Sunday, January 25, 2009

Boy Scouts

I begun getting involved with the Boy Scouts again. Yes, I am an Eagle Scout. I have been since 1994. But, moving to Budapest, you wouldn't think there are many Boy Scouts here. Well, there are.



Today, BSA Troop 939 went to help Cub Scout Trrop 839 with their anual Pine Wood Derby. Here are two short clips:


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And here:

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Many people that Boy Scouts is about camping, knot tying, and merit badges. Yes, those things to play a part. But this is really what Boy Scouts is about:


This is a picture of an older Boy Scout helping some younger Cub Scouts with their cars. Boy Scouts is about service, maturity, leadership. Not all boys finish Boy Scouts. Actually, less than 2% acheive the rank of Eagle Scout. But those who do are devoted, dependable, and thoughtful. In other words, they're the type of men you want around. This is the point of the Boy Scouts.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chemistry Help

In chemistry, we've been studying the progression of the various models of the atom and what evidence led to the revisions. Though the evidence for the existence of discrete, neutral, massive particles called neutrons is strong, what evidence do we have that leads us to believe the neutron is in the nucleus?

I am not suggesting that it is not. I just simply want to know why the atomic models have the neutrons in the nucleus. Was there a particular experiment or observation?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This is totally awesome!

Yes, whatever skills you have can be a blessing to others. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

trying to grok: KNITTING MATH