Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

My Days as Troop Quartermaster

My Days as Troop Quartermaster By Richard Mabey Jr. In February of 1967, I became the Quartermaster of Boy Scout Troop 170. I was 13 years old and in the eighth grade. Becoming the Troop Quartermaster, was a big step … Continue reading

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The Incredible Power of Encouragement

My original column, “The Incredible Power of Encouragement” as it appeared in The Weekly News back in late July of 1998. The Incredible Power of Encouragement By Richard Mabey Jr. Encouragement, it’s an incredible power. Back in July of 1998, … Continue reading

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My Dad, My Favorite Guest Star

It was always a blast to have my Dad as a guest star on Cross-Talk. My Dad, My Favorite Guest Star By Richard Mabey Jr. The sun has set on Memorial Day. I missed my Dad, so very much, all … Continue reading

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Journey to Truth

I wrote this poem in the summer just before starting my senior year of high school. I had worked on it, during a week-long hike on the Appalachian Trail, that I walked with my dad and fellow scouts of Boy … Continue reading

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