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Region 7 Voyageur

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  1. Could the ceremony in question possibly been the Pre-Ordeal ceremony? That ceremony is open to all to witness.
  2. Boy Scouts (Arrowmen) are giving service to our nation at this very moment with Arrow Corps 5. This is the largest service project by boy scouts since World War II. I participated at the Mark Twain National Forest location from June 7 - 14th. The work we did was very well received by the U.S. Forest Service.
  3. AnaMaria, inside the back cover of the annual requirements book is a listing that shows the most up to date publish date year for all merit badge books. I think that this is what you are asking. There are not individual rank books.
  4. Amangi Mizin, Life membership in the Order of the Arrow is prohibited per the Guide for Officers and Advisers, page 21.
  5. hops scout, What is a sticky slope situation? Is that the opposite of a slippery slope situation?
  6. Ummmm, Who owns the gym? Does that private owner have the right to do what they want with that gym? Is this any of our business?
  7. Oak Tree, if a youth is a registered member of the troop then he has a right to vote in the election. If a troop is worried about new scouts not knowing the people on the ballot then the troop should schedule the election in January of later in the year.
  8. Voltaire said, "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." It sounds as though that Mr. O'Reilly believes the exact opposite.
  9. My DE advised me that the rebate will have the best chance of achieving the desired economic stimulus if I write a check for the full amount to the FOS campaign.
  10. I would pick Pete Rose. I do not care for his personality and his lack of integrity. He was a big part of one of the best teams in baseball, the Big Red Machine. If Joe Jackson had a lifetime ban from baseball and if he is no longer alive then why is he still banned from consideration from the hall of fame? BrentAllen, I too am a highpower shooter, master and long range master. I agree with your analogy to conversations in the pits!
  11. If you want the best red jac-shirt that is 100% wool and has extra pockets to but your hands in and has the BSA patch already sewn on the left chest pocket then go here: http://www.bemidjiwoolenmills.com/details.php?id=voyscout (This message has been edited by Region 7 Voyageur)(This message has been edited by Region 7 Voyageur)
  12. Tonight I had a scout show up that had not been at a troop meeting for 6 months. I could see a look of apprehension on his face as I approached to greet him. He looked relieved when all I said was "It is great to see you again". As he left the meeting tonight he gave me the thumbs up sign. I came home tonight after the troop meeting and I decided to unwind by reading the Scouter Forums. It was good to see an scouter here that I have not seen in a few years. Welcome back Bob White!
  13. There is some weird stuff going on here. On November 24th someone called TRUTH2 posted an identical post as TRUTH2 posted here on December 8th. Here is a link to the other post: http://forums.floridatoday.com/viewtopic.php?t=60058&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30&sid=bded6d984950202b77a48def1b5dc3d0 So who is TRUTH2 talking to? The posters at Florida Today or us here at Scouter.com?
  14. #20 George Meaney AFL-CIO Award Blue knot on a split red/white background.
  15. GernBlansten I remember that the difference between a boat and a ship was that the former could be put on the latter. However I would consider the USS Cole a ship and here is a picture of it being on another ship. http://www.naval-technology.com/contractors/warship/dockwise/dockwise5.html Dave
  16. I have been going to the scoutstuff website regularly since April. I am looking to buy a poly/wool uniform shirt. The item has been listed as out of stock with an anticipated in stock date of late April. When that date arrived the website changed the in stock date to some time in May. This has gone on repeatedly. Let's watch, the scoutstuff website currently says that the shirts are anticipated to be in stock between 7/13/2007 and 7/31/2007. As those dates approach new in stock dates will appear that are farther in the future.
  17. I have a Range Safety Officer Badge. It was issued to me after successfully completing RSO training through a class run by an NRA training counselor. No, it is not an official BSA patch but I do believe that my training and certification is recognized by the BSA. I am a Certified Rifle Instructor also.
  18. Kichkinet The thread title and 2 posts above yours refer to an OA jacket patch not an OA Jacket. However the red wool jac-shirt is the official jacket of the OA. Reference: Page 4 of the Insignia Guide 2005
  19. Life Requirement #5: While a Star Scout, serve actively for six months in one or more of the troop positions of responsibility listed in requirement 5 for Star Scout (or carry out a Scoutmaster-assigned leadership project to help the troop). This requirement does not require leadership. It requires responsibility. I would not agree with you troop committee. As you describe it they are attempting to add to the requirement and change the requirement by only accepting a certain position.
  20. There is no minimum age for working on any merit badge in Boy Scouting other than the age requirement for membership. Some camps impose a minimum age in order to control the number of scouts in the classes. From what you describe this camp may not be applying their camp imposed rule in a uniform manner.
  21. At the Wood Badge Course that I was a participant in we learned about gray areas and what was to be avoided in campfire skits and songs. That very night the staff put on a campfire song/skit that involved cross-dressing. It is very had to take a lession seriously if the teachers do not lead by example. My concept of what is acceptable is probably different that many scouters. It takes a lot to offend me. Usually if I see a bad skit my comment is "I didn't like it" or "I didn't get it". If you liked it or got it, good for you. I may tell you why I did not like it. (I may not) I
  22. Another point to consider is that a counselor may not accept the bicycle trip or rappelling if it was not done on a camping trip. "On any of these camping experiences, you must do TWO of the following, only with proper preparation and under qualified supervision"
  23. I appear to have a different view on this than most here. In the troop that I serve the adults, SPL and ASPL are guests of the patrols. Each patrol is told how many guests to plan for when they are making their menu and purchasing food. Adults always eat with patrols. Scouts seem to put more effort into their meals when they know that guests will be eating with them. Adult patrol advisors have a vested interest in observing the menu planning and food preparation if they are going to be eating that food. We had a campout several years ago (which I was not able to attend) w
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