Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

11 Good

About 83Eagle

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  1. Cancelled memberships are being reinstated. like this one.
  2. If you think no one has openly advocated that scouting would be better off without Cub Scouts, you have obviously never read any of kudu's comments. I don't have time to search them all but "fine by me" is the one that sticks in my mind. Hence, it is good to hear a counterpoint. But, my explanations are falling on deaf ears, thanks are rebuffed, and wagons are circled. Lesson learned!
  3. Basement, it was a genuine compliment about your program and you can accept it as that. Clearly you have a Pack with a program that leads to successful crossover. To your other point, it's not a "chip on my shoulder." We have a good program IMO but there are always things we can do better, which is why I'm here. But you don't have to look to far in these forums to see experienced and respected scouters advocating that Scouting would be better off without cub scouts, using the pejorative and made-up term "Webelos III" to describe troops that don't measure up to their standards, and s
  4. The key to a strong troop is a strong feeder pack...... It's good to hear that you don't have to throw Cub Scouting out the window to have a successful Boy Scout program. Thanks for sharing that success.
  5. And there it is! I knew it would only be a matter of time. That whooshing sound you hear is the point going right over your head...
  6. Same problem after suggesting the site to someone...no registration ID sent and no replies to the mailbox. I noticed the "newest members" box on the right hasn't changed for several days. Running on autopilot or life support?
  7. I have found in many areas of life that people will often live up, or down, to your expectations.
  8. I do find tons of valuable ideas and info here. I guess my point is that it's easy to get into reading the Nth page of a discussion and get the impression that not only is scouting going to hell in a hand basket, but today's scouts don't even have the skills to make the basket. (yes, I did earn the "basketry" badge back in the day, don't ask me why.) Sometimes it's good to close the laptop and go toss the ball around for a while.
  9. Not complaining, just observing. Never realized things were so bad out there until I started coming here.
  10. I usually feel pretty good after Pack or Den meetings or after visiting with our sister troop. Yeah, nobodys perfect but the boys seem to be having fun and everybody is doing the best they can. Then I come here and see that Im wrong and things are pretty messed up. Maybe not so much with Cub Scouts, because on that side people seem pretty happy with the program. But on the Boy Scout side, things are so fundamentally wrong, according to people who have years of experience in the program, or at least years worth of experience making forum posts. Where do we start? National, of course,
  11. Two sellers just over $1k, two other sellers over $600. It was our first year of popcorn and we feel we did very well. The huge dollar sellers are impressive, but I have to wonder at what point it becomes less about funding what the unit and scouts need and more about something else. We're supposed to be a youth activities group not a business.
  12. As I think I mentioned in the other thread, we don't give boys patches as he learns different plays in football, different pieces of music for the band, or his part in the school play. If eliminating advancement would kill the program as mentioned here, I'm not sure if that says more about the program or the participants. Advancement was the only reason I stayed in scouts as a boy, because the program was incredibly boring but I had come too far to give up. It is only upon my later reintroduction that I've realized what the program is supposed to be.(This message has been edited by 8
  • Create New...