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    Staying on Military Bases

    If you do decide to do camping, Greenbelt National Park is right nearby, and offers a scout rate of $6/person/night(This message has been edited by meamemg)
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    Youth Protection and OA

    I see nothing in OA policy that would prohibit a 19 year old and a 22 year old from tenting together.
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    Permission Slips for OA?

    I know that my lodge/section require medical forms to be on file for ordeals and conclave (I can't remember if they want Class I or Class II). I agree, check with your lodge advisor/staff advisor.
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    Sea Base transportation?

    We used Cadillac jack this past summer. It worked well.
  5. It also adds the new venturing positions to the list of acceptable positions. I find it interesting how it says at the bottom "EDITIONS OF THIS APPLICATION PREVIOUS TO THE 2000 REVISION SHOULD NOT BE USED." Does this mean you do not have to use this edition of the form?
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    Eagle Court of Honor for two

    Some sample scripts can be found at http://eaglescout.org/finale/coh/coh.html I know that one of them is for 5 scouts at once, and I think there is another one that is for 2 or 3. Good lucks, and congratulations to your son
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    Eleven Eagle Scouts at the Same CoH!

    I was also shocked by the size of the troop...10 patrols...some with 11 scouts each. WOW
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    Eagle Court of Honor

    Mine was mostly formal/serious. But that is how I wanted it. I'd say it depends on what the scout wants, and who is selected to be the MC for how it turns out.
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    Scout"s Honor

    Sorry OGE, probably wont have any luck with that phrase today; this venturer has no clue what it means.
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    Camp Health Officer

    I have no expirience in this feild, however, National puts out a power-point training for camp health officers that might be of some help. www.scouting.org/pubs/19-141.ppt
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    Teen safety program now illegal

    While graduated driving laws may reduce fatalities, there is little evidence that earlier curfews or older age requirements for driving do. New drivers (no matter the age) are worse drivers, so stopping young people from driving, simply means that they will have the fatalities later in life. This is the same as with raising the drinking age to 21, doing so reduced alchohol fatalities for 18-21, but raised the number of fatalities for 21-24.
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    Webelos left behind

    I want to reiterate infoscouters mention that if he does not cross over with the rest of his den, a cross-over ceremony should be held in the spring, if he decides to join a troop at that point. Any cub scout joining boy scouts, regardless of whether or not they earned the AOL, should be given a cross-over ceremony.
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    Scout Law Acronym

    Ok. This is kindof strange that someone revived this thread today, as I came across it on a random google search earlier today. Anyway, there is a "scout law" computer game out there...http://www.hufsoft.com/bsa51/scoutlaw.html I don't know anyone who has used it, but it can't hurt.
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    National Website

    Just a heads up to everyone that the national website is going to be redisigned starting this monday. YiS, Eric
  15. I have a problem with this notion of a "light responsibility" position. I think any position can be "light responsibility" or heavy responsibility, depending on what you (and the scout who holds them) make of it. I have served both as a PL and a Troop scribe, and could honestly say I did more work as a Scribe than I did as PL. This was probably do to the fact that our troop operated on more of a "troop method" (if such a thing can be said to exist), than it did use the patrol method. PL's were expected to come to PLC meetings, and occasionally plan a game for the meeting or teach a scout-skill. As scribe, I too came to PLC meetings, and actually took minutes at them, and then typed up and sent out copies of those minutes to each member of the PLC. I also (tried) to organize the taking of attendance at troop meetings, and I am sure that their are some troop scribes who are responsible for some aspect of money collection.