Summit Up 1-2-11: Where we happily recite the Girl Scout Promise |

Summit Up 1-2-11: Where we happily recite the Girl Scout Promise

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s stuffing our ears with cotton, growing out our hair and revving up to rage this spring after we read this in Rolling Stone: “(Jan. 25) Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax announced plans to invade the massive Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, for a one-day festival by the ‘Big 4’ originators of thrash-metal on April 23. The concert, which follows an historic seven-date tour of Europe last year, will be the first joint U.S. appearance by these four horsemen of thrash.”

Wow, heavy duty! The cool thing is, even though all these guys are older now, being a rock musician isn’t like being a football player – you can still regain all the power of your youth just by turning it up to “11.”

Of course, as we learned from The Who’s performance at the Super Bowl last year, singing is another matter. Ol’ Roger Daltry just can’t belt it out like he used to. Made us sad. This year, the Black Eyed Peas are performing at half time. We don’t know much about this band, to be honest, but perhaps they’re OK. We’re just not sure.


Speaking of music, we’ve been digging on the new album by Cake, titled Showroom of Compassion. Cake is an official band of Summit Up that we’ve been listening to ever since they came out back in 1994. In fact, on their first tour they played the old JohSha’s in Breckenridge – which is now part of the parking lot across the street from the Village.

Times change.

Anyway, if you like Cake, check it out. It’s nothing groundbreaking – just more quirky stuff from these guys from Sacramento. And if anyone has any other new music they want to crow about, shoot us an e-mail:


In Girl Scout news, Kelley Lau of Silverthorne wrote to say this:

“On Sunday, January 23, over 68 Summit County Girl Scouts gathered for an afternoon of ice skating and fun. We believe we set the world record for the largest friendship circle at Keystone Ice Rink. About 100 Girl Scouts, families and friends gathered together for songs and recited the Girls Scout promise.”

Nice! Good to know such a heart-warming thing can take place in these troubled times.

MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: What’s the Girl Scout promise?! We want to recite it!

SU: Well, technically we think you have to be a Girl Scout to do this, but here it is:

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:

To serve God and my country,

To help people at all times,

And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

MSUR: Nice! So what’s the Girl Scout Law? Apparently you can’t have one with the other.

The Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be

honest and fair,

friendly and helpful,

considerate and caring,

courageous and strong, and

responsible for what I say and do,

and to respect myself and others,

respect authority,

use resources wisely,

make the world a better place, and

be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Hmmm … seems like they could combine the Promise and the Law into one thing, but who are we to say?


And we received this from Anonymous:

“Dear We: Thanks for putting a smile on my face every morning! Would that qualify you for an Angel Alert? I out”

It’s a nice thought, I, but we’re legally prohibited from Angel Alerting ourselves. Some weird clause in our contract. At any rate, we appreciate your note and will keep trying to put a smile on your face every day!


Finally, for you reggae fans out there: The Wailers and Duane Stephenson are going to play Three20South in Breckenridge on Jan. 31. Maybe you already knew, but for some reason we just got this press release. anyway, that’s on Monday, so get on it!

Here’s hoping your weekend is everything you always wished it could be and then some. Be safe, eat your greens, practice good dental hygiene and remember to wash your hands a lot! We out …

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