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  1. To those advising NYLT courses this year, how are you planning to address the issue of Lance Armstrong appearing in the videos?
  2. Anyone seen this Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/scoutrevolution?sk=timeline Do you think it blurs the line too much between Scouting and the military, or do you think it is what we need to capture kid's interest?
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    One Oath Initiative

    Since the BSA mission statement includes "...prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law." it might make sense if all of the young people were using the same Oath and Law. I can see advantages to a One Oath system and, while I might miss the Cub Scout Promise I think I will get over it.
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    NYLT Patch

    By the way BDPT00, I think "its" without an apostrophe is the possessive use, "it's" with the apostrophe is for a contraction (it is). http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Its-and-It's - I believe emb021 is correct in his usage.
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    NYLT Patch

    What happens if a Council, with the Scout Executive and training committee's permission, decide to call their NYLT course something other than "National Youth Leadership Training" and also decide not to apply for bead recognition for their adult staff (I don't think I can refer to them as "Wood Badge Beads" any longer, because you can get third and fourth beads without staffing a Wood Badge course). People are saying that it is "not allowed" but I have never heard the consequences.
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    NYLT with Venturing

    "This is what the current syllabus calls for, so its not an option for councils to run in any other way." If it is done a different way, how is it stopped? What if it is approved by the Council Training Committee and Scout Executive?
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    Evaluating NYLT

    Ten pages of replies regarding the wearing of the Eagle patch by adults, no replies to a question of evaluating how our national organization supports our training of youth leaders. Interesting. I cannot evaluate the new NYLT as our Council has not run it yet.
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    Shoulder loop/sleeve patch question

    Rather than just having a conversation about why the Troop has lost his interest, I think it would be important to discuss the nature of servant leadership (which, as an NYLT staffer should not be a new concept) and why calling attention to oneself rather than focusing your attention on those you are leading (and you don't have to hold a leadership position to be a leader) is not the most effective method. Surprised and disappointed that an NYLT program would encourage something like this.
  9. http://www.scribd.com/doc/50223094/NYLT-2011-Syllabus
  10. BDPT, "Course Director" is the new term as part of the 2011 syllabus' efforts to make NYLT program neutral. There is no NYLT Scoutmaster any more.
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    Eagle Mentor Pin on Scout Uniform

    I wear my mentor pin on my neckerchief - right under the slide. I keep meaning to make a neckerchief slide that has a place for mentor or dad pins...need to get around to that someday. Shows off the pin very nicely and, to the best of my knowledge, doesn't violate the insignia guide.
  12. If they do not, are there any guidelines on who should reside within the District? Chair, Commissioner, Head of the nominating committee? Thanks.
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    Where do patrol patches go?

    My printed copy of the 2009-2010 insignia guide shows a space between the US flag and the patrol patch. The online insignia guide found here http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/InsigniaGuide/06.aspx shows the patrol patch touching the flag. The printed guide calls the spot for the patrol patch "Position 2" but does not say exactly what position 2 is defined as (unless I am missing it). It also shows the patrol patch touching the flag when worn with a Webelos uniform. I am guessing the boy scout version is spaced to leave room for the honor patrol stars. Is that the amount of space that should be left between the patrol patch and the US flag? (So that if you have a ring of honor patrol stars around the patrol patch the top star would touch the US flag?) What if there is no way you will earn the honor patrol award (for example, as part of a Jamboree contingent?) Should that space still be left when wearing the patrol patch on a boy scout uniform?
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    Morse code cheat cheat

    I think the free software found here is one of the best for learning the code. http://www.g4fon.net/CW%20Trainer.htm
  15. Have any of you participated in a week long Wood Badge course? How did the patrol projects work? What was done to accommodate the shorter amount of time to prepare, and the lack of access to materials? Were materials provided? If so, what were they? Were there other aspects of the week long course that were a challenge to you, and if so what ideas do you have to improve the experience?
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