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  1. eagle90

    BSA Mortgages Philmont Scout Ranch

    Wonder what the mortgage payment is on $450,000,000?
  2. eagle90

    Interesting lesson I taught

    28 degrees would be a welcomed heat wave here today. It is 14 degrees with a -5 wind chill!
  3. eagle90

    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?
  4. eagle90

    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!
  5. 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.
  6. Hope she didn't get the Gucci outfit wet and the high heels didn't puncture the raft!
  7. 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.
  9. 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
  10. We have always tipped our Sea Base guide or rafting guides after our trips. We did not tip the boat captains. We don't do it blatantly, but discretely. For the most part these young men are not highly paid, and if our tip can pay for a pizza or the like for them, we've done a good thing. We build it into the fees for the trip
  11. eagle90

    When to step away

    After 40+ years it got to the point that instead of looking forward to meetings and campouts I was dreading them. It was time to step down. Best thing I ever did. Now I go to the events that I want to and not have to. Lot less stress and aggravation
  12. eagle90

    New unit - what to consider first

    PROGRAM PROGRAM PROGRAM
  13. eagle90

    To have an ECOH or not

    After doing Eagle Scoutmaster Conferences for 30+ years, one of the questions I always asked was "When did you decide you wanted to become an Eagle?" And one of the most popular responses was "When I was at so and so's Eagle COH." So it is not only for the eagle candidate. but is a great inspiration for younger scouts. Dale
  14. eagle90

    Thoughts on this float setup?

    One of the most fun activities at Scout camp as a youth was building a raft out of logs and 55 gallon drums and then "sailing" it out on the lake and seeing how long it would stay afloat! A good pioneering project.
  15. eagle90

    Medical Forms

    Absolutely not. Let's not get carried away with paperwork and regulations!
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