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teaching cubscouts to be future plumbers

hot_rod Member Posts: 22,120
time to put them to work ;)

hot rod
Bob "hot rod" Rohr
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Living the hydronic dream


  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    Paying it forward a little

    So I did a little talk to the cubscouts last night. Funny I had a lot of information and after I started talking realised " These kids don't want to here about Plumbing History".

    They wanted to see the torch, Propress Tool, Ridgid visio Camara and the other tools. I will say they stood pretty quite and listened as I explained how to thread pipe and solder a joint.

    Tim Malarky from Capco Energy Supply who is a friend and fellow scout Dad, supplied a roll of 1/2" Viega Fosta pex and had the great idea to have the boys make a hoola hoop by pressing a coupling.

    Gary Paul from Salem Plumbing Supply gave me baseball hats and pens to give the kids ( allthought I think most of the hats went to the Dads ). Thanks Gary.

    It was a fun night and hopefully the boys learned a little something.

    I did :)

    Oh My Gosh, I almost forgot my two assistants wearing thier Milne P+H shirts, my sons Christopher and Andrew.


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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,525
    You're their hero.

    So well done. Thanks.
    Retired and loving it.
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    Many times

    when my two girls were in school the thought crossed my mind to bring a few things in and do a presentation but never got around to it (too busy!!).

    You show the difference between thinking it and doing it, Scott. It will be a wonderful memory for you, your boys and those scouts-well done.

    Let's hope others reading this thread will follow your decision and not my thinking. The years go by much too fast and we can never go back.

  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    As always Jack

    you and I always seem to be on the same page.

    Thanks for the kind words, You too Dan.


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  • in a few years

    you can help them get the plumbing merit badge, when they are in the Boy Scouts. Bob Gagnon

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  • Hat's off

    Nice job Scott & sons! You'll enjoy teaching the merit badge too.
  • Tim_41
    Tim_41 Member Posts: 153
    Great job

    The kids will remember that for sure. I've been bringing my 4 year old daughter with me to drain houses this year. Its amazing the questions she's been asking. She also worked on her grandparents boiler today. We have to show our kids this stuff we do. Whether they do what we do or not, they will have some knowledge to help them in the future.
  • Jay Zebryk
    Jay Zebryk Member Posts: 16
    Good Work!

    Keep up the good work!
    Our country needs more men like you.
  • BSA

    Nice job (from am Eagle Scout myself)

    Scout Laws:
    Imagine if your employees followed them!

    Scott, I always pictured you in my mind as alot younger in age. Got to to be the young at heart (as myself)
  • Darin Cook_5
    Darin Cook_5 Member Posts: 298

    Since when were you allowed within 500 yards of a school??
    OOOOHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BADA BOOM!!!!

    Just kidding Bud. That is great. You should of brought Chris with you to juggle propex fittings!! You may have gotten the industry a few future plumbers (and Wallies).


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  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884

    That never went to court and the charges were dropped :)

    Oh wait, you ment the Hunt thing ?

    Thanks guys. You know what, for such a little amount of work ... it felt great.

    Come On, lets here from more Wallies who have done this sort of thing.


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  • Rich Kontny_3
    Rich Kontny_3 Member Posts: 562

    Seeds and being a positive role model. Nice work Scott.

    Rich K.
  • John Barba
    John Barba Member Posts: 166
    That's a beautiful thing...

    I spent 7 years as Cubmaster for my kids' pack. We've made PEX-ula hoops, soldered fittings, cut and fit pipe, etc. Boys get kinda wild-eyed over power tools, no matter what age!

    You're living the Cub Scout promise -- do your duty to God and your country, help other people and obey the law of the Pack. And always, always always -- do your best!

    Well done!


    Any former scounts out there remember the law of the Pack?
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