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    Skymont, Tennessee

    How was Woodruff ?
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    Anyone going to Woodruff SR this summer 2012?

    how was your week at Woodruff ?
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    How Many Weeks?

    Woodruff Scout Reservation - North Georgia Mtns - Atlanta Area Council - 8 weeks. In addition there is 1 Venture Week
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    Merit Badge Registration Process

    Check out this one http://www.campagenda.com
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    Obama not speaking in person at Jambo

    Following are presidents that have attended National Jamborees 1937 - Franklin D. Roosevelt 1950 - Harry Truman 1960 - Dwight D. Eisenhower 1964 - Lyndon B. Johnson 1989 - George Bush 1997 - Bill Clinton 2005 George Bush In 2001, George Bush was unable to attend due to inclement weather on the night originally scheduled, and had a schedule conflict on the rescheduled night. Ronald Regans 2nd polyp surgery was July 13, 1985 - before the Jamboree (July 24 - 30). He hosted a State Dinner July 23, followed by a trip to Camp David, so would have been well enough to travel
  6. Does anyone know where to get the Merit Badge ID number and an image of the badge ? Thanks
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    Annual Swim Test Question

    To answer your original question - who can conduct a swim test for a unit swim - Any conscientious adult who is familiar with basic swimming strokes and who understands and abides by the guidelines can administer the test. The guidelines being the statement of the swimmer test - Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating. Now to the other question - who can give a pre camp swim test for summer camp - Aquatics Instructor, BSA; Cub Scout Aquatics Supervisor; BSA Lifeguard; certified (Red Cross, YMCA or other similar certification) lifeguard; swimming instructor; or swim coach - however - the camp aquatics director can accept or reject any or all of the swimmers for whatever reason - and have everyone redo the test at camp. He/She has the final word.
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    Swim tests: Before or at camp?

    pre camp swim tests are definitely the way to go, if the aquatics director allows it. The camp I am associated with has over 800 scouts per week, plus several hundred leaders - so Sunday afternoon at the waterfront gets busy. About half use pre-camp checks some week. Just having the buddy tags filled in alone is a time saver !
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    Need a song idea

    Need some help. Looking for a song to use at a camporee campfire - a song that has some audience participation - sort of on the lines of "grand old duke of york." Anybody got a good one they've seen ?
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    Multiple Summer camps?

    The troop I work with has always gone to two camps - one in early June, and the other in mid July. The troop is about 70 registered scouts. About 50 go to the first camp, and about 25 to the second. Some scouts go to both, some go to one, some the other. One is in council, the other out of council. There's ususally 1 or 2, sometimes 3 high adventure trips during the summer. Some scouts do everything, others just high adventure. There are enough active adults around to support all this. This gives scouts that can't make one camp the chance to go to the other - or scouts that want to work on merit badges different opportunities
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    Status of Historical Merit Badges

    For wigwag, the Figure 8 is used so the flags don't wrap around the pole. If you take a flag from the 12 oclock position, then wave it down to the left, then back to 12 o'clock, it has a tendancy to loop around the pole - so for 3 dahs, you might wrap it around 3 times. If you wave it down in a figure 8 pattern, you can keep the flag from furling. Most of the scouts I work with can pick this up pretty quickly.
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    BSA Lifeguard replaced?

    BSA Lifeguard has not been replaced. The two courses, "Swimming and Water Rescue" and "Paddle Craft Safety" were announced in 2009 and are new courses. Oddly enough, unit swims do not require a certified lifeguard - only someone 21 or older who accepts responsibility. The Swimming and Water Rescue gives training for that purpose BSA Lifeguard was enhanced, and is designed for professional lifeguards - resident summer camp staff, for example.
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    Change in BSA Health and Medical Form

    Sorry, ignore my last response. I was looking at another change that happened, not body fat % addition. As you were
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    Change in BSA Health and Medical Form

    The was announced and released almost a year ago. There are a number of threads about this. Here's one that discusses this alot http://www.scouter.com/forums/viewThread.asp?threadID=222035#id_222345
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    Lord Baden Powell

    Well - supposedly he said: Man, Nation, Maiden Please call it Baden. Further, for Powell Rhyme it with Noel
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