Archive | May, 2006

Lodge #620 – One more time…

Posted on 15 May 2006 by admin

On April 6, I introduced Lheidli tenneh Lodge #620. Unfortunately this was done a little prematurely. The Lodge has decided not to use the Lheidli Tenneh name after discovering it was the name of an active tribe in Canada.

After a new round of discussion the Lodge Executive Committee has decided upon a new name. The new name is “TAKODA” (sounds like it is spelled). Taken from the Sioux Nation, it means, “Friend to Everyone”. The totem is the “Phoenix.” Once this name is approved by the National Order of the Arrow Lodge it will be final.

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Boy Scouts of America Named “Best of America” by Reader’s Digest Magazine

Boy Scouts of America Named “Best of America” by Reader’s Digest Magazine

Posted on 01 May 2006 by admin

Readers Digest Cover
IRVING, TEXAS – The nation’s leading youth service organization, the Boy Scouts of America, has been named to the “Best of America” list compiled by Reader’s Digest magazine.

The BSA is ranked No. 9 on the list under the category “Legacies” for the pinewood derby(R) as “Best Mother-Son Finish.” The pinewood derby, held annually by Cub Scout packs throughout the country, is a program designed to encourage parents to spend time with their children while building a race car made out of a block of wood. Powered only by gravity, the cars are raced down tracks during organized pack “derbies,” which help develop healthy competition, participation, and creativity. Awards are given for finishing first, as well as for placing and creative car design.

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Deaf Scouts take on camp competition

Posted on 01 May 2006 by admin

The Miami Herald had a nice write up about Troop 726, the only deaf Troop in South Florida, yesterday:

The Boy and Cub Scouts campsites at Carlos Arboleya Park were crowded and noisy Saturday, with packs of gabbing boys cooking and tying logs together with rope.

But it’s a different story for the boys of Troop 726. These four guys gab with their hands.

They are the smallest and quietest troop at this year’s Spring Camporee, a weekendlong Scouts competition, at 7025 W. Flagler St. They can do nearly everything the other boys do. But they can’t hear or speak.

Read the whole article at the Miami Herald Website.

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