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About Grumpy

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  1. Scouting costs money, as does any other worthwhile endeavor. That's life. I also believe it is great to set up "scholarships" for those that cannot afford it. And I also think that a uniform is very important, but should not be the reason a kid does not participate. If it takes a year to get the uniform, so be it.
  2. No success stories here. Every month I give a training update to all the Pack leaders. Where, when, what of upcoming training, and recap of the recent training I went to. Every month I am the only one who goes. Then DL quit because they don't know what to do. I am the Pack Trainer and it is very discouraging. The Cubmaster is no help either, and I've been told to quiet down or else. Arrgghhh! Grumpy
  3. Oh, and I almost forgot..... Nice blog, good job. The Grumpster
  4. I think I liked most of the new stuff in the catalog. Some of the prices are high, but I don't have the same issues with quality or fit that others seem to have. I like the new action shirt, but don't see the need for some of the new stuff, will be able to buy it at a large savings a year from now. LOL. I would love to have a Jac-Shirt, but won't pay those prices. Looks like I will be buying one from Bemidji since it is only $119, is 100% wool, and is 30 oz. rather than the 18 oz. that today's official one seems to be. (http://www.bemidjiwoolenmills.com/details.php?id=voyscout)
  5. Eamonn, When you are tired of the cold, think of Arizona. We would love to have you here, and would love to have your experience in our district. Hint: Seek out the Firebird District when you are out here looking for a ranch to retire in. LOL.
  6. Yes, what I know of JW is that the ideals of Scouting would very much be outside their belief structure.
  7. Very proud to be in OA. What a great concept and program. Was in Michigamea 110, now in Wipila Wiki 432. Some of my best memories from 25 years ago was in Michigamea Lodge 110 and the Order of the Arrow. I wish I had more time to give.
  8. I also miss Bob and his offerings. I do not miss the bantering back and forth that sometimes came out of it. He had a lot to offer and hope he comes back. There are others I wouldn't mind seeing the last of..... Grump
  9. TwoCubDad says "As a Wolf, if you complete all six of the remaining requirments, one of them counts toward completing the Achivement and the other five count as electives" Wow, I did not know this. Where will I find this information? Thanks for your help.
  10. NWScouter says "all wolf and bear requirements not used for the badge-- are considered elective requirements too." I believe that is true for Bear, but not Wolf.
  11. My son is a wolf cub. We are both new to Cub Scouting. I understand that electives are made up of multiple elective requirements. And arrow points are earned for each time a cub scout earns 10 elective REQUIREMENTS, not electives. Right? And it appears a Wolf Cub Scout may work on the elective requirements before he earns his Wolf badge, but may not be awarded the arrow points until after he earns the Wolf badge. Right? Does completing an elective (completing each elective requirement for that elective) signify anything? Thanks for your help.
  12. Pamchuckm listed links for a spreadsheet that will help track advancement for Cub Scouts. It's a great tool, but those links appear to be outdated. Here is a link to the source of those spreadsheets, and they keep them current. http://www.geocities.com/cybercubber/cub-tracker.html Good luck. Grump
  13. I plan on attending Wood Badge training in the spring. I have some ideas of projects I would like to complete for our district and council. Can these be part of my ticket? Or do others decide what my projects will be?
  14. "I used it to cut a girth off a downed horse before on a trail ride" Mmmm, Maybe I could use one to cut some girth from myself......
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