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JoeBob last won the day on January 21 2016

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    Boat sales, sheet metal, photography, dad and husband.
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    Killing things with a string and sharp stick.
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    Eagle '67. 2nd Rgr BN. Cub master. Retired SM.

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  1. JoeBob

    Travois competition

    Sounds fun! Ripped 4x4s (2x2s?) would worry me for their splitting potential. If available, Bamboo would be ideal: lightweight, strong, and good lashing points at the section rings. We expect a report!
  2. Mid 70's Army used 'Two' to end a salute. Large formations, BN size or bigger, always included 'Ready' or 'Ready Up' to improve synchronization.
  3. JoeBob

    Fishing, BSA, and PETA

    PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals 'Vegetarian' is an old Cherokee word for 'Poor Hunter'.
  4. JoeBob

    Would you say anything

    Plus one hundred! This ain't the type of adult behavior that you want your son to model.
  5. JoeBob

    inexpensive tomahawks?

    Hang out on this page long enough and you'll get a 10% discount offer: http://www.hatchetsandaxes.com/tomahawks/throwing-tomahawks Here's the kit that you'll want for camp. (We bought this one for our troop, The extra handles are a necessity, as they get split when hit by subsequent throws.) http://www.hatchetsandaxes.com/scout-special-16-hawk-throwing-kit-for-younger-scouts High dollar, more durable: https://www.sogknives.com/throwing-hawks-3-pack-nylon-sheath.html Our boys grew tired of tomahawks faster than we thought that they would, It requires a time investment to get good at sticking them, and then more time to become accurate. However our adults enjoyed the challenge. Edit: Don't 'Google', 'Bing'!
  6. JoeBob

    Regalia outlawed at Arrow of Light

    If you go rogue, you may as well go Secret Society, too. Bring back the loincloths! Or is that a YPT issue?
  7. JoeBob

    Is this the new normal?

    I'll make sausage all day long; but I do NOT want to know how they collect that stuff...
  8. JoeBob

    Looking for some insight

    Sounds like extreme sour grapes to me. If mom was going to abscond with kid, she'd do it at 6pm Friday when the OP must give her the child. That mom has visitation shows that she is not a threat. What if mom signed up as a volunteer, passed her background check, and signed up to work daycamp? Would Camp Norse then be responsible for keeping the two apart? I'm sorry that mom had the time to be with son at daycamp and you didn't. Please don't ask volunteer scouters to enforce your pettiness.
  9. JoeBob

    Is this the new normal?

    In Georgia I have collected one whitetail with a 10mm Colt Delta Elite open sight semi-auto and several with a scoped 38-40 Ruger Blackhawk. Hunting with a pistol makes you up your game in stalking and scouting your prey. The shots must be closer. My 38-40 pistol groups tighter with handloads at 100 yards than my little brother's 30-06. Really hacks him off!
  10. JoeBob

    Adult going to residential summer camp

    Whatever you do, do NOT let the BF become a registered scout leader. Because then BF could not be at home alone with your son or drive him to meetings.....
  11. JoeBob

    Boys' needs

    My best successes (maybe only successes) with older scouts is when you get them to own modeling and mentoring. "Would you teach Youngscout how to ABC?" "How's Youngscout doing? Do you need any help?" "Thank you for working with Youngscout." Once you get them hooked on teaching skills; they realize that they now have the credibility to teach attitudes, manners, and morals. And the adult leaders are are at the top of this long line of good men teaching boys to be good men, because at some point in their youth, they were Youngscout. Some boys never get it. "Okay, Youngscout can tie a square knot now. I'm going back to throwing rocks in the river." *** Boys need a safe environment to take risks. If boys attempt only tasks that they know they can succeed at, they'll never fail, and their personal growth will be slower. Some boys won't take chances if the girls are watching...
  12. That line of storms blew through here earlier. https://www.ajc.com/news/local/breaking-deadly-incident-newton-county-boy-scouts-camp/tVwr8m3HqQE8KN7moES4DK/ Bert Adams was aggressively thinning the trees when I was last there. It's mostly towering pine trees 100's of feet tall. I can vouch for the fact that cutting 90% of the trees makes the remaining 10% of trees more susceptible to wind damage. Without the rest of the grove to dissipate some of the wind speed, the single trees get whipped around by the full force of the air. What's the solution? No trees? No shade? Dang, that's hot! Heartfelt prayers for the family of the 14 yo Texas scout and all involved.
  13. You know, I hope several girls sign up this week as boys. It's allowable: Irving can't question the gender selection on the application. It's strategic: why wait on BSA national to get off the stick? Everybody knows that co-ed is coming. Why should BSA penalize my daughter because they can't make up their mind? Why my cavalier attitude? I think that BSA National deserves some of their own medicine. No gays! Ummmm... No atheist Eagles! Well... Certainly no gay leaders for our children to role model. Well you see... No girls! I'd like to see lots of 'boys' with pigtails sign up immediately and change their minds 2 years from now after Irving changes their edict. How's it feel?
  14. I don't know. Did they have insurance?