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  1. The EBOR is not for retesting. If the scout has the advancement signed off, then that's it. He's qualified for that advancement. You can not add to or subtract from the requirements, period. I don't care if the scout's little brother signed off on the blue card, if it was accepted at the troop level, then that's it. Once it's done and in the system, there's not a thing that you can do about it. If there is a question about a scout's ability or level of knowledge, or whether he actually did the merit badge, that belongs at the unit level and the Scoutmaster conference. Why, if there is
  2. Update from the accident at Camp Old Indian last week. All but 1 boy are out of the hospital and doing well. The one still in the hospital is improving. They haven't woken him yet, so he does not know about the amputation yet. Pray for him and his family. Speaking with a friend of mine who works with one of the EMTs that arrived on the scene last Friday night, he said "My guy who was on the scene of the wreck said that ll of the boys who were able bodied were all doing everything they could to help. Holding oxygen tanks, IV bags, schleping equipment for the Medics, the whole nine. Sai
  3. A young boy with porn is now something we report to the police. Really sad. This is yet another example of how our society is going downhill.
  4. The scout from Columbia, SC is still in the hospital, and probably will remain there for a while. He is in a burn center with second degree chemical burns from gasoline over 60% of his body, and his left leg has been amputated below the knee. Despite all this, his condition seems to be improving, and his family, church, and the Scouting community have been rallying behind him. I have no information on the boys from Greenville and Orlando, but keep all of them in your prayers.
  5. It has not been a good week for scouting in SC. Last week, there was also an accident near a summer camp in Society Hill, SC, where a longtime Scouter and current camp staffer was killed. And apparently, a troop from Summerville, SC got into a wreck coming home from camp. Everyone was ok in that incident. Really glad my son's troop made it home safely.
  6. Last night, a vehicle accident occurred at Camp Old Indian in Greenville, SC, that sent 9 Scoits and 1 staff member to the hospital. Mostf the boys are ok, but a couple a still in the hospital, including one with serious burns and a leg injury. These scouts came fom Grenville, SC, Columbia, SC, and Orlando, FL. Please add these young men to your prayers. http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/greenville-news/Officials-Van-accident-sends-10-campers-counselor-to-hospital/-/9654794/15516240/-/62i3l0z/-/index.html
  7. Again, it comes down to trusting the troop leaders. There was a virus going around camp. Ok. You were told it was going around, you were told some boys got sick, you were told that it was being taken care of. Did you not believe them? I'm not sure what more you would have wanted. If they were taking care of the boys, and they were recovering ok, then I don't see it as anything to worry about. I don't know what camp you're talking about, but the camp that my son is at right now had a stomach virus sweep through a couple of weeks ago. Boys got sick, throwing up and diarrhea, they res
  8. Momof2cubs, Was this camp by chance in NE Georgia? To be honest, if you don't trust the troop leadership, why are you letting your son be in the troop? As the parent of scouts, we have to trust that the troop leaders will let us know when anything serious happens. My son is a first year scout, having crossed over in February. This is his first year at summer camp - they're at the camp in NE Georgia. I'm not worried at all. I trust the SM and other leaders. They are giving us some updates and pictures from camp on our troop Facebook page, which is nice, but if they weren't, I'd be
  9. Why do we have to pigeonhole people? Why all the emphasis on rich, poor, black, white, etc? This is Scouting, and those kids are Scouts. Plain and simple. Nothing more. Why be concerned over whether a troop is made up of rich kids, poor kids, black kids, Asian kids, etc? They are kids, and as adult leaders, we should treat and teach them based on that fact alone, not how rich or poor they are. Yes, some troops and some scouts may be "more advantaged" than others, but so what? worry about your youth and giving them the best possible program that you can. Don't worry about what others
  10. Tokala, I live in the Southeast as well - SC. Do what I do. Ask around, find someone who occasionally goes "up North" and have them bring you back a tin or 2. I have a friend who has family in Rochester, NY. When she goes up to visit, she always brings me back some. Another friend has to travel up to Canada occasionally for business, she also brings me back a tin. Ask around. I'm sure you've got people who are heading that way to smuggle some Canadian Goodness down to you.
  11. Cross them over when they are ready. If they are ready in February, cross them over then. If they aren't ready, wait until they are. There's nothing that says you have to crossover in February. It depends on the boys and what they want to do.
  12. I am all for shopping around. Every troop does things differently. I've seen many cases where a boy goes into the troop associated with their CO, decides that he doesn't like it, and drops out of Scouting. Not realizing that there's a troop down the road that does things more to his liking. When my son crossed over in February, we did not cross into the troop associated with our pack. I knew how the troop was being run, and I disagreed with their philosophy. They wouldn't allow a boy to start working on merit badges until he was First Class. They wouldn't allow a boy to get his Eagle u
  13. I also have to disagree with BadenP. In our council, FOS contributions aren't what's considered for the DAM or SB. What's looked at is the overall contribution to Scouting by the person. The people who receive those awards in our council receive them because they deserved them, because they work their tails off to staff programs, training, and serve the boys.
  14. I'd never heard of this award before. So I went searching. Here's the requirements: http://www.boyscouttrail.com/content/award/award-1063.asp
  15. Our pack divided up the meals. The Webelos I's did Saturday breakfast, the Tigers did lunch, the Bears did Saturday supper, and the Wolves did Sunday breakfast. Saturday breakfast was eggs, bacon, and pancakes, Sat. lunch was sandwiches, Saturday supper was often BBQ, chicken, hamburgers, or various things like that. The boys generally did the cooking, with help from parents. The tigers had it easy, only having to hand out lunch meat, tomatos, lettuce, etc. Saturday breakfast was the more extreme, hence the Webelos doing that. Sunday breakfast was cereal and muffins, not too difficul
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