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  1. I get to do the May round table for my district next month. The theme needs to deal with outdoor cooking. My troop has several differant items that we use to show the scouts how to cook in, (box oven, solar oven, mini can stove out of pop cans and foil cooking). Why would you go to the RT what would you espect to go back to the troop with ????
  2. I'm reading through the topics and spotted how to promote without disparing another-- This struck home -- for the last eight years our troop works closely with our feeder pack--den cheif, pinewood, skit night campouts etc. Three years ago the webelos went to another troop -- so last year I called the WL and asked why? he told me that the troop SM will be taking the 11yr old webelos to sea base that year and that our troop was to small (something about critical mass )bunk-- high adventure for sea base requires min.14yr olds-- anyway that lie caught up to them, no sea base, 4hrs troop meetings and other things, the scouts drop out of scouting all together. What have I learned... I give all the webelos our troop program,on webelo to first class scout program, listing camping dates and every thing needed to get that first class rank and a soild scouting program. You don't need to be disparing to others.
  3. I'm reading through the topics and spotted how to promote without disparing another-- This struck home -- for the last eight years our troop works closely with our feeder pack--den cheif, pinewood, skit night campouts etc. Three years ago the webelos went to another troop -- so last year I called the WL and asked why? he told me that the troop SM will be taking the 11yr old webelos to sea base that year and that our troop was to small (something about critical mass )bunk-- high adventure for sea base requires min.14yr olds-- anyway that lie caught up to them, no sea base, 4hrs troop meetings and other things, the scouts drop out of scouting all together. What have I learned... I give all the webelos our troop program,on webelo to first class scout program, listing camping dates and every thing needed to get that first class rank and a soild scouting program. You don't need to be disparing to others.
  4. ASM162 Thanks this kind of infomation I'm looking for--
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    troop size

    Troop size is now 18 due to transfers and webelos trans. -- 1 SM, 4ASM, 4 commitee members help fund raisers etc. 2 patrols, 2 aspls , 1 sp, 2 eagle scouts that work with the younger scouts, every adut is yp , leadership ,faststart trained. Others have woodbadgers,also we have a unit and RT commissioners in the troop.We retain about 90 % to get eagle.
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    Making new scouts feel welcome

    After reading all of the remarks,you get a good range of info. Here is my two cents worth -- work closly with the pack, with den cheifs, pinewood berby help, scouting for food, scout night, camping activites( pack overnight and webelos 1&2 over nights)and the blue and gold dinner/ transsion with the OA team. The cubscouts see the boy scouts in action and they get to interact with them...A good written first year program(tenderfoot to 1st class) really helps. This year my troop got 13 webelos. RM
  7. AS A BSRT COMMISSIONER THE TOPIC OF "WHATS NEW IN CAMPING EQUIPMENT" WAS BROUGHT UP. CAN ANYONE COMMENT ON THIS-- HAS ANYONE USED A NEWER OR IMPROVED MODEL THAT WORKED OR MAYBE IT'S NOT WORTH THE MONEY -- OR IF YOU FOUND SOMETHING THAT THE TROOP HAS TO GET AFTER YOU USED IT AT THE CABIN..... R.M.
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    equipmemt

    HOW ABOUT PORTABLE TENT HEATERS. IT GETS COLD IN MN, WE JUST ADD BLANKETS OR GET A BETTER SLEEPING BAG OR BOTH.. ANYONE HAVE CONCERNS -- PRO OR CON--- RM
  9. New boyscout roundtable commissioner looking for help for good ideas / topics---
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    Buying a trailer

    I LOOKED OVER THE REPLIES AND INS. ISSUES-- IN MY STATE, IF YOU ARE TOWING A TRAILER IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBLITY AND INS. ON THE LINE. A FEW QUESTIONS NEED TO BE ANSWERED FIRST BEFORE YOU BUY --WHO TOWS THE TRAILER, I MEAN,WITH WHAT TYPE OF CAR OR TRUCK? HOW LARGE A TRAILER (GVW), NUMBER OF AXLES ECT. WHAT TYPE OF BRAKES OR HITCH SYSTEMS THAT ARE REQUIRED BY LAW FOR THAT TRAILER, WILL EVERONE HAVE THAT SAME TOWING EQUIPMENT ON THEIR VEH. I KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF CARS THAT CAN'T TOW OUR TRAILER. TROUBLE STARTS WHEN YOUR CAR AND TRAILER DON'T OR COMES OFF--- RM
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    Problem?

    THIS IS MY FIRST TIME BACK IN SEVERAL MONTHS-- I TRIED EARLIER, RAN INTO SOME PROBLEMS -- IT SEAMS SLOW TO RESPOND EVEN NOW-- RM
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    Old kerchief slides

    Good to hear from you-- if you think of anything let me know-- R.M.
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    Old kerchief slides

    I have a few old scouting kerchief slides (BSA and hand carved)I'm looking for photos or locations to look up info. I am into the hand carved slides that were carved in the 40's and 50's -- I have visited many wood carving sites with little sucess ie. Whittling Jim's has a few -- I'm hoping some one could help. R.M.
  14. I'm looking to see how other troops keep track or dispensing scout medications while at campouts. Who gets the job? For me with a small troop maybe only one scout may require something minor at each meal. For larger troops what do you do??? any forms you could send? R.M.
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    Dispensing Scout Medications

    Sorry I don't know how I got two posts -- maybe someone could tell me how to get rid of one ?
  16. I'm looking to see how other troops keep track or dispensing scout medications while at campouts. Who gets the job? For me with a small troop maybe only one scout may require something minor at each meal. For larger troops what do you do??? any forms you could send? R.M.
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    Ham Radio for Scouts

    SCOUTLDR: Good One!!! I never thought of a ham radio as a gameboy --- I guess if you didn't know what a ham radio was or what you can use it for, you would compair it to a gameboy. What do troops say about cellphones ?
  18. I am putting together a roundtable topic "scouting injuries at camp and - What leaders should know". What I would like is if you could list some injuries that happened to your group,did you have the right first aid supplies, training or infomation that you can share to scout leaders old and new. R.M.
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    Ham Radio for Scouts

    ps56k-- Every time I bring my radio to camp outs the boys will gather around the radio. Most of the time it would be after dinner and around the camp fire to hear from other scouts or hams in the area. They get interested and ask about gettig a lic and a radio,. The big thing is the cost -- I wish I could find a source for them. KCOMFJ
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    NESA Scholarships

    SemperParatus -- I like your letter and will file it for future reference. R.M.
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    What patrol--------------

    I used to be a Bear...and I'm still an ole Bear C-28-97 see ya at wood badge breakfest....
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    Limits on MB Counselors

    I fall into what Eaglenky wrote-- I teach 7 MB classes with many yrs of background for each. -- I have never been contacted by any scouts from another troop in my district in 6 yrs.-- I feel like I could add some more but, I'm hoping that some other new members will step up to the plate. If they would like to make a new rule on limits maybe every adult should teach at least one Mb min. I know----- it's hard just getting someone. Good night RM
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    Adults who cook (for scouts)

    In our troop, the adults and scouts plan and cook their own meals -- it's made clear before camp -- the SPL makes a duty roster with names for each day. -- MB and advancements are signed off that way. -- If an adult doesn't get it yet, the SLP should go to the SM to inform them about the issue, and if it was up to me I would explain the troops program to that adult at that time. -- it's not as hard if they are new to the troop.I might say,(O by the way, we let the boys do all of the cooking themselves-- lets watch the skills they learn and how good it turns out) I HOPE. RM
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    "Eagle Board Won't Like It"

    While reading your replies, a main point comes to mind-- "The Scout Oath and Law" the building blocks of personal development. If dad and son take a short cut just to get the eagle award,they missed everything from scouting. At the EBOR you know who has or hasn't done their best. It hurts all the hard working honest scouts and their leaders when it comes to the short cuts. RM
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