James L Gordon Scout Council

Sunday, August 21, 2005



Camping Out
Saturday August 20, 2005 9:00PM PT YAHOO

Happy Campers
At the Buzz, we can always tell when summer's end is nearing: Reality TV reruns heighten their pace, the scent of sharpened pencils makes our stomachs all knotty, and we remember that we never took that camping trip. From the looks of it, searchers are trying to cram in just one more camping excursion before September. Women (+57%) seem a little more eager to hit the campground than men (+43%), and kids aged 35-44 are the most excited to get back to nature. Inspired by clean air and s'mores, we cooked up the top 10 camping searchesÂ…
  1. camping
  2. camping world
  3. camping gear
  4. camping equipment
  5. camping tents
  1. camping checklist
  2. camping recipes
  3. camping supplies
  4. camping trailers
  5. camping sites
Whether your idea of camping involves packing your gear on your back and hitting the trail, or backing your car right up to that clean site with the indoor bathrooms and sauna, places to pitch your tent are as popular in Search as camping basics.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Do Good

"Do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased." (Hebrews 13:16)

Friday, August 12, 2005

Council Outstanding Boy Scouts

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The search for James L. Gordon Scout Council Outstanding Boy Scout was held today at Tapinac Elementary School, Olongapo City.

The eight finalist for Senior Scout level came from Columban College, Barretto High School and St. Joseph's College while the ten finalist from elementary level came from the Center for Excellence, Kalalake Elem School, SPED-G, and OCES.

Scout Viner Milan and Ryan Manikad were selected to represent the council in the Regional Search for Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts.

The judges for this year's search are Dr. Miriam Palma, Councilor Edwin Piano, Ms. Lacuesta, Ms Abrajano and Scouter Richard Calimbas.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: CHARACTER

By: Ma. Eleanor Lerio

Allow me to share with you all some lessons I have learned on why many of our leaders lacks something which will make them great leaders. This is only one of them. Actually I learned all these from my 3-years leadership training.

Maybe we cannot change these existing "leaders" manning our country but we can start anew. Let's start with our kids, raise them up to become good citizens & leaders of the future. That's what we are doing right now. We still have so much hope for our country and while many are trying to solve this problem of the country right now. we are forming children who are the hope of our fatherland.


Joseph (the dreamer) puts his entire life in perspective in the final chapter of Genesis. During the height of a terrible famine, his brothers came humbly before him & bowed down, just as he had predicted decades earlier. But instead of using his enormous power to punish them, he said, "You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive."

How does one develop such a godly (and rare) perspective? What enabled Joseph to refrain from exacting the kind of vengeance most of us would be tempted to dish out in similar circumstances?


Because Joseph had spent years in God's character-building course, he could maintain a proper perspective & use his power to bless his brothers rather than curse them.

How a leader deals with the circumstances of life tells you many things about his character.

Crisis doesn't necessarily make character, but it certainly does reveal it.

Adversity is a crossroad that makes a person choose one of two paths: character or compromise. Everytime he chooses character, he becomes stronger, even if that choice brings negative consequences (remember why Joseph ended up in prison?)

The development of character is at the heart of our development as leaders. (which we hope we will develop, too, if we want to be leaders maybe not as political leaders in the Philippines, but in our respective fields of endeavors. It is better to learn early.)

If you want God's perspective on life, then make sure to develop your character. It's the only way, as Joseph reminds us.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

A Scoutmaster's thought

"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."

-- Forest E. Witcraft, 1950

Monday, August 01, 2005

Health Tips

Did You Know That? Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns. Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly -- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Coca-Cola cure for rust... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure...cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine... a powerful antiseptic.

Heinz vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.

Rainy day cure for dog odor... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

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