Brazos Bend Day Trip

A few pics from our cook-out at Brazos Bend prior to visiting the George Observatory. These are from us teaching the kids to make “Bread on a Stick”. You can see the full-res pics on our Facebook Page.

Roaring Lions!!!

As of June 1st we can now register Lion Scouts.  Lion Scouting is an intro into Scouting, with a reduced set of commitments – time, meeting and financial.

Lion Scouts only attend 1-2 meetings a month.  Their t-shirt and hat (no full uniform) is only $25.  And the combined program materials for Scouts and Parents is only $10.

If you know of any Kindergarten families that may be interested in Scouting, please have them contact us.

Friendly, Courteous & Kind ?

I’ve often wondered about the twelve words Lord Baden Powell chose for the Scout Law – particularly words like Friendly, Courteous and Kind, which seem to be synonyms.

Are they redundant?  Are they interconnected?  Has our modern English lost some details originally found in the words 100 years ago?  So, I decided to look into it.

I couldn’t find an online dictionary with definitions from 100 years ago.  And when I looked in current online dictionaries, each word was often used used to describe the others.

So, I moved on to Scouting resources.  In looking at the descriptions from Scouts BSA, we see these explanations:

Friendly: A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.

Courteous: A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.

Kind: A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.

I often use the website for my Cubmaster Minutes.  They add these additional insights: Continue reading “Friendly, Courteous & Kind ?”

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who donated at our recent fundraiser at Bass Pro.  We raised enough money to repair our Pinewood Derby track, which was damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

For anyone who has been associated with Cub Scouting, you know just how important the Pinewood Derby is to Scouts.  Your donations will allow the Pinewood Derby to return for our 2018-2019 season, after being absent this past year.

Thank you, again.

A Scout is Friendly

A Scout is friendly. A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.

If a Scout pre-judges someone on their skin color, language, clothes, looks, family name, or other superficial aspect, then he is not following the Scout Law.

Friendship is a mirror. When you have a smile on your face as you greet someone, you will probably receive a smile in return. If you are willing to be a good friend, you will find friendship reflected back to you.

Last week I was at Kroger getting gas.  A man who looked nothing like me pulled up on the opposite side of the pump I was using.  As he came around to pump his gas, I smiled at him and said, “Good morning”.  That simple gesture brought an instant smile to his face.

He greeted me back and began to pump his gas.  As soon as he had his pump set, he came back and struck up a conversation with me.  We chatted about the weather that day (it was hot), what weather we hoped for that summer (cool), and what we each had planned for Mother’s Day.

We said goodbye and each went our separate ways, both a little brighter and happier for the conversation.  A little friendliness can bring big happiness to both you and the people around you.