About the Orthodox Scouter

Welcome to my blog! I started this part of the blogosphere on July 21th, 2003. As for myself, I am a married Eastern Orthodox Christian Scouter (Scout Volunteer) with 3 children. My first child is part American Indian and my second and third child are both half Han Chinese. I am an American by birth and Irish, Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, Scandinavian, German, British, and Jewish by genetics. Learning, teaching, reading, writing, and mentoring others are among my many positive passions. Besides salvation for my family and myself, my biggest goal is leaving the world a better place than when I entered it. Part of that goal is achieved by by participation in Scouting, where I volunteer in many positions.

My have a Masters Degree in Theology and am working on my Doctorate in Commissioner Science. I am currently an operations manager for social media and a retired deacon of a traditional Russian Orthodox Christian Church. I am currently a catechist, counselor, and teacher. I was first catechized in a Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Church over 20 years ago and have attended Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Greek, and Antiochian Orthodox Churches since then, going to whichever Orthodox Church is closest to where I live as I am vehemently against the heresy of Phyletism.

Originally this blog was called "Insane Ramblings and Orthodox Ecclesiology". At the time it was a fitting name, as I had more insane ramblings than Eastern Orthodox Christian Ecclesiology. I have had multiple short-term blogs over the years, so the blog you see now also includes some of the content from those blogs, including iNicholasYellow Dog iBookUbuntu PowerMacThis Too Was Dugg By..., and my old LiveJournal. Eventually I mostly blogged about Orthodox Ecclesiology and as such, the blog was renamed, "Orthodox Ecclesiology and The World" since I still occasionally blogged about worldly things like my family, Scouting, dieting, health, politics, work, music, soccer (Association Football) and American Football (especially the NFL's Green Bay Packers), etc.. The name changed again to The Orthodox Scouter, as my content is always evolving, and now has more content about Cub Scouts BSA, Boy Scouts BSA Sea Scouts BSA, STEM Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA, Exploring BSA, and Scouting BSA, but Orthodox Ecclesiology will always be a big part of this blog.

The URL to this blog has also changed multiple times over the years. I have changed the design often as well. Currently there is a gold leaf background that I have used for many years. Prior to that it has light blue Orthodox Christian Clerical vestments designs that was from the old Saint Basil of Kineshma Russian Orthodox Church website. I am currently in need of a designer to make a new banner for the blog header, as I no longer own a registered copy of Adobe Photoshop. Please let me know if you can help me with this.

I love comments and hope that you will comment on stories that you enjoy or hate. Welcome to my little part of the blogosphere. I hope you enjoy your stay!
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