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  1. Thanks everyone for the information. I've just been thinking of different ways to increase communication with families. In th past, DL's haven't called parents, or parents were psycho and SAY they never got called(ask my wife about her time as a Tiger leader!). On the old website, we would put the Pack calendar, upcoming events like PWD, pics from day camp and Webelos Adventure Camp, etc. so parents could get the info in this digital, high-speed 24/7 society. Now, if the IH/CO/COR/CC decide this is something it/they want, then finding someone to set it up and maintain it becomes the problem!!A
  2. Does anyone know about any regulations from National about posting pictures of Cubs on a Pack Myspace page? I tried the search and didn't find what I wanted. Our Pack had a website about 4 years ago, but the Cubmaster left and the site died (it was hosted on his work's server). I do vaguely remember something being mentioned either on these forums or from our UC about no individual pics of Cubs and no last names, and of course, permission from parents to put their Cub on the site. Since I'm now the CM, I thought I could gather all the info I could before presenting it to our committee at our a
  3. In our Pack, we only give a gift to those leaders who are leaving through their son's leaving due to age. As the (former) Wolf through WEB2 leader, I received the Indiana Jones style hat, as did our treasurer, who had served in that position since his oldest son was in the Pack. For leaders who aren't crossing over, and committee members, they receive the foil certificates. Since the leaders have been involved for several years, you may already have an idea of their personality, Scouting needs, etc. I remember from my Scouting days, our new Scoutmaster received a carved walking staff f
  4. In my Scouting days of yore (early 80's), our patrols cooked their own food and an ASM/SM or SPL/ASPL ate with a patrol for every meal. A new Scout would usually be assisting an older Scout. When a Scout had a little experience cooking, like working on the cooking skill award (remember those?), he would start being the head cook for a meal. If the SM was coming to eat, it provided a little extra incentive to do things right. The adults did no cooking or cleanup for the patrols. We were a very stongly boy-led troop. The troop my son crossed into is more adult led than I would like, but that'
  5. I own a small t-shirt store in our local mall. We specialize in airbrushing T-shirts, front vanity license plates, etc., but my education is in automated manufacturing and design. It's really amazing at the wide variety of professions and backgrounds of those on this forum, from white-collar to blue-collar, high-tech to low-tech. On the Scouting front, I'm currently the pack's ACM after serving as a DL for Wolf, Bear, WEB1 and WEB2. Also serving as a Committee member for the troop we crossed into at B&G.
  6. What are the requirements for Philmont? I looked on the official site and could find no minimums for age, rank, etc. My son is crossing into the troop in 2 weeks and our old CM, who's now an ASM, mentioned a Philmont trip in 2007 or 2008.I'm his WEB2 DL and will become an ASM in the troop at crossover, and I want to go to Philmont! My son will turn 12 in late July this year, so would he be old enough for 2007? Would my son be allowed to go if his birthday were close to the time of the trip and if I were to go as well? When I was a Scout, our troop went to Boundary Waters. My brother was o
  7. Dace, we make ours almost exactly the same as SWScouter. A local sporting goods store (whose owner in involved with our Troop) stocks some inexpensive wood shaft arrows for $1.50. We'll replace the fletching with blue and gold, paint stripes for each rank; orange for Tiger, red for Wolf, gold and silver for any arrow points,royal blue for Bear, more gold and silver, ? for Webelos, ? for each activity pin, and navy blue and gold for Arrow of Light. Then a short leather thong with red and black feathers for Boy Scouts (red and black are the color of the Troop neckerchief). One of my scouts is on
  8. Lisabob, I do plan to take OLS when we cross over to Boy Scouts, as well as stay active in the Pack as ACM (probably a de facto ADL for a Bear den too). I didn't learn much at OWL because I was the only one who was there. Several others signed up and paid, but didn't show, and BALOO was to happen at the same time and place, so I ended up helping the trainer with some of the BALOO training. BTW & FWIW, I was a Scout for 4 years (1st Class) with almost 100 nights in a tent and almost 25% of those were sub-freezing, so much of the material was like a refresher. Almost none of our leaders
  9. My troop also wore the beret in the early 80's, along with the change to the tan shirts. All of us who wore the beret seem to agree, impractical field hat but an impressive part of the dress uniform for ceremonies. My troop would send 35-40 Scouts to summer camp every year. For flag lowering, we would stand on one side of the parade field and the rest of camp on the other. We were always nicknamed "the Xerox troop" because we went to flags in full dress unis; shirt, shorts/pants,berets, socks and dark leather shoes/boots. It was like looking at a pro football team across from a sandlot team
  10. Thanks ScoutNut, that's the info that I was looking for. I was reading my new issue of Scouting last night and saw thw WLOT acronym and was wondering if that was the same as OWL.
  11. I'm a WEB2 DL and had BALOO training last year. Our district is now offering OWL (Outdoor Webelos Leader)training. I signed up for the training in my district that is taking place at the end of October.I have another Cub as a Wolf, so I'll still use the info. I asked our former CM what OWL was and he didn't know, the district (then council) having discontinued it some 6-7 years ago, in favor of BALOO. I know they are different, but was hoping for an explanation of the differences. After this training I'm looking into Woodbadge training. (I just hope that I'm not more into Scouting than my sons
  12. Regarding Q2&3, if it's a Scout camp, have signs or take turns. If it's in a place such as a rest stop with multiple urinals and stalls, take a stall. RE Q4:THe buddy system is the way to go. I'm going to be leading a group of WEB2's to Adventure Camp in July, and I'm in the process of making a buddy board for Scouts and Scouters. It will have areas for trading post, health center, shower house (it has the only flush toilets in camp. The boys figure out that it's worth the walk instead of using the pit latrine at the edge of our campsite), etc. Having the adult leadership follow the bud
  13. When I was a Scout, I had both the pants and shorts, and they were comfortable and durable. I wore them to every patrol and troop meeting,as well as four summer camp weeks and eight or nine Camporees (our troop said at those events, the full uniform was required). I outgrew them before I could wear them out. That was back in the early '80's. As a Scouter, I do have the shorts, but I went to Wal-Mart and found a pair of olive casual pants to wear in the winter months. In our pack, I'm the only DL with uniform shorts, or even anything close to uniform-looking pants, but does that affect our prog
  14. Camp Krietenstein, Brazil, IN '81-'84 Charles L. Summers High Adventure Canoe Base '83 I hope my Webelos2 will join the troop our pack feeds, and stays in until 2010 and gets selected to go to Jambo. Didn't get to go as a youth in '85.
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