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  1. "On Oct. 19, Carnival Cruise Line welcomed 30 scouts from the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America for a visit on board Carnival Miracle while the ship was docked in Kahului. The visit was a gesture of appreciation for the group’s assistance with providing needed supplies following the wildfires in Maui. The scouts volunteered with Direct Relief to provide needed recovery kits with respiratory masks, gloves and other supplies after the fires." Some rowboat. Might be able to carry a council? More at source, including photos and what scouts did while onboard. https
  2. @CharlesHubb welcome to scouter.com. Perhaps seek Christmas gift suggestions from the Scoutmaster or Troop Quartermaster?
  3. Did some searching, In 2001, Four Tanzanian Boy Scouts went missing from the National Scout Jamboree and sought asylum. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tanzanian-boy-scouts-want-asylum/ I was unaware that the UNCHR (United Nations Refugee Agency) has taught classes at international jamborees. Scouts sample refugee life at their international jamboree "...one of the jamboree's main boulevards, down the hill, in a tent tucked under the trees, UNHCR and STAR (Student Action for Refugees) run equally popular twice daily workshops for groups of 25-50 scouts using 'Pass
  4. "Multiple scouts and adults who participated in the 2023 World Scout Jamboree ...had applied for refugee status as soon as they arrived in South Korea for the global event, according to the legal sources. The justice ministry declined to disclose the number of people or their nationalities but plans to make a decision on whether to grant the application after conducting the necessary screenings." https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2023/10/113_361525.html
  5. Judge Silverstein allows final compensation and reimbursement of approximately $246 million in professional expenses. This does not include legal expenses with Sidley Austin (12/18-2/20) prior to entering Chapter 11. https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/b54ff78f-8243-4007-9ff8-930e73d4d061_11541.pdf
  6. Update Oct 4, 2023 The Ozark Trails Council has sold Frank Childress Scout Reservation to the Frank Childress Reserve Properties Committee, a not-for-profit organization. formed by a group of Scout volunteers. The 175-acre wooded property was purchased for $500,000, roughly 28% of the property’s assessed value of $1.8 million. It will be renamed Camp Childress. and will provide an affordable camping facility for multiple community groups: "The Ozark Trails Council will continue to operate three other camps: one near Pittsburg, Kansas; one on Table Rock Lake; and its main summe
  7. Update Oct 16, 2023: The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts, based in San Jose, has agreed to sell the historic property to the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County, and two nonprofit groups: Camping Unlimited, which runs programs for disabled children, and White Stag Youth Leadership Development Academy, a Monterey group affiliated with scouting. The deal is currently in escrow and expected to close by the end of the year. For the Esselen Tribe, the property, which includes part of the Little Sur River, has deep spiritual meaning. The tribe’s members lived in Big Sur
  8. Oct 3, 2023 - another look Spotted lanternflies help make smoky honey - great for honey bees and maybe good for us. As their regular food store dwindle, honey bees feed on the autumn honeydew excreted by mature lantern flies (forget for a moment plants killed by resulting mold). The honey made from the honeydew has "a weird taste that, at least in my experience, not too many people find palatable. I guess it’s kind of an acquired taste,” he says. “It kind of has a smoky, kind of maple-y taste to it, which sounds great, but it is kind of odd when you’re expecting honey, according
  9. @Elizabeth0610 welcome to scouter.com
  10. Oct 13, 2023 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a new law guaranteeing more settlement money to Ohio Boy Scout abuse victims. "...Ohio’s current civil statute of limitations in bankruptcy cases was 12 years. That’s now void for the next five years, meaning Boy Scout abuse victims filing a claim will receive all the money they’re owed through the settlement, rather than just 30 to 45% of it. Ohio is the first state to take advantage of the settlement’s provision allowing states to extend the statute of limitations, according to sponsors Republican Rep. Bill Seitz." @Eagle1970
  11. Update Oct 6, 2023 "Judge Michael J. Garcia of the New York Court of Appeals denied an application filed by Thomas Murphy's defense team seeking to have his conviction overturned after previously being denied by a lower appeals court. The court gave no reason for the denial." “We feel relief that the verdict has been upheld and we have found justice for Andrew and Troop 161,” Alisa McMorris, Andrew's mother, said Thursday. “For our family there is still an emptiness we feel each day. Andrew will never walk through that door again. He will not graduate with his friends this coming Jun
  12. New England weather has changed, it is now raining acorns. "Mass Wildlife calls it a potential masting year. Some years oak trees will drop all of their acorns together at the same time. It's an evolutionary process that works to overwhelm predators by covering the ground with acorns. The hope is that some survive becoming food if they all fall at once." More at source: https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/abundance-acorns-massachusetts-trees/
  13. I have not recently heard the old axiom, "A Scout pays his own way."
  14. Sorry for the confusion. As a moderator and member, my message was just a welcome. Unfortunately, I have no experience with Troopmaster or Lone Scouting. Perhaps other members can help you. RS
  15. @Jkrieger welcome to scouter.com
  16. Migrating birds and hurricanes... "Many people don’t realize that most birds migrate at night. At the height of fall migration in the U.S., that means that under favorable migration conditions, there are hundreds of millions of birds passing overhead as we sleep. When dawn breaks, these migrating birds drop down into the landscape below them to eat, drink, and rest until the next night when, if in good condition, they can continue their nocturnal migration journey....millions of birds were likely migrating south when Hurricane Lee swept through off the Maine coast. The remnants of Hu
  17. @LaGarde sounds like a plan, no doubt you have already found this Sleep Apnea at Philmont document: https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Sleep-Apnea-10.18.19-Version.pdf
  18. As I understand alternative merit badges are more possible than alternative requirements. Source: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-730.pdf
  19. Roverway 2024 will take place in Norway. The jamboree is divided into two parts. From 22nd July 2024, the Rovers (16-22yr olds) will have the opportunity to explore a path with other rovers from several different countries. The participants can choose from a number of different paths around Norway. The paths will have different themes, and all will get the chance to explore Norwegian nature and culture. After five days along the various routes, everyone gathers for a joint jamboree at Lundsneset, Stavanger. A closing ceremony on 1st August 2024 will mark the end of the 11 days of Norwegi
  20. @mrhalas2001 welcome to scouter.com For discussion https://www.scouting.org/merit-badges/camping/ 9. Show experience in camping by doing the following: (a) Camp a total of at least 20 nights at designated Scouting activities or events. One long-term camping experience of up to six consecutive nights may be applied toward this requirement. Sleep each night under the sky or in a tent you have pitched. If the camp provides a tent that has already been pitched, you need not pitch your own tent. (b) On any of these camping experiences, you must do TWO of the following
  21. "Carpenter Nathan Gilbert grew up in the Boy Scout program. Starting as a Cub Scout and finishing as an Eagle Scout, he has fond memories and a lot of life lessons. To this day, the Scouts are still near and dear to his heart. Nathan got into the Scout program at an early age, starting his journey as a Cub Scout. As an introduction to the Boy Scouts program, Nathan learned basic skills like how to cook safely, how to be around fires, basic first aid, and how to handle knives." continued in video
  22. Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge Richard Andrews in Delaware declined to stop the Boy Scouts of America's $2.46 billion abuse settlement from moving forward, saying that stopping the settlement in its tracks would be both impractical and unfair to the many people and organizations relying on it to resolve abuse claims. Gilion Dumas, who represents some of the abuse claimants who have appealed, stated she would ask the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overrule Andrews. More at source: https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/boy-scouts-abuse-settlement-shouldnt-wait-us-s
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