Re: Scouting Spirit is Alive!
Ron Raab-Long (raablong@DMV.COM)
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 16:02:42 -0400
Patrick Meehan wrote about a positive experience that happened in the Minuteman
Council in Bonston. I did not attend the activity he spoke about, but I'm
wondering whether things like that happen often in Boston.
Last week, at 10:00 on Wednesday night, my wife and I saw a commercial on A&E about
"Pops Goes the Fourth", Boston's annual concert and fireworks display on the
Esplanade. We had thought about attending for several years, but never made. But
this time we couldn't think of any reason not to go. Thursday after work, we
packed the car and drove the 7 1/2 hours up, and spent the most wonderful 4th of
July we could ever imagine.
I had never been to Boston, so I'm not just tootin' my own horn. That city is
special! Besides the history that surrounds you, the people are open, friendly,
and helpful. At the concert, attended by over 500,000 people, I was astounded to
see EVERYONE standing for the National Anthem - most with their hands over their
hearts. Then, during the sing-a-long session, I was again blown away to hear
EVERYONE singing - loudly.
I've never attended a more patriotic activity in my life, and was proud to note
that it was quite a racially diverse crowd. They may not know it, but the entire
city of Boston has that ol' Scouting Spirit. If at all possible, plan on attending
Ron Raab-Long DelMarVa Council
SA, Troop 903 Two Bays District
Boy Scout Training Coordinator Dover, Delaware USA
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