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  1. Chisos

    Religous observeance

    I'll echo what T2Eagle said. While the summer camp we went to last year did have a priest come in on Sunday, not everywhere does that. When I did Wood Badge, I had to make it back to town for the last Mass of the day (fortunately we have a 9pm Sunday available!)
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    OTC First Aid Permission

    Jellyfish stings. The vinegar (acid) helps neutralize the jellyfish toxin. Also, 1:1 vinegar : rubbing alcohol is a good ear rinse to prevent swimmer's ear.
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    OTC First Aid Permission

    There is a section on the med form that asks about admin of non-prescription meds. But I agree, it's a good idea to make sure parents specifically tell you what they're ok with their kids having. As for Aspirin, that's generally ok for the adults but should be avoided for kids due to the risk of Reye's Syndrome.
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    Sea Base adventure trip report

    Looks like a great time. We're thinking about putting in for 2020, probably either 2 Coral Reef Sailing or 1 Sea Exploring adventure. (probably will have 14-18 participants). @69RoadRunner I"m looking forward to hearing about Sea Exploring when y'all get back! Sounds like @mashmaster had a great time...it'll be hard to decide which one we would prefer.
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    When does a scouting event start/finish?

    I'd include travel time if we were traveling as a group. So, if we said, "Meet at the Scout Hut at 4pm to drive to the campout" then the start time is 4pm. But if it was "meet at the campsite at 6pm" then that's the start time.
  6. We provided cooking gear (patrol box with pots/pans/etc), stoves, and general camp gear such as lanterns, charcoal, etc. Scouts provide their own tents, backpacks, etc.
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    What's your best Scouting memory?

    Like others have said it's hard to narrow it down to one...but a few would be: (a) The whole crew singing Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" as we hiked into base camp over via the Tooth of Time at Philmont (a bunch of Texas boys, go figure!); (b) At Sea Base, anchored up off Key West, grilling steaks and fresh fish on the boat, and (c) Our wickedly awesome OA Brotherhood Ceremony team.
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    New and comprehensive Family scouting FAQs issued:

    Well, Indy *was* a Boy Scout!
  9. You'll have a great time! Looking forward to your post-trip report afterwards (to make us all jealous...) I'm starting to drum up some interest in my unit for a 2020 Sea Base trip. We'll see...
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    OA membership as a Cub Leader

    Our lodge has several cub-dads there were OA as youth and have reactivated. So, for sure not out of the ordinary.
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    Switching OA Lodges

    I'd guess you could register with a unit in some capacity in the "north", which would put you in that council/lodge. I don't think that would require you to drop your current troop membership. However, if memory serves, you can only be in on OA lodge at a time. So you wouldn't be able to register with the lodge your current troop is associated with.
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    Cub Scout Uniform Changes

    Sounds like a "Pack Set" of these items might be a good idea...
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    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    My apologies. I do tend to come up with quite a few half-baked ideas! 🤔 I guess what I was getting at, is that I see hiking or cycling MB's as more significant accomplishments...planning and doing the 20 mile hike or 50 mile ride, especially. But yes, for a scout who's not comfortable with swimming, that MB will be just as much of an accomplishment.
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    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    I've never quite got the Swimming/Hiking/Cycling choice. Swimming just seems so much easier than either of the other two...maybe require swimming for everyone, then a choice of Cycling, Hiking, or (Lifesaving + Mile Swim).
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    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    Exactly. When paintball is perfectly fine for the church youth group but banned by the Boy Scouts, we have a problem.
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