Tuesday, December 20, 2005

What are your family stories of honor and heritage?

Are you proud of your heritage? Do you have a parent or grandparent who has influenced your life? if so, what story or event has forever helped guide you in life? Are you willing to take a moment and submit it for inclusion on our website or on this blog?

Scouting values which were reinforced by a leader or family member need to be preserved and passed to the future leaders of our world. Please join with us in submitting and helping preserve these traditional and timeless values.

What are the health issues your parents or grandparents faced as they have grown older? Have you heard of Family Health History month? Not only is learning about your heritage a wonderful opportunity to grow closer to your family, but discussions about healthy lifestyle should be part of this family time.

Today, Traditional Scouting Values are under attack. (link1)
Many of today's key decision makers were involved in scouting when they were young.(link2) The lessons they learned have carried them through life's challenges. How has your life has been influenced by a leader or scouting value? Our goal is to capture, preserve and pass traditional scouting values from generation to generation, let's start with 1,000,000 stories as a goal!


Monday, December 19, 2005

Hans Zeiger, Eagle Scout, Author-Get Off My Honor

"My great grandfather was a Boy Scout in Illinois in the early days of the organization, and my grandpa and his brother were Scouts, and my father and his three brothers were Scouts.

My uncle is an Eagle, and he still organizes most of the summer hikes. One of my brothers is a Life Scout, and my other brother is working on the Star rank.
Three of my cousins are Eagle Scouts. I am an Eagle Scout.

I got involved in Troop 174 because my grandpa really didn't expect me to do otherwise. It's a family tradition, and I have every hope of taking my own sons to the local Scout lodge when it's time.
Scouting helps the family to teach self-government. America's future depends upon that."

Hans Zeiger, Eagle Scout and Author of

Get Off My Honor: The Assault on the Boy Scouts of America


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Alan Osmond and Strengthening Families

This is Alan Osmond with the One Heart Foundation for "Strengthening Families".
We support the values of scoutmedia.org and are looking for some positive experiences that you have had with your family that might help others.

With more than 28,000,000 scouts in the world there are many stories which have not been told. If the stories are not preserved from what source will the future generations learn? Pop artists use media to share their values, what are we doing to preserve our values.

As you know, the media often portrays and views family life a little differently than many of us . . . who have had great parents, a wonderful childhood, and now, children of our own. Would you mind sharing some of those values and experiences that have impacted your life and made a difference in becoming who you are today? Please click on the pencil icon to add your story.

Alan Osmond

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Why Genealogy for Scouts?

What are your thoughts about scouts earning the genealogy merit badge?

Is this just an exercise to track down a name or is there a reason bigger than this behind the activity?

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Personal Video History

What do you think about getting every boy scout to video tape someone who is important or who has taught them a scouting principle which has helped them be successful in their life. What are the guiding principles and stories behind these values?

What if we could compress these, preserve and share these stories?

go to www.scoutmedia.org/testinonials.aspx for text samples

go to www.scoutmedia.org to register and download video samples.

If we don't utilize the media tools in this fashion, these timeless values may not make it deep into the hearts of the next generation.