When my oldest son was younger, I was his Den Mother, as he grew, and there was a need for a new “Boy Scout” leader, I became that role as well. I loved working with the boys; and as it turned out, they were really teaching me. I organized the meetings and gave directions as to what I expected them to learn for the next meeting, and guess what? They would learn it so well that I would stand in amazement! Then they would proceed to teach the teacher! A good system. Efficient, and fun as well!
I was a wonderfully successful Boy Scout leader, when all I really knew was how to read, follow directions and oh, yeah…I had a great love for my son, and the “desire” for him to learn how to survive in the wilderness and to have fun doing it!
The Boy Scouts used to be an awesome way for boys to become young men. Today politics has changed that simple program; I won’t go into a lot of detail, but the point is, it’s changed. Everything has changed…
I received a link this morning about an Amish man imprisoned for making a salve. You can read the article here: Amish Farmer Sam Girod is in Jail…His Enemies Want Him There for Life. Imprisoned…just for making a homemade salve and claiming it had some healing properties. A salve that almost anyone could make in their own kitchen!
The following quote is from a 1955 book called: “Enemies are Human” by Reinhold Pabel.
“It was not until the late thirties that Hitler’s principal idea of the Thousand Year Reich became evident in all its monstrosity. His first goal was to eliminate the undesirables…The Police State was born. Schools, press, radio became coordinated. Those who refused to cooperate were thrown into concentration camps…Intricate machinery was constructed which was designed to allow the Government to supervise every phase of private life so thoroughly that any attempt to protest could be nipped in the bud. In spite of this, many people did not take everything lying down. True: the majority of them just clenched their fists in their pockets and kept their mouths shut…..if they had been faced with the alternative of keeping quiet of losing their jobs, homes, or even their lives.…The concentration camps were filled not only with Jews, but also with many German nonconformists, victims of political and religious persecution…”
Boy Scouts and WWII? This is a very thin thread but try to follow me please…
When I think about the Boy Scouts, I think about Survival. The knowledge to survive with the barest of equipment. The Boy Scouts of America have been undermined by political rhetoric. Now an Amish man being arrested for his act of Treason?
Where are we today; does this not ring the same bell as the quote from the 1955 book quoting pre-war Germany?
The point is, we are losing our rights quicker than we can even keep track. I went to place an order the other day with a company that I have used for over 15 years. This company has helped me learn so much about herbs and essential oils. They have always had tons of information both on their website and given personally when I call. To my shock and dismay, there is no longer ANY information outside the name of the Herbs of Oils listed on their website . Our favorite Government Organization has dis-allowed any “claims or unsubstantiated” claims. Going so far as to say even Historical data is now unsubstantiated.
Homeopathic remedies are also under constant attack. As I write this, another bill is before session to take the use of homeopathic remedies away from us, and to make them available by prescription only.
I don’t have any answers. But if I may suggest…Have no fear! Fear is caused by lack of faith, or lack of knowledge.
Pray. If you are inspiried, follow through.
Be prudent. Arm yourself and your family with Knowledge.
Basic Boy Scout type training should be a given for every family. It is the single best field First Aid training available to date.
Learn Homeopathy, and have the most basic remedies on hand.
May God bless you and yours,
My favorites to have on hand are:
- Homeopathy for Mommies Book and Family Kit (if possible), if not possible, at least the Starter/Influenza 25 Remedy Kit plus Arnica (which is not included in that kit)
- Boy Scout Handbook, I would suggest 1990 version or older
- Homeopathic Medicine First-Aid and Emergency Care by Lyle W. Morgan, copy write 1989
- and Medicinal Herbs A Beginner’s Guide by Rosemary Gladstar.
Of course there are many other good reference books, but these are by far my personal favorites!