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    "May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

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  1. oldisnewagain1

    QRP at Philmont

    Radio and key I plan to use
  2. oldisnewagain1

    QRP at Philmont

    No, I'm hoping to make some contacts around the states or perhaps the world using a light weight radio, small morse key, and an end feed antenna (all together weighing less than a pound). Oh course this would be stop for the night. Perhaps generate some interest in signaling Merit Badge and Amateur Radio. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/QRP_operation https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summits_on_the_Air
  3. oldisnewagain1

    QRP at Philmont

    With the advent of low power transceivers available on the market, has anyone used one of these units on the trail at Philmont. If you have what band (CW I assume) , antenna, and could you make any contacts?
  4. oldisnewagain1

    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    how about "the Scouting organization formally known as Boy Scouts" or Scouting The Fun Units - better known by it's initials when in communications with the Girl Scouts USA
  5. oldisnewagain1

    Switching councils

    Funny, sounds a lot like several other councils (mine included) But there is nothing that says you have to attend the in council camp when there are great camps in other councils. (Events too)
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    What do you want the District to do for you?

    When we are asked this question, in our district, we get a Tom Sawyer response. For example, Scoutmaster: I think the district should have a STEM event. District Chair or DE: OK, so you’re hosting the next camproee! Cubmaster: We really need some help in recruitment. District Chair: Great, we will make you district membership chair. So my advise is to listen to what they have to say, take the good ideas and make a plan, get the help you need and execute. Please don't throw it back on their shoulders of the one who suggested it unless they are volunteering to take it on.
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    District meetings - what's the point?

    I wonder if round tables have outlived their purpose with the advent of instant information on the Internet
  8. oldisnewagain1

    How do you end your Troop meetings?

    I think its called the Scoutmaster's Benediction "May the great Scoutmaster of all true Scouts be with us till we meet again." It works well for us because it's non-denominational and is said by our troop Chaplain aide or the Scoutmaster when the Chaplain aide isn't there.
  9. Pardon me while I vent It's bad enough when Scouts are using their cell phones during a meeting but when the SE and DE are doing it during an Eagle COH that's just rude!
  10. oldisnewagain1

    Why Did You Leave Scouts ?

    An exit interview in Scouting?!!! Every day Scouting sounds more and more like a Dilbert strip.
  11. oldisnewagain1

    James E. West Fellowship

    With apologies to Will Rogers... BSA has the best knot money can buy. That being said, I would not accept one given in my honor and if it came to be in my procession it would not be worn.
  12. oldisnewagain1

    Creating a Wood Badge troop scholarship

    You have the possibility of "poking a hornet's nest" with your troop. I would suggest an anonymous donation in the name of a candidate paid directly to the wood badge course.
  13. oldisnewagain1

    Would you wear unique council patches?

    If I had my choice, I would go back to the community strips
  14. oldisnewagain1

    Low Start up cost Fundraiser

    In our case, plates and napkins are donated by a local supermarket. (We do pizza.) We have water donated by a local water bottler.
  15. oldisnewagain1

    How would the ideal scout poll work?

    "oh brave new world that has such people in it" John the Savage