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Everything posted by RememberSchiff

  1. Sad sign of the times

    Glad you did not feel bullied. As to getting wrapped on the knuckles, what are you referring to? I found no warnings issued to you. I only found a misunderstanding as to why a thread was locked which had nothing to do with you as Sentinel947 explained to you and you acknowledged "Fair enough, thanks". Thanks for the feedback. -RS @NJCubScouter , @LeCastor
  2. Sad sign of the times

    When a member states that he/she wants withdraw from a discussion as @HelpfulTracks so stated, his/her request will be respected. Bullying a member to continue a discussion will not be tolerated. This forum is to provide information, express opinions, and discuss Scouting and related issues according to Scout Oath and Law. @NJCubScouter , @LeCastor
  3. Sad sign of the times

    Okay then, @HelpfulTracks @Col. Flagg let's keep it courteous and just agree to disagree. Thanks. @NJCubScouter , @LeCastor
  4. Sad sign of the times

    Compare to the quick, heroic reaction of the Capitol Police detail at that GOP baseball practice where Congressman Scalise was shot.
  5. Sad sign of the times

    1966, Texas Tower shooting by Eagle Scout, former Marine sharpshooter Joseph Whitman. Killed 14, injured 31 others. Autopsy revealed brain tumor. IMO, there are more people among us in need of help/supervision/medical than ever before. Colonial (local) militias of "ordinary citizens" were meant for the common defense. The tyrant , a foreign king or corrupt government or Indians or ...was not specified. "When you have a government with a standing army that can manipulate a silent drone from a thousand miles away to drop an explosive device on your home, there is no effective gun defense against your own government." Please tell that to the Taliban in Afghanistan so they will give up fighting after 16+ years. Their strategy is not new. Fight a guerilla war, win the PR war, drag on the conflict,.. Our last Civil War had a higher American casualty total than any other war or conflict including WW2. My $0.02
  6. US Congressional Award

    I have been hearing about this program more often from parents. Is the government promoting its own youth program? It has more participants than Trail Life or Scouts Canada. The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all youth regardless of ability, circumstance, or socioeconomic status. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace, on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals. Regardless of your situation, you can earn The Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge. http://congressionalaward.org/about/
  7. New merit badge idea?

    I like it. Great website. Paracord is the duct tape of the outdoorsman, but astronauts use it too. A requirement suggestion: Where did paracord originate and for what purpose? What are the types of paracord sold and why is Mil-spec 550 the most preferred?
  8. Sad sign of the times

    @David CO , @skeptic hopefully my edit to skeptic's post will suffice.
  9. Sad sign of the times

    I would add the context of 2nd Amendment is ignored well as can read in the Declaration of Independence.
  10. Sad sign of the times

    Let's keep this a courteous discussion where different opinions are expressed and not a argument that some one has to win. Thanks. @NJCubScouter @LeCastor
  11. Old Uniform Display

    Glad to hear he was not offended.
  12. Old Uniform Display

    In personal matters, MYOB has worked well for me.
  13. L.L. Bean Inc. wants to test the combination of blockchain and Internet of Things technology to understand how people use its outdoor gear. In a test due to begin this year, L.L. Bean plans to ship a line of coats and boots with sewn-in sensors that send data to the public Ethereum blockchain platform. The retailer is building a data tracking and analytics system to use customer data stored on Ethereum. Loomia, a Brooklyn-based technology company, plans to provide sheets of flexible circuitry to embed in the apparel, along with a small hardware device that uses near-field communication signals to collect data from the circuits while the customers wears the garments. Chad Leeder, innovation specialist at the outdoors gear provider, says the information, likely to include temperature, frequency of wear and number of washes, could show whether customers use the products as intended and whether new products live up to supplier promises. Insights could be funneled into product development, marketing and supplier negotiations, he says. Although L.L. Bean has collected customer comments for years, the data from this system would be more quantified, Mr. Leeder says. “Digital, quantifiable data about how customers are actually using a product — we’ve never had that data before.” Blockchain technology is well-suited for the test because the ledger encrypts data and lets many sources make updates continuously, he says. More at source link: https://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2018/02/07/l-l-bean-to-link-boots-coats-to-a-blockchain/ https://www.inc.com/erik-sherman/ll-beans-new-iot-blockchain-tech-combo-is-very-smart-and-incredibly-creepy.html
  14. Job opening at National

    On May 6, 2013 Adobe announced that CS6 would be the last version of the Creative Suite,[2][3][4] and that future versions of their creative software would only be available via their Adobe Creative Cloud subscription model. Adobe also announced that it would continue to support CS6 and would provide bug fixes and security updates through the next major upgrades of both Mac and Windows operating systems (as of 2013).[5] The Creative Suite packages were pulled from Adobe's online store in 2013,[6] but were still available on their website until January 2017.[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Creative_Suite https://www.dpreview.com/news/3633651596/adobe-cs6-has-been-officially-retired But who knows maybe Adobe changed their mind or renamed new product after old. Who cares?
  15. L.L.Bean to embed IoT sensors in coats and boots

    Depends on the hiker's medical history and preferences, the selected monitoring system and its response protocol. It could be a alarm to the hiker and to a monitoring station with a callback similar to a home security system and likely notification of other networked hiking members near you. Or it could be self-monitoring with an alarm call list. Or something else. I agree the tech is remarkable. There are even non-invasive diabetes sensors now. I am skeptical of the sensors being in clothing or boots, I think arm/ankle bands would be more workable.
  16. Oh, I thought you ran out of fingers and toes.
  17. EBOR question

    "Organization" refers to beneficiary not unit, as apparent in the previous paragraphs. An Eagle project does not require scouts be workers. The Eagle candidate, as demonstration of his leadership, recruits workers not his unit. My $0.02
  18. Sad sign of the times

    I feel the same about dangerous people. Come election time, we often hear that the US has more incarcerated/institutionalized than any other nation, perhaps too many of certain "classifications" and not enough of other "classifications".
  19. EBOR question

    Mea culpa. What happens if there are no scouts helping with the Eagle project?
  20. Job opening at National

    Well they requested a resume and April 1 is approaching.
  21. New around here

    Quite right, we have a sub-forum on Cub Scouts https://www.scouter.com/forum/25-cub-scouts/ Here are some past topics which may interest you, in addition to advice from past and present Cub leaders who will join in.
  22. New around here

    @KC4KEV welcome to scouter.com
  23. How do we get indoor parents enthused about an outdoor program? Specifically that they understand our Outdoor Method and appreciate the outdoors even if they do not want to experience it themselves.
  24. Boy Scout trapped 200ft inside PA cave RESCUED

    Some followup, updated The 15 year old Boy Scout was alert and not injured. (Wind Cave is also locally called Cold Cave as it is nearly freezing temperatures all year round - RS) The teen was part of a group scouts and adults from Elizabethtown accompanied by a cave guide. The group of 16 was about 350 feet into the Wind cave south of Pequea when the youth slipped while crawling through a passage and became wedged by a large jutting rock around 3:30 p.m The cave one of the largest "tectonic (fault) caves in the eastern U.S. Tectonic caves are formed when masses of bedrock are pulled apart along joints or fissures. This was not the group’s first time in the cave, officials said. Group members tried to free the youth for two hours, but that caused pain in the boy’s back and hip. (?? Unclear when 9-1-1 call made. RS) Rescuers, arriving in the dark, chiseled away at the rock and used rope pulleys and a harness to free the boy. Warming pads were used to keep the trapped youth warm in the cold air. More than 60 personnel were involved in the 7 hour extraction effort. About two dozen fire apparatus and other emergency vehicles were parked along Bridge Valley Road and at the Pequea boat launch. The effort was complicated by the winter weather and the length rescuers had to travel through mud and snow. Even in good weather, it takes around 20 minutes to travel from Bridge Valley Road to the cave entrance. It took about 45 minutes to transport the boy to the cave entrance after he was extricated. It took about 45 minutes to transport the boy to the cave entrance after he was extricated. This was 5th rescue in Wind Cave since 1993. Spokesman Tony Williams of Rawlinsville Fire Co. Popular short hike: Wind Cave Trail https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/pennsylvania/wind-cave-trail Wind/Cold Cave information/directions. Has picture of a local scout troop. http://www.visitlancasterpa.net/Lancaster-County/Things-To-Do/Trails-And-Vistas/Wind-Cave-Aka-Cold-Cave/ Rescue news report: http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/teen-boy-rescued-from-wind-caves-in-martic-township/article_a9867b78-143d-11e8-84d7-bf48f68d95eb.html Cave map and more background. http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/cave-rescue-in-southern-lancaster-county-was-th-since/article_7c370470-14ed-11e8-8ccb-7f7505dd40c0.html http://fox43.com/2018/02/18/how-emergency-crews-rescued-a-14-year-old-boy-from-a-cave-in-lancaster-county/
  25. Scout has been trapped in cave since 5:30pm Saturday. The cave is off the 500 block of Bridge Valley Road in Martic Township. More details in link. http://6abc.com/boy-scout-trapped-in-cave-in-lancaster-county/3102346/