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  1. The biggest questions shoul dbe what is going to happen to the one and only palmetto fort in the US. it appears that this will be effected as well.........
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    Training needed to take Webelos camping ?

    IOWLS is not a "required" course to be a Trained Webelos Leader. It is a supplemental course for those that want to know the safety concerns of camping with Webelos as they progress towards Boy Scouts. Now the only time that this should become a concern is when the Leader fills out the Progress Record for his or her Webelos Leader Knot. Than and only than does IOWLS become a required course. It states on the Progress record that this course is required to earn this award. With all that stated, please take the course, if only for your own enjoyment of going camping and paling around with a few great Scouters in the mean time. Remember to get a Tour Permit you need to be trained in a few things, to go camping be it family Pack camping or Webelos Den or Boy Scout, you need to be trained in the Safety aspect of camping. MAke it Safe KEep it Fun.. and please read the Leader book this is a wealth of information. Now with all that said, look out for changes (this is good) that will be coming in future, IOWLS and IOLS will be combined into one class. (might be required than, ya think?) and keep and eye out for the new documentation for leaders. Enjoy and get those boys outside, and enjoy and keep it safe. Scott Cub Scout Training Chair GM District NCAC VC Programs GM District NCAC WDL
  3. Hey Lazar Take this off line and give me a call or email. scott
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    Cub Scouts 2010

    I actually am a fan of this new ad"venture". I guess it does come from parents wanting to drop their child off to baby sit..... but what they get in reality is a lesson in how to grow up with the values we so dearly hold being Scouters. Now that is due to leadership of the Den Leader/Cubmaster This type of program change will help bring cohesion to the boys as a Den and subsequently as a Pack. The Den Meetings and Pack meetings will have to be more like what most of us may remember as Pack meetings and Den meetings. A group of boys getting together to have fun and do fun stuff, all under the watchful eye of a Den Leader. Being able to actually have the boys work the "Program" and the parents see how the program is suppose to work is going to be a interesting thing. Now the flip side of this is, Do the LEaders understand the "Program". From a trianing stand point i am really nota fan of what BSA is doing to the Training Paradignm. Having no interaction with other Leaders and sitting in front of my computer to earn my "trained" patch does not give the brand new leader any historical prespective that they could and would receive during "classroom" setting courses. Anyway another rant for another time.... I like the CubScout 2010 and hoep that it will prove to all that the boys get more involved and stay involved for a greater lenght of time. YIS Scott
  5. I have to tell ya I am in the same kind of boat.... this will be my first year to staff and even though i am in the area the 2 weeks is a big chunk of time.....means i dont get to do other trips with the family but to be honest.. this being the 100 year and all i think this will have an impact that will stay with me for awhile...and yes spouse support and family support are essential and they are starting to warm up to the idea.. Scott
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    Wish We Had a Bugler

    All i can say is that i really enjoyed holding the POR of Bugler, missing notes was part of the game and being annoying to those that didnt want to wake up made it fun as well.. Scott
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    Fort Hood, Texas

    Prayers to and for All.........
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    New LNT Trainer patch

    So what are the requirements..... if you have already taken the LNT Trainer course is that all you need..... Scott
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    Transfer - Lost Book

    ScoutNet or No A Scout is HONEST.........
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    Summertime Pack award

    John i cant agree with you more, the boys love bling..... I have 6 of my 8 boys getting their award this weekend at the last event (Resident Camp) of the summer. Where i wanted the question to go though is, do you count the summer before the (grade) rank or after the (grade) rank as the summer for the award..... hope this helps scott
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    Summertime Pack award

    My question on this is more in line of rank...... We have a debate going on here i will try to explain..... in the 2nd grade my den went through their wolf year in June they got out of school (and are ready for 3rd grade and can work on their Bear requirements), now if we have 3 events throughout the summer do these events count toward the Bear year or the Wolf year...... THanks scott
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    Questions about using a Denner

    My Wolf Den used the Denner system last year and we will continue this year, it is great for the boys, some of them actually accept the minimal responsibility that is put on them and that helps. That and the love the fact that they get to put another thign on their uniform. After they have been a Denner for a month I collect the Denner cord and give them just the yellow eppiulet (sp). they love that and remind me all the time that it is a really cool thing to have on their uniform. We (Co-Den Leader and I) decided that elections were to populatrity contestish so we look to each other and make a decision on what boy we feel deserves it most this month...... but we also make sure that every boy will get to be Denner during the rank term.
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    No more themes or program helps

    Heres one that is pretty funny, look to the General Information page of the Fast Tracks and look on the last page for the "Key Items for the Den Ledaers", you will see in very plan english Cub Scout Program Helps, No.34304. As a Den Leader I can see the value of the Fast tracks, but I also look strongly toward the Program Helps and if they are going by the way side that is really going to put a crimp in the planning and scheduling of our fun in my Den. But as a planning tool, there are several documents that are used for my den one of them being the Fast tracks, I find them convienent, helpful and guiding. They are by far not a complete listing of all the activities but than again neither are the Program Helps, or really any other plannign tool out there. If i could be king, i would keep both the Program Helps as a primary resource and than augment it with things like Fast Tracks. my .02$
  14. Ours was a nice presentation that was done at the Council Cub Scout Jamboree. The boys seemed interested, the painting is very nice i as well wish i had had the money to get a print, but did get a patch for me and my son.
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    Leave No Trace follow-on patches

    Guys, Thanks for the input, maybe we should have something documented by LNT or BSA that will allow for devices on the LNT Awareness patch for Cubs.......... Also being a Trainer I would consider just about anything to give to the boys for them doing these additional requiremetns for LNT. I was just wondering what other people do if their boys do the additional requirements. Both ideas are very intreging the card idea fits as the boys get older they can collect the hang cards and have the full set by the time they are first year Boy Scouts.....the rocker idea is great as well but maybe hard pressed to find rockers that fit around the diamond or square for the respective patch. Again, thanks for the input and will think on these ideas. Respectfully, Scott
  16. When your boys earn the LNT year after year, what do you all present them with after they have earned the LNT temp Patch? I was thinking probably a Cub Device or something like that but unsure. Scott
  17. When your boys earn the LNT year after year, what do you all present them with after they have earned the LNT temp Patch? I was thinking probably a Cub Device or something like that but unsure. Scott
  18. Just a generic question. If you were doing a history of your unit what type of information would you gather and how would you present it? YIS Scott Truax Wolf Den Leader NCAC GM Dist CS Training Chair NE-IV-205
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    Centennial recruiter patch question

    As with the old Recruiter Strip, it goes UNDER the pocket Recruiter strip, cloth, No. 00219, Cub Scout, below right pocket. scott
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    Centennial recruiter patch question

    As with the old Recruiter Strip, it goes UNDER the pocket Recruiter strip, cloth, No. 00219, Cub Scout, below right pocket. scott
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    rope for lashing

    Do a google search on American Rope & Tar they have varying size of line both for whipping and lashing YIS Scott
  22. We are a new Troop and our sponsoring organization just received our Flag, what i was wondering is, is there any "special" ceremony that we can do to present the Flag to the Troop? YIS Scott
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    New Troop Flag Presentation

    This is very good stuff...... Thanks bunches YIS Scott NE-IV-205
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    Den Sizes?

    Well, the middle of the year and the Program is running smoothly, now we have a new Wolf..... Currently, we have two Dens of 11 and 8 respectively, and now a new boy is to come in. Besides all the Den dynamic stuff that we could talk about I was wondering what size you all would think to be "overfull" and on top of that how to get a boy through rank by the end of Program year, June. I think that is enough to chew on for now. YIS Scott
  25. Used to be a Fox... and a good ol Fox NCAC 82-92 NE-IV-205 Scott Truax
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