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  1. French filmmaker Fx Goby’s award-winning short film To Build a Fire, commissioned by the Boy Scouts of America and co-produced by Nexus Studios and Composite Films, premiered online in December as a Vimeo staff pick. To Build a Fire is widely recognized as Jack London’s masterpiece and a classic of American literature, with Goby’s animated film adaptation touring festivals to great acclaim since 2016, the centenary of London’s death. The 13-minute 2D-animated short, animated in Adobe Flash with the help of 3D modeling tools, tells the story of a trapper and his dog attempting to cross the Yukon in the harshness of midwinter. With striking visuals and a score composed by Mathieu Alvado and recorded by members the London Symphony Orchestra, To Build a Fire has won over animation, film and Jack London enthusiasts alike. Accolades include the Grand Prize for Best Animation at the Rhode Island Film Festival, Best International Animation at Shorts Mexico, and Best Animation at this year’s London Short Film Festival. More info and Q&A with Goby developers. at Animation World Network source link. Good content for Animation merit badge.
  2. Dive watch selection for Florida Sea base.

    @Duhawk49 welcome to scouter.com @mashmaster, @qwazse , @Tampa Turtlecome to mind. I believe they have attended SeaBase, I am sure there are other members too.
  3. Pack Coed Campout

    Looks like the "Show Me State" can show other packs how it is done. Springfield's largest cub scout pack, held its first coed camp-out in Camp Arrowhead cabins this weekend with boys and girls playing games and practiced survival skills . WARNING: Story includes an account of Bobcat Flipping. - http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/pack-289-hosts-first-coed-winter-campout/942794908
  4. Why Can't Adults Trust the Scouts

    ...and in the end, scouts will buy and bring their own tent/hammock/bivouac,
  5. I'm game. Setup up a experiment topic with your one post and done rule. I will delete those who attempt a second post.
  6. I am always skeptical of news sources, some more than others. A recent Buzzfeed article details an Surbaugh Jan 9, email to scout executives which Buzzfeed claims to have seen and spills the contents. How truthful that article is, I do not know, but keep a look-out for this alleged Jan 9 email. @Eagle94-A1 The article does mention Scouter.com. , maybe someday we will be mentioned by the BBC or NYT. Surbaugh said the proposed survey question was a "mistake" and apologized for causing "distress" to members by the mere suggestion of coed scouting — words he said were "toxic" to many scouters. He said that he had stopped the survey from going out to members because "there are those (not just on Scouter.com) that really dislike our leadership and will say, 'See, we told you so. They LIED to us, they just want co-ed scouting, and this is a sleazy, back door way to show that’s what some people want so they can push their agenda forward.'" He added that the proposed idea would also make BSA staff "feel foolish" for defending the organization from accusations of coed scouting.
  7. Buzzfeed - CSE Surbaugh - Girls - Scouter.com

    China may be interested. In November, "China Energy Investment Corporation Limited signed an agreement (Memorandum of Understanding?) with the West Virginia Department of Commerce on an $83.7 billion plan to invest in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia. " http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/China-Energy-signs-837-billion-West-Virginia-investment-agreement-456288953.html
  8. OA and the aboriginal cultures

    My understanding the OA (BSA) has NOT branded any images of Native Americans., just arrow images. Meanwhile, the long goodbye of Cleveland Indian Chief Wahoo has begun. ... well at least from uniforms and billboards. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/sports/baseball/cleveland-indians-chief-wahoo-logo.html
  9. Water Carnival Ideas

    A good experiment for Environmental Science merit badge. Do these balloons biodegrade in water, soil, and how long does it take? What happens if wildlife ingests?
  10. Pack Coed Campout

  11. Pack Coed Campout

    Are we confusing dialog from 2001 and 2010?
  12. Pack Coed Campout

    National needs an upbeat promo for the early adopters ...maybe something like this...
  13. Water Carnival Ideas

    +1 on greased watermelon race.
  14. Pack YP equal or double standard

    Ok then, you two agree to disagree. That much is clear. @NJCubScouter , @Sentinel947
  15. Water Carnival Ideas

    @Tgstaffer welcome to scouter.com
  16. Pack YP equal or double standard

    IMO, Yes this not about equality, this is about safety, . The BSA believes their policy is statistically safer. Will there still be violations? Yes. Another $0.02
  17. Pack YP equal or double standard

    Does the Scout Oath and Law imply equal treatment or helpful, kind and courteous treatment? If equal treatment, I'm either not helping any more little old ladies across the street or I am helping everyone cross the street. If helpful, kind, and courteous treatment, I will help others based on their needs and my resources. Do I treat everyone in my troop equally? No, all scouts are different with different needs. IMO Surbaugh is talking about the latter, helping families who want all their kids in the BSA program. My $0.02
  18. Waterproofing Tents

    @juanfox welcome to scouter.com
  19. Is WFA worth it?

    How many and what kind of patient contact hours do you have? You may find that some college academic programs require 200hr, 500hr, or more minimum hours for admission. An on-call EMT acquires those hours based on calls not shift hours. Our Health Assisting students seek volunteer opportunities at local hospitals and health care facilities, particularly senior centers and special ed. It is a great way to "help others" and a good way to verify that OT is your future.
  20. Dividing a Pack

    If your Pack is working well, why fix it? It's funny, the BSA wants successful Councils to merge and successful units to split for many of the same reasons.
  21. Adding Girls to Pack

    Thanks for info. I was wondering if National/Council was grouping three or more early adopter packs locally to form a new girl troop in the future.
  22. Adding Girls to Pack

    I split this thread as there were two different topics being actively discussed which got confusing, also one discussion seemed better suited to be in Issues & Politics.
  23. Buzzfeed - CSE Surbaugh - Girls - Scouter.com

    I see a kid who wants to be a scout, that's good enough for me.
  24. Buzzfeed - CSE Surbaugh - Girls - Scouter.com

    And then we have this young Girl Scout who also joined Cub Scouts “Because it’s really fun. They get to do a lot of camping, and den meetings, and car racing,” And her Cubmaster father, “We have been bringing our daughters with us forever. And this now is a great opportunity for them to join along with us. It’s what they’ve always wanted to do with us, and we’re ecstatic to have them... I’ve been saying for years, ‘Why can’t my daughter be an Eagle Scout? She does the same work. She does the same activities,." Photos and video show her in perfect Cub uniform including new skirt. http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/01/26/girl-joins-boy-scouts/
  25. Rifle merit badge, need explanation

    Rifle Shooting Merit Badge. Yes, only one group. In requirement 1l. you learning grip, sight picture , breathing, and squeeze to group your 3 shots within a quarter. Takes practice. Then in the following requirement 1m. you are learning to adjust the sight windage and elevation controls to zero that group on target at same distance. You get 4 targets to learn your left from right and up from down , so hopefully by the fifth attempt of 5 shots you are zeroed and make the minimum score. Some zero quicker such that they score the minimum sooner. No, as long as the optic has windage and elevation controls you are okay. BTW the Marines dropped iron sights (well except as backup...) Yes sandbags, sleeping roll, sweatshirt,...are okay. Lets see if @cyphertext , @Oldscout448 , @Sentinel947agree. Oh and welcome to scouter.com