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    "May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."
  1. oldisnewagain1

    District meetings - what's the point?

    I wonder if round tables have outlived their purpose with the advent of instant information on the Internet
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    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.
  3. 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!
  4. oldisnewagain1

    Why Did You Leave Scouts ?

    An exit interview in Scouting?!!! Every day Scouting sounds more and more like a Dilbert strip.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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    Would you wear unique council patches?

    If I had my choice, I would go back to the community strips
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    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.
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    How would the ideal scout poll work?

    "oh brave new world that has such people in it" John the Savage
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    Low Start up cost Fundraiser

    A food competition featuring local restaurants who donate their food for the chance to win a trophies (and bragging rights) - Think of a common food that each might have. some examples Chili Hot wings pizza donuts Find a place to hold it, and date. Limit it to only one food item and determine a small size for the public to sample. Publicize with flyers and any kind of free advertising you can get from radio stations, newspapers, etc Have a way for public to vote for their favorate Public pays at the door for admission Of course there is more to planing this kind of event but we find it to be low cost high return
  11. oldisnewagain1

    When does your PLC meet?

    A yearly meeting (or two) to plan the year Once a month on a separate night from troop meetings. Before or after a troop meeting if necessary
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    Membership fees increasing again

    So with dwindling membership, the thought is to make Scouting more expensive? Seems legit
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    Scouts as Free labor

    If I'm hired to build a Walmart, can I get the Scouts to provide the materials and labor if I call it a "service project"?
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    Scouts as Free labor

    I don't have an issue of helping an organization like a church, a wildlife area, AT service group, ... etc asking for help. Its when someone is getting paid to do something and wants the troop to do what they were hired for.
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    Scouts as Free labor

    Let's say, as an example, a professional Landscaper gets paid handsomely to do yard work for a client. He asks for troops to help in a "conservation project" of raking leaves and removing them
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