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  1. Could be, I thought he had stepped up to take a job that neither he nor anyone else wanted for the past ten years. Reminds me of our "acting" district FOS chairman ...
  2. http://tinyurl.com/oyj5ol Eagle Scouts career as doctor aids camp Swine flu cases handled promptly with Sexsons help. By Sharise M. Darby The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Saturday, July 04, 2009 Two parts of William R. Sexsons life collided two weeks ago when the physician was confronted with cases of swine flu at a Boy Scout camp. When three Scouts came down with the H1N1 virus last month during a visit to a Georgia camp, Sexson contributed to their care. Sexson, Emory Universitys associate dean of clinical affairs at Grady Memorial Hospital, where he als
  3. At a recent COH, our UC got up to talk ad nauseum about the Quality Unit patch. Ten minutes later ...'Now the old patch must be EeeeMeadIDIOTleee removed and this new Centennial Quality put on.' The adults just groaned. Shortly after I got ambushed -"Ya know the BeeSSSuvEh has the most labor intensive, over expensive, over fussed about uniform of any youth group in the UUUSSSuvEh...oh another thing the quality stinks." Lucky for me the cake and coffee made a timely entrance. My scouts 1. Strongly dislike the new shirt. Only one wears it and that is because his mother makes him. No
  4. As DL, I have worn troop neckerchiefs, macaroni necklaces, and Hawaiian leis.
  5. Eamonn, as you know BP was over 50 when he took a group of young men to Brownsea Island. Old-timer? I am confused about "the Poster" which is probably generation specific. Are we talking about Norman Rockwell "The Scoutmaster" poster or the one BP drew (age 58, I believe you are one with his back turned) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:%27Are_you_in_this%27_poster.jpg or some other scout poster? I think today's youth are more pragmatic in choosing their heroes - only those they know who are there for them make the final cut. So we parents and scout leaders may stand a better ch
  6. Agree with le Voyageur. I would add the position cover ocean beaches where applicable. There have been other river rescues this spring: - June 14 Brandywine River in Chadds Ford, PA, 15 scouts rescued by firefighters - May 17 James River,VA which was discussed previously here http://www.scouter.com/forums/viewThread.asp?threadID=240048&p=1 Some outdoor groups require incident reports where there was injury/death/rescue involved. The outdoor leader is required to list experience and training. An outdoor leader may find he/she is no longer an outdoor leader (in the two rescues ab
  7. I think this is it http://www.ldsbsa.org/pdf/2009%20Philmont/Medical_Level_B.pdf
  8. A leader sees a need and steps up. A leader worries about getting the job done not getting "laughed at". Being a leader is not about winning popularity polls. Leadership is now, not a resume of the past. Step up, lead your troop by example, train our replacement, help your troop. Other paths will soon appear. Your choice.
  9. Okay shovel is down. I am surprised the Boy Scout MB Counselor form says nothing about this. Not to be dense, but if one is a First Aid MB counselor is one also accepted as a Venture First Aid consultant or does one submit another MB counselor form marked Venture First Aid consultant? Thanks for your responses.
  10. Thanks for the info. Have not seen any online forms for "consultants" but I will dig some more.
  11. Releasing a patch like that seems the first step in a fundraising campaign to purchase a new camp.
  12. Who instructs/signs off in Venturing? Is it other crew members or are there adults like the Boy Scout merit badge counselors or someone else?
  13. From the 2006-2010 Strategic Plan, here are the five objectives with their respective metrics. I added the outline format to aid discussion. 1. Every eligible youth has an opportunity to be involved in a quality Scouting experience. a. Increase market share and/or growth. b. Increase the number of new members. c. Improve member retention. d. Increase the number of units 2. The number of engaged, accountable volunteers is dramatically increased at all levels of Scouting. a. Add 1 million new volunteers. b
  14. The 2006-2010 Strategic Plan http://scouting.org/filestore/pdf/45-016.pdf emphasized 5 objectives each with measurable goals. Today, I was curious about our progress towards that plan and surprise there's a new Strategic Plan - the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan Update http://scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/Media/StrategicPlan.aspx which unfortunately is not a pdf but a 10 min video slide presentation that dies about 2 minutes in when the slide "Our Structure for The Strategic Plan" The Strategic Plan" appears (I tried both Firefox and IE multiple times). I'
  15. At this time of year, I really appreciate Painting merit badge. I like the idea of using the "harmonizing" color wheel, so the scout who paints the west side of my house uses the same color as the scout who painted the south side and the trim is all white. Now, if any merit badge needed an exemption from the "No more no less" policy, it is Home Repairs. Or maybe they could release new requirements each year inline with the repairs needed around MY house. Further, I would like to propose that Painting AND Home Repairs become Eagle required so they receive the emphasis consistent with
  16. Saw this - Camp Daniel Boone, N.C. sends home 19 scouts, 10 tested positive. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31372626/ns/health-swine_flu/
  17. No, Advancement was not always #1. It used to be Outdoors was #1 with Patrol Method and Leadership close behind. It wonder which group earns more merit badges and has more Eagles: FIVE+ million Boy Scout membership in 1960 OR less than ONE million Boy Scout membership in 2010 Why did this happen? CUB SCOUTS sets the wrong expectation with awards: Everyone should advance in rank each year. Penny candy awards for anything and everything that scouts are suppose to do as a given. Do a good turn. Get a patch. Pick up the litter you just dropped get a bea
  18. Let your program be your guide to your equipment purchases. We have units with quite different outdoor programs - one is heavy into water treks (canoeing, rafting, kayaking - many PFD's), some backpacking (no dutch ovens there), and a few too many are 100% car camping (don't get me started). Once you have roughed-out your program, talk to other units with similar programs to get gear recommendations and who to buy from. Ask questions and research. For example, should I buy a Coleman propane lantern or an Orbit 3W LED lantern? Top ten equipment list 10. Cool troop neckerchie
  19. No disrespect intended, but this "new look" reminds me of Simon for some reason my $0.005, (This message has been edited by RememberSchiff)
  20. Welcome. Give advice too! Would you have a recipe for making panzarotti's with a dutch oven?
  21. Have scouts propose "den rules" to make sure they can do all the fun stuff that their DL has planned. My scouts proposed these rules at the start 1. Quiet when the sign goes up 2. Wait your turn 3. Raise your hand to speak. Print these rules in large letters on a big white poster board "Den 7 Rules". Display rules poster prominently on one side of the American Flag and the den meeting agenda ("structured meeting") on the other side. Read rules aloud at start of meeting like in the "Dirty Dozen" or pick a scout, 'Chris Rule #3'. Break the rule, activity stops, and lawbreaker(s
  22. I changed my bookmark from scouting.org to this entry point http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home.aspx which makes it easier to reach Boy Scouts http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts.aspx and Information Center http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/Media.aspx which I commonly used. For me, the same problems remain CONTENT and CONTACTS, finding existing content, and navigation is now more time consuming. Little advice, if you have a somewhat working website, you don't go live with the new website until it is ready to go live. Still no c
  23. I will now wear two red shoulder loops on each silly epaulet if it gives Irving boys vacationing at Orlando something to do.
  24. MD, Del-Mar-Va Council, Rodney Scout Reservation 8/9-8/14 http://tinyurl.com/rea2he
  25. South Jersey, Pine Hill Scout Reservation 8/16-22/2009 http://tinyurl.com/p2hgpv
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