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The Original Colorado Tea Party Message Board Action Items › The Boy Scouts can wait till next year

The Boy Scouts can wait till next year

gene s.
user 10181949
Denver, CO
Post #: 1
This is the 100 year anniversary of scouting. This President does not have time to be at this special event but is going to be on the View. What is next, America's Got Talent? Maybe he can be a magician and make the national dept disappear. I also keep looking at our candidates as they self destruct and how they have hurt us all by keeping the liberal Democrats in office.

Lets hear some discussion on this like we use to in the Ideas section we had in the past

What Do You Think!

A former member
Post #: 3
I think your points are great topics of discussion. This area is actually for action items and replaces the old ideas section. However, your suggestions would be great topics to start under the ColoradoTeaParty General Discussions Forum, and is the best place for members to initially post, find, and comment on topics like yours. You might want to make each one a separate item so it's easier for others to stay on topic.

The Action Items Forum is basically to help put together a "to do" list based on member input with the ability for members to expand on each item and find volunteers. Kathy had some great ideas you could add here and help spearhead. Everything helps.

Thanks Gene
A former member
Post #: 3
As this forum is for action, when people are unhappy with a situation please post an action to bring attention to your displeasure. For example, in this case, you could organize people contacting local Boy Scout troops to gather together to express their dissatisfaction of being ignored by the POTUS and call the media to expose the situation, or adopting a local troop and educating them on the Constitution. These are just some ideas. Please post solutions or actions to rectify a situation. Thanks!
A former member
Post #: 14
Heard from our mass media that Obama is one of several US Presidents who were "Eagle" Scouts.
I've tried to confirm that he was or was not without success - doesn't seem possible from my perspective.

Recommended Action:

Can someone in the BSA hierarchy research and confirm or not?
If true, it begs the question about his "trustworthiness" and lack of commitment to participate, and his actions when compared to the Boy Scout Oath and Law (which would have been ingrained in his head as a scout!).
If not true, the media needs to be held accountable for what they provide to the "uninformed" American public and contrast his actions to the BSA Oath and Law.

Boy Scout Oath:
On my honor . . .
By giving your word, you are promising to be guided by the ideals of the Scout Oath.
. . . I will do my best . . .
Try hard to live up to the points of the Scout Oath. Measure your achievements against your own high standards and don't be influenced by peer pressure or what other people do.
. . . To do my duty to God . . .
Your family and religious leaders teach you about God and the ways you can serve. You do your duty to God by following the wisdom of those teachings every day and by respecting and defending the rights of others to practice their own beliefs.
. . . and my country . . .
Help keep the United States a strong and fair nation by learning about our system of government and your responsibilities as a citizen and future voter.

America is made up of countless families and communities. When you work to improve your community and your home, you are serving your country. Natural resources are another important part of America's heritage worthy of your efforts to understand, protect, and use wisely. What you do can make a real difference.
. . . and to obey the Scout Law; . . .
The twelve points of the Scout Law are guidelines that can lead you toward wise choices. When you obey the Scout Law, other people will respect you for the way you live, and you will respect yourself.
. . . To help other people at all times; . . .
There are many people who need you. Your cheerful smile and helping hand will ease the burden of many who need assistance. By helping out whenever possible, you are doing your part to make this a better world.
. . . To keep myself physically strong, . . .
Take care of your body so that it will serve you well for an entire lifetime. That means eating nutritious foods, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly to build strength and endurance. it also means avoiding harmful drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and anything else that can harm your health.
. . . mentally awake, . . .
Develop your mind both in the classroom and outside of school. Be curious about everything around you, and work hard to make the most of your abilities. With an inquiring attitude and the willingness to ask questions, you can learn much about the exciting world around you and your role in it.
. . . and morally straight.
To be a person of strong character, your relationships with others should be honest and open. You should respect and defend the rights of all people. Be clean in your speech and actions, and remain faithful in your religious beliefs. The values you practice as a Scout will help you shape a life of virtue and self-reliance.
Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises. Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses. The three promises of the Scout Oath are, therefore:

•Duty to God and country,
•Duty to other people, and
•Duty to self

Boy Scout Law & Meaning:
A Scout is Trustworthy.
A Scout tells the truth. He is honest, and he keeps his promises. People can depend on him.
A Scout is Loyal.
A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, and nation.
A Scout is Helpful.
A Scout cares about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
A Scout is Friendly.
A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He offers his friendship to people of all races and nations, and respects them even if their beliefs and customs are different from his own.
A Scout is Courteous.
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that using good manners makes it easier for people to get along.
A Scout is Kind.
A Scout knows there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. Without good reason, he does not harm or kill any living thing.
A Scout is Obedient.
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them.
A Scout is Cheerful.
A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout is Thrifty.
A Scout works to pay his own way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.
A Scout is Brave.
A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.
A Scout is Clean.
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He chooses the company of those who live by high standards. He helps keep his home and community clean.
A Scout is Reverent.
A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
A former member
Post #: 19
The only President who is also and Eagle Scout (that I could find) is Gerald Ford. Ross Perot was also an Eagle Scout. Many, if not all, Presidents were a Scout at some point, if even just a Cub Scout - that is until Obama, which I find very, very interesting - and as an Eagle Scout myself, I find it very sad.

"Fundamentally Changing America" indeed!!

Here's Chuck Norris' take, although he is not an Eagle Scout himself - I wouldn't criticize him for it, lol!­
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Kathy Bredehoeft, James Eugene (gene) Bolton, Johnny G

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