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  1. Oops here is the article Senate committee indefinitely delays 'Super Slab' bill By Kevin Flynn, Rocky Mountain News March 23, 2005 Super Slab? Nope. Try Super Slap. A state Senate committee on Tuesday effectively killed the Front Range Toll Road, striking down for now the private 85-mph "Super Slab" highway that developer Ray Wells envisions running 210 miles between Fort Collins and Pueblo Lawmakers on the Senate Transportation Committee were greeted by about 750 angry but well-mannered protesters from the plains - many of whom arrived in a school bus convoy from towns such
  2. Read the following article. The super slab looks dead. Hope it's not a vampire. Thanks to all who emailed their concerns http://www.insidedenver.com/drmn/legislature/article/0,1299,DRMN_37_3643203,00.html
  3. My boy's Eagle Court last night. Everything went so well. The speakers, all, interesting and complimentary. I am very proud of his effort and achievement. A palm at the next court. I have learned so much on this forum, and passed it along to him. Celebrate with me. Yarrow
  4. Here is a list of the emails for some of those on the transportation committee for those of you in Colorado transportation committee members. Voice our opposition to this proposal. stephanie.takis.senate@state.co.us http://www.suzannewilliamsforsenate.com/ suzanne.williams.senate@state.co.us http://www.senbob.com/ bob@senbob.com
  5. Help. Please email Governor Owens, those of you out of state and the transportation committee those of you in state. The following are bits of articles we were just sent: Proposed plains highway takes a toll on neighbors By Chuck Plunkett Denver Post Staff Writer Elbert Article, Colorado- Before Harlan Williams bought his land 14 years ago, he had to use cross-country skis to get there for a look. Like many of his far-flung neighbors, he and his wife, Sylvia, moved out to this high prairie and bought up as many acres of ranch land as they could afford, to insulate themselves fro
  6. We are getting mixed messages. we have 2 scouts that didn't get their ordeal done last year. Some have told us they need to be re-elected, some say they have 2 years in which to do it. Please let me know your reference. THanks
  7. A new hydration pack........mine got "Borrowed" and never came back.
  8. I remember talking to one older gentleman at a COH for Eagle who said he just couldn't pass semaphore............Wow that has not been required in a long time.
  9. Everyone has a story. Many are Life for Life, an achievement in itself. There are probably some common reasons a boy does not go all the way to Eagle. Lack of strong parental support is probably the greatest reason boys don't finish. When I hear parents speak proudly of their multiple Eagles I am guessing that these boys were well supported and encouraged. Please don't read this wrong, I am not saying pushed.
  10. Congrats to all non-Eagle Scouts that are so active in scouting. While we have a number of posting Eagles many are not. You are the backbone of the organization.
  11. I would like to schedule a COH for my scout. He has passed his board. The packet has been sent. We have family coming in for the holidays. Does he have to wait until the packet comes back from National or is he able to set it up now?
  12. Thanks. Doesn't look like a lark's head. Good guess though. I found a reference. You are right it is just a simple overhand. http://www.geocities.com/qccbsp/HTML/BSP_Logo.htm
  13. We had a great COH last year on a hilltop over looking the front range at sunset. Way cool.
  14. I was reviewing the scout badge and what each part represents. The knot at the bottom is to remind to do a good turn daily, but what type of knot is it. I originally was told that it was a bowlin but it doesn't look right. yarrow
  15. Does afloat mean canoeing or can it be sailing??
  16. Our troop went to Philmont over the last couple of weeks. I know they hiked a bunch. 80 miles I think. They also did some conservation and trail work. Is this the 50 miler patch. What about on water. What does that entail. When do you have to do the work. May it be done later?
  17. Thank you for your advise and suggestions. They have been really helpful. I have forwared them to the Committee chair. I think we really have only one individual interested, but we have another interested in 3 years with a younger son. Both nice gentlemen.
  18. We have a live, breathing volunteer who has been with the troop for a while, 3 years. Our current SM wants to quit. He travels all the time. How do we go about selecting a new SM? Do we have to open it up more to others? Do we vote? Is there a procedure?
  19. We have a boy, our SMs boy,who has been to one summer camp in that last 2 years and a few campouts. He also went to Canoebase and helped out as a CIT all summer at our local boy scout camp. Doesn't that fit the camping requirements?? The Advancement chair is not sure. Seems to me he does qualify. My boy who is in OA is not sure and our elections chief for our chapter is in the hospital and I do not wish to bother him or his family.
  20. I would love to see some sort of ceremony for boy's that age out at Life. You know the percentages. Most of these boys just disappear, many of the our best scouts. While Eagle is a great accomplishment, it really isn't for the disorganized. A good number of our scouts fall in that catagory. They tie knots, build campfires, feed the kids, are great leaders.......etc, they never get to the planning and paperwork required by Eagle. Almost all of them could do it if you asked them to do the project. They would of course do the planning or plan as they go, but are scared stiff over the Eagle proces
  21. What are the PORs for Life and Eagle. My son's book does not list his, OA Rep.?
  22. SPLT15.............try this site http:// members.tripod.com/~awhitfield/project.html
  23. My Junior Girl Scouts organize and "run" blood drives. They bake cookies for it and call and get sign-ups for it and they post all the information in the community and paper............They are 9,10,11 and 12 year olds..........Not really enough work for an Eagle, or even a Eaglette.
  24. My boy is going to ask his Eagle advisor tonight to explain the sequence on an Eagle project. Application: This entails a description, but don't you need to do a fair amount of work on this before you fill this out AND do you count those hours OR do you do all the work and then apply? After you do the physical work involved with others do you fill out other forms? His Eagle Advisor emailed him some forms, but it is not clear to him or me.
  25. I too think the Cooking badge is too long.......not by number of requirements, but by time needed. I am in agreement that we don't need to weenify the badges but they should not be so arduous that they are not taken on. Cooking is one that every scout should have under their belt to go camping. I would love to see all our scouts clammering to be the cook for the meal or weekend and enjoy stretching their menu and cooking ablility outdoors. Very few of ours will even try the badge. My boy likes the more hands on badges and hates the writing. He doesn't mind the research so much, just doe
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