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    Got mine too!

    Congratulations!!! I cant wait till the 30th for mine... Wood Badgers are the best! Jerry A good Ol Beaver too
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    What color shoulder patches?

    Simple... Wear the color shoulder loop that matches the Unit number and office you are in. COR, while not always active in the unit, and a voting member of the District/Council, is still a part of the unit. If you participate as a member of the Pack.. wear blue and the numbers. Velcro.. works.. but I choose to go simple... Like everyone else, many hats are worn. I am a member of the district committee, a Scoutmaster, and on the Pack committee.. oh and Committee chair for our Venturing Crew. I have three Shirts.. two with Scoutmaster insignia and all that goes with it.. and the other with Cub Scout insignia etc. I wear my Scoutmaster shirts to everything except Pack events. I don't own silver/grey loops. As with most people in Scouting.. those that care and are hyper active in Scouting.. we wear the shirt that best represents our PRIMARY position in Scouting... Mine being Scoutmaster. Just my 2.5 cents... Keep it simple Jerry
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    Them little beads of Wood!

    Thanks... I thought I learned something in Wood Badge... Besides that awesome song! I used to be a Beaver.. and a good ol Beaver too! Jerry
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    Them little beads of Wood!

    Having the ceremony in front of the boys was really the only choice. When I started my Ticket I sat the Scouts down and explained to them what I was doing and why. My entire ticket revolved around the Troop, so I thought it was appropriate to do the ceremony with the people that really earned it for me. These beads are as much for them as they are for me..in fact they are more for them, that is why we do this...right? Jerry
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    Water Bottle Ricket Launcher

    hehehe.... Oops... need to check that spelling... Jerry
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    Them little beads of Wood!

    I am doing my beading at a modified Troop Meeting. Since my Troop was the center of my ticket. I want them to share in the experience. I am the Scoutmaster of the Troop. Good for me? HECK YEAH! I AM A HAPPY BEAVER! Jerry Nibbling on my share of the Beaver log.
  7. All- Just got off the phone with my Troop Guide. My Beading Ceremony is the 30th of January!!! YEEEEEHAAWWW! Jerry and a Good 'Ol Beaver too!
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    Water Bottle Ricket Launcher

    What private message?
  9. Hey there.. I am looking for some plans to construct a Water Bottle Rocket Launcher. Looking at doing this with the Troop. We had a great one at Wood Badge... Any Help... greatly appreciated. Jerry And a Good Ol Beaver too...
  10. Thanks Sue- I am not sure when the actual "Beading" will be yet. But I am stoked. I have the Beanie sitting with the log. Love it. Jerry
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    Do your Scouts call you by your first name

    In our Troop we currently use both. When we started we were all on First Name basis. Now we are leaning to the Mr/Mrs. [insert last name]. Why? because it does add to the lesson of respecting your elders. Respect needs to be tought, and while I agree that not all people are deserving of respect, I would like to think that the adult leaders in Scouting are deserving. At least in my unit. PET PEEVE-- MR JERRY... NO GO... Either call me by my first name or call me Mr. Schleining... But MR. Jerry...NO. I grew up spending a lot of my time in the South... they do that down there (from my experience) and I hated it then.... and I can't stand it now. So our Troop does not even consider that one. We are working on the last names.. and not really pushing hard. It will come. It starts with the adults and once it becomes standard.. the boys will catch on. Mr. Schleining aka Jerry (edited for typos... oopps sorry)(This message has been edited by schleining)
  12. I got the Bennie Baby Beaver for Christmas.. a great addition to the collection. Got the Big Beaver sitting on the Dash of my Truck (it was given to all of us Beavers by our Troop Guide) Beaver Zone sign etc.. Getting Beads soon... just finished my Ticket YEEEEHAWWW! Jerry And a Good ol Beaver too!
  13. "Fully" Trained? Does that mean ALL the adult leaders are trained? Does it mean that a certain % are trained? Does it mean that the JR LDRS are trained? The reason I ask is because the level and % of trained people make a big difference. Also, what they do with the training is also a huge factor. I know people that have been to Wood Badge that do not have boy led troops. But the reason is not him... its that his JR LDRS are young and not trained. In my Troop all of the Adults that work directly with the Boys are Trained, but many of the Committee members are not. This does not bother me too much as long as they do their jobs, it would bother me if the ASMs were not trained. Jerry SM And a good ol Beaver too
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    Ignoring Policy Makes It OK

    First of all this will be my last post on this issue. The reason, I believe after watching Merlyn on this board for some time, if you get caught in a "Discussion" it will soon become a catch 22 and start spiraling out of control...as this topic has. So my final comment on the issue... MY OPINION is that yes Schools should not be Chartered Organizations. Why... because typically they are terrible COs. They do not hold the same set of values as the BSA and therefore do not understand the program in total. For the same reasons I do not expect school teachers to raise the kids. I expect them to teach and do it within a budget. Schools should not be political. IF they are then they might (and do) spread their liberal rhetoric to my conservative children, children that do believe in God and practice their faith. Children that do believe that the USA is the greatest country on Earth and are developing into good citizens of this country. Children that try their very best to live the Scout law.. all Twelve of them, not just the ones they think they like or are easy. Good judgement... where does that come from? Its got to start with good reason. Is it ok to steal an apple to give to someone that is hungry? NO... buy that apple and give it someone that is hungry. That is better (good) judgement. And comes from good reason. Which policy don't you like? The one that says a Scout is reverent and therefore should hold a religious belief? That is terrible... how dare the BSA want the boys to grow and act according to the Golden rule... What other policies? Two deep leadership? No Sky diving? Practicing Leave no trace? Having an updated medical form? Trained leaders? Refusing to tolerate name-calling, put-downs, discrimination, or any form of physical aggression? Yeah... I think the BSA is way off base, maybe Merlyn is right. OR NOT. The BSA is good, just the way it is. Civil Law... don't forget we are a PRIVATE CLUB. No one gets turned away as long as they agree to participate in accordance with the rules of the BSA. Thats not hateful or in violation of any civil law. I belong to the Knights of Columbus... we discriminate all the time in our membership... You have to be a practical Catholic MAN that agrees to by laws and constitution of the Knights. If you don't... then you can not be a member. Is that against the law? NOPE. The same with Boy Scouts. OK.. I am done. I am jumping out of Merlyns never ending spinning loop. Jerry(This message has been edited by schleining)
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    What's your CoH like?

    I have seen some really great COH's and some not so great ones. Our Troop does about 4 a year. We have done the COH in our meeting hall and at campfires during Campouts. The Campout COH's are by far the better ones, but not alot of parents come, even when we do it locally. So, we have to try to accomodate those parents that are not to fond of the woods. For the Campfire COH's we have the fire, Tiki torches that outline a "Stage", Opening Ceremony, We do sing some songs, and do the awards. The best is ending it with a Scoutmaster's minute and vespers... really adds a special touch. For the indoors COH's we try to have a nice presentation. At one, we did a year in review power point presentation, set to music, it was cool. One very important thing that has been mention already... THE BOYS RUN THE SHOW... The SPL needs to be the MC.. let the PLS halp with awards. In our Troop the SPL does it all... he even gives Advancement, gives the Scouts the moms pins and all... Jerry
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