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Ray Allen

Born on July 20, 1975 in Merced, California, Ray graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dalzell, South Carolina in 1993 after taking the varsity basketball team to the State Championships. He was the 1996 Big East Player of the Year. As a junior, he was an All-American. He finished 3rd on the Huskies all-time scoring list with 1,922 points. In 1995-96, he hit 115 three pointers to set a UConn single season record. He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1996 with the 5th overall pick. He never played for Minnesota and was traded with Andrew Lang to the Milwaukee Bucks for Stephon Marbury. Ray was an immediate starter and played in all 82 games as a rookie. In his career he won Joe Dumars Sportsmanship Award in 2002-2003 season, played four times in All-Star game and in 2000-2005, won All-Star 3-point shootout, also won “Good Guy” award in 2000 and 2001. He now plays for the Miami Heat who have won two consecutive Championships. 

 
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The Plains Indians

The Plains Native Americans…

The plains culture was varied from the Mississippi river all the way to the Rocky Mountains.  The tribes that lived here, and some still do, are the:

Arapaho

Blackfoot

Comanche

Cheyenne

Crow

Kiowa

Pawnee

Plains Apache

Sioux

Those are the major tribes of Native Americans that lived on the plains of North America. Many of the tribes of the Great Plains didn’t have a certain or stable home, they followed the buffalo or their major food source which was usually the buffalo. The whites, or as the natives would call them, Wasitchu’s witch, killed off the buffalo for target practice or to sell their tongues, hide, teeth, and horns and left the meat and everything else left of the buffalo to rot. The Plains Native Americans were very very skilled in hunting. The reason for that was because they had no cover or very little cover.  If they were hunting on horses they would use buffalo hide and put it over the horse and themselves to make the horse look like a buffalo so they could get closer. If they were hunting on the ground they would use coyotes, wolves, or maybe a deer or elk depending on what they had to cover themselves up with, then get closer and use bows to shoot them because they barely made a sound.

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Being A Boy Scout

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To me, being a Boy Scout means a lot, it means I have to do my best to live by the Scout Law and the Scout Oath. The Scout Law is, “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” Then the Scout Oath is “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”  Now that I am an Eagle Scout I really have to do my best to live by these codes of the Boy Scouts. Everyday I try to live by the Motto and Slogan. The Scout Motto is Be Prepared and the Slogan is Do a Good Turn Daily. These two, in my mind, are very important to scouting because every Scout can do these two things everyday.

 
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The Scout Law to Me

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The Scout Law is a series of words that every scout tries to live by everyday.

A Scout is:

Trustworthy: To me this means no matter what a Scout can trust me with anything and everything.

Loyal: This means that a Scout will be loyal to his friends and his family.

Helpful: A Scout is helpful when ever and however he can.

Friendly: A Scout is friendly to everyone without judging them first.

Courteous: A Scout is polite to everyone no matter what.

Kind: A Scout is nice to everyone he meets

Obedient: A Scout obeys the law of anywhere he goes.

Cheerful: A Scout is always in a good mood.

Thrifty: A Scout is Smart with his money.

Brave: A Scout always stands up for what he think is right even though it may not what everyone is doing.

Clean: A Scout always has a clean mind and body.

and Reverent: A scout is excepting of all races and religions.

 A Scout may not be able to follow these laws all the time, but can do his best to do them everyday.

 

 
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Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are mammals and have been around for millions of years. These types of animals live through most of Africa and Southern Europe. They are insectivores, but they will eat a variety of different animal food and plants. They are nocturnal and spend the day sleeping and become active at night time. Their biggest trait are their quills. Quills are sharp, hollow hairs that are used as a defense. When they are frightened they curl up into a ball with its quills extended. Their quills are white with brown and they act as camouflage. The African pygmy hedgehog is the most common hedgehog that gets sold for a pet. It grows to around 6-9 inches long. Four to six years is the life span, but some can live up to ten years. Hedgehogs require a large cage even though its small. Some hedgehogs need to be outside of its cage so they can explore and run around.

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The Scout Oath

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The Scout Oath is like the Scout Law but has its own standards. It is like the Scout Law because it is also what Scouts strive to do everyday or to the best of their abilities. I am just going to break down the Scout Oath so it is easier to understand.

“On my honor”: A Scout is promising

“I will do my best”: To do everything they can

“To do my duty to God and my country”: To do what he thinks is right for God and his country

“and to obey the Scout Law;”: To try to follow all the points of the Scout Law

“To help other people at all times;”: To help other people when ever he can

To keep myself physically strong,” : To stay physically healthy 

“mentally awake, and morally straight.”: To stay mentally healthy and stay on the path that he knows is right

 

 
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Rajon Rondo

Rajon was born on February 22, 1986, in Louisville, Kentucky, to William Sr. and Amber Rondo. He attended Eastern High School. He averaged more than 27 points and seven assists per game as a junior, and led Eastern High to the championship of the Louisville Invitational Tournament.Rondo transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, where he set school records for assists and led the basketball team to a 38-0 record. Named a 2004 McDonald’s All-American, he enrolled at the University of Kentucky. Then he decided to go to the University of Kentucky he set a school record with 87 steals in his first season and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. He then decided at the end of his sophomore year to enter the NBA draft. Rondo began his NBA career as the Celtics’ third-string point guard. He played under head coach Doc Rivers. Rondo was given the chance to start regularly in the season’s second half, and played well enough to make the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

 
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