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  1. Baseballfan

    souvenir flag for Eagle Scout

    So, I'm looking for ideas on flying a flag to be given at an ECoH. Is it possible to fly a flag over Gilwell (British or American) for this purpose? Does anyone have any other unique ideas?
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    Yet another Palms question

    Hi... can someone please tell me an easier way of understanding how Palms work? I have tried. I understand the basics, but my CC recently mentioned that a Scout "maxes out" at a certain number of Palms and can earn no more. I assume this is false information, but it is for some reason a struggle for me to "get" how they are figured. A Scout in my Troop had 71 at his EBoR (last week) and will have probably over 100 before he is 18. How does one do the math? Is a program such as Troopmaster going to calculate it automatically? How does the number already having been earned, affect how they are presented as far as whether you are presented with the bronze and golds which are then replaced with the silver?????? Thanks for any insight at all.
  3. My Eagle Scout, ASM, MBC, son is through hiking southbound starting in the middle of June. I'm dropping him off and have committed to at least trying to summit Katahdin to see him off with pics. Wish him luck.
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    Exploration MB help please

    Great idea, Qwazse. I think I'll bring it up at our next meeting. I'm actually in charge of recruiting counselors and managing the list, so I'll see if I can make this happen. Thanks everyone for your input.
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    Exploration MB help please

    Hi My son bought an Exploration (possibly "Exploring", it isn't right in front of me) MB book at the Scout shop last week... but neither of us can find anything at all about it online. A few sites mention it as one for the future, but there really doesn't seem to be any more information available. He read the reqs and would like to find a counselor, etc., but what's the story?? Is it unreleased as of yet? It isn't listed on merit badge sites that I can find. thanks, baseballfan
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    Cub Scout Woodworking Projects

    Hondaman, the closest I can come to helping you with your Tiger estimations is my first son, who was a Tiger (exactly as you described) in 98-99. The change must have been after that but before second son, Tiger (regular uniform) in 2007-8.
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    Leader Gifts

    We made my first son's DL a collage of photos from through the years, with notes and signatures on the back- and each boy in the Den made a few minutes' speech to her in front of the crowd at B&G. I got an Amazon gift card, which was handy for buying new trail runners... but the best, for me, was a letter from one of the boys in my Den (who is now my DC in his younger brother's Den) stating what his favorite memories of Cubs were and how much I had taught him. It still hangs on my bulletin board. Rereading it occasionally gives me new motivation when being a Cub leader is making me frown.
  8. ask the Scouts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't think it was a good idea, thought I would have to give them a skit, but they came up with one on their own that involved me driving a bus full of Scouts and at each bus stop, one of them got off the "bus" and made a Scouty announcement. Two of them were, "if you like playing games, join Cub Scouts!" and "Don't lose your slide!"
  9. ask the Scouts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't think it was a good idea, thought I would have to give them a skit, but they came up with one on their own that involved me driving a bus full of Scouts and at each bus stop, one of them got off the "bus" and made a Scouty announcement. Two of them were, "if you like playing games, join Cub Scouts!" and "Don't lose your slide!"
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    Frequency of Den Meetings

    in my Pack, it's up to the individual Den leader to decide how to best schedule a successful Den year... most of us meet twice a month. We do have one DL who meets every week barring holidays etc., but most are every other. Some are an hour, some are 90 min. Making weekly meetings mandatory would drive many DLs right out the door IMO.
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    Webelos Advancement Questions

    and just to clarify, the colors aren't earned, they are just bought, Anytime is fine, in my Pack we just ask the parents to have them ready to go by the time those first activity pins are earned. I always thought putting them on the hat seemed like a bad idea.
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    cub scouts for the blind

    we had a blind boy in my older son's Pack. I would try not to worry too much... tell his leader what you told us, and trust him to do his best to do the right thing.
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    Official Neckerchief

    Stosh, I think that sounds like a great idea. We have solid color neckers with Troop logo, SPLs have contrasting. (Same necker, opposing color/trim). As far as I ever knew, it doesn't matter one little bit what your Troop decides.
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    When are den dues considered excessive?

    Karen, I mistakenly answered on your other post not having seen that you had already gotten answers here. I disagree with your response to King Dingdong. If I read this and realized it was one of my Den parents writing about me, I would ask you to find another Pack.
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    When are den dues considered excessive?

    I think it's totally reasonable. I charge a dollar per Den meeting and have at least 30 meetings a year. Please feel free to ask the Den leader for specifics if you would feel better... but if he hasn't charged in the past I can almost guarantee he and his family are out hundreds of dollars for what he has provided for the first 2 years. $50 pack registration is pretty low, he probably isn't getting reimbursed at all for his expenses so far.
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