Sometimes I spend too much time looking around the internet and reading Scout forums, blogs, and websites. But sometimes I find some really interesting stuff. Today, I would like to pass on three sites your may find interesting.
The first is a blog called “scoutingmaniac”. The blog is written by a junior assistant scoutmaster from the Great Alaska Council. His latest two posts were about astronauts, and how many of them have been involved with Scouting as a youth. I was astonished to see how many there were. I knew most of the original astronauts from the 1960′s were Boy Scouts, but I did not realize that a lot of later astronauts were also involved with Boy and Girl Scouting. Check out his two blog entires HERE and HERE.
The second site is a blog post found at “Nick’s Ramblings”. Nick is a Scouter from Staffordshire, in the UK. I like checking out his blog and discovering what Scouts across the ocean have been doing. A recent post of his really did not have anything to do with Scouting, but touched my funny bone, and unfortunately demonstrates the sad direction this world is heading. It compares 1978 (The year I graduated from high school) with the year 2008. I think you find find it quite interesting, and truthful. Check it out HERE.
The third site I recommend you to check out is written by Hans Zeiger, a writer who is also an Eagle Scout, and proud of it. He has posted an article about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s new book, On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts are Worth Fighting For. I have read a few reviews about this book and it sounds like one I need to add to my library. Check out this article HERE.
I hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as I did. After all, don’t you need a bit of a change from what I write about once in awhile?