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  •  Huh. Not so in my case. (2+ / 0-)
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    ivorybill, Mark Noel

    My scoutmaster was an amazing man.  He was an artist by profession, and taught as much geology and botany and astronomy and just ... recognition of the amazing thing that is life as anything else.

    I have some very strong memories of sitting on a ridge with him and a few of the others at sunrise, overlooking the Mojave or Palomar Mountain or other places, just appreciating the beauty of it, and then being shown how to spot the various flora and fauna doing their thing without disturbing any of it.

    And as a survivor of the Bataan Death March, he also had oodles of very good and cogent advice on camping, hiking, survival, diplomacy, etc.

    Alas, not all scoutmasters were that good, and fewer are now.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:36:09 AM PST

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