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  1. From the Jamboree site regarding caregiver option 4th question from the top from the Jan webinar https://summit.scouting.org/en/Jamboree2013/Documents/January2012Transcript.pdf We had one at the last Jamboree and we have one for a scout this coming Jamboree
  2. Easy fix, go as your son's caregiver check it out.
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    SM Resposibility

    To Train (youth/boy) leaders(This message has been edited by GNX Guy)
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    New Scoutmaster Interview Questions

    Here are a few questions I would ask. 1. What is the main responsibility of the scoutmaster? I ask this question during my WEBELOS parent meeting to introduce our troop to them. 100% have gotten the answer wrong. 2. Are you prepared to have every weekend taken up with a scouting event. (This may not apply to smaller troops) 1 weekend camping, 1 or 2 weekends for Eagle projects, 1 weekend for training. 1 weekend for Eagle ceremonies, etc. You get the point. 3. How would you handle this behavior problem....(pick one) 4. This might be the deal breaker...Do you have a trailer hitch or can you pull the trailer? 5. Who do you see as the leader of the troop? 6. Are you prepared to attend all PLC meetings? 7. Are you prepared to attend all committee meetings along with your SPL I'm sure I could think of more. Joe(This message has been edited by GNX Guy)
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    New Scoutmaster Interview Questions

    I'm with Barry, make sure he has a vision. I attended Strictly for Scoutmasters at Philmont a several years ago and had a very wise instructor (also named Barry) that discussed the importance of a vision statement. When I meet with prospective WEBELOS parents, I give them a copy of MY PERSONAL vision statement that I wrote for my troop. While some may think it is corny, the parents are impressed. We typically gain 15-25 new scouts per year and hover around 100 scouts. I actually whet back and read my vision statement about 6 months ago when I ran into an issue with a particular scout and him being able to attain Eagle. I read my vision statement and problem solved. I just turned in his Eagle application to the council 2 weeks ago. Here is my personal vision statement. Notice I don't use the words "boy run" or "boy led" I purposly use the words "Scout led". I have a similar vision statement I reflect upon for the Ship I am skipper for. As Scoutmaster of Troop xx, my vision is to help our scouts succeed. To empower the Scouts to be leaders of the Troop. Make available the tools necessary for the Troop to be truly Scout led. To provide the opportunities for scouts to advance to the 1st Class Rank within a year. To insure that opportunities and experiences are available to all scouts and to encourage rank advancement at all levels. To do this by capitalizing on the aims and methods of Scouting, the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. By providing skills training to develop our scouts in leadership, self-discipline, self-reliance, and acceptance of responsibility. Joe(This message has been edited by GNX Guy)
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    Anyone seen the menu yet ???????

    Here is the menu, WITH the themes I noted above. 26 July 2010 Breakfast Travel Day Kiosk Lunch Chicken Salad Sandwich Fritos Diced Peaches Vanilla Pudding Nutrigrain Bar Fruit Drink Dinner BBQ Pork on Bun Cole Slaw Baked Beans Fresh Fruit Rice Krispy Treat Milk 27 July 2010 Breakfast Scrambled Eggs and Cheese Bacon Toast Fruit Juice Milk Kiosk Lunch Turkey on Ciabatta Roll Chips Jello Fruit Cup Fruit Drink Dinner - Tex Mex Night Beef Chili Tacos Tortilla Chips Salsa Pound Cake Milk 28 July 2010 Breakfast Cereal Danish Fruit Granola Bar Juice Milk Kiosk Lunch Roast Beef and Cheese on Kaiser Roll Ritz Bitz Fruit Cup Oatmeal Cookies Fruit Drink Dinner - New Orleans Night Chicken Jambalaya Rice Corn Donuts Milk 29 July 2010 Breakfast Pancakes and Syrup Scrambled Eggs Sausage Juice Milk Kiosk Lunch Ham and Turkey Hoagie Fruit Cup Twizzlers Fruit Drink Dinner - Iron Chef Night Surprise ingredients briing your imagination and culinary skills to spam and more! 30 July 2010 Breakfast Cereal Muffin Fruit Yogurt Juice Milk Kiosk Lunch Chicken on Potato Roll Chips Go-Gurt Stick Granola Bar Fruit Drink Dinner - All American Night Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers Lettuc/Tomato/Onion Potato Salad Brownies Milk 31 July 2010 Breakfast French Toast with Strawberry Topping Bacon Juice Milk Kiosk Lunch Smoked Turkey on Multigrain Roll Apple Sauce Doritos Nutrigrain Bar Fruit Drink Dinner - Arena Show Night! Travel Meal Lunchable Sun Chips Chocolate Pudding Fig Newtons Fruit Drink 1 August 2010 Breakfast Cereal Pop Tarts Juice Milk Kiosk Lunch Turkey on Flatbread Chips Jello Rice Krispy Treat Fruit Drink Dinner - Asian Night Chicken and Veggie Stirfry Rice Fortune Cookies Donuts Milk 2 August 2010 Breakfast Ham, Egg and Cheese on English Muffin Fruit Juice Milk Kiosk Lunch Lebanon Bologna on Whole Wheat Bread Chips Fruit Cup Chip Ahoy Minis Fruit Drink Dinner - Campfire Stew Beef Stew with Mixed Vegetables Biscuits Cherry Pie Milk 3 August 2010 Breakfast Denver Scrambled Eggs Toast Fruit Juice Milk Kiosk Lunch Roast Beef Submarine Vanilla Pudding Baby Carrots with Ranch Twizzlers Fruit Drink Dinner - Beanies and Weenies Hot Dogs Baked Beans Carrot Sticks with Dip Apple Pie Milk 4 August 2010 Breakfast - So Long - Travel Safely Cheerio Bars Mini Muffins Fruit Cup Beef Stick Juice (This message has been edited by GNX Guy)
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    uniforms

    Sounds good to me. As a Jamboree SM myself, I have the same rule. Easy to spot my scouts and insures they have an appropriate shirt.
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    Anyone seen the menu yet ???????

    Yes,even sampled some of the food. Big improvement over 2005, little bigger on the portions too. I loved the stir fry. Meals will have themes. I have the list at home, but don't remember all the details.
  9. One of the cooking merit badge counslor's for the cooking MB at the 2010 Jamboree will be Wolfgang Puck. There was another famous one too but can't remember the name.
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    BSA National Meeting

    I'll be there. Working the international booth for a short while. In fact, I leave in 3 hours
  11. Did one ever think that we as NRA instructor speak extra loud or shout louder is for 2 reasons, 1. We are wearing hearing protection and naturally speak or shout louder. 2. The youth BETTER be wearing hearing protection thus we have to speak or shout louder. Maybe the one claiming the instructor was shouting too loud was not wearing hearing protection. If a safetly violation occurs you better hope the instructor is shouting loud enough to gain attention, it might be your boy that takes the hit if the perpetrator did not hear a command.
  12. A new Advanced Sea Scout Leader training will soon be available called Seabadge Underway. A pilot training course was held in May 2008 in the Florida Keys with two Commodores from the National Sea Scout Committee and 5 lucky participants, one from the Southern Region, one from the Northeast Region and three from the Central Region. COMPLETE understanding of Chapter four of the Sea Scout manual is MANDATORY as well as having the ability to chart and navigate a course the traditional way. Written tests are given prior to attending the course, upon arrival and at the end of the course which must be passed to graduate. Knowledge of 15 knots tied in less than three minutes must also be passed to complete the course. From the National Support Committee Sea Scouts, BSA Committee Report 10 February 2009 Seabadge Underway Seabadge is an advanced leadership training course for Sea Scout leaders; similar to Woodbadge. It is for adults currently registered as Sea Scout leaders, and council professionals and commissioner staff working with Sea Scout Ships. It is intense leadership and management training focused on successful Sea Scout unit program management. Seabadge Underway is another step in the development of adult Sea Scout leaders. This new course is conducted underway with the participants carrying out the roles of Sea Scout youth underway aboard a boat. The course curriculum has been developed and planning is well along for the first offering this year.
  13. Contrary to what was posted above, The Scoutmaster has several responsibilities, with the primary or chief responsibility as the Scoutmaster handbook states, is establishing an environment that is safe for Scouts both physically and psychologically.
  14. Bob White, You mention that if a troop follows the scouting program, scouts will earn two or three ranks the 1st year. I've never been able to find where this prgram is spelled out. I've only seen that it is "encouraged but should not be pressured...so a boy may work on the requirements at his own speed. (scoutmaster handbook page 119) Is there a publication that shows this 1st year program you speak of? Thanks (This message has been edited by GNX Guy)
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