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beardad last won the day on May 19 2014

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    Boys and Girls Clubs

    Our CO is the local boys and girls club. they charter the cubs, troop and now a crew.
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    Working With Millenials

    Yeah Most Millenials are still youth in the troops. I think we are getting Millenials confused with us Gen X'ers.(maybe some Gen Y's) We as a group are the ones that don't want to get involved. There is a study I read recently. I don't remember where, Where some company's are having trouble finding managers among Gen X'ers because we don't to be out front leading, and are content to just go along for the ride. That is not everybody of course, but about as general as you can get.
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    Flat Broke Pack

    Popcorn isn't the only fundraiser you can do. In fact, the amount of work compared to the rate of return makes popcorn sales not really worth it. Our pack quit doing it years ago. Have a car wash, or a walk a thon, and have the scouts get sponsors. sell See's candies. or make dryer lint and wax fire starters and have the scouts sell them. A local troop in our area was just outside Lowes last weekend selling Oberto peperoni sticks.
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    Readyman

    When my son was a Webelos, I had my bro come in. He is an RN. he brought in gnarly pictures of injuries, that were just gross enough to keep the boys interested. he made each boy a little starter 1st aid kit, and then had the boys demonstrate how to do some of the stuff. they seemed to enjoy it. enough that the pack asked me to try and get my brother again, for this year.
  5. In my sons' troop the parents are forced to sign up as committee members or our kids can't be in the troop. could be one of those deals.
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    When exactly can a scout earn his rank badge?

    we are one of those Rank at B&G Packs. I have been CM for about 2 years now, at the beginning of this program year, after The Lady's that Ruled The Pack crossed over with their sons, I tried to change this. Shot down cold by the committee. My son crosses over today. not my head ache anymore. maybe my replacement can change things?
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    When exactly can a scout earn his rank badge?

    We are one of those wait until B&G packs. this was my 2nd full year as CM and at the beginning of this year, I tried to change this. I waited until the two ladies, who essentially ran our pack moved up to Boy Scouts. I was shot down cold by the rest of the committee. tradition and all. oh well. Sunday was our B&G. my son is crossing over tomorrow. I'm out! it's my replacements head ache now.
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    Does your pack meet in the summer?

    We do our Montly activity for the summer time pack award. I also adopted the "wednesday night hike with the cubmaster" usually at local parks, bring the whole family type things. I got the idea from here. I have recieved a lot of positive feeback from it. my replacement plans to keep it going this summer.
  9. This will probably make Camp Fire Mountain more crowded.
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    Oh those pesky assult rifles......

    Just out of curiousity, when did they rename the first 10 amendments of the constitution. the Bill of Needs? edited to add: what does it matter what weapons the state has, when 99% of the military would be home protecting their homes and family from tyranny.(This message has been edited by beardad)
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    Camp Black Mountain

    I was there about 5 years ago for BALOO Training. It was the first time I had ever been to a scout camp, so I didn't know what to expect. It is a nice property. I remember being right on a lake. I think the only problem with it, is it's so darn far away for most of the council it serves. Camp Fire Mountain is so much closer. out of council camps like Brinkley and Piggot are even closer still.
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    Drop and Go parents, reasonable?

    Our Pack has a "no drop off" policy. It is spelled out to the parents when they join, and during the first meeting of the year, so there are no surprises. Most Parents like it better this way. and we seem to always have a few extra hands if needed.
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    DC at odds with Cubmaster

    I am the cubmaster of my pack. I would have no problem with you going directly to scout parents with news and info for district/council events. I would in fact, appreciate it. I can't keep up with everything, and a lot of times I don't even know about the events. I especially would have no problems with it, if there was a prior relationship with the parents through school or work. This lady seems like a control freak. and after reading the whole thread, so do a lot of you. man, we are all on the same team here. it's for the kids. some of you need to get over yourselves.(This message has been edited by beardad)
  14. That is cool that you can pick and choose your leaders. In my son's troop the only qualification seems to be: do you have a pulse? yup then your in. they asked me if I wanted to be an ASM. I have no people skills. I don't really care for other people's kids. I have no outdoor skills. but they wanted me anyway. why? because I was there anyway. ha. too bad. I'm busy being the cubmaster for the pack anyway. as to the OP ask this dude why he wants to do it. maybe he came from one of these troops where the parents are automatically a MC or an ASM (like my son's)
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    When kids are just mean

    Why are the two mutually exlusive? my son is in scouts and football. occasionally he has to miss a scout event due to games and what not, but he is in both, and he does BB in the winter
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