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About jr56

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  • Birthday 03/04/1956

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    Madison,WI
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    Medical Technologist
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    Scouting, Herpetoculture
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    Retired 2017 Over 38 years in Scouting

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  1. jr56

    How Many Uniforms Do You Have?

    I currently have 4 boy scout shirts, and 2 venture shirts. I may be picking up another Venture shirt from my wife.
  2. 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
  3. jr56

    Grow Up!

    In scouts, every boy can go as far as he wants.
  4. jr56

    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.
  5. jr56

    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.
  6. 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.
  7. jr56

    'tis the season....

    Happy Holidays to all
  8. jr56

    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).
  9. jr56

    Arrow of Light Knot Meaning?

    oops......you are correct..........my bad........shows how computer illiterate I am
  10. jr56

    Arrow of Light Knot Meaning?

    Good information, thanks for sharing
  11. 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.
  12. jr56

    Bridging over and Webelos uniform

    To my knowledge the Arrow of light knot is still current.
  13. jr56

    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.
  14. jr56

    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.
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