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Sunday, February 26, 2012

It doesn't hurt to ask

Our local University of Scouting was yesterday. It was a great day (firebirdluver and I taught five classes between the two of us, and I found out our next door neighbor is an assistant den leader in one the community packs). We had the "Scouting in the LDS Church" class offered for the first time ever. (In some year's past there has been a Duty to God class, but I'm not going to count that.) The class was taught by our new council exec, who is (obviously) LDS.

It was a great class, and he did a great job answering questions.

The Stake President for the other stake happened to be in our session, so finally I posed a question to him, "President, when is our area going to have a Little Philmont?"

He looked stunned momentarily, as if the thought had never occurred to him (he is pretty supportive of scouting). After a little hemming and this and that, he and the exec said, "Yes. We can do that. We'll put something together with all three of the nearby stakes."

Wahoo! It just goes to show you that sometimes it pays to speak up.

And it always pays to go to University of Scouting.

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