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  1. Chisos

    Webelos AOL & Crossover

    Ours finish AoL whenever they get it done, but we do crossover as a group.
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    Worst things you seen taken to summer camp

    Full suit of armor. Chainmail and everything. It found use in a campfire skit, so there's at least that.
  3. You'll need to do IOLS before Wood Badge, because you need to first be "trained for your current position" before taking Wood Badge. As ans ASM, IOLS is part of that. Take Wood Badge when you want to do it, not because someone says you have to. "My personal opinion" is that a good time for WB is after you've been active as a leader for 3-5 years. And, you need to be comfortable camping--WB is not an outdoors skills course, but you're out in the woods for it. Folks who are new to Scouts and/or camping who jump right into WB sometimes don't have as good a time with it.
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    What color is your Class B ?

    We rotate colors year to year. Sometimes more "earth-tone" other times more "loud". Each has its place. The "earth-tone" fits in well with LNT principles, but I like the loud bright "Hunter Orange" if we're in the woods during hunting season.
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    knot-awards q

    Just pick one up at the scout shop and put it on your uniform. Doubt anyone will ask, and if they do, just tell them you earned it as a kid. Some scouts will probably ask you what it is, tell them, and encourage them to earn one themselves (it's the only knot youth can wear too!)
  6. I think the only real "rule" is that once they are registered with a troop, they can't go back and work on Cub Scout advancement. If you're talking about the scenario of "crossover was in February, can they still participate in our pack's Pinewood Derby in March"--that's up to the pack leadership to decide.
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    El Rancho Cima Death March patch

    Oh man! I don't have one, but I had one once and now it's lost! I seem to recall mine having red lettering. Cima was my favorite summer camp as a kid. (As an aside, has the sale of Cima gone though? I knew it was on the market. I had a "gentlemen's agreement" with a few of my old troop mates that if one of us won one of those huge Powerball jackpots we'd buy the place!)
  8. Now that Feb 1 has passed...I just want to make sure I've got this right, with respect to election eligibilty 1. You have to meet the rank requirement for the type of unit holding the election. For exmple, let's say Joe is Life in a Scouts BSA unit, but just joined a Ship and is Apprentice rank. Assuming he has the camping nights, he could be a candidate for OA election via the Troop, but not via the Ship. 2. Camping nights can be from Troops, Crews, or Ships, and combined. For example, Billy is Life rank in a Troop and Pathfinder rank in a Crew. He went to summer camp with the troop, but all his short term night are with the crew. He could be a candidate for OA election in either one. Right? Or did I miss something?
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    Pan de Campo (Dutch oven)

    Texan but never heard of Pan de Campo? Might have to take a corner off your "Texan Chip", haha!
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    Pan de Campo (Dutch oven)

    Here's the South Texas way: http://chuckwagonrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/11/king-ranch-pan-de-campo.html
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    Scouts BSA Girls’ Uniform +

    Are these changes online/available somewhere?
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    Philmont Winter Adventure Postmortem

    Great report, thanks for posting it! Anyone try the 72 oz steak at the Big Texan? Also-might be me, but the photo links don't seem to work.
  13. Probably the best thing to do would to be to check with your council to be sure. According to the guide to advancement the application can be submitted after the 18th birthday, but I would be sure to be able to document that all other requirements, including signatures and the personal statement, were completed prior to that date.
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    As we approach 1 Feb 19...

    I think this was a big part...now it's get 15 nights camping and 1st Class, and you're pretty much in. Elections changed from "should I really vote for this guy?" to "is there any reason I shouldn't vote for this guy?"...
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    Den Chief Leadership

    Yes, he can. 4 months as a Den Chief while 1st Class are used for the Star rank requirement, and 6 months as a den chief while Star meet the Life rank requirement. What you can't do is count POR time while 1st Class for any rank other than Star. So, you can't be 1st Class and a Den Chief for a year, then try to use that for both Star and Life.