#1 Posted on 27.9.05 1541.01 Reposted on: 27.9.12 1541.06
For me it was Cub and Boy Scouts plus Church Youth group. My daughter is very involved in 4-H, UMY at church, and a horse association. I got alot out of Scouts and our daughter has really gotten a geat deal out of hers.
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#6 Posted on 27.9.05 2031.19 Reposted on: 27.9.12 2031.19
Originally posted by JayJayDeanI made it through Cub Scouts and did one year of Boy Scouts. Cub Scouts was kind of cool (Pinewood Derby time was always fun) but I lost interest quickly in the 7th grade.
I'm right there with you. Loved Cub Scouts, couldn't stand Boy Scouts.
I was in the PR Club in high school. By the time I left, we had the worst bio in the school handbook.
"The PR Club broadcasts MHS This Week every Friday night at 8 on channel 30."
By the time I left high school, we had changed our name, cancelled MHS This Week, gotten our own channel, and the city's channel moved from 30 to 8. Tell that to the handbook.
#8 Posted on 27.9.05 2141.12 Reposted on: 27.9.12 2141.23
There used to be a place called RAX, it was like ARBYS. They had a Smurfs fan club thing where you signed up, paid a WHOPPING $19.99 a year and you got a poster, a monthly magazine, and official membership certificate signed by Papa Smurf declaring you the #101st smurf because at the time, there were only 100 of them.
After you joined, you got tons of advertisments for 'special offers' like if you pay them an additional $4.99 a month, you get sent in the mail one small Smurf PVC figure. There wea supposed to have been 100 of them.
Yeah, I made my parents sign me up. I made them get me the crappy PVC figures. I was in that damn thing for over 4 years and I never did get all the figures. The son of a bitches sent a final letter saying that they were ending the club just shy of my #50th Smurf.
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#9 Posted on 27.9.05 2157.52 Reposted on: 27.9.12 2157.54
Originally posted by CerebusThere used to be a place called RAX, it was like ARBYS.
Not only are there still Rax(es?-What is the plural of Rax?) I live within 10 minutes of two separate Raxes.
I was in Cub Scouts but set another boys scarf on fire with the candle you lit during the meeting. That ended my scouting career. I mostly played JFL Football and was the Academic Team through Junior High.
In high school I was again on the Academic Team (Quick Recall, Social Studies, and Future Problem Solving), Key Club, FBLA, but the one I got the most out of the was the TSA (http://www.tsaweb.org/) or Technology Students Association. I won a couple of awards that I am told still hang in Tech Ed (fancy word for 'shop') classroom for robotics, promotional media, and PC Repair/Troubleshooting. I actually earned my A+ Certification my senior year of high school through TSA. It's long out-of-date and no longer of any merit since the test has changed so much but it certainly helped me right after high school.
#10 Posted on 28.9.05 1122.11 Reposted on: 28.9.12 1122.15
I was in Cub Scouts for a couple of months. Our Scout Master clearly favored his son and his son's friends. He also just kinda puttered around and we never actually DID anything.
I started my Pinewood Derby car, but I never got to finish it before I left out of frustration.
I was also in my church's youth group when I was in high school. That was far more fulfilling as far as building friendships went. Plus we had a reunion about 10 years or so ago where we all sat around and did Jaeger shots. I guess that's...something.