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    Eagle Problems....BIG

    Only five more posts after this to hit 600. There must be someone out there who hasn't weighed in. Come on, folks. We can do it!
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    Oh Jeopardy!

    Our troop does it, our OA chapter does it, we even have it as a station at camporee. It is done just like rifle shooting,ie. safety spotters, only a certain number of throwers on the line, no one down range until the line is safe, etc.
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    Old books - new requirements

    If you go to the national website, you can print a page with just the requirement changes. Then make copies and give to each scout. It is then up to them to bring the page along with their books for sign off just like any other advancement.
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    Counting the Same Activity Towards Two Awards?

    It would seem to depend on whether you're about "earning awards" or "community service". "The other day I was speaking with an official of the League of Nations, and I asked him, "How is the old league getting on?" His reply was, "All right, but it can never function fully until the time arrives when its members are men who have been trained as Boy Scouts." This answer rather took me aback, and I said, "Do you mean that they should go into camp and cook their own grub?" He said, "No, not that; but the only school I know of that teaches service as a first rule of life is the Boy Scout Movement." Baden-Powell (January 1924)
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    Problem with Forum???

    Happened to me 2 days ago but seems to be okay now. Maybe it was the weight of all that snow. By the way, sent you a PM last week as a test. Guess you didn't get it.
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    My Trip into Potluck He!! and Back

    The problem with pot lucks is you can never relax because you are always worried whether everyone will stick to their promises. We always had our B&G at the local fire company and they catered a spaghetti dinner. It is easy to cook more if you see you are running short and it is an inexpensive meal. Our budget was not inexhaustable. Our families brought drinks, rolls and desserts. It was a relaxing time and all I and my ACM's had to plan was the program.
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    Killing for food (not hunting)

    As far as game animals (rabbits, squirrels, etc.) check with your local fish and wildlife division. They can advise on any local prohibitions as to methods and seasons. Penalties for taking game out of season can be severe. For domestic animals, check with your agriculture or animal control agency. They usually handle pets and farm animals.
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    Eagle Problems....BIG

    Don't forget the apple, blueberry, cherry, banana cream and coconut cream. Anybody got any fruitcake left?
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    Eagle Problems....BIG

    nldscout, I have a different opinion. I think there was an appeal and that it went against Justin, therefore Mom has dismissed the forum and the people that tried to help her losing cause since she doesn't want to waste a breath on anyone who is not useful to her. That is why I think another involved party should be able to find out what happened. I think we may hear from her again if there is trouble with #2 son but it will be from a different computer with a different login.
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    Eagle Problems....BIG

    I don't understand why we're waiting for Justin's mom. Can't another party with interests in the outcome (troop, district, council) ask national for an update?
  11. Eamonn, why would you want them to do a tick check in a communal shower and not the privacy of their tent?
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    LNT vs pooping

    From the LNT website: DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest area for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, food and litter. Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water, camp and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished. Pack out toilet paper and hygeine products. To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained water. A side note, when digging a cathole, never dig below the mineral soil level. Waste needs organisms to decompose. Waste left in clay layers will last forever.
  13. Ref youth showers: take them with their swimsuits on; just lather up underneath and rinse thoroughly. Ref chafing: go commando.
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    Park Rangers and Scouts?????

    Problems I've had with scout groups: They never arrive for check-in when they say they will. They don't know the meaning of quiet hours. Scout leaders disassembling a gate to drive into an area they are not supposed to. Scouts running loose in the woods unsupervised cutting down standing trees, both live and dead. [side note: How do you know a scout cut down a tree? It's always hacked off three feet above the ground;)] Scout leaders sitting around the campfire drinking beer while the kids are off who knows where. My favorite: Scout leader parked in handicapped space with placard improperly displayed so expiration dates are not visible. When I found him to examine the placard, he admitted that it was issued to his mother who died three years ago. All these situations occurred in the youth group areas away from the family camping.
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    Eagle Problems....BIG

    ljnrsu, You can only corroborate what mdsummer has told you. Nothing has been posted from the Troop, District or Council's side other than the assumptions made by Beavah.
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