I have been involved in Scouting since 1967 except for a 20 year break. I have been back and very involved for the last 8 years. I received my Eagle Scout in 1976 and have been a Brotherhood member of the Order of The Arrow since the 1970's.
I have two sons, 21 year old Dave, an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster, and Dan, who is working toward his Eagle and is in his second year on camp staff.
Assistant Scoutmaster for troop 3915.
Buckeye Council's Relations & Membership Committee.
Buckeye Council's Catholic Committee on Scouting.
Diocese of Youngstown's Catholic Committee on Scouting Activities Chairperson.
Give some words for peace all over the world
What could happen if the 28 million Scouts, living by their Scout Laws and Oath in the 156 Scouting countries around the world, all became the religious or government leaders in their respective countries (That would average out to 180,000 per country)? What could happen if they all lead their countries and religious orders in accordance with these laws and oath that they promised to keep and live by?
A Scout is Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind and Cheerful "and helps other people at all times". Just think of the global relief efforts that could happen with 28 million people working hand in hand.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Obedient, Brave, Clean and Reverent, and does his/her best to God and his/her country. God and Religion comes before Country. The sacred religious books of the world, the Christian Bible, the Islamic Quran, the Jewish Torah, the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, and others teach to help others and brotherly love, not "My God is better then yours", hatred, discrimination and war. The Quran, Bible and Torah all have the same God, so my God can't be better then your God, because they are the same.
Projects similar to the Ulster Project need to be initiated between our Jewish and Arab brothers/sisters, between our Sunni and Shia brothers/sisters, as well as others around the world, to bridge the cultural, tribal and religious rifts. Bring our young Scouts in their early teenage years together to teach and show them that they are the same, teenagers with common interests and goals. Show them that we all do not hate each other, can be friends for life and live in peace together.
SCOUTS, ARE YOU READY AND WILLING TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE LAID DOWN BEFORE YOU?
SCOUT LEADERS, ARE YOU WILLING TO PUT ASIDE YOUR PREJUDISES AND DIFFERENCES, AND LEAD THE SCOUTS THAT HAVE BEEN ENTRUSTED TO YOU DOWN THIS PATH TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL?
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My daughter goes to cheerleading practice in N. Canton. If you see a Girl scout with more badges then vest & sash. That is mine. It is cookie selling time again. So if you up in our area in Kent. Look us up. Our troop is out of Brady Lake Methodist. Liz would love to meet you. So would the other parents. There is several boy scout families in our troop. All due to sisters.
Most Likely our paths will cross. Actually may have if you seen the Memorial day parade in Kent. Or was at the Get into the land at Berlin Lake. My daughter been at both. My family is from Barberton. I used to have an aunt who lived in Canal Fulton. We are always down in North Canton.
To my brothers around the world, sad news from the United States. Approximately 4 hours ago, 4 Scouts attending National Youth Leadership Training were killed and over 40 injured when a tornado touched down at Little Souix Scout Range in the state of Iowa in the central part of the country . www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25107608.
Please keep these Scouts and their families in your evening prayers tonight.
Oh by the way sir, we are only beginning to see the problem with Global warming and 2012. I have volunteered all information and help I can give to the Profesional scouters up here, but for the time being they laid it aside. The problem is a global one, and will affect all of us in some way. Although alot has been put on this website, alot of my ideas, it is not quite the same as sitting down and discussing with extreamly open minded scouters. I am willing to do this to, no matter what country or religion, although I lack the money to make a trip to your area, there are other ways like email or telephone. The information I have I don't want kept a secret, we need it to get out with people who are open minded and willing to accept some of the ideas. In case you have interest my email is email@example.com even if the interest in put aside for a year or 2. But it is important we begin acting on some of this.
We have what use to be an international camp with 1500 people, and this year it was down to 300. I have visited Elk Lick scout reserve in Pennselvannia (sp. mistake) for Calumot but never when for a camp near Lake Mischigan (sorry probably sp. mistake again). I am down on funds right now so I would not be able to go, but maybe someday if you can give me an invitation or the website. The camp i attended and staffed is here, and is called Stoney Creek international weekend. it's website is www.stoneycreekcamp.ca Please tell everyone in your area they are welcome to come. The problem likley being the distance, gas prices and perhaps passports. Very nice speaking with you sir. John Payne