Another Blue and Gold in the History Books

Another year has come and gone again, and everything seemed to go off without a hitch.

We had our blue and gold (yellow) tablecloths and balloons on the tables. Unfortunately we hadn’t any table decorations made by the scouts this year. We decided not to put up streamers this year. It seemed to take away from the simplicity of our decorations.

Dinner was great. We decided on a pasta dinner with a homemade meat sauce and an Alfredo sauce. The pack paid for the main courses and the garlic bread. Each family, however, contributed $2.00 per person to help with that cost. We have a small pack.  Each den then became responsible for bringing salad side dishes and desserts. It turned out to be a very filling evening.

Our awards ceremony was really nice. Each scout that acheived their rank was awarded their rank during a painted face ceremony. Each scout had lines and symbols placed on their face, using costume face paint, by their leader. Each line and symbol represented a valueable trait in scouting. The scouts thought it was pretty cool. It was a great symbolic ceremony. We also gave out the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for the winners of the Pinewood Derby which was held on the same day. As well as patches for that event. Finally, we gave out all the certificates from the Father and Son Cake Bake. This years cake theme was “America the Beautiful.” Each scout who participated was to design a cake using a line from the song. They looked really neat. Scouts can be so creative. Families were also allowed to bid on their favorite cakes in a silent auction. The winning bids were then placed into the scouts pack account to be used for camp fees or equipment for camp.

Overall it went very well. We were so proud of the scouts achievements. Despite all the stress and frustration involved in putting together such a big night. We look forward to a strong finish to this scouting year.

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    Loch Ness? Do you really want to know?

    For decades many people from the casual vacationer to the very educated scientist have been trying to get a glimps, and I might add proof, of one of the biggest mysteries of our time.

    There have been photographs taken, and proved to be hoaxes. There are a few pieces of evidence that cannot be proven either way. But, what if there was evidence that proved that the Loch Ness monster really exists? What would people do? The human race is incredibly curious. Would we respect the creature and it’s existance? Or, would we exploit it, more than now, and potentially capture, and study it? I would hate to think that the museum exhibit that I have to pay to see is a creature that could still be living and thriving without us.

    We built our lives around things we believe in. Where’s the fun in proving the Loch Ness is real? What keeps us coming back for more? If proof is ever found, would we be as excited about it? I think the thrill is in the chase. Everyone has their own idea as to what it looks like. Each story getting more and more spectacular. Some say myths and legends started out as some kind of truth.

    Whether it’s real or not, I just like the idea that it could be true. I would kind of hate to prove such a wonderful mystery. Don’t get me wrong though. I would like to know if the Loch Ness monster does exist, but I think I’d rather be left in the dark for now.

    What do you think?

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      IE 8 Revisited

      IE 8 Release Candidate 1 did not last long on my computer.  I installed it on January 29th and uninstalled it February 3rd. I don’t work Friday, Saturday or Sunday so for the two days I had it installed I had problems with and DNA Helpdesk. I also had problems with Flash Player on Jefferson County’s web site.

      Installation was easy, but there were a couple of questions during the process. 

      ·         Turn on Suggested Sites

      ·         Compatibility Setting

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      The Google problem I had with IE 8 Beta is gone.

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      I did have an add-ons notice that kept showing up.

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      Uninstalling was a breeze once you knew where to go. IE 8 is considered an update so you won’t find it in Programs and Features. You will still need to open Programs and Features but then click on ‘View Installed Updates’ in the menu on the left to remove the update.

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        Super Bowl Sunday

        Okay, I have to admit I did not watch the game for the game. I am one of many who watch for the commercials to see what multi-millions gets you these days. I also watch for the entertainment.

        First, I would like to congratulate the Steelers. 6 Super Bowls is quite an acheivement. The Cardinals played an awesome game though.

        Honestly, I have enjoyed a few of Bruce Springsteen songs, but I have to admit I was dissapointed in his performance. I didn’t think it was very entertaining, but most importantly, I just couldn’t understand him. I can’t say that it wasn’t a good show, but I was looking for the WOW factor when watching one of the most widely watched shows on television. My WOW was out of dissapointment. A little too safe.

        However, not all was lost. Faith Hill and Jennifer Hudson’s performances were brilliant. Each one flawlessly executed their portion of the show and brought so much emotion to the fans.

        That brings me to the #1 reason I watched the Super Bowl. The COMMERCIALS! I always enjoy the Bud Light ads, but this year I added the Doritoes to the list. Even the Coca Cola and Pepsi ads were cute. The commercials however weren’t as cool as past years, but they are always worth watching. Take the poll and tell me what were your favorites.

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