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#1 Posted on 27.9.05 1541.01
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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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#2 Posted on 27.9.05 1633.02
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I was in the Cub scouts. They booted me out of the Boy scouts when I told my scout master what was the stupidest thing I ever heard.

We were at the National Cathedral and I overheard how Jesus was three people. Well, when I voiced loudly how that didn't make ANY sense, well...he was not happy.
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#3 Posted on 27.9.05 1953.15
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I was in Weblos for a year. That's kind of between cub and boy scouts. I hated it. Screw knots.

I was in Demolay - kind of military and fun

I was in the Sons of the American Legion. I was northern Vice Commander of Indiana one year. That was fun. Plus, I got to do something while my parents ran around.

Then I went in the Army and grew all up

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#4 Posted on 27.9.05 2009.43
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Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, made it to Eagle. Proud of that accomplishment, ashamed that they choose to discriminate. That's it, really.
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#5 Posted on 27.9.05 2024.25
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I 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.
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#6 Posted on 27.9.05 2031.19
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I 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.
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#7 Posted on 27.9.05 2104.17
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Hashomer Hatzair! That's a lefty Jew group. Socialist Zionist scouting stuff.
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#8 Posted on 27.9.05 2141.12
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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.

...I still have them all too!
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#9 Posted on 27.9.05 2157.52
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
    There 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 ( 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.
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#10 Posted on 28.9.05 1122.11
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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.
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#11 Posted on 4.10.05 1032.08
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What, no Canadians here? I was in Beavers by the time I was six years old. Can't say it did me any good, though.
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#12 Posted on 4.10.05 1148.48
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I did the Beavers/Cubs/Scouts thing when I was younger. I found my true calling as a part of the YM-YWCA's "Leaders" program. I taught swimming there for five years, and have many fond memories.

(edited by raygun on 4.10.05 1149)
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