Cub Scouts in Moscow, Russia

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Project by hunter71 posted 10-13-2015 03:17 AM 1721 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am working at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow right now. I found out that there is a Cub Scout Pack here at the embassy. So I decided to help out some.
I made a whole bunch of rough carved neckerchief slides. Each one is different like the little hands that will add the finish to them. I added a small piece of sandpaper to them and they have a woodworking project for the next pack meeting.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 10-13-2015 03:20 AM

Nice project for a great cause.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 04:14 AM

Thank you for helping with the Scouts there! However, that is the Boy Scout sign. The Cub Scout sign has the index finger and the third finger held up formed in a “vee” to simulate the ears of the cubs listening to “Akela”, the leader. Kind of like the “Peace Sign” from the ‘60s. I was a volunteer leader for 15 years. Maybe I (or a pile of others who have volunteered) can help.

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#3 posted 10-13-2015 04:43 AM

As accustom from you again an original idea.


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#4 posted 10-13-2015 05:16 AM

Dib Dib Dib, Dob Dob Dob….Well done cub scout Doug…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 10-13-2015 06:16 AM

YOU are correct. I will re-make them. They can save these for Boy Scouts.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 10-13-2015 07:33 AM

Doug, you’re an outstanding human. Mebees there’s a Boy Scout Troop there? Just Cubbies? Make it a package. It’ll give them something to look forward to. I wanted to be a Scout soooooo bad when I was a kid. I went to a meeting with a Scout friend at school. Didn’t go to the next one because the Den Mother told us we’d need to bring a dime for a project of some sort. An eight-year-old kid missed out on scouting because he was afraid to ask his Dad for a dime. A generous spirit such as you, Doug, is a blessing to the planet.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 10-13-2015 11:28 AM

Very nice idea. Like your contribution. Maybe the next you can teach woodworking!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#8 posted 10-13-2015 11:53 AM

Your a good man Doug!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 10-13-2015 12:09 PM

Goon on you! Give them each both so they can put them away for when they move up.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 10-13-2015 12:26 PM

Very nice act of kindness. Cub scouts is how I got my start. Cub scouts, boy scouts, U.S. Navy then U.S. Army. I always believed the Cubs are great for young men. You are a great guy!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 10-13-2015 10:24 PM

very nice and im sure a little treasure that the kids will keep forever. i have a little box somewhere with my first scout slide that was make out of a old 12 guage shotgun shell. how times have changed – for the better.

You should feel good about this!

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#12 posted 10-14-2015 01:56 AM

Great job Doug, Do they have a Boy Scout troop also? If they do they could use them. I’ve been a Scout and Scouter for over 57 years. Both sons and I are eagle Scouts.

Thanks for supporting Scouting.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#13 posted 10-14-2015 03:34 AM

Great organization, did not known there was one there, glad hear and have a great time with them. What a story they will have to share later in life.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#14 posted 10-18-2015 02:29 PM

I loved being in the Cub Scouts as a boy. They are sure to appreciate your participation and especially any woodworking projects you can set up for them. One of our projects was a small planter made from a half lb. coffee can with a roof to make it look like a well. All the parts were wound with twine to give it a rustic look. My mother planted a vine in it and it was on a table in the living room for many years.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 01-30-2018 09:24 PM

Great! At last positive news between Russia and the US. If you’ll need few boards for more neckerchief slides let us know :) We are locating close to the Moscow

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