Life Lessons from George H. W. Bush


The Commanding Officer of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Vice Admiral Moore, relayed a personal letter that a peer of his received when he asked former president George H.W. Bush for some life lessons.  That letter is copied below as I found it very inspiring.  For those youth in leadership positions and for everyone as you grow these lessons are valuable to learn now and put into practice early!  One key item I wanted to pass on – when challenges come your way take these as opportunities to succeed!  


Introduction to Trail Life for Leaders

Troop Leaders and Parents,

Please register for the 2 online training sessions on 8 Jan and 15 Jan.  The time commitment starts at 7 PM EST.  The  below link gives the agendas for both dates!  Also – there is no cost or fee for this!  It is offered by our area coordinator team!

I intend to join these sessions as a refresher but they will help anyone and everyone whether you are new or seasoned with Trail Life USA.

Walk Worthy,


Eddie Kramer


A Troop Advent Prayer

+Dear God, particularly today as we come to you in prayer as we prepare for the joyful coming of Your Son, we thank you for Mary, His Holy Mother.

Conceived without sin through Your grace, the Holy Spirit, and the love of Saint Ann and Saint Joachim, You chose Mary to be Mother to Your Son.  We thank you for giving us to Mary as Her own children at the foot of Your Son’s Cross.  We thank you, oh God, for this Holy Season of Joy and anticipation, and we pray,

        Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with You!  Blessed are You among women, and Blessed is the Fruit of Your Womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, AMEN. 

Mary Immaculate Conception, Patroness of our nation, please pray for us!