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    Venture Advancement

    I know is Sea Scouts, the guide to advancement suggests using the same items for both Sea Scout ranks and Boy Scout ranks. So position of responsibility can be taken credit for both Star and Apprentice ranks for example. Kinda makes sense if you equate it to pass the BSA swim test, once passed it would count for both. They will join where their friends join. Unless they really want Eagle rank I am not convinced a 14 year old would join a troop over a crew if they didn't have friends in the troop. 14 year olds vs. 11 year olds makes a huge maturity difference.
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    2019 World Jamboree

    My son is going, just registered.
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    some people have some nerve

    Not surprisingly my favorite scoutmaster put out an email that for anyone going to the OA Fall Assembly they needed to email her, then when emailed she said my son and I needed to see her first. ummm, no, that isn't how it works she doesn't control OA attendance. Some gaul she has....
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    some people have some nerve

    Follow-up: Assembly was this last weekend. My son went through Ordeal and did great IMHO. The old SM was there but didn't interact with him at all so that was perfect. Best thing of all, my son came home super jazzed about OA and Scouting. So it was a great outcome.
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    Class B Question

    You can do pretty much whatever you want that is scout appropriate and follows TM's and such. Having the activity shirts "Class B is a company" is a great idea. Makes it easy to identify your scouts in a crowded place. Now, if you have a troop also wearing your colors, will that make it difficult for you? If not, then go for it.
  6. I don't see this being different that the multiple Baden-Powell versions of scouting that exist already today. I would be surprised if a brand program would be created. I don't have experience in people in the Baden-Powell Scouting program or traillife to see how it works. But with such a large group behind this one, I expect it to be consistant with the program they have been already running for a long time. It is already run differently for LDS units now(not judging, just stating a fact) so I expect that this will be consistent with those long standing practices.
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    some people have some nerve

    I was able to print a report from Scoutbook. I seriously hope there is no need for this.
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    some people have some nerve

    Thanks. I didn't think about that.
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    some people have some nerve

    Problem solved, talked to several OA advisors and they all said she is dead wrong. Talked with my son about switching troops and he was relieved. He is happy to be free of the SM. It makes me sad and frustrated that others will have to deal with her. I can't wait to see there response when they receive my respectful letter to the CC that we are transferring troops and districts.
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    Tough Times in a Troop

    Great! It is a win if it helps one scout. And it could be very therapeutic for you as well. Thank you for being there for the kids.
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    some people have some nerve

    sounds like good advice
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    some people have some nerve

    wow! Yes, Yes, and happened now 7 months later
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    some people have some nerve

    She was an ASM at that point but part of the process. She is upset because he has been much more active in the Ship than the troop. Can't fault a kid for being active in scouting IMHO.
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    some people have some nerve

    Should not. He is going through ordeal. He was voted on and tapped out earlier this year.
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    some people have some nerve

    Well talked with the SM, just a hugely frustrating call that she was trying to impose control and saying he should be allowed to go. He was voted in, tapped out, and is still registered.
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    some people have some nerve

    I think control since she knows via email that we are going.
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    some people have some nerve

    yep, we did 2 months ago.
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    Philmont winter adventure

    We got a spot for the first week of the new year. Just wondering if anyone is in the Lubbock, TX area and can help us with a place to crash on the way there and back to Philmont.
  19. We are part of a small Sea Scout Ship. In a shot in the dark, do any of your units have a spot in the Winter adventure that might be able to take and adult and a scout or two? Just a thought.
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    A nice prayer for interfaith services

    I am confused..... Scouts like to have a resource of prayers for their own service just like having recipes for meal planning. Also how is it not a prayer? It is a prayer in Yom Kippur services.
  21. From the Jewish Faith: A Prayer for Yom Kippur To those I may have wronged, I ask forgiveness. To those I may have helped, I wish I had done more. To those I neglected to help, I asked for understanding. To those who helped me, I thank you with all my Heart
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    Join Scouts, get a free uniform via Goodwill and Council

    That is awesome!
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    Tough Times in a Troop

    YES, anyone have a connection to Bryan?
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    Tough Times in a Troop

    I think it would be great to have your thoughts on paper about how to best deal with it as a resource. Hopefully something that never gets used.
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    Tough Times in a Troop

    What a hard time, thank you for being there for the boys. I know it helped me to be involved as Scoutmaster when my father passed away last year. Scouts needs to be a safe place for all of us. Sometimes it is a scout that doesn't camp and you find out it is because dad is out of work and he doesn't have boots. Discretely, I found out shoe size and some clothing sizes, then gave him an old backpack of mine filled so he could camp. He was in tears and gave me a hug, I told him to enjoy and don't be afraid to talk with us. Mom and Dad still stop me in stores and tell me thank you and that he is still scouting.
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