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  1. I'll keep the two that I have. The original one wa sbought by my parents when I received my Eagle in 1984 and the other one I bought myself that has the Eagel logo set ontop of red,white, and blue fields on top of the ring. I even went as far as to have my name and Eagle date engraved on the inside of the ring
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    Enthusiastic Scouter Swatted Down

    I have been in the same situation with my DC. I was part of the activities committee for a while my mom(who was on the DC at the same time) was alive(passed away in 2006) and then switched to the advancement committee(overseeing the L2E process and Eagle BOR's). I had done this for six years, and then all of a sudden, the nominating committee selects a new advancement chair(I wasn't even considered) and then was replaced without any notice(phone call or email), just replaced. I was livid and demanded answers from the District Chair, who stated that there were problems while I was doing my job( I never knew of any until that moment). I stepped down from the DC in March and never looked back. I also stepped down from the Council advisory committee too. I currently served as the COR for a Troop and Crew at my church and on the Troop committee as the L2E advisor. I was also recognized for 30 years of service to the scouting program back in December of 2006.
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    OA - how does an Adult get elected?

    jtswestark Just learned of this post even though it is three years old, I thought it needed to be addressed. Eagle92 It may be just specific to the lodge I belong to in Illinois John-in-KC same reason given to jtswestark. Just adressing an issue that I made aware of from another poster about laura's question about how to get an adult selected to the OA. I am currently the only adult OA member in this troop(recently received the Vigil Honor) and I am not a control freak as she has posted. I have and continue to promote the OA in our troop, but can't seem to get those that are currently youth OA members to go to outing or even meetings. They seem to have the idea that getting selected in a right, not an honor or priviledge
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    OA - how does an Adult get elected?

    Your troop must attend 50% of the Chapter meetings/Lodge or National OA functions so that you can have an adult nominated in 200_. None of the scouts that are OA have done in this troop. They believe that it is a right to be in OA, not an honor or priviledge. There are 6 scouts that are OA and only once or twice have they even attended any OA function and she seems to think that I am keeping her out of OA. It is up to the Troop Committee, not me that makes the decision to nominate, but if she were to do things right and not cause problems, then maybe, just maybe, she would get nominated, and I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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    Polar Bear Award

    Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I'll ask anyway... How many times can a scout earn this award. I was always told that once you earn it, that's it. You only get it once for camping out in the cold. Help me out on this.
  6. Since this is a council sponsored popcorn sale, neither a Money Earning application or Tour Permit is required. AS long as the scout(s) inform the pack kernel of what they are doing outside of the pack popcorn sale, I don't see what the big deal is. Just make sure the scout turns in all of the money when the time is up, so it matches the amount of popcorn is sold.
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    MIssing Project Workbook

    He won't have to do another project. If he has an electronic copy that should be ok, but if he were to prefer the original, he woul dhave to redo everything and get the needed signatures again
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    Audit

    I'm going to side with BobWhite on this one. The DE should not be involved with financial issues of a unit, only the CO should be concerned with the finaces as anything/everything the unit has actually belongs to them(the CO) anyway. As the COR for a local unit, I can request an audit, should the CO feel it necessary, if there are monetary issues.Currently there are none. The DE should only be concerned with the unit itself and worry more about the scouts/scouters. Too many people forget the chain of command and where it starts and stops: #1 Unit Level(try solving problems locally before going to #2) #2 District(should stay here and never go to #3 unless absolutely necessary) #3 Council(only the DE or DD should get involved if absolutely necessary, and never go to #4) #4 National( too many people cry wolf and go directly to this, only to have the issue sent right back to council and then to district)This should never happena as it makes the council and district look like they don't know how to handle problems or issues on thier own.
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    When can an Eagle Scout wear the patch?

    Ok, I had been my local district's Eagle Board Coordinator up until March of this year for a total of 6 years. A scout who successfully passes his Eagle BOR IS NOT considered an Eagle, but is considered an Eagle Candidate, until his packet is returned to the local council office. But the date of the BOR is his official date that shows on the certificate and wallet card. Although I coordinated the process with 6 reps in my district, I sat on the occasional board and made sure that the scout understood as well as the review board that the scout is only a candidate until the packet is back in the council office. How hard is it for someone to play by the rules and quit adding their own rules to national policy or make them up as they go
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    Looking for a Summer Job???

    If you have questions or concerns about the post, you need to direct them to the Blackhawk Area Council Program Director at blackhawkscouting.org
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    SM conference/ board of review

    tddbr00 Retesting a scout on his skills at a BOR is strictly prohibited by national policy. The scout should know his knots and only the SM can retest the scout prior to his BOR. A Board of Review is only to find out what the scout likes/dislikes about the program, changes he would like to see and additions/deletions to the program and any other information that he chooses to share with the review committee that is normally stated that it stays between them
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    Religious Signature on Eagle Application

    In my council, this reference is required. The only exception to this is that if the scout has religious beliefs, but doesn't attend a place of worship, a parent can write the letter. I over see the Life to Eagle process in my district and have that question come up on more than one occasion in the past 5 years. Therer are lines for the following on the Eagle application: Parent/Guardian, Religious, Educational, Employer, and two other personal references. The only letter that is not required is the Employer reference, as some scouts that earn the rank of Eagle are too young to be employed. One other thing to remember too, a Scout that has successfully completed the Eagle Board of Review is considered a "candidate" and not an "Eagle Scout" until the paperwork has been approved and returned from National. I have had that question asked of me more than a half dozen time in the past 5 years as well.
  13. Thanks you too OGE, Your response was great as always.
  14. Thank you acco. I was hoping that someone would step foreward and bring what their district feels about blood drives.
  15. Ok, Let try this one... If a scout were to do a Blood Drive for an Eagle Project and the Blood Center sets a limit of 40 pints(which they do) to be collected and at the end of the drive it is determined that only 30 pints is collected. Does this constitute a successful Eagle Project ? FYI, the Blood Center won't sign the paperwork to approve as the limit that they set was not collected. I am done with this thread.
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