James L Gordon Scout Council

Friday, June 17, 2005

"The boys of the rising generation are to be the men of the next, and thesole guardian of the principles we deliver over to them."

- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Be Prepared to conquer space via SuitSat

School Spacewalk
850 Sligo Ave, Suite 600, Silver Spring
MD 20910-4703.

Hello, herein attached is our contribution to the world, cleaning up our rivers and shorelines.
We hope to be considered to be part of this historic event wherein schools worldwide will have this opportunity have their project to fly aboard SuitSat.

We are from Olongapo Wesley School and James L. Gordon Scout Council of Olongapo City, Philippines.

More power and may The Force be with you!

Hon. Edwin J. Piano
Council Vice Chairman


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Above photos will be digitized and included in a cd that will fly to space on board SuitSat. Once in space, SuitSat will transmit these digitized photos using a special radio frequency with infinite character. These signals will travel in space without let-up for years until an inteligent life captures it and view our messages and photos; or until these signals will hit a solid matter far away in the galaxy and bounces (echoes) these signal back to earth hundreds of years from now where our future generations can recapture it and enjoy looking at their ancestors.
Lets be proud for having the privilage to be included in this historic endeavor.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Within My Power

Within My Power
by Forest Witcraft, a Scoutmaster

I am not a Very Important Man, as importance is commonly rated, I do not have great wealth, control a big business, or occupy a position of great honor or authority.

Yet I may someday mold destiny. For it is within my power to become the most important man in the world in the life of a boy. And every boy is a potential atom bomb in human history.

A humble citizen like myself might have been the Scoutmaster of a Troop in which an undersized unhappy Austrian lad by the name of Adolph might have found a joyous boyhood, full of the ideals of brotherhood, goodwill, and kindness. And the world would have been different.

A humble citizen like myself might have been the organizer of a Scout Troop in which a Russian boy called Josef might have learned the lessons of democratic cooperation.

These men would never have known that they had averted world tragedy, yet actually they would have been among the most important men who ever lived.

All about me are boys. They are the makers of history, the builders of tomorrow. If I can have some part in guiding them up the trails of Scouting, on to the high road of noble character and constructive citizenship, I may prove to be the most important man in their lives, the most important man in my community.

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

107th Independence Day

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Vice Chairman Edwin J. Piano poses with an American World War II veteran during the grand parade to celebrate the 107th Independence Day where contingent from James L. Gordon Council participated in the event.

Friday, June 10, 2005


BSA National Scout Jamboree
Virginia, U.S.A. July 25 - August 3, 2005

Brownsea Island Reloaded
Brownsea Reloaded is a 48-hour high energy adventure from 1-4 August 2005 on Brownsea Island, for Scouts from all over the world aged between 12 and 18.

World Scouting Centenary
Scouting started nearly a century ago, and today there are 28 million Scouts worldwide, in 216 countries and territories.
In 2007, Scouting celebrates its Centenary, and thousands of activities by millions of Scouts will help to change the world for good.

Fun way to earn your merit badges.

2005 JOTA/JOTI Circular / ScoutLink

Dear JOTI Organizers and Participants,

the new JOTA/JOTI circular is available for download at
As you see we are trying to celebrate JOTA / JOTI as a common event. Therefore we are publishing a combined circular for 2005.

Please forward necessary information to your national organizers and participants. Further information can be found at http://www.joti.org/ .

There is other good news:
ScoutLink Council decided to just have WOSM/WAGGGS members. As a result we appointed the ScoutLink Network as the official JOTI network. Since ScoutLink is the safest Scout only IRC network there is no reason to not cooperate with them both on a world and a national level.

Looking forward to an interesting and successful JOTA / JOTI 2005.

Yours in Scouting and Guiding,

Holger "Holgi" Sickenberg
World JOTI Organizer

Friday, June 03, 2005

Central Luzon Region and National Capital Region Jamborette

With the jamboree to be hosted by Olongapo City fast approaching, the members of James L. Gordon Council met with officers of SBMA to discuss possible venues for different scout activities to be held December 26 to 30, 2005

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James L. Gordon Council Camping Activities Chairman Dr. Meriam Palma pointing to areas to be utilized during the opening ceremony at Remy field, Scouts Asuncion, Venson, Ancheta and Baviera are joined by OIC of Remy Field, Mr Arnel and Francis (09187907519) SBMA Tourism VIP Services.
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The boardwalk was tentatively selected to be the venue to formally welcome scoutmasters and other VIP participants of the jamboree.
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Council Vice Chairman Edwin Piano and Dr. Palma enjoying subicbay from boardwalk
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Wide vacant spaces inside the Subic Bay Industrial Park were also considered for camping activity
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The football field will definitely house good number of campers. The open spaces around the Volunteers Park and go cart track will also be utilized for the event, this will provide for activities in riding and enjoying the scenic view of the Subic Bay Yatch Club
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Another activity for the scouts is boating and kayaking in the lagoon of Bicentinial Park

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