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  1. Congratulations!!! I cant wait till the 30th for mine... Wood Badgers are the best! Jerry A good Ol Beaver too
  2. 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 t
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. hehehe.... Oops... need to check that spelling... Jerry
  6. 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!
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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 (fr
  11. 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!
  12. "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
  13. 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
  14. 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. F
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