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    I would like to get the outgoing Cubmaster a gift thanking him for his two years of service to our pack. As always seems to be the case, he stepped up to be a leader when no one else would do it, and he has done a great job of supporting the den leaders and the scouts. However, he is not a die-hard Scouter, so a gift that is solely scout-related would probably just go in the closet. A gift card is too impersonal. What have your packs or troops given as gifts to outgoing leaders?

  • #2
    you could get him some beers in the bar at the Eagles, If your feeling spendy you could get him something from the top shelf......

    When I retired as cubmaster they got me a book of scoutmaster minutes, a nice backpack/book bag from the scout shop.

    Does he/she have any hobbys your aware of????

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  • #3
    I got the big honking multi-tool from the Scoutshop:
    http://www.scoutstuff.org/bsa/campin...ulti-tool.html
    It too big to carry, so it rides in the car.

    If he doesn't have a good Leatherman, this one with the belt clip lives with me:
    http://www.leatherman.com/product/Sideclip

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    • #4
      Not useful, but I was thinking that a mini pack flag, on the order of 5inx7in, in a nice frame would be a nice memento. I could see hanging it in my home office. Better than a card I think.

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      • #5
        like the leatherman....who doesn't need another knife

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        • #6
          Food is always a gift that gets used. No not a tin of cheese lovers popcorn. Depending on your budget, Omaha Steaks is a nice gift. Overpriced, but they are good. You can usually find deals online. A Honey Baked Ham goes over big I'm my house. Tickets to a sports game,mid he likes sports. If you really want to go all out get a Lexus with a big bow in the roof.

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          • #7
            when I took over as CM we got the outgoing CM a professionally carved walking stick, and all the boys signed it in Sharpie. My older son's CM, we got him a pretty big gift cert to a nice steakhouse in the city... mostly to thank his wife for her patience and longsuffering lol.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Baseballfan View Post
              when I took over as CM we got the outgoing CM a professionally carved walking stick, and all the boys signed it in Sharpie. My older son's CM, we got him a pretty big gift cert to a nice steakhouse in the city... mostly to thank his wife for her patience and longsuffering lol.
              I'd like that. I'd like to amend my early suggestion of the framed min-pack flag to add "signed by the boys".
              Just my opinion, but I think generic gifts will be forgotten. While you may remember the pack every time you use a knife that you carry a lot, if it's not a frequent use thing it might be sort of forgotten..... and if it is a frequent use thing it may very well get lost or broken.

              I love food gifts generally, much better than something that you don't want or need, but it seems to me in the case of a gift from the pack you're after something of a more long term memento.

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              • #9
                Our SM stepped down after 7 years this past spring. We gave him a framed print of Norman Rockwell"s "The Scoutmaster" because he gave a Rockwell print to every scout who earned Eagle. He loved it.

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                • #10
                  If you are spending the cash, there is a swiss army knife that has a USB drive in it. I have given that some of my Eagles as they went off to college.

                  http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swi...ef=pd_sim_sg_3

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                  • Horizon
                    Horizon commented
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                    There used to be a version with a blade and the drive, didn't spot it on first review.

                  • TSS_Chris
                    TSS_Chris commented
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                    I've had one of these for years... Mine's got a 256MB drive in it.

                    They make 2 versions: One with just the drive so it's "airplane safe", and one where the USB drive is a "blade" in the executive-style knife. All the current versions are here.
                    http://www.victorinox.com/us/categor...01/1019&m=add&

                    I can say, it's definitely a conversation piece when I pull it out in meetings when someone asks "Do you have a flash drive?"

                  • dedkad
                    dedkad commented
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                    Found one after doing search. I'm ordering it to check it out.

                • #11
                  For ours, I made a plaque out of maple and a paper with all the boys signatures.

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                  • #12
                    We got our previous CM, as well as outgoing leaders gift certificates to Applebees.

                    I hope we do the same thing again with the outgoing leadership as it is well deserved. But I know that the CM will being getting the Scouter Award

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