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  1. I remember one campout camped beside a creek with a little spring flowing off of it, probably two feet wide at mos. Our scouts must have spend two to three hours trying to dam up the creek with sticks, stones, etc. They finally formed a little pool and were so proud of their engineering feat. Then they dismantled it to get it back to natural. We couldn't have planned a better activity if we tried! Dale
  2. One of the most difficult concepts Crossover parents have to adjust to is that not every moment of a campout has to be scheduled. We normally give our scouts a couple of hours of afternoon free time. Some will go out on their own for a hike, play whatever sport is in season at the time, play cards, sleep, Do homework(!),work on advancements,. or just hang out with friends. It also gives the adults some free time to relax. read, or do whatever they want. Scouts say it is the best part of the campouts and some of their best memories. And I agree with 69 Roadrunner. I am known for being an anti-singer! Dale
  3. I find it hard to believe that in these times of cancelled meetings, meeting places unavailable, no campouts, cancelled summer camps and High Adventure activities, etc. that a Troop Committee would get bogged down in the minutia of whether a spare tire holder should be powder coated or galvanized. Come on people!
  4. I had a scout who was in ranger training tell me he was able to catch a few "Z's" during his first aid classes because of what we taught him in his Scouting career. He aced the test! I retired after 44 years as Scoutmaster. Dale
  5. Our troop has been meeting at the same school for 66 years. Now we are told we will not be able to meet there probably into 2021. So we, too, are scrambling to find alternate meeting places. This also affects our Pancake Breakfast fund raiser. Dale
  6. Florida Sea Base advised us that refunds would be sent in 30 days.
  7. Pathway to Adventure Council (Chicago area) just announced the cancellation of all summer activities at their camps.
  8. Pathway to Adventure Council (Chicago Area) just announced the cancellation of all summer programs.
  9. I agree with Fred. Let's not dilute the program during this temporary problem, especially for younger and new scouts who will still have time to do all the requirements after this situation. If there is a problem for a 17.5 year old, I would hope the BSA could make waivers on an individual basis and not a blanket policy for all. Dale
  10. Having sat in on 50+ Eagle BOR's , and having done the same amount of SM conferences for Eagle, when scouts are asked "What is the highlight of your Scouting career?" I would say the vast majority of them answered "Summer Camp".
  11. Very well said. Especially Point #1. A few years ago we had some parents who were only there for their own children and it caused a large rift among both scouts and adults to the point of shouting matches. Not a pleasant situation for anyone. A well thought out message. Dale
  12. Let's try to get appropriate ads. The latest one for bras and lingerie doesn't seem right for a Scout forum.
  13. We have a similar situation. 3 boy patrols, 1 girls patrol. There are 2 SPL's (one girl, one boy) and 4 patrol leaders. Working very well so far. Dale
  14. 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.
  15. Happy Holidays to all of my Scouter Forum friends! Dale
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