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  1. My unit currently runs that way in scout book, that girls and boys dens are mixed in the database. It does make administration much easier and no one has yelled at us about it.
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  2. I am in my 5th year and this is the first time someone has earned the Religious Emblem. How do we go about the actual award? Does the parent pick it up? Does the Unit pick it up? I know we will acknowledge it at a meeting, but just not sure of the logistic side of it.
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  3. If you have enough trusted adults to buddy up all the time, do it. It’s not just about YPT. Stupid happens fast, and adults are not exempt from my axiom. A buddy helps mitigate the impact of accidents. Plus, it’s a great way to get to know your fellow adults. On the other hand, put little faith in that system. Two adults could conspire to put live-feed cameras in a shower house … or do worse. I’d rather one adult of integrity in his/her hammock keeping one eye on some scouts than have two sketchy adults with evil designs having time to scheme.
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  4. Correct. However, at summer camp, if you are an adult alone, no one on one happens randomly ... many times it is unavoidable. Why? Because of summer camp programing, it is difficult to ensure every kid has a buddy with them 100% of the time. That can then be used by pedos as an excuse (hey, I was just by myself sleeping at camp and a scout came into camp). The point is the only way to ensure no one on one at summer camp is to have adult buddies. I know our Troop (and it sounds like others) already do this at the campsite (no adult at the campsite by themselves). It sounds like yknot
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  5. Disappointing and frustrating...working with people who don't do what they say they are going to do. Price's Law at work again... https://learnrepeatacademy.com/price-law/
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  6. I talked to the dad. It's not a matter of not having the money, but more of a lack of just doing it. He said he'll bring it to the meeting, so I picked up the pins. The committee is firm on the pay to play. It may be difficult to sell popcorn no matter how hard you try, but first, you actually have to try. Very little gets sold if you don't try to sell any. We set our dues so that the kids are able to get all of the required items, have a PWD and B&G, and still be able to afford Scouting. Between the national and council fees plus insurance, the program is expensive as it is. Add i
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  7. Gotcha. Thst is where the no one on one rule kicks in.
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  8. You made off cheap. My neighbor's free fuel enterprise ended with a helicopter ride. He's back to using heating oil now.
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