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    • The plan I have with our unit this year is to invite the AOL year Webelos on all of our campouts but the Polar Bears and PLC planning weekend. That will be 5 campouts (of the 8 months) for the Webelos to really see what the camping is like. We have 10 Scouts in our troop and there will be 3 Webelos AOL girls this year. My ASM and I are both BALOO trained and the 3 girls are very independent. I hope they see that Scouting is patrol cooking and camping. This move might be our ticket to 2 patrols come March. 
    • I disagree.  The unit Scouts can still not vote for a candidate thereby showing they were undeserving.  I have seen it happen.  Under the old system you might have all completely deserving Scouts but only 50% could be elected.  If the purpose of the Order is explained well and no pressure exerted on the Scouts I find they vote for who deserves it and don’t vote for those who don’t.
    • @dkurtenbach, I like your "to be jettisoned" list!  A few thoughts: - Venturing:  as much as I love the potential of the program, I rarely see it actually practiced.  Most of the crews I'm familiar with have either folded or are close to it.  A darn shame because there are so many opportunities for youth-led adventure.  But the youth aren't interested.  Many crew advisors I've met would be better suited as den leaders.  And councils I've been in never utter the a word about Venturing or lend resources.  However, let's keep the green Venture shirt--it looks great, especially compared to the tan sacks that are sold as scout shirts. - Eagle:  agreed, let's can the administrative baloney.  When I reflect on the last several Eagle boards I've sat on, the candidates usually had little outdoor adventure experience to relate, and it was obvious that mom/dad dragged them through the project and filled out the notebook for them.  Some of them were absolutely clueless about their project without the SM and mom/dad in the room.  Let's refocus the Trail to Eagle as a rugged, outdoor leadership wherein the scout is leading and teaching other scouts. - Webelos/AOL:  what a waste of time!  What was once a fun but useful 1-year prep for joining a troop has turned into a long, boring slog.  The parents care but they seem oblivious that their kids are bored silly by the whole thing. Again, great list!
    • Our "honor campers" sleep in staff cabins and camp buildings during Ordeals.  Usually only candidates and a few Elangomats sleep outdoors.  Great way to set the example, huh? Our lodge fellowship weekend draw is that the youth conduct massive video game sessions well into the night.  That's the only reason my son wants to go...gggrrrrr
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