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  1. Thanks for the advise so far. Gunny-thanks for the tip on weight. The conccern that I have is torso size, not capacity.
  2. I am scheduled to go to Philmont next summer with my daughter and I am in the process of trying to purchase a backpack. The problem is I am tall. Meaning I need a pack to fit a 24" torso. I have been measured twice using two different measuring devices. I have been searching through all of the sites and stores, but I am unable to find one that will fit. Any suggestions
  3. HEY REMEMBER ME The plan that we are developing is for the Troop Guide (A Youth member/POR) to use as guidelines as to what needed to be covered. It was not a lesson plan. It was a list of the requirements that were out there and a suggestion on how to do them. It was not broken down into weeks, but monthly suggestions as to what should be covered. AT NO TIME DID I SAY AN ADULT WOULD BE RUNNING THE PROGRAM?PATROL. There would be an ASM assigned as a mentor and advisor for the TG. This would help to lift the burden off of the SM who has other things to do. We
  4. Basement The problem is, there is no program. The troop needs guidance. The boys that are going to be joining the NSP is a new concept. They have always just thrown them into the patrols and that was it. We are trying to improve things in the troop. Three boys just went to NYLT this month. There is a need for a NSP. There is a desire from some of the youth. The prospective TG is one of the boys who went through NYLT. They are still learning about PLC's and boy led programs. Some of the youth leaders are having issues getting the other boys to listen. It is a work in
  5. I understand that there are many different ways that the whole NSP can be run. One question I have is; does anyone out there have it down in a document on how their troop does it. I have talked with the SM and we have determined the need for the NSP. I started one program, but my computer powercord is broken, at the connection with the computer, and I cannot get the program off the laptop. If anyone has any documents, it would be appreciated.
  6. ghermanno I can tell you this about the directors communicating. They have a problem with this. The Council Professional does not always give the information and does not give the PD the time or authority to do it. As for volunteering, this is run by the Summer Camp Staff. Not to mention I have volunteered for this CD and I have seen some of these issues. Plus I paid to go there and spend time with my son. They are paying staff to be there, and they should be aware of their program and what is expected. They should also be given enough time to plan and prepare. I talke wit
  7. I just got back from Cub Resident Camp and I was wondering about a few things. For those that have gone to a summer camp, Cub or Boy Scout, have you ever had the kitchen run out of the food that it was supposed to be serving. There was a shortage of Food at lunch one day, and this was after they had a very skimpy breakfast. Not to mention, the staff were trying to do the events, but they did not have enough lead time to do the proper planning. I was told that they got the plans at 1130 PM the day before the events started. No real time to plan. This was noticed by more than just
  8. The problem with finding a pack that is Ultralight and weighing 3 pounds is there is not enough capacity. According to the 2011 Summer packing guide that is provided by Philmont, you internal frame pack needs to have a capacity of 4800 Cubic inches. The ultralight is 600 cubic inches shy. Or maybe I still need to spend more time looking for some. I have searched REI, Campmor and some on Overstock. Any other places that I need to look. Please remember that this is for a 7 day trek at philmont.
  9. I have also found this pack on Ebay for about $165
  10. I know that this has probably been gone over for many years and I know that there are many schools of thoughts on this topic, but I have narrowed down my choices: I am looking at two different Kelty backpacks. They are both Red Cloud models: Red Cloud 90 http://www.rei.com/product/811560/kelty-red-cloud-90-pack Red Cloud 110 http://www.rei.com/product/811563/kelty-red-cloud-110-pack I am tall 6'5" to 6'6" depending on when you measure me. There is a $10 difference in the cost of the two backpacks, but a 1050 cubic inch difference. This bag is also being conside
  11. My son is a leaders child. He find it is fun sometimes because he gets to run around and play with his friends after the meeting. He does find that he has a lot more expected of him. I wonder at times if that bothers him. He has fun, and lots of it. Like others have said, he gets to see a lot of the projects before everyone else. As for the question about why the original poster was setting up the tents when someone else used it. Sometimes if you want something done, and done right, you have to do it yourself. I loaned a tent out, (Personal tent) and the person using kept i
  12. I think that all of the "Squeeze Cheese" has been sold to the US military for the MRE meals. Must have been purchased on the same order as Charms.
  13. Thanks for the info. I have found an Irish cheddar called Dubliner Cheese. Hard cheese stored in wax paper. I thought that would be a good cheese. Tastes good too. By what you are saying this will be a good example. Keep the suggestions coming.
  14. I have been looking at some of the backpacking meals that are out there and some of the ingredients that they recommend to take with you. One of the things that I have a question about is the cheese. What kind of cheese can you take that when packaged in tight wrapping and stored out of direct sunlight, can you take without it spoiling.
  15. There are many different levels of the Hornaday award. Some approved locally, some by National. My questions is, It says Troop Crew Team. But could it be done as something like an OA chapter/lodge service project. Or would those scouts go in as a troop? We have had a local recreation area that has trails and camping areas that we use that was majorly damaged by some tornadoes. The trails are blocked by trees and there is a lot of debris that needs to be removed. Sorry to hijack the thread but that was a question that I had.
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