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jr56 last won the day on June 16 2015

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  1. Did about 50 ft in the Smokeys, and a few more 50 ft sections in Vermont. Just to say I had "hiked" on the AT
  2. Grow Up!

    In scouts, every boy can go as far as he wants.
  3. Square Knots...Are you game? (Just for fun)

    Odd that if wearing x number of knots is so horrible, why the BSA is always creating new ones? True, 9 is a recommendation, nothing more.
  4. Square Knots...Are you game? (Just for fun)

    If you've earned them, and want to wear them, go ahead. I don't really get excited over it one way or the other. They do provide good conversation starters. But there are opinions all over the board, some are ready to tar and feather anybody who even thinks about wearing a knot, and others who degrade people that don't wear them. Enough already, we are all scouters together in this.
  5. Meetings are necessary for planning the trip. Travelling to and from the Jamboree in uniform, and attending shows at the Jamboree in uniform are part of the experience. T-shirts make it easier for the leaders to keep track of the boys. (You don't want your son to become lost on a tour do you?) If your son wore the same uniform for the entire trip, I'm sure odor and dirt would become an issue. Hope he has a great experience.
  6. 'tis the season....

    Happy Holidays to all
  7. Should I file a complaint

    Enjoy your new pack and let it go. She is so childish, it is not even worth the time of day. Complaints to council will get you nowhere. A new Commissioner is just one more person she will not listen too (in her own humble mind, she is right).
  8. Arrow of Light Knot Meaning?

    oops......you are correct..........my bad........shows how computer illiterate I am
  9. Arrow of Light Knot Meaning?

    Good information, thanks for sharing
  10. Collecting scout items is one thing. Buying things you have not earned, and then wearing them on your uniform as if you have, is something totally different.
  11. Bridging over and Webelos uniform

    To my knowledge the Arrow of light knot is still current.
  12. Revoking Merit Badges?

    My Troop has had Merit badge sessions in the past where any boys interested in doing the Merit Badge would come an hour before the meeting. It would take 3 -4 weeks depending on the merit badge. Obviously some of the requirements would be done by the boys on their own outside of the meeting, and some of the meeting would be spent having them present what they had done.
  13. Leaving a Pack

    Agreed, Your only course of action is to approach the COR about replacing the CC. If the COR won't go along with that, there is nothing you can do.
  14. Does anybody out there know what base camp staff is going to be staying at for the 2017 National Jamboree?