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  1. Chisos

    Boys-only weeks at camp

    Actually it maybe would count... https://oa-bsa.org/resources/faq/resident-camping-requirement Though there does seem to be some incorrect information floating around that would suggest that it wouldn't.
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    YPT2 deadline

    I could have written the exact same thing...about half of my unit's leaders go theirs done. A couple texted me last night that they couldn't log on to the site; I told them just get it done this week. But stressed it had to be done before recharter.
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    When a MB replaces another MB

    Thanks @Thunderbird! Great catch on the "Bryan" articles.
  4. So, when a merit badge is "replaced" by another one (think, Computers being replaced by Digital Technology, or Atomic Energy by Nuclear Science) can a scout earn both? I think the answer's yes but want to see if I missed something somewhere.
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    Time between rank

    Asked and answered... https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2016/09/21/yes-summer-months-count-toward-advancement/
  6. This is not an uncommon occurrence. Units are "owned" by their Charter Organization, so unit volunteers are also volunteers with that CO. For example, my troop is chartered to a Catholic parish. All leaders have to do BSA YPT, as well as our Diocesean youth protection training.
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    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.
  12. 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!
  15. 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...