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About AnniePoo

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  1. CM, troop committee, and COR should agree on the punishments for the kids involved. In our troop, the kid who pulled the knife would be out of the troop.
  2. I used to budget $5 per person per night for cub campouts. However, I'd up it to $7 per person per night now.
  3. Headlamp. Can fine good quality comfortable ones on sale for ~$20.
  4. No No One or two joint events a year, but otherwise seperate.
  5. Just a comment that the three worst helicopter parents in our troop are dads. These three tend to want family camping style camp outs, not the moms. I've Henn working on them, though, and they have greatly improved.
  6. I picked Glacier because I was kicking off our troop & crew's high adventure program. For 2013 (and henceforth) the kids proposed the options and the kids voted on the final location.
  7. Not sure why this thread was spun from my post about high adventure trip ideas.... My opinion is that Cub Scout campouts should be family campouts, but Boy Scout campouts definitely should not be.
  8. Did Glacier NP this year, going to Washington State (Cascades) next year. Isle Royale is high on the to-do list also.
  9. Essentially this isn't a scouting issue, it's a customer service issue. Learning how to keep a cool head and remain professional when your customers are jerks is something that people in many professions have to deal with. It takes effort and practice. Do some digging on the web or in books for some helpful hints, and slowly but surely start incorporating them into your dealings with your customers. There are also some professional training courses available, including one-day events. Look around for one and see if your council would pay for you to go. At the same time you need to
  10. Just fine. Four active females. One in relationship with one of the guys.
  11. What a coincidence - I just finished our troop's treasurer report. No, you should not be running a deficit. Are you factoring in other assets that will be coming in, such as payments that haven't been made yet for campouts, etc.? I tally assets (checking account, council account balance, payments yet to be made, etc.) and tally encumbrances (scout account totals, outgoing payments in the near future, etc.). Your assets should be more than your encumbrances.
  12. I also agree with Calico. And I also would notify the police first, then BSA.
  13. Spiney Norman -- If you're looking for a good 3-day river trip as a practice for Boundary Waters (and to get the kids excited about paddling trips), Namekagon River in northern WI is a great paddle. You can do a nice stretch in a long 3-day weekend. PM me if want more specifics. As someone else mentioned, Kickapoo River is also a good one, with campsites on the river, and Wildcat Mtn. State Park (WI) right nearby. they have good group sites.(This message has been edited by AnniePoo)
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