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Tampa Turtle

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About Tampa Turtle

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  • Birthday 04/01/1962

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    Male
  • Location
    Tampa
  • Occupation
    Local Government
  • Interests
    Science Fiction, Religion, Travelling, Wargames, History.
  • Biography
    ASM since 2010 (Always a bridesmaid never a bride), Order of the Arrow- Brotherhood.
  1. Has your troop ever gone to Disney World?

    Sometimes the Patrols meet up for a movie, a house sleep over, or meet up to eat. I see that as a plus as long as some camping gets done too.
  2. Has your troop ever gone to Disney World?

    I have been in enough Troop photos to know: short newbies to the front, fat old guys to the back. I like my first years to be belly shielding height.
  3. Has your troop ever gone to Disney World?

    Inter-racial parents. Fat Parents Fat Turtles
  4. Has your troop ever gone to Disney World?

    I feel left out only having two boys. I guess you can't be a gay couple either.
  5. Sad sign of the times

    Threat (Social Media) to high school near us in Tampa, arrest made. Son's school announced all classroom doors locked at all times now. I am not going to debate the issue on this forum. As this is a Florida issue I have already made my opinions known to my state and federal representatives. I am surprised at how quick parents have organized in the last 24 hours; I imagine it is more intense further south. It is an election year for many.
  6. We just had an election and a (new?) OA video discusses that if you have no opinion do not turn in a ballot and if you think no one deserves it then by all means turn in a ballot. Then the Lodge representative mentioned the options again. So, at least in our Lodge (good 'ol Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee) progress is being made. (Thanks Gene!)
  7. Sad sign of the times

    If you are the cop school resource officer. I am not so sure about arming teachers...some of my son's teachers seem nuts. Really.
  8. Sad sign of the times

    Nothing new does not equate with doing nothing. Fire Codes were strengthened after Our Lady of the Angels.
  9. L.L.Bean to embed IoT sensors in coats and boots

    Ah man our Troop is still using this on the AT. Sure it is heavy to carry but better than the 60 miles of wire the Scouts carry.
  10. Sad sign of the times

    Bad timing. Nothing new (I knew about that one BTW) but what would the historic pattern per 1,000 student population be?
  11. Cub Scout Patrols

    Oh how I mock them but there have been some campouts those logs feeling pretty hard... (They are a nice looking group)
  12. L.L.Bean to embed IoT sensors in coats and boots

    I do not see what the problem is. If one does not want to buy creepy technology by all means avoid it. It does bring up an interesting issue that pops up here from time to time and that is the erosion of scout skills such as map and compass, orienteering, etc because of false confidence on technology. I teach emergency prep MB and I often ask boys what they would do IF (something like(A man is clutching his neck and falling over. He seems to be gesturing wildly at you. Is he choking? What do you do?) and I keep getting growing numbers of boys thinking "call 911" is the the answer. I see the same problem with many of the adult leaders on the AT hikes. They over rely on staying on the well marked trail or their phones to keep them from getting lost. Besides I wouldn't want the blockchain signal when I am running from the self aware killer drones. Though this fat turtle sends out a whopping IR signal I am sure.
  13. Cub Scout Patrols

    This is what I meant.
  14. Cub Scout Patrols

    I made one (a scout is thrifty) it has a plywood seat, is orange, and says "home depot". The seat is bolted, sealed with silicon, and attached to one of those water proof screw lids. Good for canoe camping.
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