Any vetran Boy Scouts out there? 1911 Anglin MB hard to get.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by cmann886, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Brett Angel

    Brett Angel Member

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    Got it. I replied without reading the #9 listed about, only his quote. Couldn't agree more.
     
  2. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    This is kind of like the everybody-gets-a-trophy mentality that prevails in society. Can't just have the winners getting trophies. Sometimes in life we have to actually work for things, they aren't just handed to us (or in this case reached via buying a fish at Safeway).
     
  3. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Interesting thread and brings back some really great memories. I still have my sash around somewhere and fishing was among those I earned. I made it to the rank of star before cars, girls and coolness took over. For grins, I just looked at the BSA site and all the 130 merit badges... lots of new ones. I think scouts (boys and girls) is a really positive thing that teaches great values, teaming and practical skills...far more valuable than staring into screens playing videos, and watching boob-tube videos all day.
     
  4. Patrick Gould

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    I also made it to Star before I had to decide between scouts and girls. My grandpa was a council exec, and most of the uncles, cousins etc are Eagle. (This was the 80s so I played my share of Atari and watched plenty of boob-tube too.)
     
  5. cmann886

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    One of the other 1911 MBs that was simple; Inventing/Invention only required two things 1. Invent and patent something useful and 2. Show a drawing or working model of the same.

    The the camping MB required Scouts to sleep in the open or under canvas at different times 50 nights, put up a tent alone and ditched it, build a fire without matches, make a bed of wild material, state how to make a camp site, prepare for rain, build a latrine, how to dispose of camp garbage and refuse, and construct a raft.
     
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    In a year or so a Scout might be able to earn the fishing merit badge by playing a virtual fishing game online. No slime, no grime.
     
  7. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Nah...I got booted outta Webelos for smoking, and having a bad attitude.
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    You think they might have a new merit badge for sexting?
     
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  9. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    I earned my Eagle Scout Award in 1979, my Dad got his in 1949. The requirements were tougher to meet in 1949 than 1979. I have a reproduction copy of the first Boy Scouts of America Handbook (circa 1910). Looking at the requirements for Eagle Scout then, I'm not sure I could have met them when I was a scout. The merit badge requirements might have been simpler and easy to understand but they were awfully tough to meet in many cases.
     
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  10. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Father and son Eagle Scouts...very cool! I don't recall if any of my troop made Eagle. I know we had a Life rank, but we were so big into backpacking the Tahoe Basin area -- our Troop Leader was a state Biologist that did field studies there. That allowed him to take us on 50, 75 and 100 mile trips (still have those badges as well)...we sewed them on our Camp Trail aluminum frame backpacks with pride.
     
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  11. Jim Paget

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    One of my favorite memories of CUB SCOUTS was the meeting where we watched our Den Mother's husband slaughter and gut a hog. I am pretty sure that would be outside the lines today.
     
  12. steeli

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    An Eagle scouter from awhile back and the one fish sure does seem lame. Good times and good memories with Fishing being one of my first badges....of course.
    I just remembered hearing awhile back they made a Flyfishing merit badge and looked up the requirements....same thing! one fish..
    http://www.boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/meritbadges/flyfishing-merit-badge.asp
    Wonder how many on this forum would get the badge if tested today, as in right now.