Sit. Rep. #159: Motto, Slogan, and Deeds

1- Slogan: A motto, a short, memorable phrase expressing an aim of a group.  The word “slogan” comes from Scottish Gaelic.  It dates from about 1513 and is the derivative of the earlier word “slogorn.”  Slogorn, is the Anglicisation (put into English) of the Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm. Sluagh-ghairm breaks down and means “army cry.” The … Read more

Sit. Rep. #121: Low Earth Orbit, Rail Road Tracks

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop. Kindness: Friendly, generous, concern for others, affection, gentleness, care. Service:  Act of helpful activity, help, aid. 1- To me “service” is “kindness” in action.  Service and kindness are part of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.  I assert that being in service … Read more

Sit. Rep. #100: Service, EDGE, and Onions

1- “Service” is not a complicated word nor hard to spell.  To serve others.  To render aid to someone else.  To help or benefit or contribute to others.  The etymology of the word dates back to Roman times.  It started off in Latin as “servitium” meaning slavery or servitude. Circa 1200 the meaning shifted or … Read more

Sit. Rep. #31: Clean & Sharp

 I will keep putting posers out there.  Doable questions for Scouts.  The ones that take smart Scout Answers. 1- Parallel Circuits:  R1 & R2 are in a circuit parallel to each other.  Because both components are connected directly to the voltage source, the voltage across them will be the same.     This voltage will … Read more