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Everything posted by NealOnWheels

  1. Sounds like my son. He had similar symptoms after many campouts. One year after summer camp we had to take him to the emergency room as it triggered an asthma attack. Over time we learned to be diligent with allergy medications before and during campouts. We had prescription medications. We learned to keep a distance to the fire and not to be downwind of the fire. Scouts like to be as close to a fire as possible so this is indeed a learning process. As far as cold weather camping if you dress properly you don't need to be near a fire. In fact a fire can be detrimental as it ca
  2. The form: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/680-676_WEB.pdf
  3. Something that will happen is the Scout Executive or designee will interview the reporter and will complete an incident report. What happens after that depends on what is included in the report. There is an official form. I know from experience.
  4. Do you really think a Scouter willing to violate a youth protection policy would be likely to comply with another policy?
  5. 10 year old Jimmy cannot share a tent with the 13 and 14 year old scouts so yes he would have to sleep alone. He might be able to sleep with another scout from another patrol but that kinda defeats the patrol method.
  6. 2018: There must be a registered female adult leader over 21 in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader over 21 must be present for any activity involving female youth. 2019: There must be a registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over in every unit serving females. A registered female adult leader 21 years of age or over must be present for any activity involving female youth.
  7. 2018: Youth sharing tents should be no more than two years apart in age. 2019: Youth sharing tents must be no more than two years apart in age.
  8. If you have the time, yes! It is very satisfying offering knowledge to new leaders eager to learn and knowing in some small part you are making scouting better for possibly hundreds of youth.
  9. Here is the complaint... https://www.covnews.com/documents/391/Knight_Complaint_-_1.8.19_-_STAMPED_FILED.PDF Seems it claims that despite a severe storm warning the camp never activated their alarm system. Supposedly the scout, if he had been alerted, would have had enough time to make it to a nearby designated safe structure.
  10. How about using the Eagle Application itself? https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-728_WB_fillable.pdf It is a fillable PDF. Just add te information as you go.
  11. Can you explain what happened to all the signers and have them sign a new copy? Not sure what a pre BOR is.
  12. You mean "Appropriate attire is required for all activities." is not an adequate statement? (I am being somewhat sarcastic)
  13. Assuming there is youth at each collection point that is how I would interpret today's youth protection policy. That is two registered leaders 21 years old at each location.
  14. Our troop went to Grand Teton National Park in July. We have been many places and this has been the most challenging and most rewarding trek we have ever taken. Sounds like you use the High Adventure bases quite often. Have you ever considered rolling your own?
  15. Read my bible again and nope - no reference to church. Not surprising when churches did not exist when the commandments were written. If we want to discuss this further perhaps we should start a new topic in Issues & Politics.
  16. I am a Christian and I do not believe "going to church" is a duty to God.
  17. Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the website described in the news article in the fourth post (clear as mud?). This website: http://www.makethemscared.com/ Seems to me they are putting themselves at risk. And the host (Google) could be at risk if they know the nature of the website.
  18. I wonder how long it will be before the owners and hosts of this website are sued for defamation of character.
  19. Very similar to a death 10 years ago... https://www.deseretnews.com/article/700260449/Wellington-boy-killed-in-sand-tunnel-collapse.html
  20. Thanks RichardB. That is exactly how I read it but was confused by the member care teams response.
  21. RichardB who frequents this forum deals with health and safety at national. He would be a good person to answer.
  22. They can intepretate it however they want but if they expect the membership to correctly follow the rule then they need to clearly comunicate it to the membership. The 72 hour period seems rather arbitrary to me. Why not 48 hours? Or 24? Why a time period at all?
  23. The Guide To Safe Scouting says "All adults accompanying a Scouting unit who are present at the activity for 72 total hours or more must be registered as leaders". By using the word "the" it implies a single activity. Nowhere does it mention a one year period. I find it disturbing that a published policy guide and a national help desk give two different statements. Maybe RichardB could clarify.
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