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    What do you all think about signature stamps instead of signing each individual item by pen? I remember all of my awards, rank cards, and blue cards were stamped as a kid and I don't feel cheated. The CC and AC seem to think it is too impersonal.

  • #2
    I'm a bit old-fashioned. It's always easier to carry a pen in my pocket than a stamp and pad.

    Stosh

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    • jblake47
      jblake47 commented
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      for that price I can get about 180 ball point pens from Staples (60/$5.79). At the rate I lose them, after 3 years, I'll probably still have 160 of them.

      A scout is Thrifty.



      Stosh

    • gsdad
      gsdad commented
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      I've been using the same pen for years so it evens out for me.

    • jblake47
      jblake47 commented
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      Yeah, but I get to hand out pens with every card.

      Stosh

  • #3
    I agree with Stosh. I use a pen because it's easier. It's not a bad idea to use a stamp. I just don't own one, but I never seem to run out pens.

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    • #4
      If you're going to go to that much trouble. Skip the stamp and just use the pad and put down a thumb print. No one can say it's not you signing!

      Stosh

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    • #5
      I have a stamp that I use for bulk signing. 30 kids at camp taking 3 merit badges is 90 signatures to open the blue card, 180 when they are completed, and 270 by the time I get to the completed award card. For the random signatures at troop meetings, a pen works just fine and takes up less space in my pocket. In case you were wondering, I ordered mine online through one of the office supply stores.
      Pat

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      • #6
        I think the CC and AC are overthinking it.

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        • #7
          I think you're all overthinking it.

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          • #8
            I'm thinking a nice Word document, properly formatted, could handle hundreds if not thousands of blue cards in just a few minutes. I'm still thinking a pen would be easier to carry around than a laptop and printer.

            Or, maybe there's some boy out there that needs service hours... no!, an Eagle project, yeah, that's the ticket!

            Stosh

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            • #9
              Isn't that what ASMs are for?

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              • gsdad
                gsdad commented
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                I'm a CM at the moment and it seems the AC forgets things needed to be signed until five minutes before the Pack Meeting.

              • qwazse
                qwazse commented
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                I don't think there's a "scoutmaster or designee" line on the MB application.

            • #10
              I sign everything personally. Illegibly, but personally.

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              • jblake47
                jblake47 commented
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                Just put down an "X" and then have someone else sign verifying it is your X.

                Stosh
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