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  1. Chisos

    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.
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    New to Forum and Advancement Question

    Agree with @PACAN and @shortridge that once the rank is approved by the BOR it is earned. That being said, the Troop Committee needs to figure out what happened here. The lack of SMC should have been noted by the BOR; it would not have been signed off on in his book if it had not happened. And as others have stated there should have been an opportunity for a SMC much sooner.
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    Time to Go.

    @Oldscout448 Like everything it's local. Our unit is pretty much a 'one stop scout shop" for grades K-12. CO has a pack and troop, and most adults have been or are leaders in both; boys in the troop have younger brothers in the pack, etc.
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    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.
  7. 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/
  9. 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.
  15. 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.