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Next year, the Boy Scouts of america will drop the 'boy' part and be all inclusive. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/02/boy-scouts-to-change-name-drop-boy-and-accept-girls-in-2019-organization-says.html What do you all think? Any pony here a fellow scout? What's your take? What about any girl scouts? What's your take on the former boy scouts now recruiting girls? Pic related.
Hello everypony, today, starting a new blog, I will be telling you about my time at SSRLV. (Schope Scout Reservation at Lost Valley) There were various things to do, such as: Horseback riding (the Horsemanship Merit Badge), Archery, ATVs, Moviemaking, And much more. For the most part, it was great. I had fun, earned three Merit Badges, and had an all around good time. But, even at camp, my family is still horrible. My brother and dad were still ridiculously mean to me, and when I messed up one tiny thing, my dad called my mom and blew it way out of proportion. So instead of a 'Welcome home' from my mom, I got yelled at for things that didn't even happen like she said they did. So I was in tears in the shower wishing I'd never come home. But there is some good news, next year I'll be at camp, without my family, working there. And you know what? They have WiFi for the staff. Which means that I'll be able to communicate with you guys while I'm there. It's a win win. This is Damien Bolt, signing off.
So, with the Girls Scouts Cookie fundraiser underway and everyone debating what cookies are the best, I got to thinking that there should be a thread where we can all talk about our scouting experiences. I know there are the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, but I am pretty sure there are equivalents to these all over the world. So what better way to compare and contrast all these lifeskill building programs by talking about it! I was a Girl Scout. I was only one for 1 and half years, when I was 11-12 years old. I was a Junior Scout. I remember loving it so much, and in the place where I lived, I was the only Junior scout in my district (yey rural communities) so my foster mom was my troop leader (she was also the Brownie and Cadet Leaders for the district). I ended up earning EVERY single badge in the Junior Girl Scout handbook. I remember going to multiple camps at the Wisconsin Girl Scout camp, Camp Sacajawea. I especially enjoyed the horse camps, and I remember having to care for and ride this old horse named Thomas (very sweet old horse). In our trail rides, we always had to follow one another single file, and there was this girl behind me who had this horse the farted all the time on our trail rides. Other than my horse care badge unit and wilderness unit (getting all the badges at once that had similarities), I don't remember much else in the way of badge getting. Since it's cookie time, I must brag just a little bit. The year that I sold cookies, I sold over 4000 boxes, and ended up getting a massive white teddy bear (the theme was "Dream Big" that year), a t-shirt, some patches, and national recognition as a top cookie seller for that year. I had no competition so it was fairly easy. I still have that teddy bear, and it reminds me of some of the best direction and drive I had through some of my toughest years in foster care. It was a fun experience overall, and looking back, I must have been quite the dorky geek, but who cares what other people think? Were you a boy/girl scout?