Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cub Scout Service Project

In our Cub Scout pack, we have been discussing getting a service project going, and in actuality, we have been working on it personally for a while now.  When I went to a leadership and planning meeting in our council for an upcoming Cub Weekend Campout, it was brought up about wanting a simple service project for the Scouts that weekend in which to participate.  A few ideas were tossed about but we were a bit more pragmatic and prepared with the concept since we were already planning it.

The idea we had for a service project is simple.  A lot of people travel, stay at hotels, get free samples in the mail, etc. of toiletry items.  Nursing homes, homeless shelters, women's shelters, halfway houses, etc. have need of these basic items.  I personally have collected an entire box full of these items.  Items such as toothpaste, razors, toothbrushes, small bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion, and the like are often needed and are easy to obtain.  Whenever I stay in hotels, I get more of these than I personally ever use.  My dentist gives me a small toothpaste sample and toothbrush every six months that I rarely use, since I have an abundance of these items in the house.  Homeless shelters and women's shelters in particular have said that they prefer the travel size items since most people who stay are short term.

Well, the idea struck a chord with the council director and it looks like the entire Tuscarora Council will be having boys participate in this project.  October 18-21 is our camping weekend, and so is our target for the large collection day.  In our pack, we had planned on this being an ongoing project.

If you would like to help out with this project, feel free to pass along any travel items, samples you get in the mail, hotel provided toiletries, etc. on to John Dolan, Sharon, or myself.  We already have established contacts with a few organizations and they have expressed the need and willingness to receive donations.  Of course, anything you may pick up besides travel items would also be appreciated and welcomed.

Below is a picture of just some of the items I have collected over the past few years that have filled a Moist and Meaty dog food box.  Anything you can help out with would be appreciated.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Obama accomplishments as President

I saw this and thought it was worth sharing.  There are actually a good amount of accomplishments we can enumerate for President Barack Obama.

Quit trashing Obama's accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. He has an impressive list of accomplishments:

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

First President to have a social security number from a state in which he has never lived.

First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States .

First President to violate the War Powers Act.

First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

First President to spend a trillion dollars on "shovel-ready" jobs when there was no such thing as "shovel-ready" jobs.

First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.

First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

First President to terminate America's ability to put a man in space.

First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date. (Many more by the time of this blog entry).

First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

First President to go on multiple "global apology tours" and concurrent "insult our friends" tours.

First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers. (even more by the time of this blog entry)

First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.

First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they "volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences."  Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states ( Mexico vs Arizona ).

Monday, September 02, 2013

It's Cub Scout Popcorn sales time again!

Here is the video we made as a Cub Scout Pack to promote popcorn sales amongst the boys and to have some fun at the same time.

To order your popcorn online, go to this link.