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About mashmaster

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  • Birthday 04/09/1967

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    Cedar Park, TX
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    Software Engineer
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    Scout leader in Cedar Park TX, I enjoy woodworking and having fun with the boys watching them grow up everyday.

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  1. mashmaster

    2019 World Jamboree

    My son is on his way, he was excited and nervous. I hope he and all the other scouts have an awesome time!
  2. mashmaster

    Invisible scouts

    Probably right. I am focusing more on him going and having a fabulous time.
  3. mashmaster

    Invisible scouts

    That would be awesome 🙂
  4. mashmaster

    Invisible scouts

    So our Charter Org Rep makes a big deal about our troops first ever scout going to World Jamboree to the entire troop email and asks them to send him care packages. The troop has been around for a long time so he is making a big deal so it makes sense. Of course my son who is in the troop and also going to World Jamboree isn't mentioned at all.... He tells me at dinner tonight "they don't even know I exist". He transferred in a year ago and basically feels invisible. COR knows he is also going.... I feel like sending mail to the COR and saying "Way to go jerk....."
  5. mashmaster

    2019 World Jamboree

    WOW.... When I was SM, I would require the SPL to ensure all take a shower the night before we left. It seemed to work better coming from him than me.
  6. mashmaster

    2019 World Jamboree

    My son is making these to trade. They will have a small silver (colored) cowboy hat on the ring. not attached yet.
  7. mashmaster

    2019 World Jamboree

    My son is going and he is freaking out about all the uniform requirements his troop leader is sending out. I am confident the US contingent is the only one getting the super strict uniform rules. Tho shalt be wear BSA uniform shorts and socks all times when leaving base camp. Those two pair of pants/shorts after 14 days are going to be awful. I convinced him to bring a few pairs of normal shorts and socks into his huge jambo bag. What are they telling the foreign contingents? Also, my son is making handmade trinkets from Texas that he is bringing to trade. He is excited and nervous.
  8. mashmaster

    Happy 107th Birthday Sea Scouts!

    Pictures from the logbook of that first cruise
  9. mashmaster

    Happy 107th Birthday Sea Scouts!

    1912- Sea Scouting in America was founded when Arthur A. Carey of Waltham, Massachusetts, had Sea Scouts using the schooner Pioneer and was appointed Chairman of the National Council Committee on Sea Scouting. That summer, Charles T. Longstreth organized a Sea Scout patrol on his yacht in Philadelphia. Both of these men prepared pamphlets on Sea Scouting and Carey’s Cruising for Sea Scouts was the first literature related to Sea Scouting. 7/9/1912 was the date of the cruise.
  10. Sea Scouts, BSA was established in 1912 as the second program of the Boy Scouts of America to offer new adventures for older Scouts. The 1912 logbook of the Boy Scout Ship Pioneer, recognized as the first Sea Scout Ship, has the first documented evidence of the birthday of Sea Scouts. The Logbook states that the first cruise was on July 9, 1912. The Pioneer took on crew, set sail, anchored, and immediately conducted small boat drills. This easily could have a been a Sea Scout cruise in the 21st Century, demonstrating our core activities are timeless. We’ve come a long way since that first cruise but one thing is certain ... the best has yet to come! Happy Birthday Sea Scouts! #SeaScoutDay
  11. When I put together our Ship's first aid kit, it includes an epipen. One of my youth in the program had a bunch of extras and donated it to the kit. I haven't had to use it but it makes me feel a little better knowing it is there.
  12. mashmaster

    How realistic is it for a Cub Scout to earn everything?

    My son earned the "Super Achiever" patch a long time ago for every pin, patch, and even the super nova awards. He enjoyed it, but it the long run it really doesn't matter other than having decorations in his room. I think he mostly enjoyed being my assistant when I staffed summer and winter camps. He liked being the "expert" for the little ones.
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    Ship 198 handles engine fire in Delaware Bay

    Go Sea Scouts!
  14. Possibly, both genders equally unhappy about having to wait for the time.
  15. This makes no sense at all. All Boys and Girls have had to live with the time restrictions between rank. Wouldn't it be gender discrimination to waive that? It feels like she is being treated the same as all the boys in the program.