Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Scouting Spirit Prevails

Despite the tragedy late yesterday afternoon, today saw Scouts doing what they do best and showing the world what this movement is all about: brotherhood. We honor our fallen, live by the Scout oath and law and look adversity squarely in the eye. A Scout is brave.

Check out our new photos posted early this afternoon in the photo gallery. Keep it blogging here where you know where the Jambo fresh content lives: www.emeritbadges.org. We added quick links to the photo gallery and blog right from the home page for your enjoyment.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Photos are great! It is fun to see what the Scouts are doing! Great, Fantastic, keep it up. I check often looking for updates. This is the best site I have found so far.

Anonymous said...

I look look forward to each blog. Keep up the great work. Enjoying the photos. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks so much. When my son calls I am going to tell him to be sure and check out your merit badge booth!

Anonymous said...

If you want to honor the fallen, you should be curious about how something like this could happen. It honors no one to put your head in the sand and pretend that "accidents happen."

Too bad there's not a "science" or "logic" badge in the Boy Scouts. Then maybe someone would show some curiosity about how this could happen.

Anonymous said...

Of course we are all curious. They are investigating it. From the looks of the photo, it was a huge tent. It could have been canvas. It was heavy. They should have had more people helping to set it up. We all have questions. But we do not have all the facts yet. I hate it when people inject their judgements and opinions on little fact. Let the proper people do the investigating. In the meantime, many of us have sons there and just want to keep up on what is going on, that's all. I don't think anyone here has their heads in the sand. I can't speak for everyone, but there are a few bloggers that have their heads somewhere else!

Anonymous said...

Whatever the story, it's a black eye for the Boy Scouts. Either gross incompetence on the part of the leaders or worse.

Anonymous said...

The Boy Scouts are always getting beat up about something. I do want to hear the results of the investigation. Usually the boys do alot of the setting up. So in this case, either the boys helping would have averted the tragedy OR the boys helping would have added to it.

VAscouter said...

Would you please post a photo of the electronics kit that the scouts are building in the IEEE Electronics Merit Badge Booth at the Jamboree?

Anonymous said...

anon: So in this case, either the boys helping would have averted the tragedy OR the boys helping would have added to it.

The question is why troop leaders couldn't handle a task that the scouts themselves could have. Either the Alaskan troop leaders were grotequely incompetent or there were hazards on the site they had not encountered in real wilderness (i.e., power lines).

But shouldn't they been able to realize it was dangerous to set up a huge metal structure near power lines? Why weren't they more AFRAID and CAREFUL? Why were four men doing an eight man task?

Which of the grown men running around in knee socks, shorts and a bunch of badges is in charge here?

Anonymous said...

I think we all have those same questions. The people in the Alaskan contingent are probably the only ones who can answer it. Maybe you should go ask them.

Anonymous said...

The thing is, I'm not a Boy Scout. I don't know any Boy Scouts. Isn't any of you curious to get to the bottom of this, instead of burying your head in the sand and ignoring it the way you do about the war in iraq, global warming, etc?

How could any parent glamorize the military, uniforms,authority, etc. while watching Marines, etc. being sent to die for absolutely nothing? What am I missing here?

Anonymous said...

If you are not a Boy Scout and do not know any Boy Scout, why are you posting here? Go away and troll somewhere else. Like DU where others share your attitude.
This a Boy Scout Jamboree, not a site to argue about your hatred of the miltary and the war in Iraq.
Accidents happen and the deaths were from human error. This does not lessen the loss to the boys who had the fathers killed. Trying to pin the blame to further your hatred toward the miltary does not help those who lost their parents.

Anonymous said...

Emeritbadges: We sure would appreciate it if you could block this person if it is possible. He is a nuisance and obviously wants attention. Our attention is on our son's and husbands and friends at the jamboree. We have no time for this twit.