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Boy Scout Troop #279
Boy Scout Troop #279 meets at the Big Walnut F.O.E. each week. We are proud to help out local scout troop with our place to meet!

  • Troop Meetings every Monday night 7-8:30 pm (September 1st, 2017 - July 31st, 2018)
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The news of the death of the tie is premature

In the movie Back to the Future, Marty McFly was famously depicted as his 2015 self wearing not one, but two ties. A bad prediction. But so was a 2008 Wall Street Journal article that declared the death of the tie.

Though tie sales have slowed from their high, ties are still a statement of power and fashion. Television still depicts power people around a conference table wearing suits and ties. But in Showtime's Billions, bad boy billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (played by Damian Lewis) never wears a suit or a tie, or even anything fancier than a t-shirt. On the other hand, the shaved-head, non-binary character Taylor Amber Mason (played by Asia Kate Dillon), who leads the hedge fund, always wears a tie.
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The key is password security on both your home network and the monitor itself.

Make sure your home network doesn't use the router's default password. Set up a secure, memorable password.

Buy a baby monitor that allows you to change the password and then do it. All it takes is a search of the internet to find the default passwords for baby monitors.
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400th anniversary of the tie? Father's Day still has room for the tie

From the moment humans wore clothing, there were neckties. But at the dawn of man, they probably held up shirts. Today the shirt holds the tie.

This year more than $13 billion will be spent on Father's Day and 40 percent of that is expected to be for clothing, according to the National Retail Federation. Some of that money is going to ties, even though the gift gets a bad rap somehow as the easy choice. But it's still a good choice for dads who wear ties. After all, ties today are for decoration, and everyone wants to look good. Modern ties, in fact, have been making men look good for at least 400 years, though in different forms.

The earliest ties were actually scarves and they could signify rank or have a practical purpose. According to the, Roman soldiers wore scarves, some tied at the neck, as a badge of honor. That was 113 AD. Earlier than that, in 210 BC, Haung Dynasty soldiers were sculpted wearing wide scarves wrapped around their necks and tucked into their armor. This was possibly because it protected them from cold and irritation from the armor.

The modern tie is generally attributed to the Croatian mercenaries who served with both the French and Germans in 1618 during the Thirty Years War. The Croatian fighters wore wide collars tied at the neck, prompting the invention of the word cravat. After that, men always were pictured with neckwear. For a brief period in the 18th century, men wore those folded, white, high, round collars, called a stock.

If you think a tie is uncomfortable, think of wearing a stock made of horsehair. By the late 1700s, fancy men wore neckties that were supposed to look casually thrown on and tied. In fact, dandy Beau Brumell took hours to tie his. That wouldn't do for the average fellow going to church. Finally, after numerous changes of style and fabric, by 1900 the tie as we know it emerged, complete with a fashionable and easy way to tie it: The Four In Hand knot, still the most common knot tied today by dads heading off to the office.

Today, ties become skinny or fat, according to fashion, and are made with hundreds of different patterns and fabrics.
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