Jump to content

Equipment Reviews & Discussions

Discussions dealing with equipment topics (tents, lights, packs, boots, stoves, etc.)

368 topics in this forum

    • 7 replies
    • 631 views
    • 19 replies
    • 3231 views
  1. Flame War

    • 18 replies
    • 869 views
    • 9 replies
    • 1088 views
    • 1 reply
    • 580 views
    • 12 replies
    • 583 views
    • 6 replies
    • 1208 views
    • 2 replies
    • 404 views
    • 17 replies
    • 1107 views
  2. Bear Cans/Barrels

    • 9 replies
    • 456 views
  3. Jackets

    • 11 replies
    • 483 views
  4. weather radio

    • 9 replies
    • 662 views
    • 12 replies
    • 651 views
    • 7 replies
    • 406 views
    • 17 replies
    • 781 views
  • LATEST POSTS

    • I'd strongly tone down the rhetoric.  Lied?  Deceptive?  Fraudulent?  Not a scout?  Suspended?  We can posture in closed doors, but we don't interact with scouts or their families in those terms.   The original poster did not write your assertion that the scout said he didn't do the requirements.  The original poster explicitly said the scout seems to think he earned it.  Yes, the scout could not answer some direct questions, but many youth shut down when confronted.    IMHO, friendly open coversation is acceptable.  Calling the counselor and asking questions is acceptable.  But there is limited recourse if a real authorized MB counselor signed it and the counselor thinks it's done and the scout thinks it's done.  
    • Here's a link from another council that has posted a letter from National. https://www.jerseyshorescouts.org/nationalbsaletter?fbclid=IwAR2ck1uu2m-6KzrrBL3BMnELMBq4_4mEiiiwRWx950hAn6dDCTQ5X7KyRTA
    • Lame -  BSA National has know impending costs for months.  They have know impending membership numbers for months.   A Scout is Trustworthy, unless your are BSA National apparently
    • This was posted to council facebook page 10 minutes ago. "I want to make you aware that late yesterday we were informed that the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, is considering a fee increase for 2020. While the fee increase would be effective beginning this recharter process, unfortunately, the amount of any increase will not be known until approximately November 1, 2019. We recognize the timing on this likely fee increase creates challenges as units have already begun communicating and collecting fees ...for their 2020 registration renewal process. As soon as we know more, we will share it. As the father of three Scouts, an active parent in all of their units and a registered leader myself, I appreciate concerns and ask for your patience while we work through this together. Finally, please be assured that finances will never be a barrier to membership for our families. Our council is proud to provide registration assistance to those in need. Information will be shared in follow up communication. Thank you again for your commitment to delivering the life-changing programs of Scouting to the youth and families we serve and those who will soon join our ranks!"
    • In my council the school night fliers had already been printed the last time.  To their credit the council ate the extra costs.   Our school nights signed kids up for 16 months in previous years. Should have suspected something was up when this year we only signed kids up for 4 months.
  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

×