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  1. eagle90

    Can a scout control use of raised funds?

    I believe all the money collected should go to the troop and then the Troop could decide to donate a portion to the senior center as a service project. The individual scout should not make that decision. It would open a can of worms if the scout wanted to donate to a cause not supported by the majority of the troop or the BSA.
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    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays to all of my Scouter Forum friends! Dale
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    Dealing with a paradox

    Well said Jameson. I totally agree Dale
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    Committee meeting ceremonies

    Very nice. We had two very influential leaders pass within three months. Might look into doing that. Dale
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    Committee meeting ceremonies

    One of our former ASM's was a woodworker and made a gavel out of a piece of wood from our summer camp. Unfortunately he passed away way too early from brain cancer, so we use the gavel symbolically to feel he is still with us. Dale
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    Committee meeting ceremonies

    The CC bangs his gavel and says "The Meeting will come to order"....
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    BSA Mortgages Philmont Scout Ranch

    Wonder what the mortgage payment is on $450,000,000?
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    Interesting lesson I taught

    28 degrees would be a welcomed heat wave here today. It is 14 degrees with a -5 wind chill!
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    Uniform During Fund Raising

    We always have our scouts in uniform when selling our tickets either door to door or in front of the local supermarket. What better PR for the organization?
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    Winter Camping Quick Tip

    LOL! Our troop is camping this weekend too. Only the temperature is supposed to be in the low 20's Friday night!
  11. Our new scouts receive a troop neckerchief and a troop t-shirt. If they are crossing over from the pack, they receive a handbook from the pack.
  12. Hope she didn't get the Gucci outfit wet and the high heels didn't puncture the raft!
  13. We have found that early August is the best time. After black fly season, and the mosquitoes are calming down. Also the weather and the water is the warmest. We prefer Ely, as the waters and woods are similar to the Canadian side, and there are no daily fees. Dale
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    Community Yard Sale

    We have done a Rummage/Garage Sale for over 20 years. We fill the school gym with used treasures and normally make between $1,500 and $2,000 for one day's work. It is also a good fellowship activity because it gets all families involved, even the ones we don't see too often.
  15. eagle90

    Scouter needs advise

    We had a similar situation occur a number of years ago when two brand new parents did not like the way the troop operated and left to start their own troop. We lost about ten scouts. However, we gritted it out and prospered and grew. The new troop had problems right from the start, a lot of internal dissension, and folded after two years. Some of the scouts came back to us and said that leaving was the worst decision they ever made. So keep up the good work and things will get better! Dale