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    • I found his Linked In profile. . Looks like he was at Heart of America Council for about 7 years.  That's a very respectable amount of longevity.  He's been at the Summit for a little under 2 years.  Makes me wonder if he either just didn't like the Summit role or if he simply wanted to return to a council.  I have to imagine that for some, being a SE at a major council is a very exciting role.
    • We had a local Scouter that I was lobbying we should nominate for one.  This chap wasn't an area or region Scouter, but he'd had significant impact on Scouting over decades.  Everyone I talked with about it thought it would never get selected.  I was more optimistic. On another tangent - I always wondered how one becomes an area/region Scouter.  The only three I know were people who were long time Council scouters who moved up.  But, I assume that not everyone waits 30 years to make that transition.  I wonder how anyone serves at that level for decades.  Guess like anything it's who you know.  Topic for another thread I suppose.
    • Yes, that's a situation very similar with what I ran into with my oldest kid's first patrol, described earlier in the thread.  When the committee met and discussed this issue, we just all agreed to review the G2SS and make sure having all the girls in one yurt wouldn't be forbidden.  This is a great group of girls. I don't anticipate problems.  I feel quite comfortable calling a yurt an "accommodation" rather than a tent. What I wasn't quite clear on was whether the 2 year rule also applied to tents. I was leaning towards "no" because it doesn't mention the 2 year rule in that section, but felt an argument could be made that since it doesn't specifically say it does NOT apply, and only addresses the mixed gender or adults sharing with youth issues, that it was supposed to be assumed that the 2 year rule still applies.  It sounds like I'm definitely not alone in leaning towards "it doesn't apply." Of course common sense will still need to be taken into consideration for individual outings, but in this one I feel (as long as we're not breaking any rules) common sense tells me we're fine. 
    • We discussed this at our committee meeting and we decided to use a CYA approach and assume they meant 24 months. This also makes it simpler because you won't have kids who are eligible or not eligible to tent together at different times based on whether they've had their birthday yet this year or not. 
    • No!  Not cooking Cub Scouts.  Cooking for Cub Scouts.  😆 On family campouts do you plan a meal and cook it and at least make them try it, then have PB&J or something waiting in the wings just in case.  By waiting in the wings, I mean have it on hand, but don't tell anyone about it unless a Scout just wont eat what is cooked?   My plan for this month is to cook a dutch oven chicken spaghetti that I sampled at a UoS class.  Its really filling and will be a good hot meal for the end of the day.
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