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  1. Isn't it about time to freeze the fees for a year and give us a break? How many consecutive years have we seen an increase? The increases FAR outweigh the cost of living.
  2. Before the advent of Scoutbook our troop used Troopmaster for many years and was extremely pleased with the data, the ease of operation, and the support available. Now we sometimes rue the day Scoutbook came into being.
  3. Give them food! Nothing spurs interest more than free food. Grill some hot dogs, slice them up, put a toothpick in them and send your scouts out to distribute a free sample. Dale
  4. Referring to my original post, after six emails and two snail mails, i finally received the scout's NESA package last month, ELEVEN MONTHS after the application was sent and our check was cashed. Better late than never, I suppose. Dale
  5. A yes - the council golf tournament - Just got our announcement. Minimum is $3000.00 for a foursome!! Not for the average grass roots scouter!
  6. AS someone who served as a Scoutmaster for over 40 years, let me tell you that feeling will never go away. I was just as nervous at the last campout I planned as the first. I don't think you would be a good SM if you weren't. Things always seem to work out. Good luck to you! Dale
  7. Has anyone else been having problems with getting membership certificates and packets from the NESA? I sent a check for membership for a new Eagle Scout in June on this year, and as yet have not received anything. 6 Months!! Of course my check was cashed in early July. I have sent four emails now and have not received the courtesy of a reply. Yet I am receiving weekly emails and postcards asking me to subscribe to a new Eagle Scout Directory ( A blatant fund raiser). Maybe their efforts should be more toward daily business than these pseudo-scams.
  8. Yes, the "Limo" as a 15 passenger van. If I recall they charged $75 per person total for both ways. Of course that was a number of years ago, so I'm sure the price has gone up. Dale
  9. We flew into Fort Lauderdale and used a limo service (Emerald, if I remember correctly). They picked us up at the airport, drove us to Brinton, and then returned us to the airport at the end of the trip. No worries then about rentals, etc. Plus the driver gave us a geography and history lesson along the way!
  10. We always use North Country Canoe Outfitters in Ely for our BWCA trips. Their owner, John, is a veteran scouter for years and treats scouts very well.
  11. We have canoed on the Manistee River in northern Michigan through a private outfitter, and for a less strenuous High Adventure we have rented a houseboat and cruised on Lake Cumberland Kentucky for a week.
  12. It is taking about 45 seconds or so to load the program and then 30-45 seconds between pages. Very frustrating. Dale
  13. Pathway to Adventure Council (Chicago area) is selling Camp Lakota, a far west suburban short term camp. One of the reasons is "the sale will contribute to PTAC’s financial stability beyond the BSA’s bankruptcy and reorganization. The funds from the sale will be used to partially satisfy our council’s anticipated contribution to the victims settlement trust." SAD. Dale
  14. I have done both adventures. For first time participants I would recommend the Keys Adventure, as it gives you an overviews of all available adventures. You get two days on Munson, and a day of snorkeling, deep sea fishing, sailing, and a day exploring historic Key West. Then you can chose what to do on a return trip in the future.
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