Rick Kendall (marge.tsf.nid.csc.com!rick@BARNEY.TSF.NID.CSC.COM)
Thu, 8 Sep 1994 10:36:16 -0700
My name is Rick Kendall, I've been "digesting" from scout-l for about a
week now and decided I better introduce myself. Before I do, I have been
following rec.scouts for a while and find this a much superior group with
much more useful information and NO flame wars. Keep up the great work.
I am a Webelos den leader for Pack 63 and an ASM for Troop 103 in Lompoc
CA. As a boy, I was in cub scouts in Tulsa OK until 1965, when my family
moved to Brisbane Australia. I joined cubs there too and bridged to a
scout troop in Weller's Hill. Moved to East Brisbane where I advanced
through second class. Moved Southern California in 1969 and never got
involved in scouts there (a decision I now regret, but scouting in that
group wasn't "cool").
Always planned on having my first boy, Todd, in cubs but didn't get around
to it until he was in 4th grade. My second boy, Travis, and I joined the
Tiger Cub group and my older boy joined as a 1st year Webelos. My wife,
Jeanne, let her arm be twisted such that she became the Webelos den leader
as no one else would. She is now the Cub Master for the pack and is
involved with the district as the Cub Scout Day Camp Activity Director.
At the Scout-o-Rama in may of '92, I came across a first class group of
scouts (not in the advancement sense). With their picture board of
pictures and maps of the hikes they had done, and a model camp (and the
nerve to demonstrate the proper assembly of a KYBO), I knew this was the
troop for us. Troop 103 does a backpacking trip roughly once a month and
a 10 day summer trip to the Sierras every year. We have a great
scoutmaster and our own patrol (fossils) of ASMs. We try very hard not
to do everything for the boys (especially our own) and yet keep the focus
on outdoor activities and what we consider "traditional" scout
activities. Now Todd and I have been on lots of campouts and have each
earned two 50 miler patches. He has just earned his Star and has ascended
to Patrol Leader. Travis and I are having lots of fun in cubs too. I
can hardly wait for two years to pass so we are all in one troop.
This scouts stuff will really suck in the whole family if you let it (and
we did!). Also have a younger daughter, Lauren, but she is involved with
baton and dance for now.
Enough on my ramblings. On with the show.
Rick Kendall Computer Sciences Corporation
TSF IFDAPS Program Manager 301 North R Street Ph:(805)736-1275
email@example.com Lompoc, CA 93436 FAX:(805)735-3237
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