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Everything posted by RememberSchiff

  1. Girl Scout sold cookies outside Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    Ok then, let's be respectful. @NJCubScouter , @Sentinel947, @LeCastor
  2. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    Yes make it engaging and hands-on. For example, my den built a full-size historical reproduction (ductwork) of a Congreve rocket (British). It was 10ft long. https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/rockets-inspired-francis-scott-key-180952399/ Bear Adventure: Paws for Action (Duty to Country) Complete Requirement 1 and two others from Requirements 2-4. Learn about our nation’s flag. Display it at home for one month. Say the Pledge of Allegiance and learn its meaning. Do at least one of the following. A. Find out about two famous Americans. Share what you learned. B. Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your community, town, or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den.
  3. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    @Pselb , take it easy. No one and definitely not me stated or implied that you and your wife were using the BSA for babysitting, only that some parents have and long before Family Scouting arrived. @NJCubScouter, @Sentinel947, @LeCastor
  4. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    The BabySitters of America phenomenon existed long before Family Scouting.
  5. Drone Rescue

    I just think this rescue in Australia is cool. Lifeguards launched the drone, steered it towards the swimmers and dropped a “rescue pod” into the water, where it expanded so the swimmers could grab it and swim to shore. The rescue took just 70 seconds. The two swimmers were exhausted but unharmed. Drone cost $343,000. More info here. Does Philmont use drones? Other than for STEM, I wonder if any BSA camps are using drones.
  6. Girl Scout sold cookies outside Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    IMO, if the Girl Scouts disapprove of the sales location, then the profits of having sold 312 cookie boxes there should be donated to a drug treatment program, etc. My $0.02
  7. Okay, it is the scout's project and he , not his coach or dad, should be leading his volunteers (you). The scout should do the project drawings, parts and cut lists. Hand drawings are still okay. He, or better other scouts he is leading, can select boards and mark the cut lines, clamp joints square, drive screws.
  8. Who is Eagle Project Coach? Have you seen his Eagle Project workbook? In his workbook should be contact information for his Eagle Project Coach, Scoutmaster, and his school principal, the benefactor. Also there will be approval signatures, if his project proposal has been approved. The scout should be communicating with you and not his parents with you. Thanks for helping. What a lost learning opportunity (Kreg jig nice, I could use one) for the scout due to shortsighted BSA safety rules.
  9. Pack Trailer

    @Redman , welcome to scouter.com
  10. Adding Girls to Pack

    I moved those posts over to a new I&P topic. \
  11. New YPT Launch

    @MikeS72 welcome to scouter.com
  12. James E. West Fellowship

    From my experience, adults (leaders included) should be given prior notice regarding awards to them. If they say NO, then it is NO. They need not provide an explanation.
  13. Cub Scout Behavior Memo

    Delegate, yes! No snacks at my den meetings, we are having too much fun. Send them home hungry for dinner! Adults yakking ... I don't want to hijack topic.
  14. Seven year old Simon Caquelin of St. Paul (MN) had been at the Fred C. Andersen Boy Scout camp in Houlton, Wis., for one night when his family received the devastating news that there had been an accident. No one was there to see exactly what happened that night, but investigators for the most part were able to piece together a series of events--seven-year-old Simon had gone sledding, authorities believe, at some point veering off the hill and striking a tree head-on without a helmet. He spent seven days fighting for his life at Gillette Children's Hospital in St. Paul, and took his last breath just after 4 a.m. Monday. ... The silver lining for Matthew, his wife Jennifer and Simon's two older siblings, however, lies in the fact that he was able to donate his organs. So far, they say he's helped save at least four lives, with a flag currently flying outside the hospital in his honor. "I would love for everybody to realize that we had our miracle for seven years," Matthew Caquelin said. "He was an angel that was devoting time to us--and that miracle did happen." Simon's family described him as a budding outdoorsman, a true Minnesotan who had never been camping alone or sledding at night before. He had only been a member of the Boy Scouts for several months before the accident, though Simon's family says the organization has been incredibly supportive throughout the entire ordeal. http://www.fox9.com/news/seven-year-old-dies-after-sledding-accident-at-boy-scout-camp Scout Salute and farewell.
  15. recording software for cub scouts

    @sm270 , welcome to scouter.com
  16. Cub Scout dies sledding at Andersen Scout Camp (WI)

    Each year in the U.S., 25,000 children under 15 are admitted to emergency rooms for sledding injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic. But sledding deaths are rare. In Minnesota, a teen, Katelyn Hank, died in 2014 in a sledding accident in Le Sueur. Two years earlier, a 10-year-old girl from North Carolina died while sledding in Dassel. While there are no special helmets for sledding, kids can use ski, bicycle or skateboard helmets. That’s a message the Caquelins are now spreading, hoping it will help prevent another family from going through such heartbreak. While wearing a helmet may not have prevented his son’s injuries, Matt Caquelin said, “it may have saved his life.” http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-boy-dies-after-sledding-accident-at-boy-scout-camp/473005893/
  17. Girl Scout sold cookies outside Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    Well Hooters did sponsor a Cub Scout Camp in Colorado, so I consider them friends of Scouting. http://abcnews.go.com/US/parents-outraged-learn-local-hooters-sponsored-cub-scout/story?id=40325654
  18. Guide to Advancement

    @cstewart , I moved your topic from the Issues and Politics forum to here, the Advancement Resources forum.
  19. Guide to Advancement

    @ascouter1999 welcome to scouter.com
  20. NYLT Staff gifts

    @carebear3895 welcome to scouter.com
  21. Sunday Morning segment on the BSA

    Agreed, refugee and immigrant scouts are not a new face (membership) of the BSA.
  22. 501(C)3 non profit status

    @FunkyChikin glad you boogie down to scouter.com
  23. The current moral panic is bad for males and females

    I hid another response which seemed more paranoia. @NJCubScouter , @Sentinel947 , @LeCastor
  24. The current moral panic is bad for males and females

    That article ends What we owe all people, including women, is to listen to them and to respect them and to take them seriously. But we don’t owe anyone our unthinking belief. “Trust but verify” may not have the same ring as “believe all women.” But it’s a far better policy. Sounds fair.