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  1. RememberSchiff

    Opinions on Alcohol stoves

    @spencerdella , @Eagle94-A1 , @desertrat77 topic moved with help from @MattR , thanks
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    Opinions on Alcohol stoves

    @spencerdella welcome to scouter.com. I may move your topic to sub-forum Equipment Reviews and Discussions when I figure how. https://www.scouter.com/forum/6-equipment-reviews-discussions/
  3. Scouting organizations are still registering to participate in the 2018 Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) over the October 19 – 21 weekend. With about 1 month to go, JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, told ARRL that registration is “probably on target” at this point. US registrations stood at 235 as of the end of last week. Right after JOTA 2017, 489 US locations had signed up, although that included both Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) participants, which, Wilson said, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have “remained steadfast” in considering separate events, although, he noted, this is not the case at the world level. “Our goals are primarily to grow participation,” Wilson told ARRL. “The World JOTA-JOTI Team has set a goal of 3 million participants by 2021; 2017 saw 1.5 million worldwide. Sign-ups at the world level right now are at 1,428 locations. Wilson said that, in the US, many locations wait until the last minute to register their participation. In 2017, some 7,900 Scouts took part in JOTA, down by nearly 10,800 participants from 2016, but topping participation for 2014 and 2015. Total radio contact numbers were down from 2016 and 2015. “We’ve also put in place a number of aids to help people improve their on-the-air experience, which will be challenging without sunspots,” Wilson pointed out. “We’ve provided a video of how to work HF for JOTA. We’ve also provided a quick reference card to help Scouts during the QSO.” Recommended JOTA frequencies are listed on the K2BSA website. “Operators should note that these frequencies are starting points to find QSOs,” Wilson added. “They can also turn the dial to find other stations on the air. It’s not like a repeater.” A list of Girl Scout activities supported by JOTA-JOTI has also been posted. Held each year on the third full weekend in October, JOTA is the world’s largest Scouting event. JOTA uses Amateur Radio to link Scouts and hams around the world. Scouts of any age and gender can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Venturers. Radio amateurs at the local level are encouraged to work with a scout council or unit to set up a JOTA station or arrange to have Scouts visit their shacks. “You can also participate just by making QSOs with the many JOTA stations that will be on the air,” Wilson said. Source link: http://www.arrl.org/news/scouting-s-2018-jamboree-on-the-air-set-for-october-19-21 I too have been puzzled about JOTA and JOTI being separate events.
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    Three Cub Scouts - school flag duty

    One week later... Sgt. Danial Marshall of the Idaho Army National Guard presented Hayden Meadows Elementary School fifth-graders Nalan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck and Casey Dolan with challenge coins and Defender of Freedom Awards at their school Sept. 21. Marshall said it’s rare to see youngsters practicing flag etiquette. He also wanted to let the kids know that what they did was meaningful to him as a soldier. Marshall gave each of the boys a challenge coin, plus a Defender of Freedom Award. The coins are something that noncommissioned officers and officers hand out to “symbolize unit identity and esprit de corps,” explained Marshall. He also encouraged them to look up the history of the coins, and to learn more about the U.S. flag. Nalan said that when Marshall showed up, “I had no idea what to say except thank you for the certificate and the coin.” Casey said the award “was surprising and very honorable.” More at Source: https://www.cdapress.com/local_news/20180925/unflagging_patriotism
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    Outings with our military

    “They have this range all set up where the boys can shoot an M4, M240, and M249. It maybe the first and last chance a lot of these guys get to shoot some of these weapons. They do have some bigger guns and they were telling them that if they want to shoot those, they have to join the Army,” said SM Murdock. What a great Scout outing. Thanks to US Army and SM Murdock. https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Boy-Scouts-shoot-Army-weapons-at-Fort-Rileys-32nd-Annual-Apple-Day--494075211.html Though I did not enter the military, Scouting ,and only Scouting, provided me some exposure to military - staying at USAF bases on Philmont trip, Air Force Academy, airshows, ship visits, range shooting...all great.
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    Greetings from Omaha

    @GreenBarHill welcome to scouter.com, a relaxing oasis from Cornhusker football.
  7. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 22, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A video titled “A New Direction for Children and Youth in 2020” has shed some light on the program The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is planning to replace its involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. https://gephardtdaily.com/breaking-home/lds-church-releases-video-on-new-youth-program-slated-for-2020-will-replace-scouting/
  8. Update 9/21/2018: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a few more details about the initiative in a statement that said a full and detailed description will come later because different aspects of the program are still being tested. ... The statement reiterates that the faith’s program will be similar to Scouting with an emphasis on outdoors, service work and character building. It won’t have a ranking system like the one culminating in an Eagle Scout recognition that many generations of Mormons strived to achieve as a life milestone. It will be for boys and girls. “Camps and other outdoor activities have always been and will continue to be a prominent part of gospel learning, building relationships, and strengthening faith in Jesus Christ,” the statement said. “Leaders, youth, and parents will be empowered to identify and provide outdoor activities that invite spiritual experiences and meet the unique needs of their children, young women, and young men.” https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/21/mormons-prepared-for-life-without-boy-scouts/ https://www.lds.org/youth/childrenandyouth?lang=eng
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    Lone Scout Questions

    @ournextadventure welcome to scouter.com
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    Simply falling behind or is it more complicated?

    I agree with Peter Thiel 's statement in the posted video that reformation of college education will come from the outside. IMO, outside from education consumers, parents and students, in high schools. My younger son is not attending high school, he is taking courses at a local community college - better teachers, better courses. He has friends doing the same, other friends attending charter or private schools , others being home-schooled, and still others though physically in a public school are taking Virtual High School classes from Stanford or BYU. If grassroot's educational consumerism can prevail over the state DOE and teacher union, reformation of college education will follow. My $0.02,
  11. “The Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America is very thankful to SIG SAUER for their leadership and participation in the Maine Shooting Sports Experience. This event is a cornerstone to funding and expanding our scouting programs. Thanks to the marquis sponsorship from SIG SAUER, we were able to increase our fundraising by 10% over last year,” added Eric Tarbox, Scout Executive/CEO, Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Our Scouts were also thrilled to be joined by professional shooter Lena Miculek who was very generous with her time and talent, and participated on one our teams and provided lessons. SIG SAUER really made this a once in a lifetime experience for all of the participants that will be talked about for years to come.” The shooting event was held on September 6th – 7th and included a competition event at Camp Hinds in Raymond, Maine. https://www.ammoland.com/2018/09/lena-miculek-attends-sig-sauer-maine-shooting-sports-experience/
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    Simply falling behind or is it more complicated?

    I am amused, tinkled pink actually, at all the young , talented makers and entrepreneurs who are saying no to Apple, Google, Amazon, Wall Street, ... job offers and starting their own companies. Quite different from back in the day, when we were trained to be employees of GM, IBM, GE, Wall Street... My $0.02
  13. Being so I checked and transgender person seems to be preferred https://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
  14. SALEM, Utah — According to Salem Police Chief Brad James, a small group of Boy Scouts and their leaders were at the Knoll Park area of the pond practicing basic swimming . A 25-year-old Utah County Scout Master went in to the water to rescue a scout who was struggling and pushed him to safety, but the leader went under the water, according to James. https://fox13now.com/2018/07/18/boy-scout-leader-potentially-drowned-at-salem-ponds-police-say/ https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/south/salem/scout-leader-drowns-in-salem-pond/article_d178de2f-0d78-58e9-bd06-e9a89af1d6be.html
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    Scoutmaster drowns while rescuing scout (UT)

    About 10 people die each day nationally from drowning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is about 3,536 fatal drownings annually. The Utah Department of Health estimates 26 people in Utah die annually from unintentional drowning. Children 4 years old and younger have the highest drowning rates in Utah. Forty-three percent of child drownings in Utah happen in open bodies of water, 30 percent happen in pools, 18 percent happen in bathtubs and nine percent happen in “other” situations, according to the Utah Department of Health. For every child who dies from drowning, there is an average of five other children who receive emergency care for nonfatal submersion in water. https://universe.byu.edu/2018/09/18/drowning-is-a-leading-cause-of-death-1/
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    72 hour rule

    "If an event is 72 hours or longer the adults must be registered whether they attend for 1 hour or the entire time. " Ok, I guess we will run 3 separate 24hr events which will occur on 3 consecutive days,
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    Fishing, BSA, and PETA

    I believe they make this request annually. 2010: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2460165/posts
  18. @Bill2018welcome to scouter.com
  19. Back in the day...what a lucky scout, getting his membership card signed by Roy Rogers. Now that is Happy Trails! Source: http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reporters-notebook-roy-rogers-signed-boy-scouts-card
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    Membership card signed by Roy Rogers

    IMO it was popular because it showed cowboys could still be cowboys in the present day plus it had just about everything else to draw an audience and entertain. I wanted a dog like Bullet. Though different times, I see similarities between Roy Rogers and Fred Rogers. I think it is great when someone famous will stop and sign an autograph on a baseball card, scout card, etc. for a kid. On my '69 trek to Philmont, we got tickets for a Cardinals game. And who was playing them but our home team Phillies. So there we were, uniformed (with community strips) South Jersey scouts in the right field stands cheering our Phillies during pre-game warm-up. We yelled their names and stats, the NJ towns we were from,,and all things Philly. We were loud but courteous and ignored except when the Phillies told us to... A Cardinal player came over and welcomed us to St. Louis and asked if we wanted his autograph. What scout would not want a Bob Gibson autograph! We became new Cardinals fans.
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    BSA: The POLARIS Method

    Yes, I wonder why they did not use "stripper" meaning to reduce or strip layers?
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    BSA: The POLARIS Method

    Those high-up with little field hands-on experience often conceptualize, create new buzzwords or , and seek advice from outside consultants. The Polaris Method scouting website states the "Polaris Method Elevator Pitch" (so Peter Drucker) which got me thinking. Are there any elevators in tents, scout camps, council buildings? I suspect there are at Irving but anywhere else? A theory ...Someone at a National meeting must have said "I read on scouter.com that the Girl Scouts are working with an outside (Meaning REI) consultant" which was misunderstood Say that a great idea lets bring in an outside consultant guru. My brother-in-law's company brought in this Lean Manufacturing consultant. ... can't get more outside of scouting than manufacturing. Will the Polaris Method become a polarizing method between National and employees, pro's and volunteers? My $0.02,
  23. Goodwill Northern New England and the Commissioner for K-Valley District of the Boy Scouts is working to make sure no Boy Scout goes without a uniform. Appears to be a combined uniform donation, new scout registration, uniform distribution on one night. More details at link: https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Free-Boy-Scout-uniforms-to-be-handed-out-next-week-in-Waterville-493191391.html
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    Tomahawk & Bow Recomendations

    Link to a recent discussion