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A New Blog

I'm not a huge fan of Trailhead's built-in blog system, so I've started a new Wordpress blog to record and work with my new Scouting experiences.  It can be found here:


https://scouterpaul.wordpress.com/

The advantage of having a Wordpress blog is that friends, colleagues and family who aren't on Trailhead but who are interested in my thoughts on Scouting can have access to what I write.

Added by Paul Matisz on December 4, 2016 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Treasures

After a recent visit to my mom's apartment, I took the opportunity this week to go through the old scouting stuff that has been sitting in one storage unit or another for about twenty years.

First I discovered the remains of my wool campfire blanket, which clearly provided meals for many generations of moths; the dozens of patches were salvageable, the blanket not so much. I'll be sewing them…

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Added by Paul Matisz on November 25, 2016 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Back to Scouting

I think it's safe to say I grew up in Scouting: I was one of five kids and we were all in Scouts or Guides; my mom was a Guide leader and my dad, after both his sons joined Scouts, became a Scouter himself.  My maternal grandfather was a Scoutmaster back in the 1950s and 60s, and I remember how proud he was when I was invested as a Scout.  I went from Beavers all the way to Rovers, and attended my last Rover meeting about a month and a half…

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Added by Paul Matisz on November 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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