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    returning for eagle

    The boy told the scoutmaster he wouldn't attend a lot of meetings due to his work schedule. When he does attend he is helpful. He has been working on personal management for the past month.
  2. We have a boy who only attended 25% of the meetings and none of the outings this past year. He recently came back all set to do his Eagle project (he turns 18 in November) What should we do? The boy was active in the past but he has a job at the local supermarket and other commitments. On the hand we have a young troop and we want to instill in the boys a sense that partciption is necessary so letting him do the project will send the wrong message.
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    city hikes

    My troop just got back from Boston where we did the freedom trail. We have done Philly and New York in recent years. And the boys enjoy these trips. Does anyone have a suggestion of a city to explore in 2010? We are located near NYC.
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    family camping

    I live outside of New York City. My brother lives outside of Washington DC. He has two kids under age 4. We are trying to arange a family camping trip this summer. Any suggestions on where to camp with small childern?
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    boston

    Thanks. We may go up on President day weekend so we will stay at the council camp in a cabin. A few quick questions 1 How much time should we allow to do the freedom trail in Boston? 2. Is the Plymouth colony and Salmen open? or do they close for the winter? 3 Are there any special events going on that weekend? 4 Do you have any others pointers or tips
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    boston

    Does anyone knows of a campsite near Boston?
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    fake dog poop

    On a recent campout some scout sprayed fake dog poop on a troop tent. A similar thing happened last Spring. So what is an apporiate course of action.
  8. Does anyone have experience with brothers serving as senior patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader? Would you recomend other troops do it or don't do it? Also are there things the adult leaders should watch for?
  9. When I was a scout I was always told only 1% of the boys who join scouting make it to Eagle scout. But at the last Eagle court of honor they were saying that 5% of boys make it now. Why has there been such an increase? In case you are interested I'm in my late thirties.
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    20 mile hikes

    My troop os located in Northern New Jersey about 15 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. Does anyone know of any 20 mile hikes near by that we can do in the spring so the boys can get hiking MB? Also does anyone have experience in taking 5th graders who just bridged over on 20 mile hikes?
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    Eagle Advancement Questions

    In my troop when a boy get his scout badge he is given a three ring binder with baseball card holders inside. After every court of honor. The Boys are reminded to put any blue cards or rank advancement cards in their books. This way the boy himself has postive proof of what he did and there is no fear of someone losing his records
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    starting a crew

    We are a boy scout that is considering dual regristring the older boys as a venuting crew. What are the advantages of filling out all the paper work to make an offical crew over simply having two or three special trips for older boys. Venture leaders often say venture scouts can do stuff boy scouts can't. They always use firing handguns as the example are they any others?
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    starting a crew

    We are a boy scout that is considering dual regristring the older boys as a venuting crew. What are the advantages of filling out all the paper work to make an offical crew over simply having two or three special trips for older boys. Venture leaders often say venture scouts can do stuff boy scouts can't. They always use firing handguns as the example are they any others?
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    myth busting

    Many of the boys in my troop are big fans of the show mythbusters. Since we can always use some new meetings ideas does anyone know any BSA or outdoor myths the boys can bust durring a troop meeting or campout?
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    knots

    Most scouts view knots as something that they have to do. Instead of something fun like working with an ax or building a fire. Is there a way to make knots more "fun" so each year we don't have to go back to square one before Klondkike?
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