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  • 2020-05-18 My Eagle Trail

    Over the past 12 years, I’ve been involved in the Boy Scouts of America. I’ve gone from a Tiger in elementary school to an Eagle Scout in High School. I’ve poured thousands of hours in both volunteering and camping, both as part of the main BSA program and the OA, and I’ve gone to the largest Scouting event in the world, the World Scout Jamboree. As I’ve now reached the pinnacle of the Scouts BSA program, I figured it would be a good idea to reflect on what brought me here, and where to go.

  • 2020-05-02 Online Scouting

    During this pandemic and state of quarantine, many activities are moving online. This includes everything from schools, to work, to Scouting. I am not new to the world of online Scouting, having volunteered at the 2019 Jamboree on the Internet with ScoutLink, and being a member of the largest Discord Scouting community, Discord Scout Troop since April of last year. Through each of these, I’ve made friends from around the world, and learned more about other cultures than I ever would’ve otherwise.
  • 2020-01-08 Scouts and D&D

    Mechanics It’s hard to play a game like Dungeons and Dragons at camp. Camp gets wet, and so do character sheets. Camp gets muddy and dirty, so do miniatures and game mats. Most importantly, younger Scouts aren’t always as keen on writing everything down and moving miniatures around as older, more experienced players. What my troop has done for these problems is remove a lot of the complexity surrounding the game.
  • 2019-08-04 24th World Scout Jamboree

    This July, I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the Boy Scouts of America’s 24th World Scout Jamboree contingent. For two weeks, I camped out with 50,000 other scouts, scouters, and staff from more than 160 countries. It was a wonderful experience, and I thought I’d kick off the new blog by writing about it. I don’t have many pictures, which will hopefully not set a trend for the rest of the travel posts here.

Articles from blogs I follow

Status update, September 2020

A mercifully cool September is upon us, and after years of searching, I finally was able to secure Club Mate in the US. Let’s decant a bottle and recant the story of this month’s progress in free software development. First of all, I’ve been able to put a pi…

via Blogs on Drew DeVault's blog September 15, 2020
A call for contributors from the WG-prioritization team

Are you looking for opportunities to contribute to the Rust community? Have some spare time to donate? And maybe learn something interesting along the way? The WG-prioritization can be the right place for you: we are looking for new contributors! What is th…

via Rust Blog September 14, 2020
Status update, August 2020

Hi! Regardless of the intense heat I’ve been exposed to this last month, I’ve still been able to get some stuff done (although having to move out to another room which isn’t right under the roof). I’ve worked a lot on IRC-related projects. I’ve added a znc-i…

via emersion August 19, 2020

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