Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Scouting Round-up

Murdoc Online has an update to his "Dear Pack 3311" story of the other day. See http://www.murdoconline.net/archives/002221.html.

The Colonel over at West Coast Pundits talks about what it's like for a father watching his son transition from a Cub Scout to a Boy Scout. As he points out, sometimes dads learn valuable lessons at campouts, too. See "Thoughts on this Weekend's Boy Scout Campout" at http://westcoastpundits.blogspot.com/2005/04/thoughts-on-this-weekends-boy-scout.html.

And, last but not least, I think one of the all-time great Scout stories is that of scouts in Iraq. See "Iraqi Scouts Thrive Despite Tyranny, War", from May 12, 2004, by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos at Fox News, at http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,119658,00.html:
WASHINGTON — Often meeting furtively, with no communication with fellow councils throughout the country, Iraqi scouts (search) remained active despite oppression under Saddam Hussein's regime and subsequent war with Iraq — a miracle say Arab scouting representatives.

"The (scouting) movement never died in Iraq, and that is something no one knew," said Malek Gabr, deputy secretary of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (search), based in Geneva, Switzerland...

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