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About Unkiewill

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  1. OK, can we now talk about something really important like how many knots that we should wear?
  2. Three Fires Council in northern Illinois is offering a special set of patches commemorating 100 years of the LDS Church working with the BSA. The flap and one of the CSP's will have a metal buffalo skull. They are available for preorder now: http://www.threefirescouncil.org/camping/lds-commemorative-patches Has anyone seen any other councils or lodges doing this?
  3. Basement, Gilwell did seem to drag on a little too long on most days. I was very fortunate to be in a patrol of some great people. There were a couple of patrols that I was really glad not to be in. So that did make a difference in my experience. My ticket items are things that I have wanted to do for a while. But I always find an excuse not to do them. By having an 18 month deadline it will force me to do them. I think the skills that I learned will help me be a better scouter so that I can better serve the scouts.
  4. Spiney - Congratulations on your beading! Packsaddle - I work really close to Jel Sert, the company that makes Flavor Aid, so in order to help protect their good name I can not join you in your crusade to clear the name of Kool-aid. SSScout - Relax. Trevorun - I have some information on trademarks that I can "Xerox" and mail off to you.
  5. I just finished up my second Wood Badge weekend. It was a great experience for me and I wish that I had done it years ago. I have read about people drinking the Kool-Aid and I may have drank a little bit. But it was interesting to see those who drank gallons of it compared with those who obviously did not have even a sip. It seemed most of of were somewhere in the middle and excited about what we learned and looking forward to taking it back to our units. Wood Badge, like most things in life, seems like the kind of thing that the more you put in to it the more you get out of it. Know
  6. My second weekend is coming up in a couple of days. The time between weekends was pretty busy for us. We had several conference calls and two patrol meetings in between to get the patrol project finished. That along with working with my patrol guide on the ticket items has kept me pretty busy. Good luck and go Antelopes!
  7. I am currently in between Wood Badge weekends. My patrol has already had a lots of emails, a conference call and will have a patrol meeting tonight. But a part of that has been menu planning and making sure we have all the gear that we need for the upcoming weekend. It would have been nice to do a week long course but for me it is much easier to take two Fridays off than take a whole week off of work. That is the big benefit for me. From what I have heard one is not better than the other they are just a little different. I used to be an Antelope.
  8. I got back from my first weekend a few hours ago, it was a great time. They were not kidding when they told us that we would not have much free time. It was a very full three days. The group of people in my patrol are really great and we gelled very quickly. It should be a great experience. Any fellow Antelopes out here?
  9. Mine is in Northern IL. OK Basement, almost everyone.
  10. My first weekend is coming up the same weekend. I am really looking forward to it, I have talked to people who have done it and everyone says that it is a great experience.
  11. Thank you all very much for your responses. It is great to get so many different perspectives on this topic.
  12. I am doing a presentation for our district on leader burnout. I would love to get some tips from people on here about things they have seen dealing with this. How do you bring someone back who has already burned out? How can you keep it from happening in the first place? Thanks in advance for anything you have to add.
  13. Unkiewill

    Red Berets

    Back in the late 80's or so those of us in the Leadership Corps in our troop wore the red berets. I guess it helped set us apart. One of those things to look back on and wonder what we were thinking. But maybe they looked good with the really big frames on our glasses. (This message has been edited by Unkiewill)
  14. Morse Code is faster than texting http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/80519289/
  15. There were several guys I worked with at summer camp over the years that are now openly gay. I think the program is missing out without them being able to serve now. I am not sure what someone does in their bedroom, even if I do not agree with it, has to do with there ability to be a scout leader.
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