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Chisos last won the day on September 22 2017

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  1. OA and the aboriginal cultures

    Lloyd Bentsen is smiling.
  2. More Advancement Revisions...

    I agree that the way T-2-1 requirements are written is exceptionally wordy. Honestly, I liked how those ranks were done in the 70's and 80's (skill awards, and a couple of months of tenure for each rank).
  3. OA to end AoL ceremonies?

    Maybe instead of NA regalia, the OA comes up with our own. Perhaps, "ceremonial sashes" that are only worn during ceremonies or something like that.
  4. Buzzfeed - CSE Surbaugh - Girls - Scouter.com

    True. Maybe little, but with a lot of folks with a lot of knowledge that really care. (even if we don't always agree).
  5. Buzzfeed - CSE Surbaugh - Girls - Scouter.com

    This. Absolutely. A bit of decisive leadership would be refreshing.
  6. Advancement + Grade Level

    Probably a case by case basis...where are his friends?
  7. Interesting discussion last night

    We don't do MB meetings, but sometimes there may be some overlap with the monthly theme. So if some boys want to work on a badge they could. For example we could be working on rope skills, and some boys may start on Pioneering. But there would still be extra stuff for them to do--the goal of hte meeting was the skill, not the MB signoff. Like some others have said we'll sometimes set up a MB session if there is interest, but at a different time.
  8. Proud of our ceremonies team

    @sst3rd, I'm a chapter adviser and have heard nothing along these lines. (Though, I'm in a small Lodge, and pretty much any ceremonies we do are at the lodge level).
  9. Ireland seeks Eagle now before she ages out

    @Stosh...when the University where I work awards honorary doctorates, it's usually a Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD), not a PhD. When we advertise for faculty, we specify an earned doctorate in an appropriate field...anyone without an earned doctorate, who was given an honorary one and then insisted on being called "Doctor" would get laughed at for sure.
  10. Would you wear unique council patches?

    It's your call. Personally, I prefer to wear the "standard" CSP, and save the other for collecting or what not. I wouldn't wear a "special" CSP for something I didn't participate in, though.
  11. When To Cancel A Camping Trip?

    The other one we called off recently was a canoe trip...the river was flooding, and after the forest rangers said "yeah, the high water has all the water moccasins out..." That could wait a few weeks.
  12. When To Cancel A Camping Trip?

    If you see these, it's time to cancel! (at least for those of us on the coast...) https://icons.wxug.com/data/wximagenew/b/brucetopher/1-awesome.jpg
  13. Ideas for better camporees

    Agreed with the replies above about getting the scouts in on more of the planning. I "ran" our district camporee recently, and we had a pre-camporee "SPL meeting" about 3 weeks out to plan some stuff out. That seemed to work pretty well. Maybe have a "service Troop" tasked with running the events. They don't compete so they don't win anything, but maybe recruit a couple of supporting adults to cook and clean for them (or at least make them a cobbler or two.) Or get the OA or a Venturing Crew to run the events. Also, maybe throw in a couple of silly or just for fun events. Most things on skills, but some fun events or free time is also good.
  14. You may just have a batch of scouts for whom advancement isn't important. We've got a few. Or, at some point, one of them will start advancing, and the others won't want to be left behind. We've had a few do that--stay scout or tenderfoot for a couple of years, but then when they saw their friends getting to star or life, decided it was time to get moving and are doing well now.
  15. Monthly camping

    Yes, if we go to a district or council camporee, that is our campout for the month.