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  1. 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.
  2. New around here

    @KC4KEV welcome to scouter.com
  3. 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.
  4. 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/
  5. 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/
  6. New merit badge idea?

    Been almost a year since the Merit Badge Calendar has been updated. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/merit-badge-calendar/
  7. Boy Scout trapped 200ft inside PA cave RESCUED

    Overnight, Tony Williams, public information officer for the Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company : gaining access little by little, but it is a slow process. teen is conscious and communicating with rescuers rescuers greatest concern at this time is the possibility of the teen getting hypothermia Update: Resued after 7 hours. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/video/category/news/3812709-15-year-old-boy-rescued-from-lancaster-cave/
  8. Over the years, the Maine Troop Greeters are most known for greeting returning troops when they land at their stopover airfield in Bangor, ME. My understanding is that there are always Troop Greeters there whenever , day or night, a troop plane lands. Girls and Boy Scout groups from around the state attended the first ever Annual Scout Day at the Maine Troop Greeters Museum in Bangor. They also enjoyed a guided tour of the museum, took part in a Flag Folding Ceremony, and got to meet Miss Maine USA 2018 and former Girl Scout, and Army National Guard Sergeant, Marina Gray. "We hope that they understand our philosophy and mission to thank the troops, to be thankful for what they do, and to really understand that everybody benefits from our Armed Forces, and it's good to say, "thank you," said Andrea Cross of the Maine Troop Greeters. Check video at source link http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Maine-Troop-Greeters-Hold-First-Scout-Day-474390993.html
  9. Sad sign of the times

    I'm confused. Is this just a misunderstanding?
  10. Patrol Method/System Resources

    Interesting to read about Temptations and how to use them towards our aims, BP mentions "motion pictures" and the "cinema place" as his examples.
  11. Sad sign of the times

    You might want to change your obligatory upvote then.
  12. Sad sign of the times

    My older son took a one day course which just focused on air travel. You can't run or hide in a plane.
  13. Sad sign of the times

    In school scenarios maybe, scouting scenarios can be different. Can't lock doors and cellphones may not work.
  14. Sad sign of the times

    Agree. IMO, need professionals teaching in real life settings with interactive exercises. Some serious individual thought as to what it means to be Brave.
  15. Sad sign of the times

    Police now advise/teach teachers and students to run, hide, fight. Should BSA add this training to YP?
  16. New merit badge idea?

    @Urbanredneck welcome to scouter.com
  17. Sad sign of the times

    See something (and again many did beforehand even over internet), say something,...and then say it again... Washington State Grandmother reports grandson http://abcnews.go.com/US/grandmother-reports-grandson-school-shooting-plot-washington/story?id=53136502
  18. Sad sign of the times

    Yes, opiods comes to mind.
  19. @Eagledad , around here CM's and ACM's are more likely to cross-over into SM and ASM positions than Webelos DL's particularly those on their second tour or more.
  20. Sad sign of the times

    Ok then, let's keep it Courteous and Kind. Thanks.
  21. Good point. Webelos, back in the day (here he goes), was a shorter program perhaps for that reason, as was Cub Scouts. A 5th grader Cub started his last year working on Lion (Wolf-Bear-Lion), at the end of the year you worked on Webelos/AOL for a short time. The requirements were learn the BOY SCOUT OATH and LAW, salute, hand sign, motto... If Boy Scouts interested you, you joined a troop where you learned your Tenderfoot skills. When you think about what preparation does an 11yr old need to join Boy Scouts? None, no experience required. Same is true for his adult leaders.
  22. I have wondered why OA was not purposed with teaching the old Wood Badge course. Sort of full circle, OA promotes Scout camping so why not Arrowmen teach new adult leaders?
  23. L.L.Bean to embed IoT sensors in coats and boots

    I have answered all your questions as best as I can.
  24. L.L.Bean to embed IoT sensors in coats and boots

    How is this any better than a cell phone or sat phone? It provides more intel, giving rescuers more situational awareness to commit proper resources in a smarter way. I guess we agree to disagree.
  25. L.L.Bean to embed IoT sensors in coats and boots

    Let's stay focused. We were given a working cellphone and cellphone network at the start of this discussion. Who initiates the distress call, is it the hiker? What if he is incapacitated? What if he is dead? Say the hiker has medical IoT sensors in his clothing to chain medical data via a working phone whether the user is conscious or not. So data is returned and shared, the hiker is at this location and has this pulse, temp, BP, respiration rate or he does not (He's dead Jim). The weather is getting worse, do you dispatch a SAR team ASAP or do you wait until the weather clears and send a Recovery team? The recent Mt. Hood rescue comes to mind.