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Author: velveeta jones    Date: 09/09/2012 13:34:27

Good morning blogettes! I had a spectacular blog planned. Then childhood came along and changed all my morning plans. Specifically teenagehood.

You know, a cautionary tale here: don't have kids. If you do, get rid of them before they become teenagers and know everything and demand all your free time (because to them, you don't have a life anyway). And for heavens sake, before they bleed you dry from all finances!

Time to call my parents and apologize to them. Again.

3 comments (Latest Comment: 09/09/2012 20:27:01 by BobR)
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Comment by Will in Chicago on 09/09/2012 16:31:48
Hi, VJ!

Life seldom works as we want. Still, I think that kids are a tremendous responsibility.

Comment by TriSec on 09/09/2012 18:35:37
< Trisec's world crashes down around him >

Remember last week, when I noted that the Mormons have specific manuals and are allowed to charter their own closed units?

I have found the relevant differences.


The above order of advancement leaves out a couple of Cub Scout achievements identified by the Boy Scouts of America, they are – the “Tiger” badge (boys age 7), “Compass” badge, “Compass Points” awards and Webelos “Belt Loop” awards.

The Tiger program is not part of the LDS program because the LDS church does not approve of Scouting programs for boys younger than eight years old (LDS Church green “Scouting Handbook”, pg.4).

Additionally, it is not normally possible for an LDS Cub Scout to achieve all these additional awards, and all the other “required” badges/awards, in the time allotted. So, the LDS Cub Scouts work on the required badges and
awards as they have been identified above.


TriSec does not fully believe in the Tiger program either, but for a different reason. By the time a scout completes Webelos and heads for the troop, he's already been in the program 5 years, or half his life. Some of us old timers think the kids are "Scouted out" by the time they finish, and never move on to the Troop, which is the true heart of the program.

TriSec has never worked on a Compass badge or Compass points; I believe them to be superfluous, and they take away from the true goal - Arrow of Light.

TriSec has also never awarded a belt loop, although we have worked on a couple of them to fulfill requirements for other achievement pins.


I was literally blown back in my chair when I read this....this truly, utterly, and completely horrifies me that I might actually be in agreement with the Mormons over this stuff. I honestly don't know what to do today...

But I have a training class tomorrow, a roundtable Thursday, and two recruiting rallies next week. I can't stop, can I?



Comment by BobR on 09/09/2012 20:27:01
Quote by TriSec:
< Trisec's world crashes down around him >

I was literally blown back in my chair when I read this....this truly, utterly, and completely horrifies me that I might actually be in agreement with the Mormons over this stuff. I honestly don't know what to do today...

even a stopped clock is correct twice a day.