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John-in-KC last won the day on January 12

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About John-in-KC

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    Moderator and nice guy

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    Flyover Country, USA
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    US Army
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    Enough to counsel several merit badges.
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    Sorry, not on a public forum.

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  1. John-in-KC

    Philmont Trail Camp Whistle Punk

    @Bronco79, Welcome to Scouter.com.
  2. John-in-KC

    What happened to meritbadge.org?

    I’ll talk to some friends in US scouting service project. Last I knew, the domain was parked.
  3. John-in-KC

    Unit Bylaws

    Welcome to scouter, @sasguy. The Chartered Partner is the legal organization of a Pack, Troop, or Crew. The Committee ismerely an operating committee of that organization. The items you mention, if the need to be written, should simply be the units’ guidelines for the committee and handbook for parents.
  4. John-in-KC

    Year Round Physical Product Sales Online

    One thing I would say, if you’re going to offer a “class”, keep it small. Four youth or so. Tailor your idea to the requirements of the MB. Take them through the critical learning, be available for phone/Skype mentoring, but, as always, test individually. Remember to stay in current bounds of YP, burdensome as they are. Good hunting!
  5. John-in-KC

    Year Round Physical Product Sales Online

    Let the boy have his money directly from you. Teach him the value of work.
  6. John-in-KC

    Year Round Physical Product Sales Online

    @Matty2Shoes, welcome to scouter. If I were doing it, I’d register as a Scouter Take Youth Protection training Take merit badge Counselor training offer Salesmanship merit badge.
  7. John-in-KC

    PLC hazing and bullying problem

    @WebCrawleywelcome to scouter
  8. These young ladies are going for Gold AND Eagle. They are certainly Type A. I suspect we will hear from them again in 10-20 years!
  9. I hope someone (commissioner, DE) tells them they do have a time extension front loaded by National.
  10. John-in-KC

    Tan Velcro for patches?

    @Calion, welcome to scouter!
  11. John-in-KC

    Privacy of Health Forms

    A to the men. Being private with them is not difficult. Place each one in a large Manila envelope. envelope. Seal it. If a Scout or a Scouter gets injured or has some form of disease overcome them, take them to urgent care or the ER or the dark, and open the envelope. This is not difficult. Ps: This militates for registering all adults on a trip.
  12. John-in-KC

    long time lurker, new participant

    Welcome, Tim @tk71, to participating at scouter.
  13. John-in-KC

    When Do Girl Topics Move to Open Discussion?

    We watch each thread. Some threads do get moved from here to program. Others don’t. Each mod uses his discretion, and consults with the others when they see something that makes antennae twitch...
  14. John-in-KC

    ECOH Ideas/Tips/Suggestions

    It can be as formal as you want, it can be as informal as you want. One of the best I know of was a cookout by a couple Eagles. They manned the grill, talked to everyone, and took a few minutes for the Eagle charge. Thank the people who helped you, and have a great time.
  15. John-in-KC

    Who gets the money?

    Tatung, I must agree with @mrkstvns . Buying at any store gets you retail. Your local food bank is most likely a member of a regional food bank. In turn, THAT organization is part of Feeding America, a nationwide umbrella organization. These organizations have contracts with manufacturers, who are either outright donating, or selling food at production cost. The better way to thank the place that lets you set up is to encourage the adults to shop there.