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  1. RememberSchiff

    Time to Go.

    Maybe, but I think most troops still initiate the recruitment of Webelos. These troops have a ASM or Committee member (Membership Chair) serve as a Webelos liaison. He/she attends Pack Meetings, etc. often with a couple of his scouts who may or may not be den chiefs.
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    Contagious Disease Outbreaks

    More than 80,000 Americans died of the flu in the winter of 2017-2018, the highest number in over a decade, federal health officials said last week. Although 90 percent of those deaths were in people over age 65, the flu also killed 180 young children and teenagers, more than in any other year since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began using its current surveillance methods. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/health/flu-deaths-vaccine.html That said, I wish the information presented was more complete. e.g., how many who died were vaccinated and with what vaccine, how many were in group living ? Last month, I got the high dose Flu vaccine. I hope it is the right dose. Another $0.02
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    Eagle Project question... help

    As I understand, Eagle Project Coordinators are now called Eagle Project Coaches. Coaches are optional, but recommended as stated on page 14 of the Eagle Project Service Project Workbook. That said, the coach could be correct that the Council Eagle Board would not approve. And just as a coach should do, he/she gave feedback - recommendations to improve the project and its chances for success. A Scout who proposes a project to recycle HIS toys to help other kids, well lets work on this idea - the problem/need, who specifically will be involved and benefit, will the proposed solution work or will it become a mess of parts that will be little used. Scouts often have their first, second, ...Eagle Project proposals rejected... part of leadership learning process. Let your son learn. My $0.02,
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    Eagle Project question... help

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    Time to Go.

    Save as many as you can. RS
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    OLD Training Codes

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    Adult Leader discipline problems

    @Vanhall21 welcome to scouter.com. I did some editing but could you clarify. Your husband is the Bears DL for your son's den and all is well with that den or did other adult leaders take over? Another den has adult leader problems which is affecting your Pack? Where is the Cubmaster in all of this? Are you a leader in the Pack?
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    50 years ago, BSA allows girls into Explorers

    I guess there were early adopters back in the day too. Girls were allowed to join Explorer programs as “participants” in 1969, while required to be members of Girl Scouts or Camp Fire. Explorers went completely co-ed in 1971. http://kdhnews.com/news/local/girls-part-of-boy-scouts-nothing-new/article_e7a4c73c-b3aa-11e7-b71c-836cc6416e8f.html In April 1971, young women became eligible for full membership in Exploring... https://www.exploring.org/about-us/ For months, the Girl Rangers operated as a kind of shadow Explorer troop, neither Boy Scouts nor Girl Scouts. Then, in April 1971, the national BSA Explorers officially went coed. The South Carolina Girl Rangers registered as an official Explorer post and became the first all-female troop in the nation.. https://www.outsideonline.com/2300691/lost-legend-girl-rangers
  9. Fifty years ago, the Oct. 21, 1968 edition of the Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster,PA) reported that the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow girls in Explorer troops (ages 14-18). Locally, the program got mixed reviews. Some students were enthusiastic about welcoming girls to science groups, dances and parties, but not sports activities or hiking. Explorers would admit girls “by special interest” beginning on Jan. https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-that-was-doctor-delivered-baby-while-in-labor-herself/article_ac46279c-ba95-11e8-9c45-dbd83b22f3c5.html
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    Summer Camp Tier pricing

    We have early bird-pricing and camperships but haven't adopted a published Tier price structure for summer camp. How well is this working for scouts, the program, and camps? ...Tier A represents the true cost of camp for a scout. Tier B is partially a subsidized rate, marking the halfway point between Tiers A and C. Tier C is a heavily subsidized rate meant to be competitive with other camps. Each tier receives the same benefits and opportunities during camp, but Dave Plond, scout executive for the Overland Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America said it’s a way for families who can afford to pay the entire cost of their scout’s camp experience to do so. While Plond said they expect most campers to pay the Tier C rate, Tiers A and B were included in the list of prices as an option for families with the financial means to contribute more. He hopes the move also brings awareness to the true costs of camp and encourage families with the means to provide additional assistance to the council. Besides the competition factor, Plond said, the main reason to not simply increase camp costs is to make sure local scouts have an option for attending camp. Camps are an essential element of the scouting program. http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/officials-making-changes-to-help-keep-iconic-camp-augustine-open/article_8b6e4078-d5fb-11e8-94c9-e33d3ad6d2de.html https://overlandtrailscouncil.com/camping/summer-camp/summer-camp-pricing/
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    PLC hazing and bullying problem

    Let's remove the gender, can we agree that those who bully one will likely bully others. Thanks, RS
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    WFA: Required or not?

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    PLC hazing and bullying problem

    Many counties offer "youth tours" of prisons for those at-risk. https://worcestercountysheriff.com/services/community-outreach/youth-tours/
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    Fitness Goals for Scouters

    Congrats on his weight loss but how much money did he spend to hire nationally known weight-loss coach Charles D'Angelo?
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    Cub Scout Shooting Sports and NRA

    No sense re-inventing the wheel, there are other excellent, non-NRA firearm instructor courses offered by the military, state police , Sig Sauer Academy, Gunsite, ... Be aware, the NRA would likely switch their sizable monetary donations from Scouting to other programs. My $0.02
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    PLC hazing and bullying problem

    My thoughts... Regarding my scout son who is also special needs, I am always his Dad first. If he called me and described such events, I would have arrived with the police. After returning him home, I would have called my son's clinical therapist. I would focus on helping my son. If the SPL would do this to the Scoutmaster's son while the PLC watched in amusement, then they have no respect for that Scoutmaster. Still I would notify the COR , CC, and other ASM's and let them handle the matter from the Charter Organization and BSA standpoint. my $0.02 p.s. very sorry to hear about this
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    PLC hazing and bullying problem

    Tell us more about the What help and counsel did you give this scout? What was the reaction of his parents? Why should this young man stay in your unit or in scouting? No one in the troop helped him? He had to call his parents for help? Who were the adults leaders on this trip?
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    PLC hazing and bullying problem

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    some people have some nerve

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    Linked Troops sharing a website

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    BSA mile swim

    Why not? IMHO, layers is layers whether a hike, whitewater rafting, or swim. Be prepared.
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    Questions about scouting

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    Fitness Goals for Scouters

    Perhaps physically strong in an older scout is more about recognizing one's growing short-comings while still delivering a quality program. Sometimes you damn the pain and press on, other times you recruit a more able-bodied scouter. My $0.02
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    BSA mile swim

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