Monday, January 31, 2005


Hey everyone, it is predicted that we will have snow tomorrow! Yipee!

Well, today we went to town and I got to go by the library and get some books! I got 3 books about presidential politics over the years, 1 book about WWI, written by Winston Churchill, and 2 Boy's Life magazines. I am looking forward to reading those.

After coming home, myself and some of the members of CCB(The Christian Coalition of Bloggers) had a chat session. That's was a lot of fun. It took us a bit to get it all working, but we will know better next time. If you are a Christian, conservative, blogger and would like to join, please visit for more information.

I would like to write some articles specifically for Christian young men. I hope to have some of those written and posted soon.

In Christ,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Sunday Post:News and the Iraqi Elections

Well, Good evening and how is everyone?

Today, Tim has a good post and a good picture of a snowy capital dome. :-)

The Iraqi Election.

Chess tips: If you are a chess player, here is 50 chess tips I found useful for my game. :-)

And that's about it for today! I hope to have a larger post tomorrow!

In Christ,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Saturday, January 29, 2005

The Boy Scout Blogger is a Nominee!

The Boy Scout Blogger has been nominated for Best Evangelical Teen Blog! Thank you readers!
I haven't even been blogging for 6 months and now this. Praise the Lord!

Check out to see all the great blogs that are listed!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

1st Annual Evangelical Blog Awards
What a neat idea! Click above to find out more!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Blogging, Forums and interesting items

Well, today I have been reading some blogs and working on getting a meeting set up on the Christian Coalitions Forums. Here are some updates:

The Blogging Boy Scout has a new Blog Roll! Here I have added a list of my favorite bloggers

Agent Tim -
Christian Politician -
Jake's Blog -
Smart Homeschool -

I found a neat website for Christian conservatives It is called (rightly enough) Christian Conservative -

I found a post over at WORLD magazine about the history(or lack thereof) that is being comprehended (or taught, one or the other) in school today. Scroll down to the bottom of the link below.

Also what does everyone think about Halo Scan? I have thought about trying it out. Is there any one who would recommend it or give a quick critique?

Thanks a lot,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Friday, January 28, 2005

The Unveiling of Christian Coalition!

Well, folks, today after reading the evangelical outposts blogging tips,

Located here:

I have decided to make my blog a little better if I can. Therefore I am unveiling a site I have been working on for some time. *Drum roll please* The Christian Coalition of Bloggers!

Located here:

This new site was made so that people of like mind can have a place to find blogs they would enjoy reading and converse with the writers. (Kind of like the more popular This site was not made to be a place to run down Christian ideals. I do not have time to answer negative comments, they will be deleted. However , If you would like to learn more about Christianity, or Christian views on history, on any other Christian topics, please visit!

The main propose of the site is to promote Christian ideals and Christian Blogs. If you would like to become a part of this community please visit and read some good blogs and talk to some good bloggers!
Note: All comments will be moderated.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Wow, what a night!

Well, today has been a very good day. I lifted some weights, read a little, and feed cows with dad. Boy, it was beautiful here tonight! We had a full moon out and the sky was so clear and bright! I always enjoy gazing into the heavens on nights life this, and just thinking about how little we really are. Down here with all our worldwide events, and yet, there is so much greater still. If you were to travel to one of those distant heavenly bodies, God would be there. If, you traveled, down deep in the sea, He would be there. If you climbed the highest mountain, He would be there. And yet, with all that, He cares for me, one little speck, a little dot down here on this planet, in a pasture, somewhere in the state of Oklahoma. I am reminded of the following verse:

"If His eye is on the sparrow, then I know He watches me"

Praise God!


Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Update on Me!

Well life in "the real world" has gotten busy lately so I haven't been blogging as much. Here is an update on what I have been doing.

Youth Banquet: Our church hosts a youth banquet for all the highschool 's every year, a time for the youth to get together, share songs and what the Lord has been putting on their hearts as well as share a tasty meal. :-) Some of the seniors got up and shared what they have been learning in the scriptures and what they could like to pass on to the younger group. There were encouragements in purity, openness to parents, and to be a good roll modal to the younger group. I was very encouraged by all that was said. I praise the Lord for it all!

Talk to you later,
In Christ,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Monday, January 24, 2005

Virtue Magazine Number 2!

The second edition of Virtue Magazine was just released today!
view here

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Getting the Christians together

Well, lately the conversation on Christian Blogs has been about organizing together to make a larger more effective community, where people could come and find hundreds of Christian bloggers, all at one site. I look forward to seeing where this line of thought will lead.

We are about to head off to the preparation day for our youth banquet, so I won't be blogging today as much as I might.

Have a good day!
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Thursday, January 20, 2005

More on the Parade

This Parade seems to be a chorus of cheers and boo's.(More cheers then boo's) There is lots of security on hand, the president just got out of the car. Mr. And Mrs. Bush are walking now. This part of the crowd is strongly pro-Bush. Mr. And Mrs. Bush are waving to the crowd. The Secret Service is everywhere. The president just got back in their car, and they are headed into the White House!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Parade Update

Right now they are talking about the Parade. It will kick off here in a while. There are 10 groups that are signed up to protest. I hope they will keep inside peaceful protest. The major news networks are waiting for cameras to be allowed back on as the President eats lunch in the capitol.

Update:The Parade is in progress!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Running commentary

President Bush declared today, a celebration of Freedom, Honor and Service.
Mr. Bush and family just got back to the White house, from a pre-inaugural church service.
The speech is in it's 22nd draft.
The speech's theme includes freedom and liberty.
Only 16 presidents have served a second term. (hmm..I thought there where more then that)
This is the 55th presidential inaugural.
The United States is the oldest surviving democracy still in existence.
Job approval for Mr. Bush? 50% Like Him, 44% Don't Like Him
Mr. Bush won 85% of the counties in the United States.
Barbara and Jenna are handing out special fleece blankets to VIP's for the inaugural.
NBC is about to talk about the presidents faith!
How many Americans feel good about the next four year? 58% Feel good 36% Don't
The speech is said to be about 17 minutes long.
The president is leaving the white house in his new Cadillac limousine. It has 4-inch thick bullet proof glass, and it's own ventilation system.
Washington is crawling with security.
The presidential cavalcade has reached the capital.
The Clintons have just arrived.
The Color guard is marching in!
The Carters just came in.
The music is starting...
Song "Heal our Land"
Mr. Bush and Mrs. Bush, 41" are stepping out onto the platform, with Barbara and Jenna.
Mrs. Bush the younger is coming towards the door.
Mrs. Cheney is coming out.
Mrs. Bush just came out!
Mr. Cheney is coming out.
President George W. Bush is stepping out onto the platform!
Song "Bless this House"

Praise the Lord for our country! May she ever remain a Christian nation!

Mr. Cheney just took the oath!
Song "Let them say of Me"
Introducing Chief Justice Rehnquist
Mr. Bush is taking the oath!
The speech has started!
WOW What a speech!
Star Spangled Banner

End of running commentary

Good Morning!

Hey Guys!

I'm up and watching! I hope to get some running commentary as Inauguration 2005 goes on!

The Blogging Boy Scouts,

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The Inauguration of President George W. Bush!

In just a few hours, George W. Bush will take the stand to be sworn in as President of the United States for his second term! Be sure to watch! I will try to have some commentary after the speech so check back soon!

Good night and see you tomorrow,
In Christ,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Monday, January 17, 2005

Charters of Freedom

Here is a webpage I visited a while back that I liked. It was a lot of famous speeches and documents that you can read. They include the Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact and many other great documents. I hope you enjoy them.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Let Freedom Ring!

Here is a patriotic song that a Oklahoma artist named Dennis Jernigan. I thought you all might like to hear it. Please tell me what you think!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Friday, January 14, 2005

Our Christian Heritage

Hey Guys,
I have just finished watching an interview with Mr. And Mrs Bush on ABC. I greatly enjoyed the interview and will highlight what stood out to me.

Mrs. Bush said that she wants to reach out to boys this next term. She said that now:

1. Less boys are going to collage.
2. More boys are getting into trouble.
3. Boys need more life skills training.
4. She said she would promote programs that are already set up for boys. (Like Boy Scouts maybe? :-)

She also said she hopes the next four years, parents will pay more attention to their children.
I am in complete agreement. I am so thankful for all the time my parents spend with me! My mom left a teaching job to homeschool me and my siblings. I am so grateful! I don't know where I would be without the biblical teaching of my mom and dad. We have a support group of people that all home school and all the people at our church home school. I don't know of anyone who would object to children learning to obey their parents and learn about the incredible Christian heritage left to us by our forefathers! I tell you what, I just love to study this nation's history and also the history of this world! There are so many story's of great Christian hero's! During the framing of our Constitution, the delegates could not agree on what kind of constitution this country should have, after much fruitless discussion, Benjamin Franklin addressed the body in this famous call to prayer:

This is one of the many things left out of public school text books. There is so much history that is swept under the rug! We should be allowed to pray in public school! If our forefathers would use the great power of prayer, why should we deprive our schoolchildren of the same power? The text books should display our true history! It really doesn't matter if it "offends" someone! It is just the truth! If I told some one that if they walked off a cliff, they would fall, they could get offended, but it would still be the truth! It is not a matter of Christian "bias", it is only telling the truth as our forefathers handed it down to us! Our nation was founded by godly men who believed in God and prayed to Him for help and guidance! Every President since Washington has finished his oath of office with the words: "So help me God". What do schoolchildren hear about this? Can you hear this in a school room today?

"As our forefathers were creating the constitution, they found that with human reason they could not make a nation that would last a month, let alone 200 years, so kids, they had a recess and prayed to the one true God for guidance".

Oh my, the ACLU and the atheists would be jumping up and down shouting "fowl play". However there would be nothing wrong. The teacher would only be telling the truth. The Christian blood of our nation does not stop here! There are many many cases where our forefathers showed their faith! The First Amendment was created by men who had just spent two weeks seeking "divine guidance". These men were not in the resulting words banning religion, NO, far from it. They were protecting it(the church) from the snares of government! At that time the church in England was controlled by the king! The king therefore could meddle in church affairs for political reasons! That was what our forefathers wanted to stop! There was no thought in these men that their children should be kept from the teaching of the Bible! I quote Mr. Thomas Jefferson:

"I have said and always will say that the studious perusal of the sacred volume[the Bible] will make better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands"

What more could a person want then to be a better citizen, father, or husband? I now quote Mr. Andy Jackson:

"That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests."

Now on to Abraham Lincoln:

"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book. But for it we would not know right and wrong"

I rest my case. The true history of our nation should be placed in our public schools. There should be an accurate account of the work God has done in this nation. What parent would not have their child to grow up to be a man like Abraham Lincoln? Every man who has served in the Oval Office has proclaimed to know God. President Bush represents the majority of our nation at this time, and I praise the Lord, the he[Bush] is our President. The Republican party's first president was Lincoln, and they continue the great tradition of moral values, with a pro-life, and traditional marriage agenda. I can only wish they pushed this agenda more. I hope that as the knowledge of our Christian forefathers grow, godly men will raise to the forefront, in our government, behind our pulpits, and across our land. Our nation has been a Christian nation from the very beginning and I sure see no reason to stop now.

God Bless America,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

P.S. This turned out to be more then just my thoughts about Bush's interview, but oh well, I don't mind. :-)

All presidential quotes taken from A Beca Book, American Government, page 111.

President Bush on ABC!


Right now(9:00 p.m. CST) on ABC President Bush and Laura are having an interview with Barbara Walters on 20/20!!!!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Thursday, January 13, 2005

I Will!

I have added a new link to my blog.

It is a great site offering free guitar music for a number of popular new songs and old favorites. Hope all you guitar players enjoy this resource!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Some Scriptures For Young Men.

Ps 119:11 Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

2 Pet 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,

1 Pet 5:8 Be of sober {spirit,} be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Pet 5:9 But resist him, firm in {your} faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
1 Pet 5:10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen {and} establish you.
1 Pet 5:11 To Him {be} dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Rom 13:12 The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Rom 13:13 Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.
Rom 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to {its} lusts.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Meet Virtue Magazine!

I would like to introduce my readers to a new, Christian, conservative, magazine!

Virtue Magazine

It is starting out as a free web magazine, but could spread out into bigger operations. I hope you enjoy it!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

President Bush's Famous Quote of the Day

President Bush said yesterday that he doesn't "see how you can be president without a relationship with the Lord,"...

Read more here.

The Boy Scout Blogger,

Former atheist says God exists

This is really neat. Our pastor talked about this on Sunday.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Comments are still allowed. Again, keep the conversation Christian and aboveboard.

Monday, January 10, 2005

My first Boy Scout Camp-out!

Well, today I was thinking about an new breed of articles here at the Boy Scout Blogger. I got to thinking, when I first made this blog it was to cover the 2004 election process and get to know like minded people online. Well, now that the election is over, I think I will add some story's of my Trail to Eagle and General Boy Scout story's. I hope you will enjoy them!

Our First camp-out:

Our very first camp-out was at a local scout camp. There were 6 of us,(5 of whom now are Eagle) and we were all pretty new to camping. I had only been on 2 camp-outs before and they were not all that rigorous. Our first scout camp-out was different though, we had to set up our own tents, fix our own meals,(after learning how of course) and were responsible for bringing all our camping gear and food. If we didn't being our stuff, we had to "improvise", a fancy word for making it work without the forgotten item. I only forgot one little thing...My tent poles! :-D My dad and I were to be sleeping in that tent and I am so thankful it didn't start pouring rain! We ran cord through the tent until it stood in sort of a hunch-back type position, to where we could get in to it, however we could not get the rain fly on!
Well, after the tents where up we proceeded to cook our first Scout meal: Hobo dinners! They turned out very well. We had a great and filling first dinner. If you would like the recipe, just google "hobo dinner". They are a great meal for new scouts. After that we headed off to bed. My dad and I slept on an air mattress that we had brought and slept very well. (Air mattress' are great for car camping but really aren't practical for backpacking as will be talked about, Lord willing, in a later article) The next morning we scouts had to fix breakfast, so we packed up our gear, and headed to another camp site to cook. It took us somewhere from 3-4 hours to get it all done! :-D We really had a lot to learn about cooking and fire building. One of our mistakes was that we wanted to light the fires before we had enough wood. So scouts, remember to have a good bit of wood handy before you start your fires. It really helps. We also got to try out our new hatchets that day. Boy, that was interesting. We learned the safety procedures and were careful to not be very close to each other as we chopped. Looking back, it was a great camp-out for us young scouts and really helped us out later in our camping experiences. One thing I would like to mention is that my dad was heavily involved with my scout experiences, he did not miss one camp-out, he was there every time. The scout troop was run by the dads of the boys and the scoutmaster.(Who was a respected member of our church and a Eagle Scout) We wanted to be careful as to what went on in our scouting adventures. Our parents didn't mind fun, but wanted to make sure that we were well supervised and protected. My dad and I had a great time, in scouting and learned a lot in the process. So I would really encourage parental participation as much as possible, in scouting and really any other activity.

God Bless,
In Christ,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

P.S. For this article, I will return comments. Please keep the conversation Christian and upright. I will be moderating the conversation. If at any time I feel the conversation is not helpful to this site, I can and will turn comments off.

Serving as a page at the Capital!

Guess what? Today I got signed up to serve as a page to our State Senator! I am very excited! I think that should be a lot of fun, and I should also learn a good deal about how our states government works! I praise the Lord for this opportunity and thank Him for it!

The Blogging Boy Scout,
Travis :-D

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Blogging tips

Here is a list of tips for bloggers by Evangelical Outpost. Please check it out!

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Modified tanks of D-Day

Well, it looks like the time to update the blog. I am sorry I have not been bloging as regular as I have in times past. I hope to change that soon though! :-) Well, yesterday we went to town, to take my sister to voice lessons and we also went by the library! I got three books, one about D-day in World War II, and two about cars. The one about D-day is pretty neat, it tells about the defenses on the beach and the weapons and tactics the Allies used to go through them. For example, some of the neatest things that were invented for the invasion were the brainchild of a Major-General Percy Hobart. He invented a series of modified tanks that could do specialized work on the battlefield. One tank was able to swim ashore under it's own power and land at the same time as the troops. With this ability, the heavy firepower of a 33-ton Sherman tank, would be there to back up the ground troops from the very earliest point in the battle. Two types of tanks were equipped with mortars or flamethrowers instead of cannons, another with a spool of road material that it laid down as it went forward, making a serviceable road on a beach where vehicles bogging down could be a problem. Another tank was designed for laying bridges across any obstacles. There are other tanks in the book, but these are the highlights. I hope everyone has a good day!

I will try to blog more later,
The Blogging Boy Scout,

Monday, January 03, 2005

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone and a late happy new year to you! We had a lot of fun on New Years Eve. Our church had a costume party at a restaurant one of the church members own. I went as the Lone Ranger!(something like what is posted above :-) My sister went as a pioneer woman, my mom as Mother Goose and my dad and younger brothers as cowboys! We had a really neat time. Well, talk to you later,

The Boy Scout Blogger,