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  1. scoutldr

    Limit for Cub Scout nights of camping

    My Council doesn't charge for units to camp at Council camps, unless you need equipment from the quartermaster barn. Not yet, anyway.
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    Limit for Cub Scout nights of camping

    @RichardB, I think the confusion is over the term "overnight". Is it limited to one night, as in, "go camp overnight and come home tomorrow"? Or does it mean overnight for as many nights as you want? Also, the rule used to be "Cubs only do family camping", but your chart above shows family camping and "den/pack overnighters"...can you define the difference, please?
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    Fooled to want foil?

    That's the only way we cooked back in the 60s...wood campfires. No propane or white gas ...no trailers or patrol boxes either...everything went in our backpacks....
  4. scoutldr

    He Struck Again

    Smoking in the presence of Scouts is unacceptable. Fine a new Leader.
  5. scoutldr

    The Frugal Camp Menu

    I have Grandkids age 4 and 8. They wouldn't touch ANY of the foods listed above. They are being raised on a steady diet of Lunchables, juice boxes and high-sugar cereal. I even popped up a bag of Boy Scout kettle corn the other day...wouldn't touch it..."I only eat the yellow popcorn". Whatever happened to the days of "you have 2 choices for dinner...TAKE it or LEAVE it!"
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    Old Guys on Forum?

    Nov 22, 2002 here. Yes, the early days were wild and wooly! My greatest sorrow was when Old Grey Eagle (aka OGE) passed away suddenly. I had a special connection when I found out the troop he served was sponsored by the Moravian church my cousin attends in Bethlehem, PA and is located a few blocks from my Grandparents' home she still occupies. Small world. He was always a voice of temperance, reason and wisdom. I miss his wise counsel.
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    possible fee increase coming

    Yes, we were told over the years that the Executive Board, Council Committee members and District Committee members were expected to be the FOS "Pace Setters" and donate over and above what our unit contributions would be.
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    Pack dilemma

    The Cubmaster should continue delivering the program to the boys through the cadre of Den Leaders. Committee operations and choosing a new chairman is not his/her role, as Cubmaster is not a committee position. The COR recuits and approves the committee chair, then the two of them form the committee as needed.
  9. scoutldr

    2019 GUIDE TO SAFE SCOUTING

    Now that my annual registration fee has moved above $50 per year ("council program fee") in order to volunteer my precious time and talents, this Scouting stuff is quickly moving into the "just too hard" category. How many other volunteers will just decide, "screw it, I don't need this any more." Especially those of us whose sons aged out 20 years ago.
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    Youth Protection - Parent Unwelcome

    Yet no one raises an eyebrow to male genital mutilation, something I was a victim of as an infant 65 years ago. It is still being performed, some for religious reasons, most for some misguided concept of "hygiene" and aesthetics, in spite of overwhelming medical evidence to the contrary. At least today, I hear that they use some form of anesthesia.
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    Real estate donation

    Might also want to keep your SE in the loop...they get real touchy when we accept donations under the auspices of the BSA.
  12. Well, @RichardB, my opinion has changed 180 degrees based on recent developments. The evidence is trickling in that these "drug delivery devices" are not as "safe and harmless" as the manufacturers led us to believe. They are clearly being marketed to kids and the clueless. Let's go buy a vial of unknown chemicals at a shady "vape shop" and heat it to around 1500 degrees and inhale the combustion products deep into the alveoli of our tender young growing lungs. What could possibly go wrong? Yes, ban them. No place in a Scouting venue.
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    Fundraiser shutdown

    In my area, the city will take away your Christmas tree for free...just drag it to the curb on trash day. We used to annually take part in a local troop's mulch sale...place orders in advance, then on the designated Saturday, a pickup truck and trailer full of mulch would show up and a bunch of Scouts would haul wheelbarrows full of mulch to your yard and dump them where you wanted...in the driveway, or at individual beds. They wouldn't spread it, but the service was fantastic!. Also, the local high school girl's volleyball team would have a leaf raking service...order in advance and the whole team would show up with rakes and bags and within about an hour, the whole yard would be raked and bagged. They asked for donations, but I think my wife would always hand them about $200. It was well worth it as we are getting on in years.
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    GPS usage may cause dementia

    I grew up in the 50s and 60s when gas stations gave out free maps. Worked just fine.
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