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    CHIN-BE-GOTA revisited 20 years later

    Cliff Golden: As I said in an earlier post in this thread, I was a scout with John McKenzie, and we had a 55th. Class reunion last Sat. 8-8-09, and thought you might enjoy this picture.. This was taken on 8-8-09. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/WrongNo2/55%20Class%20Runion/IMG_0364.jpg
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    50 + years of scouting.

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    Non-Committee Parents in Boards of Review

    What I mean here is, a parent should attend the BOR, not as a member of the BOR, but as an attending parent so they know what their scout has accomplished and what will be expected of him in the future. This is the start of parent participation in the troop, which can lead to getting more members on committees. (This message has been edited by Wrong Number)(This message has been edited by Wrong Number)
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    Non-Committee Parents in Boards of Review

    I guess I'm still from the old school, but your troop needs parent participation. No better way than to get the SM and the PL's together and set it up so when a scout goes to a BOR, at least one of his parents needs to attend, (this will give them incite as to how their boy is doing in scouting, and what is expected from him for the next BOR). Now you have a parent at a meeting of the scouts, now is the time for the SM to really meet them, (and is a good time to feel them out as to what help they can provide for the troop as a whole). When I was a SM and started with a completely new troop we had this all set up with the institution, committees, etc. before we even had the first scout meeting. We got to the point that when we had a BOR we had both parents of each scout that was in front of the BOR attending (along with the required CM's). We had 28 scouts on the register with 26 active 95% of the time, and never ran out of CM's.... We were a patrol troop, they set up all activities for the month ( two months in advance), when we went on camp outs (monthly) they set up their own meals, and who was to bring what, and did the meals together switching jobs as the camp carried out. I remember one camp out one patrol was going to have bacon and eggs for breakfast, and they got their lists mixed up, and no one brought the eggs, but they all brought bacon, so that is all they had for breakfast that time. It was a couple of months before they even thought of having bacon for breakfast again (even at home). Chuck(This message has been edited by Wrong Number)
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    Eight Method Scorecard

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    50 + years of scouting.

    8-1-09 I just ran across the forum so I thought I would post here. I have been around for 73 years, and in those years I have been in Scouting for 50 + years as: Cub Scout - Mendota, Ill Scout - Mendota, Ill Senior Scout - Mendota, Ill Scoutmaster - "Charter Member Scoutmaster" troop 45 Sandwich, Ill. Asst. Scoutmaster - My old troop 106 Mendota, Ill Neighborhood Comm. - Methodist Church Mendota Ill. Institutional Rep. - Methodist Church Pontiac, Ill Dist. Chairman - Corn belt Council Bloomington, Ill / Pontiac, Ill.
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    CHIN-BE-GOTA revisited 20 years later

    Today is Aug. 1st. 2009 Hello all scouts. I was at CBG during the summer of 1962 as the scoutmaster of troop 45 from Sandwich Ill, along with 26 scouts. I was in scouting for over 50 years, cubs, scouts, senior scout, scoutmaster, asst. scoutmaster, neighbor comm., institution rep., and finally as Dist. chairman out of Pontiac for the Corn Belt council. When I started as a scoutmaster to troop 45 in Sandwich Ill. they were sponsored by the Methodist Church and I was the 'Charter Member Scoutmaster', 50 years have gone by, and I was invited to their 25th year get together of the signing of the Charter. Any one around from troop 45, as I'm sure there should be 3rd. generation scouts there. If there would be a 50 year get together, contact me at wrong_no@hotmail.com , and I would surely attend. Another note from reading the threads is, I was in scouting with John McKenzie, and we are having our 55th. high school class reunion in Mendota on the 8th of Aug. 1009. Saw this in the paper. "The Mendota Township High School Class of 1954 is having a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Mendota Civic Center. Friends are welcomed to join the classmates for a social time scheduled to begin at 8 p.m." Chuck Howarth