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King Ding Dong last won the day on June 23 2016

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  1. An Example of a Sub Sub Forum

    Testing direct editing of comment
  2. An Example of a Sub Sub Forum

    Testing direct editing of commentI mostly use an iPad and it makes this a pia, but you can copy and past the text and use the quote /quote tags to accomplish this. Not ideal. I agree with all of you going back a page and commenting is not a best practice. But things a far better than there were in the spring.
  3. Sage advise there and difficult to do. I am sure I made comments about moving to Canada last November. Still here. Life hasn't change much if at all, yet.
  4. Still torn on this. Here is my red line. Leggings, yoga shorts, crop tops, 2mm inseam jean shorts, exposed brasiers under tank tops, sports bras, lettering on the butt, makeup, you know the standard female middle and high school wardrobe. That stuff affects me and certainly does teenage boys. We are visual creatures. We can certainly control that stuff within our units but not so much at camporees or summer camp. The 4 summer camps I have been to have plenty of young female camp staff but dress appropriately and the boys do just fine. If the BSA offers no compromise, I think this could work with minimal problems. Not so sure it can. Just think about all the KYBOs and shower houses that are going to have to be built. Guess who gets the new ones.
  5. Family Scouting Survey Results

    @@Saltface Although I am now several states and 2 years removed from GSLAC (St. Louis, MO and one of the big Councils) I am still on the contact list and received the survey. Might also have to do with the various stipes I wore (IH, CM, CC, etc). Did not receive one in Simon Kenton (Columbus, OH) but I am just registered as a ASM. Did not think it appropriate to fill out the survey for the old council.
  6. Wow, just wow. Never thought this would actually happen and still absorbing it. I really wonder how hard GSUSA is going to fight this. Maybe they have more important things to worry about. One positive outcome might be forcing troops back to the Patrol Method, provided they don't go with co-ed patrols at some point. I really need to hang around these parts more often again. Interesting times.
  7. Got the phone call from camp....

    I want to see you argue against this one. Scout has his technician class FCC license and wants to bring his ham radio. That is old school scouting. We even have an official Amature Radio Operator strip to wear on the sleeve now. Everyone remember 300' Kudu? He had no problem with electronics. There is a video he posted here of his patrol hiking and all the boys had earbuds.
  8. Got the phone call from camp....

    Well as usual I will the contrarian. The SM and other adult leaders royally screwed up. Emails are not documentation that does not keep up to date. If the SM and other leaders had a shred of decency in them they would handing over their devices to the boy at bedtime or at minimum encouraging the other boys to share. He didn't forget something. He was lied to,
  9. Scout skipping a grade...

    Depending on the troop some boys not quite 11 are allowed to camp with the troop in the spring as guests, just no advancement takes place until they are able to join officially. YMMV.
  10. The paltry service hours at least ensure at least something gets done. The resume building parents wouldn't have their sons do any if given the choice.
  11. Send me some of those ads, I have been trying for years to fatten up my oldest. Almost 14 and weighs barely 70lbs, 1% body fat. I sometimes mistake him for a little green alien and have been considering a paternity test.
  12. Issues...CO or Council route?

    Ah, but YOUR program is not becoming more open, unless you choose to do so.
  13. Cost of Class B T-shirts

    A Scout is thrifty is relative to your income bracket.
  14. ^That sucks. I haven't seen that. The Open times have just been announced in the morning, though I think you could schedule a Troop Shoot.
  15. Cost of Class B T-shirts

    I only have two boys and yes the cost for T shirts or polo shirts for activities really starts to get annoying especially when they start go north of that $10 mark. In Cubs it really got annoying when you get that leader who thinks the solution to waning interest in the pack is a new Tshirt design. Once you hit Boy Scouts and depending on your climate the synthetic shirts really are better. I sweat a lot so I can go through 2-3 cotton shirts a day or wear one synthetic. Fortunately my current troop considers the Activity Uniform (Class B is not a BSA term) to be any plain Tshirt or scouting related TShirt. We have the option of purchasing the $16 synthetic one only if we want to. I have loosened up a bit recently about it becuase my boys don't not have a problem with wearing their scout shirts to school or anywhere else so we get our use out of them. The Chior polo I had to buy that he only had to wear 3 times for shows kind of irked me. On the plus side I really do like the BSA uniform shorts/swimsuits for $20. My boys pretty much live in them all summer though they last only two years before the chlorine eats through them as we spend a lot of time at the pool or water park. $20 for a kid size I agree is a bit excessive. 3XL not so much. See is your son really needs or wants that shirt maybe he can help with some extra chores to ease the sticker shock. I am all about speaking your mind but pick your battles wisely, you don't want to be "That Guy". EDIT: The more I think about this my suggestion is to wake up every morning and thank the Lord you did not have 4 girls and just write the damn check.
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