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    Generic BSA Leather Belt?

    Yes they do. I know they have had a few different ones in the past. Here is a link to the one on ScoutShop.org https://www.scoutshop.org/uniform-leather-hiking-belt.html
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    Linked troops won't work

    Here in Salt Lake City, Utah I am finding interest from a few girls. But, I am having trouble finding women that are willing to camp. Moms are supportive of their daughters joining a Troop and are willing to help on Thursday night meetings. But, no interest in or willingness to camp.
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    2018 Philmont Wildfires

    I get not building campfires in dry conditions, but is she advocating using saws that require highly flammable liquid and controlled explodes while simultaneously producing hot exhaust? I did not know that my electrical skill saw, jig saw, reciprocating saw, and chain saw where fire hazards. I will need to rethink my electrical lawn mower, thank goodness my snow blower is gas powered.
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    LDS girl wants to be a scout - BSA or GSUSA

    The LDS Church is not just dropping Scouts, they are replacing them. BSA may get a slice of the pie short term as the young men try to finish Eagle. Long term, I am afraid they will only get crumbs.
  5. I am good with what you are doing and your goals. I wish you where in Salt Lake, I would take advantage. Over the winter when we have two feet of snow on the ground, I think Leather work would be a great opportunity/activity. Our challenge is the cost of repeat projects. $5 each person and they get a 3" round thing, while that is cool the first year, I don't see it holding their interest every year. I feel, having a variety of projects that a group can work on, but, at the same time keeping the price low is a must. So, what are your plans or what are you thinking for projects?
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    Scout BSA Uniform Survey (Girls)

    Is it just me or are those shirts really just the same shirt, they appear to just have additional pockets on top of pockets. I want to see the shirts with the typical display of patches in the correct proposed locations. Put some bling on them and then use an anatomical manikin so we can see what they will actually look like on a Scout. Or better yet, make a National Executive SEW the badges on and then get some Venture girls to model them and give feed back. Also I spoke with some friends that have strict religious / moral standards and the skorts do not make the cut.
  7. "Linked" Troop is code word for "Coed" Troop
  8. Yes, we would like to. We need reliable consistent access to tools and knowledge. I would like to see Belts & Knife Sheaths. Axe Covers, Yes, I don't think we could afford dutch oven cases. I would use both options 1 & 2. Option 3...avoid like the plague.
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    Linked Troops - What are these?

    At Least we will not need to buy a second Troop Flag, those are expensive.
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    Why Did You Leave Scouts ?

    I knew a troop that would hold Board of Reviews with every scout, every month, regardless if they where getting rank or not. They had a pretty good knowledge of the scouts and what motivated them.
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    Why Did You Leave Scouts ?

    I have had a few parents complain that sports give their kids something to do every day, but scouts is only once a week.
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    Girl Scout Camp/Organization Better than BSA?

    Around here: Tigers are $35 for a one day day camp. Wolfs, Bears, and Webelos are $55 for two days, but, no over night camping. Leaders are free and most of the staff appears to be paid.
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    Educating New Scouts on Merit Badges

    I showed this Youtube video at a Court of Honor in an attempt to teach the parents how merit badges are supposed to be earned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81t74RXWr-s The Scouts got excited and mothers horrified about a Rat Study merit badge.
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    Troop Bank Accounts

    All LDS Scout units run their financials through the church's system.
  15. The three Councils here in Utah are charging: Trapper Trails = $2,850 Great Salt Lake = $3,450 Utah National Park = $2,995. Looks like all three include a week of touring.