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  1. We have an obnoxious,disruptive adult in our troop.His son was elected to OA several years ago.He feels he belongs in OA. He had a run in at a OA function and was asked to leave.He called the OA team to our troop to do election.It turns out 1 boy was elected.Come time for the adultvote.others refused or were not interested.He was only one qualified and was elected.Is our vote a automatic in or does OA have final word who gets in.

  2. We are having OA election tomorrow night,so need answer ASAP We have a 2nd class scout that needs swimming component to become 1st class. Some parents were told that he can be nominated for Ordeal AS LONG AS HE IS 1ST CLASS BY THE ORDEAL CEREMONY.I say he cannot even be nominated because he is not first class.Please respond so we can have problem settled by Thurs. night.

  3. I reallythink it has to do with matrity. My 14 y.o son,who turns 15 in Dec.passed his Eagle BOR LAST NIGHT. It was a a district Advancement COORDINAOR WHO I DISD NOT KNOW. I have participated in 10 EBOR, but being the candidates father I waited till after the results were told to him. I am very proud of him to accmplish this feat. Haven't been this proud since my older son made Eagle at age 14. 5 yeas ago.

  4. I have been the troop treasurer for about 6 years. I use the TROOPLEDGER software program.This helps me keep track of every penny that come in and goes out.I print monthly updates that is shown at the committee meeting.Each parent can request his/her sons passbook balance. Don't reinvent the wheel.It is already here.

  5. My son had a different spin on palms. He earned Eagle at 14. He then became SPL X2 and at 16 became a junior scoutmaster. He just cherished earning MB. He kept on earning them till a week before his 18th birthday. I had looked good when he COMPLETED APPLICATIONS and received scholarships from the local council and then from NESA. He ended up with 66 MB'S which ended being Triple Silver Palms(45 MB'S beyond Eagle). He just finished his first semester in college and is on the new charter as Asst. Scoutmaster.

  6. My son is in the same position.He became a Eagle scout at age 14. He has been elected the SPL for two terms(Sept.to end of summer camp in Aug.)Going into his sernior year high school in Sept.he has talked to the SM about a JASM position.He is highly motivted who attended NYLT in the summer before his 1st term as SPL. It worked out well because most of our scouts are playing beat the clock trying to achieve before the 18th birthday comnes around. He still attends summer camp and enjoys earning MB's. The 3rd silver palm(66 MB's) is his goal and is within reach. He will earn Triple bronze later this month.Encourage your son to stay involved.It is all a learning tool for his future

  7. In reality there are 2 sets for 2007.I met with my DE in 01/07 and did all the paperwork for Centennial Quality Unit patch. With the confusing directions I ordered patches that I thought were the CQU. I got black QU patrches with 2007 on them. When I asked about the RED color CQU,they sauid they would be available in Oct. For not wasting troop money,I returned them immediately and finally got the right ones last week

  8. After looking through many troop web sites,I found another troop in my local area who went to Babcock Hovey in 2005.They had a positive experience and even stated that the dining hall had a "salad bar".We are signed up and look forward to going. Will start looking for 2008 camp as soon as we return.

  9. Seems our local NY council has not participated or have set up any 1 day MB's.When I pressed them about it I was told the Executive comm. decided to do away with them. I heard the usual stock answer."This is what the National wants".I found this a nice way to get some MB that were possible to obtain with pre req's done ahead of time.Can someone share with me how there council handles this matter.

  10. I have heard great stories about Sabbatis,but I remember that they have campsite cooking. We were looking for a dining hall atmosphere.Maine is a further that we want to travel.I am again asking about Camp Babcock-Hovey.Feedback from others who have been there in the last several years would be appreciated.

  11. Ihave heard great stories about Sabbatis,but I remember that they have campsite cooking.Maine is a little more distance that we want to travel.I am again asking about Camp Babcock-Hovey.Feedback from others who have been there in the last several years would be appreciated.You can private e mail if you feel a more comfortable reponse

  12. I am currently looking for feedback for a camp we want to attend.We have been to some enjoyable camps such as Massawepie,Schoellkopf,and Gorton and last year we went to Camp Mountain Run a great camp(nice swimming pool),but poor MB program .We are looking at Camp Babcock- Hovey..Has anyone been there who wants to share experience...

  13. Found this one on a scout web site a while ago .Troop Unknown


    Dear Mom and Dad,


    We are having a great time here at Lake Typhoid. Scoutmaster Webb is making us all write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and worried. We are okay. Only one of our tents and two sleeping bags got washed away.


    Luckily, none of us drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Chad when it happened. Oh yes, please call Chad's mother and tell her he is okay. He can't write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the Search and Rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found him in the dark if it hadn't been for the lightning.


    Scoutmaster Webb got mad at Chad for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Chad said he did tell him, but it was during the fire so he probably didn't hear him. Did you know that if you put gas on a fire, the gas can will blow up? The wet wood still didn't burn, but one of our tents did. Also some of our clothes. John is going to look weird until his hair grows back.


    We will be home on Saturday if Scoutmaster Webb gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked okay when we left. Scoutmaster Webb said that a car that old you have to expect something to break down; that's probably why he can't get insurance on it. We think it's a neat car. He doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if it's hot, sometimes he lets us ride on the tailgate. It gets pretty hot with ten people in a car. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the highway patrolman stopped and talked to us.


    Scoutmaster Webb is a neat guy. Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching Terry how to drive. But he only lets him drive on the mountain roads where there isn't any traffic. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.


    This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in the lake. Scoutmaster Webb wouldn't let me because I can't swim and Chad was afraid he would sink because of his cast, so he let us take the canoe across the lake. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood. Scoutmaster Webb isn't crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn't even get mad about the life jackets.


    He has to spend a lot of time working on the car so we are trying not to cause him any trouble. Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Dave dove in the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works. Also Wade and I threw up. Scoutmaster Webb said it probably was just food poisoning from the leftover chicken.


    I have to go now. We are going into town to mail our letters and buy bullets. Don't worry about anything. We are fine.



    Your son



    P.S. How long has it been since I had a tetanus shot?



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