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  1. pascoutmom

    have a safe trip

    My son's troop is off Sunday morning at 6am (or 6:30am, depending on who you ask)...unfortunately we have been very unimpressed by the lack of information/communication coming out of our Scoutmaster and Council regarding Jamboree....at this point (Friday midnight) we still have unanswered questions (differing information coming from the Scoutmaster and the Council) about uniforming, transportation, etc....for example, the question of whether all Scouts need a photo ID.....our council (after being questioned several times)checked with national this afternoon(!), at which time they were told, YES, photo IDs are required....I guess they're going to tell the Scouts this tomorrow(!)....of course, we have no phone tree or email mailing list, so getting info out is sketchy, anyway.... Eamonn, I told my Scout to look you up....he's also in Subcamp 04....our contingents are Troops 4402 and 4403....unfortunately, someone made a mistake ordering their numbers (they should be Troops 402 and 403!)....this seems to be par for the course for the way our Jamboree contingent has been organized (or disorganized)... Sorry to gripe, and I'm not down on Scouting....my dh and I have both been very involved and I know it's a good program...oh well, I'm sure when they get to Jambo it will be fine....my Scout is a veteran of Seabase, etc. so he'll be OK....It just is a poor showing when such an experience is so poorly organized (these examples are just some from a fairly long list).....
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    Vegetarian Scouts

    My son's patrol has two fairly new Scouts who are vegetarians. This troop camps a lot and this has made menu planning difficult -- my son says they will "be having spaghetti on every campout forever." I had a vegetarian child (in college now) so I know it is difficult to plan varied menus to accomodate both veggies and meat eaters. This is especially hard for these boys (all young Scouts) who are inexperienced cooks, have limited cooking equipment and limits on food which is easily transported, etc. If they purchase vegetarian meat substitutes that eats into a significant portion of their budget as these items are expensive. Anyone successfully dealt with this problem? Thanks.
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    Vegetarian Scouts

    Thanks for all the suggestions/ideas -- now looking at it as an opportunity for our Scouts to be creative.
  4. pascoutmom

    Vegetarian Scouts

    My son's patrol has two fairly new Scouts who are vegetarians. This troop camps a lot and this has made menu planning difficult -- my son says they will "be having spaghetti on every campout forever." I had a vegetarian child (in college now) so I know it is difficult to plan varied menus to accomodate both veggies and meat eaters. This is especially hard for these boys (all young Scouts) who are inexperienced cooks, have limited cooking equipment and limits on food which is easily transported, etc. If they purchase vegetarian meat substitutes that eats into a significant portion of their budget as these items are expensive. Anyone successfully dealt with this problem? Thanks.
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