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    New Scouts -- our cup runneth over...

    I'm a freshman SM myself, and our troop was faced with much the same problem. Solved for now by a suggestion from the ASPL; SPL and ASPL called each boy and had them pick two other scouts they would like to be in a patrol with. Then they formed four patrols of nine scouts each, mixing older
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    Show-An-Do

    Here's the entry from the website typos and all. Not very descriptive hence my curiosity. "Show-An-Do Council Show-An-Do at Tracy sponsoredc by the OA. Registration for Staff 7 AM. May set up previous night. Registration for attendees at 8 AM. Continential Breakfast and lunch included in the fee. For Scoutmasters and Secior Patrol Leaders" My Committee Chair wasn't familiar with it either. Anyway I plan to attend if the SPL can make it, and have extended an invite to the ASPL as well.
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    Show-An-Do

    He described specifically a day long course that involved leadership training and integration between the SM/SPL, and focused on the normal operation of the Troop at meetings and outings. Again, this sounds like just what I'm looking for. Any input on Show-An-Do as described would be appreciated, as I can't find any resources.
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    Show-An-Do

    Third try . . . Anyway, I went looking for course outlines and info on the web, and everything I found seems to indicate that Show-An-Do as a BSA program was replaced by University of Scouting as an Adult only training similar to Pow Wow. Doesn't sound at all like what our District guy described. He described specifically a day long course that involved leadership training and integration between the SM/SPL, and focused on the normal operation of the Troop at(This message has been edited by summit911)
  5. Greetings all, I ran across this training at my council's website and have a few questions. I asked our District Vice-Chair for training at the Jamboral last weekend, and he said it was for SMs and SPLs. Well I was interested to say the least. As a new SM with a new SPL, I'm grabbing at any sort of helps I can find. Anyway, I went looking for course outlines and info on the web, and everything I found seems to indicate that Show-An-Do as a BSA program was replaced by University of Scouting
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    Lost Scout

    I'm planning to go back up Friday. I spent last weekend up there helping out at the mobile command center.
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    Very Short Scoutmaster Minutes.

    After another short but true story dredged from seventh grade. My 'friend' Ryan stole some calculators from school, gave one to me. I turned it in anonymously to lost/found the next day and encourged him to do the same. When he wouldn't, I wrote about the entire incident in my English class journal (which I knew would be read by the teacher.) I never heard what happened except for the fact that the calculators were returned. I stopped hanging with Ryan after that. Twenty five years later I still feel right about the choice I made. Ryan? I'll probably never know. ". . .choose wisely . . ." or "He chose poorly" -Grail Knight, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Wow, do I have to come up with one of these evey week? I previewed this one with my son, he pronounced it good. Actually, I think he is the first person I've ever told this story.
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    Very Short Scoutmaster Minutes.

    After a short (true) story about an 11 yr old boy saving his mothers life by doing CPR via 911 instructions; "There is only one hero. He has a thousand faces. One of them is yours." -Gandolf the Grey
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    Had to post this story...

    Sounds like a good Scoutmaster Minute story. I've been looking for those.
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    Hug-a-Tree & Survive Program

    Great idea. I've been thinking along similar lines myself. I made outdoor kits for my own boys several years ago after an incident of trail separation in the Tetons. I know after this summer especially that the Scouts in our group have had the ten essentials and the buddy system presented to them over and over. Oriental Trading Co. may be a way for us to make the neccessary items available to all of our scouts, though I would prefer the kit at www.equipped.com. I found one at REI just before summer camp and took it along for testing. I found it to be a very good supplement to my kit.
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    What patrol--------------

    Q. How are the patrols chosen? I just recently agreed to step up to the SM position ( I make it official tomorrow at the committee meeting), and one of the things the CC offered was woodbadge training, probably early spring.
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    Lost Scout

    This story hits close to home in a couple of way for me. First, as an ASM (soon to be SM) I 've gone with our guys to these same mountains. We've witnessed first hand the sudden turns in the weather, the lightning, and the tricky rock slopes. I've also fielded literally hundreds of calls from people wanting to come out and help search. My heart goes out the the father and family. After four nights out in the elements hope is not gone, but it's pretty dim. My thoughts and prayers also go out the members of Summit Couny Search and Rescue. These men and women are as dedicated and resourceful a group as you will find anywhere. I plan to talk with with SAR Director Jim Snyder when this is resolved to see if I can extract information about this search and the William Dunn search to present to the boys in my troop as a semi-formal training session. My goal is bring the art of staying found to a less abstract level. There have been at least three other 'lost scout' searches in the Uintas this summer, they were all found within 24 hours.
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