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    • To be fair - the BSA'S membership challenges today are the result of changing expectations you adults and youth.  They are further compounded by struggles packs and troops have in delivering high quality programs in the context of a more and more competitive world of youth activities.
    • I went to Philmont in 2005, and my pack started out at 35 pounds.  Then they added 15 pounds of food and water.  You are looking at a base weight of 20.  Not hard to do these days, but you have to plan carefully and look at the gear you want to carry.  
    • Some requirements might be particularly easy to meet via school work. As I look at some of "Act like a scientist" requirements, some of the potential experiments look very similar to things I've seen my kids doing as school projects. Again, talk to your Nova counselor to ask if they apply. The answer might be "yes"...
    • That makes good sense! Thanks Barry! I just cancelled my order for the crown x60. My state, well usually, confusion and denial but I'm located in Mass
    • The 35# limit would stop me. Of course the goal is to stay below that weight, but that would be an easy weight to bust. There are all kinds of situations that could force sharing the load of a crew member. Spend some time on Craigslist. What state are you located? Barry
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