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#61 RememberSchiff

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:38 AM

@RobbyC welcome to scouter.com. Interesting, well-researched video post, he even speaks of "back in the day". :)


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#62 Back Pack

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:18 AM

- Youth being able to use proper names and titles when addressing elders.

- How to answer the phone or make a phone call.

- How to keep oneself occupied when no screens are available.

- How to interact with other humans on a date (no screens).

- How to carry on a conversation.

- Treating strangers with respect.
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#63 Stosh

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 06:13 PM

- How to keep oneself occupied when no screens are available.

 

I had a psychology professor once that told us that if one can't sit in a darkened room for an hour by oneself and keep oneself entertained, they are socially boring to anyone else who has to be subjected to you.  Does that mean there are a ton of people out there today that are so socially inept that they can bore themselves to death and other around them as well unless they have some sort of electronic device? 

 

I thought this was the stuff of science fiction.


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There's a reason why I don't always answer the phone, doorbell or comments on forums.  :)


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 08:46 PM

One hour + darkness = a great nap.
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#65 Stosh

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:31 PM

I thought that too, until the prof said that would mean I was so boring I just put myself to sleep.  :)


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There's a reason why I don't always answer the phone, doorbell or comments on forums.  :)


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:18 AM

I thought that too, until the prof said that would mean I was so boring I just put myself to sleep.  :)


I've learned to ignore professors. Most put people to sleep themselves. Other scouts have no idea what the real world is like.
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