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About shawneetrainer

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  1. It has been awhile since summer camp has ended, but I wanted to let everyone know that this training was VERY successful! We trained 24 leaders and 8 of those were from out of council units! I am busy working out the bugs (great Woodbadge ticket ain't it ,-)) and preparing next summers training already! I would suggest holding training during your summer camp to accomadate those leaders that just can't make weekend trainings. I will happily share our plan with anyone that is interested. Well, that is once I have it nailed down for 2006 camping season. Thanks for all your
  2. I just finished my 2nd weekend (last weekend) NE-IV 181 hosted by Juniata Valley Council!! Definitely working my ticket I USED TO BE A FOX AND A GOOD OLD RED FOX TOO!
  3. Can I bring the Pie Irons to the campfire?
  4. I am awfully found of our Council's summer camp and its program/staff...Here is the website, (the webmaster is updating the camp page at the moment): http://www.jvcbsa.org/Camp/index.htm We also have a high adventure camp: SMAC, Aug. 7-12, 2005 We are also in the planning stages of offering Adult Training during all 4 weeks of summer camp this year!!
  5. Merger vote to take place Feb 22, they say it will be a close one, but I have heard too many against the merger.... I can't wait to attend Woodbadge (last yr's weeklong was cancelled)...I've been to almost every training imaginable, except Woodbadge! As for Biddle....we will NEVER get that guy off the farm! :-) You know him! I will tell them both you said hello!
  6. NE-IV-181 Wood Badge for the 21st Century Hosted by: Juniata Valley Council Reedsville, PA Two 3-day weekends- Aug 19-21, 2005 and Sep 23-25, 2005 Sessions run from 8AM Friday through 5PM on Sunday. One or two patrol meetings will take place between the sessions. The course will take place at Seven Mountains Scout Camp; Spring Mills, PA All interested should contact: Course Director: GT Thompson 814-625-2692 GThompson@shcares.org The registration form can be downloaded at: http://jvcbsa.org/WB%20NE-IV-181%20Flyer.pdf
  7. I agree with the comments already stated...as a leader! NOW as a Mother...I would be outraged by someone telling me that one of my sons cannot wear their badge, any badge, that they have earned! Why would anyone want to hold a child back? This question has haunted me for a long time. Believe me, you aren't the first person to ask WHY? Some Troop leaders in my council even want to put EXTRA requirements on earning your Eagle Award (and my oldest son was to be the troop example)...SO I marched right into the Council Service Center and asked to speak to the Scout Executive (but th
  8. BY all means, take him along! My family attended Philmont Training center August, 2004. I was at Cub Scout Trainers training, while hubby was busy with his Silverado group and my 2 sons, (14 & 12) were busy with their groups! My 12 yr old was in the trailblazer group and they were kept VERY busy! He couldn't wait to wake up in the morning to get back to the group. AND the overnight campout plus the hike was the best thing he said! The group gets to hike and see things that we, at training don't! He took his own camera, and the pictures were phenomenal! They get a taste of wha
  9. I found this info while searching for new places to camp. Our troop has camped on Assateague a number of times, and we love it. The Park is now adding extra Day camps for fun in the sun things to do while learning! Assateague State Park 2005 Environmental Education Day Camps Assateague Mini - Survivor Day Camp Ages: 9 14 Tuesdays and Wednesdays (2-day session) All sessions: 1:00 3:00 p.m. Session 1: June 28 & 30 Session 2: July 19 & 20 Are you up for the challenge? Come out and learn about the nature of barrier islands, pirates, shipwrecks, and more. This
  10. Thank you for all the input on this idea! It is appreciated! Another Training Chair and I have sent out emails asking for opinions on this training during summer camp. The response so far is good, with some negatives. For the most part, some of the positives are: Leaders can take this training while they have a week off work already, that the leaders can apply this training right away, and it gives Leaders something to do while the scouts are at merit badge classes. The negatives are: the leaders like the weekend course without scouts there, the camp is too full, scarce trainers in cam
  11. Juniata Valley and Keystone Council's are still in the process of the merger study, although the vote will be coming up at the end of this month. If the merger goes through, it will NOT automatically be called "Keystone-Juniata Council". There is a part of the merger study that states there will be a New Council name contest. BUT don't hold your breath on the merger passing in one of the councils!
  12. I was wondering if any other Scout camps offer IOLS during summer camp to accomodate leaders. We had a suggestion to run this (weekend) course during summer camp since the SM's and ASM's have already taken off work to attend with their respective troops. If anyone has any suggestions or help, I would greatly appreciate it.
  13. I would love to trade too. I am from Juniata Valley Council in Central PA, and one of few female members of Monaken Lodge. Will trade CSP or lodge flaps. Email: shawneetrainer@yahoo.com
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