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  1. RememberSchiff

    Some Volunteers say new background check too invasive

    Well said. Same here.
  2. RememberSchiff

    Buying knives online could make police suspect you...

    I have recently revisited this civics lesson during a town mandated residential water meter upgrade (inside house) and a state mandated property assessment. Lost one, won one.
  3. RememberSchiff

    Med forms updated

    More of the same except copies might use less toner? Changes: Less color ink (easier to copy) , and alert ! icons. "DOB" replaced with "Date of Birth" Part A: Added following permission : California's BB gun (device) law - Penal Code 19915. Every person who furnishes any BB device to any minor, without the express or implied permission of the parent or legal guardian of the minor, is guilty of a misdemeanor. (California Penal Code Section 19915[a]) My signature below on this form indicates my permission. I give permission for my child to use a BB device. (Note: Not all events will include BB devices.)  Checking this box indicates you DO NOT want your child to use a BB device. old two page part B is now Part B1 and Part B2 - same content except, as @mashmaster noted fields for epipen and rescue inhaler added. Part C: same content except added Skin Issues and dropped "For high-adventure participants, I have reviewed with them the important supplemental risk advisory provided."
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    Scout Shop: Playstation 4 Pro $249 (online only) :(

    While I was grousing about this, a couple of scouts reminded me to get with the program . Their points - Video games merit badge - video games are advertised by Boy LIfe. There are even Boysie Video Game Awards and they showed me the nominees. Huh? I looked at BL nominees which was ike a list of Democrat candidates that no one wants. No Minecraft, No Fortnite, No Call of Duty,, No Civilization ...actually none of games my sons play. So where's the BSA Oculus with 20 nights of virtual camping? Source: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/04/01/vr-scouting/ Note: Above was a April Fool's joke in 2014, but ...
  5. Good Grief https://www.scoutshop.org/playstation-4-pro-641270.html Sigh....and already Out of Stock...Santa Plan B outdoor gear?
  6. RememberSchiff

    Cast Iron Fry Pans for Patrol Use

    Have Gramma's old Erie and newer Lodge skillets. Bottoms are a little rough, insides are smooth. I would be wary of sliding over a glass ceramic top but maybe that's just me.
  7. RememberSchiff

    Jamboree on the Air

    Jamboree on the Air 2019 Results report https://k2bsa.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Jamboree-On-the-Air-Report-2019-Final.pdf
  8. RememberSchiff

    Cast Iron Fry Pans for Patrol Use

    What kind of stovetop? If a smooth glass ceramic, I would be concerned about cast iron scratching it.
  9. In a SAR training event, Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts troops volunteered, posing as missing persons. They rubbed gauze over their face and hands, and placed the gauze in a bag to be used as a scent article for the dogs to track. How dogs track scents differ, and search dogs fall broadly into two types of scent tracking. Some dogs work in “trailing,” or following scents of a person left on the ground. Other dogs work scents in the air. After finding the subject during the training, the dogs are rewarded with their favorite game. Weeko likes to fetch a yellow ball that her handler, Debbie Wickersham, keeps hidden until the subject is located. Gruys’ German shepherd Diesel likes to play tug-o-war. Border collie Angus likes his handler Wyman Bontrager to throw a Frisbee. “To them, it’s a game,” handler Wendy Wampler said. “But there’s also a work ethic. They learn that it is truly a job, and when it’s time to go to work, it’s time to go to work.” More at source: https://www.aspentimes.com/news/on-the-trail-with-garco-search-and-rescue-dogs/
  10. RememberSchiff

    Neckerchief Slide

    Or go STEM or is it STEAM or is it STREAM with a 3D printer https://www.yeggi.com/q/boy+scout+neckerchief+slide/
  11. RememberSchiff

    Christmas tree sales and failed credit card transactions (CO)

    Followup: People in the community are stepping up to help them out. Western Rockies Federal Credit Union is giving the troop $1,000 dollars to help cover some of the money lost. https://www.kjct8.com/content/news/Local-company-gifts-Boy-Scout-troop-with-1000-dollars-after-they-lose-money--565754452.html
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    Kudos to my council - Northern Star

    How often do we advise a frustrated parent or scouter that their only recourse with a recalcitrant unit is to transfer? That there is no quality control by Council?
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    Kudos to my council - Northern Star

    The only problem that I see is an unwillingness by Council to confront and use their authority. Our CO has not provided us a meeting place for years but Council ignores our concerns, surely the unit can find a meeting place in the community.
  14. RememberSchiff

    Kudos to my council - Northern Star

    In my old Council, I think the change occurred with the Improved Scouting Program so early 70's. I believe @TAHAWK and some other members here were Neighborhood Commissioners. Their recollections are likely more accurate than mine.
  15. RememberSchiff

    Some Volunteers say new background check too invasive

    Starting to see a new version posted at a few Council websites. It still does not mention the CRA by name or its contact information, nor that it supersedes the above form if that form was already signed, no copy of report to members who paid for it, no linked privacy policy, and still short (or wrong) on specifics? "Boy Scouts of America and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates, other related entities, and/or successors (the “Company”)..." er no, BSA folds and the agreement and membership ends. https://nhscouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Additional-Disclosures-And-Background-Check-Authorization-NOT-CALIFORNIA-112519.pdf
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