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  1. In my lodge, the chief is a youth member of the council executive board, so we'd wear the silver loops when doing chiefly things. Technically, at troop meetings or places where the Scout is not acting in the capacity of lodge chief, the "regular" loops should be worn. That's how we did it in my lodge, at least. We don't currently have chapters, but will with the formation of our new lodge within the next month. I don't know what the youth will decide to do. At the same time, there may not be official rules about this (also think about the fact there's no Lodge Chief position p
  2. In my troop, we do not require anything more than the shirt. (I only started wearing the full uniform during Junior Leadership Training a few years ago, as part of my agreement under "setting the example.") So, if jblake47 were our troop's Scoutmaster, there would be two people with the Scout salute, and everyone else would be using the hand-over-heart method When I work at camp, or at OA functions, any hat with a BSA or BSA-related logo (like an OA logo) or a Scout camp-related hat counts as a uniform hat. Other hats should be taken off during flag. (edited for spelling)(This me
  3. I went to NLS this past April. It was the best Training I've been to, in my opinion. I like that it's Boy Scout training, but it's more based on corporate leadership--stuff you can use in the "real world." My other training (Powderhorn, OA LLD, and Conclave, junior Leader training in the Troop, and SM training) all were 99% focused on the BSA and how to be a leader in Boy Scouting (or the OA). NLS could pretty much be used anywhere, with only tiny alterations. I think that's what I liked about it the most. I'd go if I were you...
  4. Kraut-60- regarding your question about whether or not they will continue to sell the "old" stock... I believe the Milwaukee County Council Scout Shop (I-94 and 84th Street) will continue to sell the old style switchbacks until they run out. And the Potowatomi Area Council Scout Shop still had the items in their stock room... you just had to ask for them. Did you ask for the old style at your local store? if not, they may still have them, but they just can't have them out/don't have room for them with the new stock.
  5. I have a handheld weather radio from RadioShack. It works really well, even in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. This particular one is gray, a little bigger than the size of a deck of cards, with a shorter, stubby antenna. My RadioShack weather radio is way better than my first one, which was from Midland (that one wouldn't work a lot and it was difficult to program). If you are having trouble picking up signal in the city, are you sure you are tuned to the correct station for your area? There are 7 different frequencies for weather radios, so make sure you are on the correct one. Also,
  6. I don't think I ever had a corner cut. But I would have cut off a corner (or ripped up) one of my staffers at camp... he was messing around with his knife and accidentally jabbed me in the elbow. since he didn;t have his Totin' Chip, I took his knife away.
  7. I wish it was on a channel that was not part of a premium package in my area! I also wish they would put the episode on the Outdoor Channel website. (Maybe they will... maybe they need more time)
  8. Does anyone know if they will still be selling the old uniform parts until they run out of stock? I lent two pairs of shorts to a CIT at camp this summer, and I can't get ahold of him. I ncase my shorts are gone forever, I'd like to still be able to purchase the "old" style... My guess is that they will, because a) that would otherwise be a waste of stock and b) because when I went to the scout shop a few weeks ago they were "clearing space" for the new uniforms, which would lead me to believe that they will still be in stock until they run out. If anyone has any information, I'd appre
  9. The Milwaukee Scout Shop was clearing space for the new uniforms, but I don''t think they received a shipment yet. I had to stop in to buy a new belt (I lent a Boy Scout one to a CIT at the camp I worked at, because I wore my Venturing belt, and he never gave it back), and everything was being rearranged and moved out of the way.
  10. My summer camp provides only three tents: two leader tents and one for storage--BSA Canvas types. Our troop brings up tents for the youth and the rest of the leaders. I believe we get some of our tents from either a raffle or a sale after a Jamboree... our council either raffles them off or sells them (probably sells them to make more money). Maybe they don't do it for EACH Jamboree, but there was at least one time that my Scoutmaster told me we had old Jambo tents. And they were still in pretty good condition.
  11. I have only been to one camp for full-week summer camping... LeFeber Northwoods Camps in northern Wisconsin. This will be my first year on staff at LNC. I have worked at Indian Mound Scout Reservation (between Madison, WI and Milwaukee) for three years, and have been ther dozens of times for non-summer camping. I have also been to Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan and Long Lake for OA section conclaves.(This message has been edited by milwscout580)
  12. Is there a new design for the Cub Scout and Venturing Uniform, or is everyone going to wear the same uniform? I may buy another pair or two of the Venturing Shorts for staffing at camp this summer, but if they are changing as well, I don't want to waste my money. Also, are the Switchbacks changing? this might explain the 2 for one deal, but again, I don't want to take advantage of the discount if I'm going to need new pants in fall.
  13. I haven't been through many trainging courses, because I'm only 19, but so far, my favorite training course has to be the Order of the Arrow National Leadership seminar. I just went through it last weekend. It was a great experience, and just like other people I knew had said, it can be used outside of scouting. It is more of a workplace leadership training, with examples geared toward the OA and Scouting.
  14. Regarding the sewn-in belt... I did the same thing. I thought it was sewn in, and about 2 months later I realized that I hadn't removed the threads from the tag. And I don't know if the sale is actually "Half off"... at least at my store (A National Shop) there was a sign that said the pants must be purchased 2-pair at a time for the discount... you couldn't buy one pair at $20, you had to buy 2 pairs at $40 total (or whatever the price is)
  15. I heard that you can also have the autograph from the National Chief on your sash... I've only seen one person with an autograph, and he still wears the same sash.
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