Memorial Day

Lee Erwin / Clarksville Now
Lee Erwin / Clarksville Now

It’s the unofficial start of summer. For many, it’s the first three-day weekend of the summer season. Stores have big sales to mark the occasion. And towns across America have parades and remembrances to mark Memorial Day.

As with many holidays, we often forget the reason for the observation. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day when people would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers. Continue reading “Memorial Day”

A Scout is helpful, but check first

kettledude_250A Scout is helpful. It’s the third point of the Scout Law. And to help other people at all times is part of the Scout Oath.

Scouts help others every day. Service is part of our rank requirements, and troops and packs do service projects regularly. Service to an organization outside of Scouting is a requirement for Eagle.

As the holiday season approaches, we find ourselves helping out in many ways – collecting food and clothing for the needy, staffing holiday shops at hospitals and churches, caroling in nursing homes and running errands for senior citizens.

You might think that helping with one of the most visible and iconic service projects in America would be right up our alley. Continue reading “A Scout is helpful, but check first”