Category Archives: Boy Scouts

The Scouting Journal

The front page of the first edition of the legendary “Scouting Journal.” The Scouting Journal By Richard Mabey Jr. “The Scouting Journal” was the official newspaper of Boy Scout Troop 170. The first edition was printed in November of 1982. … Continue reading

Posted in 1982, Accomplishment, Boy Scout Troop 170, Boy Scouts, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Homecoming, Humility, Journalism, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Scouting Journal, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 1 Comment

Happy Birthday Mark Selz!

Happy Birthday Mark Selz! By Richard Mabey Jr. Today, March 11th is Mark Selz’s birthday. Mark Selz is an incredibly talented actor. I’ve had the honor to act with him in a few theatrical productions. Mark takes the concept of method … Continue reading

Posted in 1989, Acts of Kindness, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Beyond The North Star, Boonton, Boy Scouts, Compassion, Determination, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Giving, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Mark Selz, Memory, Never give up!, Sacrifice, Stand Tall, Troop 170, Wisdom | 1 Comment

The Old Baseball

The old baseball on a shelf on my bookcase. I keep it in the very cup that Russell Hiatt, the real Floyd the Barber, gave to me as a gift. The Old Baseball By Richard Mabey Jr. In the Spring … Continue reading

Posted in 1969, Acts of Kindness, Advice to the younger set, Baseball, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boy Scouts, Boyhood Days, Central Florida, Central Pennsylvania, Chapel Hill School, Chemistry, Chiropractic, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Eagle Scout, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Grandpa Mabey, Homecoming, Journey to Truth, Kindness, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Herald, Love of Family, Love one another, Memory, Never give up!, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall | 1 Comment

On My Honor, I Will Do My Best

The Boy Scout Oath. On My Honor, I Will Do My Best By Richard Mabey Jr. Today, I took a long, hard look in the mirror. I honestly asked myself, “what have I done with my life?” I’m serious. At … Continue reading

Posted in 1970, Advice to the younger set, Age Prejudice, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boonton High School, Boy Scouts, Chemistry, Compassion, Creative Writing, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Ford Falcon, Humility, Journey to Truth, Life's Dreams, Love of Family, Memory, Penny, Television, Troop 170, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Ron Sanborn!

I remember Ron Sanborn as having one of the most enthusiastic examples of scouting spirit, when he was a scout in Troop 170. This is a recent photo of Ron. Happy Birthday Ron Sanborn! By Richard Mabey Jr. Today is the … Continue reading

Posted in Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boy Scouts, Christianity, Compassion, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Happy Birthday!, Humility, Jesus, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, New Jersey, NJ, Nostalgia, Old Lincoln Park, Ron Sanborn, Sacrifice, Scouting Journal, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Wisdom | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 1998, Appalachian Trail, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boy Scouts, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Inc., Indian Lore Merit Badge, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Memory, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, The Weekly News, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Reflections of Old Books

Reflections of Old Books By Richard Mabey Jr. Old books are suddenly becoming more rare these days. It’s almost as if in the last four or five years, old books are simply no longer to be found at yard sales, … Continue reading

Posted in Believe in yourself!, Boy Scouts, Boyhood Days, Comic Books, Encouragement, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Life's Dreams, Memory, Old Books, Stan Lee, Wisdom | 1 Comment