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Bernard Gui

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About Bernard Gui

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  • Birthday February 10

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    The slopes of Mt. Rainier
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    Mrs. Gui, All the little Guis, Hiking on Mt. Rainier

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  1. Bernard Gui

    Mission calls and Monday nights

    That's back when men were men.
  2. Bernard Gui

    GOD CODE

    It just ain't your daddy's History Chanel any more.
  3. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    Yep. I suppose we hope such things will provide impetus for faith. We sure put a lot of effort into them.
  4. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    I agree, of course. I was being facetious. Should have included a wink. Part of the problem, I think, is that we conflate emotional experiences with spiritual experiences. I wonder if we can “force” the Spirit to come by artificially constructing the right circumstances in a group situation.
  5. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    I wonder if families would really use that extra night for planned wholesome family activities. Maybe a few? Or would it be like all the other nights with everyone glued to their screens?
  6. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    Same for me. In my high school class, there were only 3 or 4 LDS guys. Were it not for MIA and Scouts, we probably would not have become good friends because we ran in different social groups. I doubt I would have gone to BYU or on a mission without that influence.
  7. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    Well-said and this follows my thinking very closely. Thanks for the thoughtful response. One of my non-member friends joined the Church as a result of late-night conversations we had looking at the stars out of our tent door.
  8. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    Yet when the youth come back from trek or camp helaman they are all fired up, bearing testimonies, tearing up. After the last one, I thought, “what good are all these weekly lessons, classes, activities? Just have one bang-up shindig every summer and they’ll all go on missions and be married in the temple.”
  9. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    Thanks for the thoughtful response. I heartily agree.
  10. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    I know many who share your feelings. It has been a positive thing for me. There are several times in my life when experiences and skills learned in Scouts became very important for my welfare and that of others. My love of the outdoors and the skills needed to live there that I learned in Scouts have been a wonderful blessing. At the time of life when a boy thought his parents were hopelessly square, along came Howard W. Adams, the Scoutmaster who became one of the 5 most influential men in the boy’s life. Starry nights around the campfire in the New Mexican mountains and desert with Brother Adams and some really good friends .....it just doesn’t get any better than that for a boy. As we learned in Woodbage training, “It’s all for the boys.”
  11. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    Time will tell.
  12. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    All good things we must do for not only our sons, but also our daughters, plus more. We need all the tools we can lay our hands on. I don’t hear anyone advocating Scouting as a substitute for being a dad or at the exclusion of other important activities. Still, we should be allowed to note the demise of a good and long-respected institution, pay our respects, and move on.
  13. Bernard Gui

    The Demise of Scouting

    Indeed they do. I love change. I embrace change. Like when in a meeting the Boss says, “There are going to be some changes here. All change is good!” And Dilbert ask, “If all change is good, then can we change your salary for mine?” The Boss answers, “Not all change is good.”
  14. Bernard Gui

    Mission calls and Monday nights

    I’ve sensed disappointment in some family members and missionaries when the call is not to some exotic (foreign) country. I can imagine Abinadi’s reaction when he opened his call and it said, “You have been called to serve in the Land of Lehi-Nephi.”
  15. Bernard Gui

    Mission calls and Monday nights

    Couldn’t agree more if it is over-done. Got mine in May of 1966. Opened it with my parents. It said the Central American Mission. I said, “Cool! Ohio, Indiana, Illinois.” Then I read where it said I would report to the mission president in San Jose, Costa Rica. Oh. That Central America.
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