Monday, May 11, 2015

Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics

Camping season is almost here in full force. Time for a review of outdoor ethics.



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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Unusual Troop in SLC

This is really great. And inspiring.




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Monday, April 6, 2015

Conference thoughts

Just a few thoughts, some incomplete.

It seemed to me that Elder Eyring's tie was sporting Gillwell colors (Saturday, all sessions).

Br. Larry Gibson - released as YMGP 1st Counselor - referred to Duty to God as a "resource," as opposed to the more common "program."  That, I think, is a significant distinction (Priesthood
session).

"Raising the Bar" was 13 years ago, and in some ways, it has succeeded marvelously, but to me, in some ways where the "bar has been raised," it has been at the expense of lowering other bars almost to the ground (Elder Ballard, Priesthood Session).

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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Monkeys

Once upon a time there was a cage full of monkeys. In the middle of the cage was a pole with some bananas on top. After a while a monkey got hungry and walked over to the pole. As soon as he touched the pole, all the monkeys were sprayed with ice water. Clearly, he did not climb the pole. Sometime later another monkey got hungry and walked over to the pole. As soon as he touched the pole, all the monkeys were sprayed with ice water. Clearly he did not climb the pole. Eventually all the monkeys repeated the experience. The bananas remained untouched.

One day, one of the original monkeys left and a new one appeared. And of course, he became hungry. As soon as he started toward the pole all the other monkeys attacked him! No ice water was needed or wanted. One at a time all the original monkeys left and were replaced by new monkeys. One at a time they walked toward the pole. And, one at a time they were attacked!

Finally the cage with the pole with the bananas on top was filled with monkeys, none of whom would go near the pole and none of whom knew WHY. It didn't matter why, they had just always done it that way.

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