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Have a patch or memorabilia you're looking to swap? Use this virtual patch trading blanket. (This area is intended to facilitate memorabilia swapping, not necessarily commerce.)

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    • Yep, literally.  My council takes their 15% off the top.
    • Would you pay $30 for all day at UoS which includes a box lunch and patch? How about $35?
    • Just yesterday I presented to my local radio club to get them interested and on the air during the event.  The closest registered station to us is 40 miles away. I think there are a few folks in the club who want to setup a JOTA station that is a bit more local which would be easier to get to for local units. 73
    • I've got a different view here.  If I'm a volunteer - say an ASM in a troop.  I'm going to devote a few hours a week, camp with the troop four times a year, probably help out at a few events too.  I'll probably devote 100-200 hours a year into Scouting. I'll admit - our district training team says the same thing $15 is too much.  To me, $15 to take a training course from a live, experienced, knowledgeable instructor seems like a bargain.  I think we underestimate the value of experience here.  
    • When I was training chair, the SE wanted the course as cheap as possible. For Specific training and the like, charge for snacks and paperwork only, nothing else. For those training courses that required a budget, i.e. BALOO, IOLS, etc, then he asked us to budget 10% over what we anticipated, just in case. If we went into the 10% fine, if we didn't, then the council kept it, and usually it helped offset a training that went over budget. He also waived the camp usage fees for those trainings so that it would be as cheap as possible for volunteers to get trained. I've been on both ends of the spectrum. One course was not well attended and I ended up over budget. Another course I ran ended up significantly under budget. We had more people take the class than anticipated, and ended up with a nice surplus. Now the  pro I mentioned in another thread, not only wants 10% miscellaneous but another 15% added to all training courses. Doesn't matter if it is a Specific Leader Training course, or WB, all courses must have a surplus. Very hard to justify paying $15 for a course you can take online for free.  
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