We’re walking in a Winter Wonderland.” So many families are being pulled a
thousand directions and going a million miles per hour at this time of year.
Maybe we can use this theme to drive home a different message for the
season—given the season, it’s not quite “stop and smell the roses” but more
like “stop and smell the snow.” But you get the point. What if we could give
our children the gift of not getting all caught up in the rush of the season
but really enjoying it? Wouldn’t that be great? Well, here’s a theme that
gives us a starting chance (from York Adams Area Council)
Happy Holidays to
Everyone. Sure enough I got my Toyota Highlander, a “Vintage Gold” 2003.
It drives like a dream. Our daughter got accepted to Auburn University, and
Neal is still going to UAB. Jim and I recently celebrated our 24th
wedding anniversary. And I spent almost a week in Sandestin FL, at the end of
September at a Thrifty Nickel National Convention.
During this Holiday
Season I ask for your thoughts and prayers to get us through a family calamity
we are struggling with right now. Thank you.
ghostly kind of Boo Boo either)
In last month’s issue of the Bugle a mistake was caught
by Marcia a Cub Scouter who reads Baloo.
Webelos Citizenship section there is a reference to BSA Skill awards which are
no longer used in the BSA program. You are correct that each rank in Cub
Scouts and Boy Scouts has a Citizenship element; even the Tiger program about
their community continues the citizenship theme.
Enter the 15th
Annual Boys' Life Reading Contest Now!
one-page report titled "The Best Book I Read This Year" and enter it in the
15th Annual Boys' Life Reading Contest. The book can be fiction or
nonfiction. But the report has to be in your own words—500 words tops. Enter
in one of these three age categories:
8 years old and younger,
9 and 10 years old,
11 years and older.
Pedro receives your report, you'll get a free patch like the yellow one below.
(And, yes, the patch is a temporary insignia, so it can be worn on the Boy
Scout uniform shirt, on the right pocket. Proudly display it there or
three winners from each age group will also get a Leatherman multi-tool (or
any two books they want), copies of Codemaster books 1 and 2, the limited
edition Codemaster pin-and-patch set—plus their names announced in Boys' Life!
contest is open to all Boys' Life readers. Be sure to include your
name, address, age and grade in school on the entry.
your report, along with a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope, to:
Boys' Life Reading Contest, S306
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2002.
New Religious Emblems Video
Available From P.R.A.Y.
Walker 1-800-933-7729 firstname.lastname@example.org
(St. Louis, Mo.) - Programs of Religious Activities with youth (P.R.A.Y.) is
working with the BSA National Relationships Division in distributing the new
religious emblems video entitled, Promoting Duty to God (Religious Emblems),
No. 05-883. Although the Relationships Division will provide two videos to
every council this fall, additional videos will be available from P.R.A.Y.
may be downloaded from the P.R.A.Y. web site at
www.praypub.org or they may be
purchased at a price of $6.00.
religious emblems video is an interfaith resource promoting the religious
emblems of ALL faiths. It is 7˝ minutes long and is designed to be used in
council and district training events and in presentations to individual units.
available from P.R.A.Y. are several resources to be used in conjunction with
this new video. These resources are available at
** Promoting Religious Emblems: Round Table Presentation (10 minutes)
Promoting Religious Emblems: A Council / District Training Syllabus (50
** Religious Emblems Presentation Script: A Presentation by Unit Leaders to
Scouts and their Parents
** Increasing Membership through Religious Emblems