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  1. keschmahalen

    Summer Camp Skits

    Which CPR switch skit? I dont know that one.
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    lets trade

    Scoutpatch, I may have some of the lodge flaps you want. What do you want to trade for them? BTW what is your son looking for? YIS,
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    Patch collection

    Hello, Hope this goes thru, it has been some time since i've been on the forum. Send me a pm with details if you are interested in Pine Tree Council and Madocawanda Lodge 271 from Maine, and we will make a trade.
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    unique item on ebay

    Anita, Just got home from jamboree about an hour ago. Fortunately i got an e-mail from somebody regarding a scouter forum, and i noticed your response. although the sale got us some money, it was not as successful as i had hoped. However, i am not discouraged, and plan to do another one for NOAC this fall. Send me a pm and i will let you know about it. Thanks for your message, YIS, paul e. conley
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    only seven hours left

    Hello, Only seven hours before: I am trying to raise monies for Pine Tree Council's Jamboree contingent. I have two items on ebay, and the proceeds go directly to the jamboree contingent. This is the at least the third time these items have been up for auction, with little response. That may have been because of the high minimum bid, i don't know, but now the minimum bid is $10.00 on each item. so somebody is going to get them cheap! One item is a lovely twin blanket with 15 patches from the 2001 National Jamboree ironed onto the blanket. The other item is a staff neckerchief in what i believe to be the original plastic. I hope that the two links below will get you to the ebay sales. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7700315725&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7700317847&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1 please check it out, and bid. Thank you, YIS, Keschmahalen
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    unique item on ebay

    Hello, I am trying to raise monies for Pine Tree Council's Jamboree contingent. I have two items on ebay, and the proceeds go directly to the jamboree contingent. This is the at least the third time these items have been up for auction, with little response. That may have been because of the high minimum bid, i don't know, but now the minimum bid is $10.00 on each item. so somebody is going to get them cheap! One item is a lovely twin blanket with 15 patches from the 2001 National Jamboree ironed onto the blanket. The other item is a staff neckerchief in what i believe to be the original plastic. I hope that the two links below will get you to the ebay sales. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7700315725&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7700317847&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1 please check it out, and bid. Thank you, YIS, Keschmahalen
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    merit badge midway staff

    write, call, or e-mail your staff leader (either professional or volunteer). Somewhere in your acceptance letters you should have had some contact with whomever you would be working with.
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    eagle forms

    Hello, My son is going for his eagle. Today he asked the advancement chairman for the proper forms. The response was that they are on line. I know that he should have received a packet a year ago, in fact i got one for him when he didn't get it automatically through the troop. However, in his case, going on line may be better, as the applications and project worksheet will be neater if he can just download them and fill them in. Unfortunately, when he downloads the form through the following link, he is unable to fill in the blanks. Can anybody help http://www.pinetreebsa.org/resources/forms/advancement/eaglescoutapp.pdf
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    Council red and white

    My DE tells me that he has the CSP he was looking for, so thanks to any and all who tried to help. yours in WWW, Keschmahalen
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    Uniforms for those who can not afford them

    hello, The last two units I was active with pushed complete uniforming. Eagle 54 and a few others had some good ideas for a uniform bank and or the scouts earning their way. What the units purchased for the scouts was usually covered in the form of a yearly charge at recharter time, and that could be offset by what the scout earned thru our fundraisers. We also had a successful uniform bank. It started small, but grew. Most of the growth came from collecting uniforms donated to the local Goodwill, Salvation Army, DAV, and other such thrift stores. In fact it got so big, that we opened it up to the council, as a fundraiser for the unit. It was very easy to price the uniforms too: "value perceived, based upon abillity to pay". Some units came by on a yearly basis, and the scout shop sent parents to us. The latter often they got a bonus, because they were usually new to scouting. The scout was made to feel how special the uniform was and what he should do to get that first rank. And both he and the parents were sent home knowing a lot more about uniforms and Scouting. Sometimes the uniform had the wrong CSP or a temporary patch, so the scout got a start on his own "patch collection" too.
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    NOACandJamboblankets

    hello, I am an active trader/collector, and frequently buy fundraising patches to help various lodge or council contingents attending the NOAC or Jamboree. As a staff member to both events, I have tried different methods of displaying the patches I've collected, especially those associated with the staff I on which I work. This year (NOAC) I plan to place the patches on a blanket. But the reason for this post is that I plan to create three or four other blankets as a fundraiser for the Madockawanda Lodge (271)2006 NOAC contingent. If this works, I will do the same thing next year for the Pine Tree Council's Jamboree contingent. Basicly, I'll be putting the blankets together during this NOAC, and selling the blankets on ebay late next year. The winning bidder will send a check made out to the lodge NOAC scholorship fund so I get nothing for this. The reason I am planning to make three or four blankets is that I am thinking that one will be staff patches, one will be lodge contingent flaps, a third one might be those fundraising patches previously mentioned. I may make a duplicate of the one I am making for myself which would be for the admin services staff. For this one, I trade my lodge flap for one from my fellow staff members, and have them sign my blanket around their patch. In the center of each blanket would be a NOAC back patch. Anybody willing to donate a patch for these blankets, or wishing to trade such items with me for my personal collection please send me a personal note. Anyone who does make a contribution will be kept up to date on the progress, as will anybody wishing to bid on the blankets next year. I hope this works out to be benificial to the contingent, if nothing else, it will be fun. Wish me luck, and thanks in advance for all who help. paul e. conley
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    Favorite thing to recite around the campfire?

    Hello, The Legend of the Golden Eyed Kattywampus, a story of the spirits of the forest, and the importance of keeping it for future generations to enjoy.
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    What should they call us?

    Hello, I usually call adults Mr., Mrs., ect. Unless they tell me otherwise. At work I call them by their first names if I know them, and respond with sir or mam. I consider this a form or respect, and insist that my children do the same. Please do not go over my head and give my children permission to do what I have told them not to do. I can still remember the first time that I called my former cross country coach by his first name. It was about twenty yrs. ago, we were by no means equals, but we were assisting his son as coaches. It took me a few moments to process the step I had taken. If you wish to date me, this was about 15 yrs after he was my coach. In the company of scouts, runners or students (I volunteer at some schools)I make it a point to speak of or to other adults using the formal terms. This is often difficult if i have known the adult as a friend from youth. If a youth had a particular name or title he prefers to go by, I would respect his wishes. And on the track, I take special pains to try (sometimes, very unsuccessfully) to get their last names correct. Last names only here, as that is often all I am given, and as a sign that I consider them all to be equal competitors, I try to maintain the decorum when I happen to know one of the runners personally. I tell teachers when they ask, that I would prefer that the students address me as Mr--. This is not because I think I am better, I just believe it is a simple lesson in respect (like please and thank you). When the children do not know, or pay attention, I seldom correct them, and it seldom bothers me. As for scouts, we have a simple solution to those who prefer the first name. Preface it with uncle or aunt. The respect is there and the familliarity is not lost. YIS, Keschmahalen ps. oh yes, my son calls me dad, and he still kisses me good by in public (gee, is this allowed?)
  14. Hello, I didn't get anything, unless you include a lightweight, travel alarm clock. My son, on the other hand, got a pair of goretex gloves, a compression sack, two Nalgene bottles, and a therm-a-rest ground pad. Say, FloridaScout, how does the arrowpass work? Sounds like a neat idea. YIS Keschmahalen
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    An Open Petition...

    Captionron14, seemed to understand the intent of the original post in the same way that I did, without worrying about who was right or wrong. I too stop reading when the bickering starts. I enjoy this forum, and would hope that we could all try to just get along. Have a merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and best wishes for the coming year. YIS, Keschmahalen
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