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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.
  3. To Train (youth/boy) leaders(This message has been edited by GNX Guy)
  4. 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
  5. 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 particul
  6. 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 2
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  10. 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 whi
  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)
  15. Contrary to what was stated above. Venturing Leaders DO have a roundtable. It is called a Venturing Leaders Roundtable. (See page 337 of the Venturing Leaders Manual Pub#34655E.
  16. Since we are talking about Merit Badges here and not rank requirements, I have to point out that what evmori claims in the statement below is NOT correct. NO REQUIREMENT CHANGES WITHIN A MERIT BADGE CAN EVER BE APPROVED BY ANYONE. If a scout cannot complete a required merit badge, a request for an alternative merit badge can be submitted only after all Eagle required merit badges that can be completed in their entirety are completed. Then the scout or his parents can apply for alternative merit badges using form # 58-730 and submit to the District advancement committee for approval, upon th
  17. I think someone may not be able to distinguish between "staff" and "Contingent Leader" It is clear, that if you aplly for and are not chosen as a contingent leader, then you application can be assigned to the "staff" pool for assignment to a Jambo staff position at Jamboree.
  18. Here are the photos from the Central Region's Seabadge course this past March http://www.crventuring.org/Gallery/Album/id=38&page=1
  19. Ahoy Captain, I sat 2 rows in front of you at the international conference and have attended Seabadge myself. Infact I was shocked to see that out of 65 participants in our International Conference, 5 of us that I knew of that had taken Seabadge training. Myself, there was two scouters in the row just in front of you, Pete as you mentioned and another Skipper who had a beard one day and shaved the next. I've come to learn that Sea Scouts is the best kept secret in scouting. But I'm trying to change that by taling about it as much as possible.
  20. GNX Guy


    Kinda old news. I posted this almost a year ago. http://www.scouter.com/forums/viewThread.asp?threadID=170893#id_170893
  21. Pack 15, We are speaking about being registed in 2 different units. NOT two positions within one unit as you speak about. Being registered in multiple units is perfectly fine. In fact youth can also be registered in multiple units.
  22. Bob White, I do see that on the Cub Scout leader Knot progreess records I looked at, (Cubmaster and Cub Scouter) Again, Tenure applies to a single registration within a unit. Note that is says for example, on the Cub Scouter award progress record, "Complete 2 years as a registered adult leader in CUB SCOUTING in a pack" That would indicate one Tenure. Now, if one is also registered as a Scoutmaster that would be a different Tenure. May I direct your attention to the Tenure requirement on the Boy Scout Leaders Training Record. It states " Complete a total of 2 years a
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