A Soldier Comes Home

I’m not sure if this has been widely published or not but there is a great piece from Greg Moore, a staff sergeant in the N.Y. National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, about his homecoming.

I was going to quote part of the piece but I can’t find any section that will give it justice so I encourage you to read the whole thing: A Soldier Comes Home

6th Annual Midwest Tradefest

I was able to stop by the Midwest Tradefest today for a brief period of time. It was great catching up with some of the Scouting people I haven’t seen in a while. I wish I would have been able to spend a little more time socializing (read: looking for the few holes in my Four Lakes CSP collection) it would have been great!

For those of you who don’t know the Midwest Tradefest is a regional Boy Scout Trade-O-Ree sponsored by Tichora Lodge #146. It looked like Kurt and the gang put together a good show. It seemed like the crowd was light like the last couple of years but there was more action, people were making deals and finding needs, which is always good to see.