Norfolk, VA Scouts Hoping to Solve Local Gang Problems…


... I got such a soft spot in my heart for the Boy Scouts of America. I've been blessed to be part of a wonderful, active troop lead by dedicated and faithful fathers who are really committed to their kids.The BSA has taught my son self reliance, helped him become more independent and confident, and has taught him the virtues of helping others and respecting authority. Stuff I can teach but that really, for boys, needs to be reinforced by adult male role models.When my son needs Scout … [Read more...]

Shamelessly Blegging Our Way to Summer Camp…


... Sadly, I wonder if I should make this an annual fund raising campaign each summer. I'm embarrassed to admit that I did this very same thing last year, but I do so love my son and I'll do anything for him.And that anything means swallowing my pride every twelve months to ask you guys for a little help to get my son to summer camp.You see, last year he had such a fantastic time at Scout camp that he's dying to return this summer. He did all the marvelous, filthy things I completely … [Read more...]

Reader Poll — Attending Mass When Camping …


... Reader poll at bottom of post.Am I completely off base to expect a Boy Scout Troop, affiliated with and sponsored by a Catholic Church and made up predominately of Catholic boys and leaders, to plan mass attendance into camping trips?My feelings are, as a Catholic troop, the boys should automatically include going to mass in the itinerary when they plan these trips.Photo SourceTake for example this past weekend.They could have very easily planned Saturday vigil mass … [Read more...]

Boys Are Gross…


... What do these things have in common?2 pairs of clean underwear 3 pairs of clean socks 1 toothbrush 1 small tube of toothpaste deodorantWhy these are all things a boy will pack when going on a weekend camping trip. These are also all things they will never use. Not even once.Also, my son learned that pooping in a trash bag is better than digging a cat hole.Gross. Double gross. Triple gross with worms on top. … [Read more...]

hump day humor, pinewood derby edition…

The only thing that could possible make this cooler is if they figured out how to add Gorgeous George.

From the National Capitol Area Council, who writes "This 'Pinewood Pope Mobile' was blessed and approved by the clergy at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA."I think the Boy & I have just found our next year's design! … [Read more...]