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  1. Hello Everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows where i can find a Leadership in Service Award dangle for the oa. I was suppose to recieve one a couple of years ago but i guess the paper work didnt make it all the way through national (or national just lost it).
  2. Hey man, im in the same boat, im 19 and an assistant scoutmaster. I love the program and i know that i can help the boys in my troop. The troop im from comes from a poor rural area in Missouri and a lot of these kids come from broken homes, and other bad situations in life. Because of my age they see me more as a trusted friend. Our scoutmaster is either 50 or near it and some boys see him like a father figure and sometime its also good to have a younger adult in the troop that the boys would see as a brother. Stay in there man, i know the feeling but its worth it, just wait till you see a young man join your troop then a few years later you watch him taking the eagle scout oath. its worth it and i would trade it for the world.
  3. Hey man, im in the same boat, im 19 and an assistant scoutmaster. I love the program and i know that i can help the boys in my troop. The troop im from comes from a poor rural area in Missouri and a lot of these kids come from broken homes, and other bad situations in life. Because of my age they see me more as a trusted friend. Our scoutmaster is either 50 or near it and some boys see him like a father figure and sometime its also good to have a younger adult in the troop that the boys would see as a brother. Stay in there man, i know the feeling but its worth it, just wait till you see a young man join your troop then a few years later you watch him taking the eagle scout oath. its worth it and i would trade it for the world.
  4. Hi everyone, There is a young man in my lodge who is being nominated for the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award. I was approached by a member of my lodge asking me questions like "who makes the decision of if this person will get this award?" i told them that i am not sure but i would check around to see. I read the form and i saw that the Master of the lodge where the recipiate goes to makes the decision and sends it to the apropriate people for verification that the scouter has done what it say he has done on the form. So i guess my question is, who decides if this person will recieve this award? is it the Master of the lodge, the scout executive, or the Grand lodge Master of the persons state? thanks for your help!
  5. They reason why i am a scouter is because i use to be a scout. I joined a local troop at age 11 in 2000 and fell in love with the program. scouting taught me many things and made me who i am today. I became a Eagle Scout in 2006 and a Vigil member of my lodge in 2007. I saw what scouting did for me and my life. When i turned 18 in march of 2007 i desided to stay in scouting and become an Assistant Scoutmaster as well as the Lodge Secretary for my lodge. I wanted to give back to this wonderful program and watch the younger kids grow in the program. i have seen to many kids fall into drugs and other things. i have lost friends to drinking and driving and i know some who are in prison. i dont want that to happen to any of the young men in the troop and i want to see these young men grow into good men. that why i am a scout.
  6. They reason why i am a scouter is because i use to be a scout. I joined a local troop at age 11 in 2000 and fell in love with the program. scouting taught me many things and made me who i am today. I became a Eagle Scout in 2006 and a Vigil member of my lodge in 2007. I saw what scouting did for me and my life. When i turned 18 in march of 2007 i desided to stay in scouting and become an Assistant Scoutmaster as well as the Lodge Secretary for my lodge. I wanted to give back to this wonderful program and watch the younger kids grow in the program. i have seen to many kids fall into drugs and other things. i have lost friends to drinking and driving and i know some who are in prison. i dont want that to happen to any of the young men in the troop and i want to see these young men grow into good men. that why i am a scout.
  7. They reason why i am a scouter is because i use to be a scout. I joined a local troop at age 11 in 2000 and fell in love with the program. scouting taught me many things and made me who i am today. I became a Eagle Scout in 2006 and a Vigil member of my lodge in 2007. I saw what scouting did for me and my life. When i turned 18 in march of 2007 i desided to stay in scouting and become an Assistant Scoutmaster as well as the Lodge Secretary for my lodge. I wanted to give back to this wonderful program and watch the younger kids grow in the program. i have seen to many kids fall into drugs and other things. i have lost friends to drinking and driving and i know some who are in prison. i dont want that to happen to any of the young men in the troop and i want to see these young men grow into good men. that why i am a scout.
  8. Yeah, the new knot looks just like the Eagle Scout one that they have right now with the exception of a silver boarder. The one problem i have with the knot is that you must be a LIFE member. When i became Eagle NESA was offering a special deal, i believe it was $25 for several years, in fact my certificate says I am a member until the year 2020. But know to recieve this new knot i have to pay $180 to become a life member! sorry but its a little agitating.
  9. Hello, I had the same problem with the troop im in. Right now im the Lodge Secretary but a few years ago i was the Chapter Cheif for my district and found out that the more you can involve your troop on a CHAPTER level, the more excited and active the kids in the troop will become. Also, you can hold an OA Promotion night where kids can ask Arrowmen about the OA. But the BEST way i have found is involved on a district scale but it will get the boys in your troop really wanting to get involved in the OA. Its some called the A.S.K. Program, it stands for Arrowmen Sharing Knowlege. Basically what it is is a Spring Camp-o-ree ran by the youth in the OA to teach basic skills and hopefully meeting all the requirments for first class. Its very excellent program that has worked well with two other chapters in the lodge, its gets the boys in your troop excited because they will want to be the ones who can do the cool ceremonies, teach the cool classes, and have the cool friends from other troops. You can also do elections and call-out ceremony that day as well.
  10. I think it also may depend on Adults schedules too. The troop i belong to has about 13 scouts and 6 or 7 adults, however on a meeting nights and camping trips you will have 2 adults. My best friend and I "aged out" last year and decided to become ASM's but, we both go to college and work part-time and the other AMS's have full-time jobs too. So i dont think you can have to many volunteers since not everyone will be able to make it to every meeting and camp out.
  11. Hello, Im a young scouter, i just turned 19 and i am a Eagle Scout and Vigil honor member of the O.A. I was wanting to know what others thought about "youngster" (thats what i get called by much older scouters)going through wood badge. i see people approaching older scouters about wood badge but some people say i dont need to worry about it cause i got plenty of time to do it. also im going to throw something a little off topic out there, because i am young and because i am in the OA alot of scouters dont think of me as an adult but more as a youth, at district roundtable im usally to help the OA in the back room, however im not chapter leadership im lodge level and im there to as a troop scouter not as a OA member. for over a year people still see me as a youth and some dont even realize im an assistant scoutmaster. sorry i know that last part doesnt go along with the rest of my message but i figured someone might be able to help me on both or might be able to relate the two topics. thank you.
  12. This would be just the Blue Lodge. Im interested in hearing if any body has examples of how their local lodges help scouting.
  13. Hello, I know that the subject of Freemasonry is a controversial subject. However i know that there are many freemasons involved in scouting. I am one of those scouters. The question i have is, how do can i get my lodge involved in scouting. In my lodge there are many people that come up and ask about my scouting experience, they even gave me a nick name because of my involvement; The Eagle. I know that there are many ties between the two organizations. I would like to get my lodge involved in scouting and i know one way is to ask them to charter new troops or to ask some to become scouters, but the problem is the one troop we have is already chartered by the Lions Club and their is no need for a new troop. Also we have many scouters involved in our troop already. Please reply if anyone has any ideals on how my lodge can help. (i know people out there may have a problem with freemasonry, however the importance is how can we help the boys and i feel that freemason lodges can help.) Lee Shelton
  14. hey everyone, So i was looking on ebay and i ran across an O.A. 50th Anniversary patch that was suppose to be sown on the O.A. sash itself. i know the rules about patches being on the sash but i also remember running across a 75th anni. patch as well (at least i think it was)so i started to wonder if anyone thinks their will be a 100th anni. coming out to put on the sash. so what does everyone think about this?
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