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About Eagle1973

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  1. "Quizzing" (or whatever is a better term for it) at the SM Conference is a great way for the SM to determine the Scout's level of retention and ability to demonstrate basic Scout skills he has learned from his PL, SPL, Troop Guide, JASM, etc. The SM may soon be calling on that Scout to be a Troop Guide, responsible for teaching Scout skills... It is also a way for the SM to determine the level of knowledge of the current batch of "teachers". If the Scout isn't doing well in his SM Conference, why not, is this particular Scout, or the Scouts that signed off that he knew it? If it is the
  2. Sounds like lazy Scouters to me. It's supposed to be a conference, which to me means a discussion. Quiz away, but verbally and with training aids, like a first aid kit, or line and sticks for lashing... A Scout doesnt fail, although thru discussion, he'll decide that he needs to come back and finish the conference.
  3. Our troop announces it immediately, gives them their rank patch right then or next meeting. Their card with mother's pin attached is presented at the COH, the Scout does an about face and pins his mother...
  4. My persistence is beginning to pay off. I have been contacted by the "keeper of the Guide to Safe Scouting". Here is a link to fill out a form if you have questions that concern safety. http://scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GotQuestions.aspx Hopefully, the Scouters that receive it will provide feedback that your message was received and the current disposition. Another hopefully, I'll be contacted by the "subject-matter experts" to whom my concerns were sent. I'll keep y'all posted.
  5. Really KC? So all your time in the Army, you never engaged your seniors for the benefit of your troopers, bummer, I feel sorry for the young men and women that were trusted in your care. Gee, when I was in the service of our country, I often sought the counsel of my senior enlisted, listened to their input, provided feedback and then issued clear, concise and thorough orders (guidance), when the situation permitted it, of course. I expected my senior enlisted to come forward when something was not quite right, maybe, just maybe, they may know more than I. I made it known that I could be pr
  6. KC, normally I would agree, but in this case we're dealing with firearms and a litigious society. I would like a dialog with the SSTF, because either they want to make it too hard for us or they don't have the experience of contingency planning...
  7. Thank you RichardB. Feedback that my msg was rcvd and being considered would have useful. As well as an easier method for submitting input. The second time I searched for the input form, I couldn't find it again. Should've bookmarked it. I don't know who is on the SSTF or their experience, but there are lots of good safe ideas out here from folks that I do know. RSO requirements: In the scenario I provided where there was one instructor, a scout and his father, how should the GtSS be interpreted? Could the MB counselor/NRA Instructor/certified RSO sign the scout's blue card?
  8. So there is no email for National? Email makes it convenient for me, the volunteer. Wish National would open up discussion before they change the Guide, or am I not on that email list? :-/
  9. I wear the father's pin on my left flap. The SM of our troop wears two father pins and several mentor pins. Wear it!
  10. The Guide to Safe Scouting, Shooting Sports section has been updated and is better than it ever has been, but... How does one recommend changes to the GtSS? The new and improved section still falls short. The new requirement for the NRA certified instructor and the NRA certified RSO restricts opportunities for small groups of scouts to work on the MBs or simple learn safe shooting. I have a case were a scout with a summer camp partial and his father engaged the chief instructor at local range in order for the scout to finish up. The fully qualified/certified instructor met with fa
  11. Egypt was a good thing. Bahrain is our friend. North Korea would put us head to head against China. Yemen has been a lost cause for a long time, so it doesnt matter. Don't know about the other two.
  12. ref OLDSM comment. I've been working on a Word 2007 workbook, just the pages that need to be filled in. Pictures and diagrams are easily inserted. It's not quite yet "Scout proof". How do I upload a file? Or someone PM me and I'll send what I've come up with so far, and maybe one of y'all can make it better.
  13. Where is the Word version? Because the .pdf was so difficult to work with, I was making a Word 2007 version for my troop's use, but if one has already been created... All I can find on the NESA site is the .pdf.
  14. Wingnut, by making it harder, I meant there would have to be more coordination, more planning, ordering material from the NRA, 3-4 hours of boring classroom material, etc. Harder for the MB counselor, not Scout. Then the question is does the MB book have the same information, order, terminology etc etc of the First Steps Course? Why should the Scout have to do it twice? My goal on the range is to get the Scout pulling the trigger as soon as possible. Horseplay, because Scouts are bored would be bad on a range. Eagle1973 NRA Rifle/Shotgun/RSO
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