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About gcnphkr

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  1. I've a question. I'm a UC for a troop with a charter date of May 1983. But tenure is only 329. That is a 27 month difference. Any ideas why this would be? The Registrar has no idea.
  2. Our PLC has their planning weekend coming up in 2 weeks. Here's how that weekend works for us. The 2 Troop Meetings prior to the weekend, the patrols make wish lists for activities, changes, etc. that their PL will bring to the weekend. The adults do the cooking so the PLC can focus on planning. Friday night: Upon arrival we get a few things set up, but within 30 minutes the PLC starts planning The first thing they do is determine what our High Adventure trip will be, when it will be held, training and advancement requirements. While they do this, at least one adult is on
  3. Now and then we serve things like crayfish, rattle snake, octopus, silk worm pupae (very nasty indeed), grass jelly. Once a boy eats a grasshopper they get over being picky. Regarding real restrictions. Each patrol works it out. If one scout can't have something the patrol either does something else or the scout provides an alternative for that meal. We've one scout that carries an epi-pen, but has never had to use it.
  4. Scout run. But there is nothing wrong with adult labor. The challenge is preventing the adults from taking over.
  5. They also appeared to not have a map. That might have solved everything.
  6. Some people are jerks and no rules will ever change that. Seems like they already made a decision to ignore Helpful, Friendly, Courteous and Kind. They would also ignore your three rules. As for your rules. Ten is generally a good maximum size, it may even be on the large size. There have been times that we will exceed that, especially on a day hike. I would be reluctant to tell scout number 11 that he could not go unless there was a hard limit on a permit. Even then we tend to break up into smaller groups. Unless there is a way to reserve a site or shelter then a person should
  7. "Each of your troops have potentially dozens of parents who are relegated to the sidelines for every outing, summer camp and activity that your troop does" I must admit that I have no idea what this means.
  8. Make sure you register your unit with Google Places http://www.google.com/places/ Get your contact information current on BeAScout.org Registration is free and puts you on Google Maps. That will often put you near the top of searches in your area. If you want even better placements then be willing to pay for adds. Bidding for placement is not that expensive on a low volume search term like "boy scouts City, ST" I suspect that a couple of bucks a month would give you all the traffic you want. We use Scoutlander. Overall it works but it is slow.
  9. In the past there was no requirement that the scout involve any other scouts or scouters. If they wanted to just recruit help from the benefiting organization they could, including adults. If they wanted to use no adults at all, that was acceptable as long as the safety requirements where met. This is no longer the case. Now at least two adults will be required and at least one must be registered. Now in 99.9% of the projects out there this is moot. But there are exceptions and it is a shame that they are no longer possible.
  10. Thanks for the work. I do have a few issues to grumble about. I can see that this provides the scout a great deal more structure that then old, I assume to prevent the excessive planning that can be required to just get the approval. But I don't see how this is less project planning that the old version. If anything it makes much of the planning more formalized and places far too much emphasis on fundraising. Now, I will grant that fundraising can be am major part of a project and certain aspects needed to be clarified, but did we need to add 2.5 pages on the subject including the fundrai
  11. All I get are solar power and vacation ads. You guys have all the fun.
  12. It was interesting. Although, I could not keep from think if Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks sketch.
  13. Reminds me of the time Sam Walton wore a grass skirt and did the hula on Wall Street in 1984. And yes, it did motivate us to make 8% pre-tax profit. I did something similar a few years ago. I agreed to dye my hair pink for a week for every $1000 in popcorn sales the troop had.
  14. For our troop it would be a Magic: The Gathering MB. If they have 20 free minutes the decks are out and they are playing. Chess is a good choice, although maybe a more generalized table game merit badge that included chess, Go, checkers, oware or other mancala variant. They should be two player games in public domain that require strategic planning.
  15. gcnphkr


    We have a "troop hoodie" that I put mine on. It includes patches from my youth and today. I do have to be a bit selective as there is not enough room for all the patches I've gathered in 20 years.
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