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  1. Well it's that time of year where I start getting summer campitus! Would like to know where our fine group of Scouters have been? For me: Camp Roy C. Manchester, KY - 6 years as a camper and two years on staff. 77-84 I grew up there. Camp Freedom, Germany - 1986. Camp Joy, Illinois - 2002 and going again this year.
  2. Woodbadge should not be treated like a religion, it's just a leadership training program. Have fun but don't get caught up into it...we as Scout leaders are here for the youth. Sorry to sound off, but some people out there are not with the program. Cary P c-39-06 I used to be a Bob White
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    Texas Eagle Scout achieves rare 17th Palm

    A 13 year old Eagle is the same as 17 year old Eagle. I really don't like it when people try to put a minimum age on Eagle. I got my Eagle when I was 14. Maybe these guys making Eagle just before they turn 18 should look at what the younger ones are doing.
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    Is the AHG truly a Scouting program??

    If the AHG want to use the outdoors to deliver their program then that is great. I don't agree with the LDS Church on any of their doctrine yet they are free to use the BSA as their youth program. If you mind it too open then your brains will fall out!
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    Venturing Mentor Emblem

    Can somebody expand on what this is, requirements ect?
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    Does Mitt Romney stand a chance?

    I think it's going to be the economy that beats Obama...People will vote for Romney because the economy has stall/retreated under Obama.
  7. http://www.lhcbsa.org/Western%20Service%20Area Shawnee Trails will be absorbed into the Lincoln Heritage Council on 1 April
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    Kentucky Councils Merge 1 April 2012

    both....basically Shawnee Trails was in a financial bind, so the Louisville Council is taking over operations in Western Ky.
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    National Camp School

    Hello everyone! I've just been asked by our Camp Director to attend National Camp School starting next week. I'll be this year's aquatics director. I'll be headed up to Nebraska. Has anybody here on the boards been to Camp School? Details, I need details, as I won't be able to talk with the Camp director again until later this week. YIS Cary
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    The new uniform.

    The new uniform vs the old uniform. IPod vs No IPod. Isn't it great that we can voice our opinion in this great Nation. Remember that this coming Monday is Memorial Day. If you haven't taken the time yet, go out and thank a Vet.
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    What patrol are you in?

    I used to be a Bob White... Cary C-39-06
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    Ditch the perculator and try this... Cary's Cowboy Coffee Throw your coffee into coffee pot or pot (I go with three scoops of coffeefor 12 cups) Add water Bring the concotion to near boiling. Take off the heat source Let stand for 5-6 minutes Pour contents into cup slowly Drink up...do not take the last sip or you will have a mouthfull of coffee grounds. I have been doing this for years, and several Scouters love my coffee.
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    13/14 Year Old Eagle Scouts

    I have some serious heartburn when people put thier own spin on what the age should be for an Eagle Scout. There is no age requirement for an Scout to make Eagle. I earned Eagle at the age of 15 and I could have gotten it at age 13. I was a late bloomer in my Troop. Most of the guys in my troop earned Eagle at early ages, we did not do merit badges in troop meetings and we were a boy lead troop. Age 13 and 14 Eagle Scouts are out there and these young men should be congratulated and not critizied. Cary P Eagle Class of 1981
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    Council/Disitrct VLSC Kodiak, Kodiak X

    Sad to say it but our Council does not do anything for Venturing. It is pretty much up to the crews to do VLSC. My crew does VLSC once every two years. Cary P Crew 805 Advisor
  15. Yes Prior to WB: 9 Course: 7 Ticket writing: 8 Beading: 6 Comments: Overall the experience was great. The people were great, the course was a review for me, and I really didn't learn anything new, but the review was great. My ticket experience was a good thing for me. My beading ceremony was good. There are a few folks out in the WB world that I feel (and this is my opinion)take WB too seriously and treat it like a religion. Used to be a Bob White. Cary P C-36-06
  16. I got the packet in the mail yesterday. May be a decent family vacation.
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    We need a sweater

    Sorry about this Gold, But in my humble opinion, no we don't need a uniform sweater. Hope everyone has a great rest of the day
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    Blue and Gold Help

    Sounds like a good program, If I may suggest, if you have WB II getting AOL add them to the program. What I like about your program is it is short, you get to eat and have a few skits for the kids. I have been to a few B&G's that went on literally for hours and the Cubs and their little siblings were getting cranky. Keep up the good work.
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    Crew 805 makes the big time

    Emb, it is like beating a dead horse... At least they finally got some Venturing info in the newsletter.
  20. http://www.okawbsa.com/OkawValleyCouncil/echo.html Check out the Jan edition of the Echo. Cary P Crew 805 Advisor
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    1-Day Indoor OLS?

    OMG....The great sage BW is back!!!!!! Welcome back Bob, I've missed your words of wisdom the past couple of years!!! Cary P Crew 805 Advisor
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    Is Woodbadge worth it?

    Dollar wise WB is worth about 200 bucks. For me, a seasoned scouter and a guy who had been through quite a few leadership/management course, didn't get a lot from the classes. But I did get a lot from the people there, and rekindled old friendships and made new ones. Plus my people network expanded quite a bit. It wasn't the "mountian top" experienice that some people get going to it, but it was well worth the 200 bucks. Go to WB with an open mind, network like crazy, have fun, and you will get a lot out of it. Cary P C-39-06 Bobwhites rule the world
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    Drivers License and Eagle

    This is one of my biggest pet peeves..."You can't get________ until you complete Eagle". I know parents are doing what they think is best for their kids, but Eagle is something that the kid should want to earn, not mommy or daddy making him earn it. A nudge here and there is ok. One case with my Venturing Crew...Young man couldn't join the crew until he made Eagle...a year later, kid stopped going to troop meetings and working on Eagle all to gether. I meet up with mom, we talk, and boom kid joins the crew, is still in Scouting, and guess what...he is working on his Eagle. Several of the youth in my crew have gotten Eagle Scout (through their affilated troops) gave our youngster a case of peer pressure.
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    patrol identity/honor patrols

    Many moons ago when I was a youth, my SM found an old railroad spike on a campout. He then started giving it to the best patrol in the troop about every other month. The award was known as the "Rusty Spike Award", and was proudly displayed on the winnig patrol's flag. I don't know the criteria he used to award it, but I remember it was fun to hang that old piece of junk on our patrol flag, after beating out the other patrols in my troop.
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    Stump The Chump, Scouting Magazine, Jan-Feb 08

    At least it is a "real world" Scouting picture, and not a posed one. My hat is off to that SM for what he has done.