uniform looking like that. I still have her GS KFS set somewhere, it came with a red plastic case with a yellow GS symbol on it.

    Just some advice, in the BSA we always carried our knifes on the back in case we fell while hiking. It has been known for the knife to cut thru the leather and injure a scout carrying the knife in that position the little girl has hers. Same with the axe.

    Be Safe, Be Prepared.
     
  5. Decodence

    Decodence A-List Customer

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    It is a 1950s/1960s GS uniform.

    I think we have one of those somewhere as well.

    That was for a presentation she was doing on the history of the GSA for her troop. They don't allow fixed blades or hatches any longer. :(
     
  6. Mr. Godfrey

    Mr. Godfrey Practically Family

    Nice set of photos, like the hatchet collection.

    One proud father there, eh.
     
  7. Decodence

    Decodence A-List Customer

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    Thanks. One of these days I'll get the whole collection out for a sorting. I think I have 2-3 of every style/period. Need to pick out the best, fully restore them, and divest of the rest.

    Trying to raise three strong capable daughters. My eldest is definitely the leader of all though.
     
  8. Mr. Godfrey

    Mr. Godfrey Practically Family

    Well Decodence, between good parenting and strong scouting leadership, you will have very capable, adaptable and self realiant, confident members of society. What more could a parent wish for, apart from health and happiness.

    Well done to you sir.
     
  9. Eamonsieur

    Eamonsieur New in Town

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    Venture Scout in my late teens and early 20s, before full-time adulting got in the way and organizing camping trips with my buds became a lot harder. We would bash into the patches of jungle behind our neighbourhoods and build shelters out of vines and twigs, collect and boil rainwater, and compare feathersticks we'd make with our plethora of knives.

    Unfortunately, Singapore doesn't have much in the way of wilderness, so we got tired of always hanging out in the same campsites and eventually the participation waned. The last camping trip I organized was a year ago, between 3 of my closest friends who wanted to relive the glory days. It was the first time we'd gone camping in over five years and was predictably a miserable affair. My scouting days might be over, but I'll always have those memories.
     
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    cm289 One of the Regulars

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    Full mufti shot in preparation for tomorrow’s Blue and Gold. Forgive the uneven sock height- that’ll be corrected before the event.[​IMG]


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    cm289 One of the Regulars

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    And one of Junior[​IMG]


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    cm289 One of the Regulars

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    cm289 One of the Regulars

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    Wehinahpay Mountain Camp
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    cm289 One of the Regulars

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    Just finished Klondike, wore my 1910 repro uniform [​IMG]


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    cm289 One of the Regulars

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    Just got an olive drab version (M1912 Summer Cotton) uniform from What Price Glory- really happy with it (for all 1 hour that I’ve owned it). [​IMG]


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    cm289 One of the Regulars

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    My boy in a 1920s jacket, hat, and breeches on the left, trying to do an homage to the photo on the right. [​IMG]


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  17. mikepara

    mikepara Practically Family

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    19th Gateshead (Christ Church) Scouts charity Table Tennis. Early 70's. I was a patrol leader. I loved being a Scout.
     

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  18. newsman

    newsman One of the Regulars

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    A long time ago I was a boy scout. But we moved a lot because my dad was in the US Navy.

    Shame. I enjoyed it. My daughter was a girl scout too. But she wasn't interested in it at some point. To be fair she wanted to do a lot of what the boys were doing. I can't blame her. They were camping, fishing, boating. The modern girl wants to do things.
     
  19. Canadian

    Canadian One of the Regulars

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    I've often wondered about being a Scoutmaster. I was a Beaver, Cub and Scout. So recently, I inquired about being a Scouter, and they're going to put me in touch with a local troop. I'm looking forward to the opportunity.

    I have been informed that the uniform is Canadian red. I don't know if this is a worldwide thing. I much prefer the khaki of my Scouting days, but I've got to wear whatever they want me to wear. At least I can wear my TAG safari jacket, khakis and jump boots while out in the bush. I told them I'd buy the uniform, and they told me some troops even supply a uniform to the leaders.

    I don't even know what they teach anymore. I seem to recall that we did hiking and camping, but I don't know what happens in the era of online video games and iPhones. Perhaps there is a GPS badge or a way to calculate exactly how far you've walked. I suppose, in so many years since I last walked into a Scout night, things are very, very different. My great grandfather was a Scoutmaster. I never met him though. I saw his mess kit though once, it was far from a plastic box. Probably dated from the early 30s.

    C.
     
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  20. North American Sojouner

    North American Sojouner New in Town

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    Where have you bought them, craigslist, ebay etc.? I'm looking for a good ole hatchet to put on the Overland Truck I'm building.
    Eagle Scout here, Woodbadge, OA, SM, CM
    Zim
     

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