I am a woman and I have been a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America since I was 14 years old. I was a youth in Venture Scouts and Sea Scouts, I’ve been an adult leader in Sea Scouts, I’ve worked at a Boy Scout Camp, I’ve worked in non summer program for my local Council. I will be 25 in a few days and the best birthday present I could have ever received is the announcement that girls will be allowed to join Boy Scouts .
Everyone is proclaiming that finally girls are going to be part of the BSA when they’ve been able to be involved for years. Girls like myself have long been allowed to participate in a few select Co-Ed programs such as Venture Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Varsity Scouts. The ability to be part of the core Boy Scout program, however, is a monumental occasion and worthy of excitement and praise. Even more importantly, young women will be given the chance to earn the highly coveted rank of Eagle Scout. To say that I am jealous of all of the young women that will someday earn the rank of Eagle is an understatement, but I am beyond elated that I will see female Eagle Scouts exist. Continue reading Why We’re Celebrating Inclusion of Girls in Scouting
I headed up to The Met in Pawtucket, RI on Friday night with mixed emotions – happy and excited because the line up for this show was going to be great, but also with a bit of a heavy heart knowing this was probably going to be the last time I’d ever see A Loss For Words play a show. I arrived just after doors opened and didn’t need to wait long to hear some amazing music for a fitting send-off.
A local Rhode Island band called Morals played first. This band hasn’t been around for very long but you wouldn’t have known it to see them perform. Made up of former members of other local bands, they clearly knew what they were doing and made for an enjoyable listening experience setting off the show with a positive vibe. Continue reading Live Review: A Loss For Words final Rhode Island show at The Met on March 27th.
Here is a little Public Service Announcement for those of you who like to attend shows but have zero respect for other people: hitting someone in order to get something that was thrown off of the stage is not ok.
Picture this: you’re at a concert, it’s the end of the show, and a drumstick is thrown into the crowd and you catch it! Yes! A few more are tossed into the crowd and you’re still standing there basking in the glory of a 16 inch piece of wood. But all of a sudden someone decides that they deserve to have it more than you do so they try to grab it out of your hand. “What the hell! This is mine I caught it,” you exclaim, but the girl decides to keep pulling on it. You’ve got two hands on it now and you know that you are NOT letting this go because is this chick for real? Trying to steal this piece of memorabilia right out of your grasp because she wasn’t able to catch one herself? So you try and turn away from her hoping for the love of god she would just let go already. Continue reading PSA: What NOT to do at Shows
Photos from their show on 12/30/13 in Pawtucket, RI