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Eagle Scout Court of Honor


Congratulations to Christy Davie’s (Univar USA, Inc) son Kyle on his achievement of Eagle Scout. I have worked with Kyle on numerous fundraisers and took a part in his Eagle Scout project. I attended his Court of Honor and was reminded of mine many years ago.

A few things stand out about the ceremony, it was done by the Scouts with some interaction of the Leaders and it was well thought out. One part of it that I had never seen before was a short back and forth by 2 Scouts on what he did in his years with Troop 77. Freeze Dried food was mentioned more than once and I can certainly understand from my days (that stuff was terrible back then, maybe it still is).

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Sanitation in Restaurants, is it really that important?


YES, YES and YES again!

I would say that without a doubt the biggest challenge to restaurants is sanitation and if they did one thing and only one it would be to instruct their employee’s that it is IMPORTANT. I never had a chance to work in a restaurant but I did work at a Boy Scout Camp (Camp Berry) in the dining hall and I know we did a lot of cleaning everyday.

So let’s talk about procedures:

  1. Someone must be in charge, The General Manager or Manager at open and close are responsible – from them all procedures must flow.
  2. Each shift, a person must be in charge of cleaning.
  3. At closing someone must be in charge and instructed on cleaning procedures.

Those people must be held accountable, just missing one day can cause repercussions. I think I would make a great health inspector but I also think heads would roll. Some of the stuff that I see daily would just turn your stomach. Just last week a restaurant was closed for outbreak of bloody diarrhea outbreak serious (laboratory results indicate the bacteria causing the illness is E. coli O157) (ABC15). It’s not just the bugs you can see, but sanitation is very important to the health and safety of patrons and staff.


What was my favorite Scout Merit Badge?


I’ll bet you are going to answer Insect Study? Well it actually wasn’t that one but First Aid to Animals. FirstAidtoAnimals

The main reason is that it wasn’t created until 1985 and I received my Eagle Scout award in 1971. I especially enjoyed hanging out with the Veterinarian, we went on rural farm calls and he gave me a chance to check out a pregnant cow. I learned a great deal and had an awesome time for several months one summer.

So what Merit Badge was your favorite?

I do teach a few Merit Badges at our office in Gilbert, AZ. They include Insect Study and Reptile Study. So if you are interested please feel free to contact my office 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176.

Men of Schiff by my friend Win Davis.


The book, Men of Schiff: A History of the Professional Scouters Who Built the Boy Scouts of America

Men of Schiff is now published March of 2013.  I believe it will interest not only professional Scouters and their families, but also volunteer Scouters and people who have never been a part of Scouting.  Their story is integral to the history of the United States.  Interested? Take a sneak preview now.


The author, Win Davis, is located in Florida.  Men of Schiff:  A History of the Professional Scouters Who Built the Boy Scouts of America, is his first work for publication.


He is a former professional Scouter, retired attorney, retired  Air Force officer and lives with his miniature schnauzer, Pepper.


An Eagle Scout, the author has been a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America for more than sixty years, as Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Scoutmaster, Sea Scout Skipper, Commissioner, Commodore and other positions too numerous to mention.  He spent five years as a professional Scouter and attended the National Executive Institute at Schiff Scout Reservation in 1970, which gives him a unique perspective on Boy Scouting.  He was fortunate enough to meet and talk with many Scouting notables and non notables.  Win had the privilege of being a personal friend of William L. “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt during the last years of his long life.  He has traveled and met Scouters from all around the world, professional and non professional.

I’ve known Win since 1981, he was on the staff of Troop 234 in Longwood, FL. and we met on the trip to Washington D.C. Win was the first Scoutmaster of Troop 46 and when he moved to Hawaii I took over as Scoutmaster. I have started to read the book it is fascinating.

Bug Juice

Bug Juice


I remember growing up as a Scout and we always had bug juice or Kool Aid available. The items above are not Kool Aid but Hot Sauce and they are some of the hottest available.

We carry some of these Hot Sauces in our little store at ProBest Pest Management 425 W. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233 1/2 between Gilbert and Cooper Roads. Stop by ad see if you can stand the heat………

Black Widow, Rattler’s Sting and Scorpion Hot Sauce..

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