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Everything posted by EagleScout441

  1. I think this comment thing can get a little muddy. I try to keep current with the latest posts, but sometimes the latest post is a comment to a post earlier in the thread. I'm not necessarily going to scroll back up through multiple pages of posts to find the one comment that is new. Personally, I think comment works if you are commenting about the most recent post..... but if it's an old post, I think using the "quote" option is better. It puts your new post at the bottom of the thread along with the quoted post for reference. Keeps the timeline straight. I think this is a better appro
  2. I think AnneinMpls is referring to creating a Sub-Forum, not a "Sub-Sub-Forum." According to moderator SR540Beaver it is only possible for an administrator to make Sub-Forum. Unless you figured it out, if so, please share how.
  3. Oh, that went just fine. A fine for walking backwards and eating peanuts at the movies, another for carrying an ice cream cone in my pocket, jaywalking, of course, and for dancing more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period. Overall......not bad, not bad at all.
  4. I do believe there is a problem with the email broadcast system. I updated my email address and it says I will have to re-validate my account with the new one. Well, it won't send me the validation email. First I double checked the address, then I waited overnight for the email (it was last night I did this). Since my account is un-validated, I am only able to post in the Forum Support & Announcements area.
  5. Was it like this one I found on Ebay? http://www.ebay.com/itm/NYLT-Nationa...item33957889f9 It's not official, but it is cool.
  6. When you put it that way. I guess I'd have to say that I have a problem with "inter-faith" services.
  7. TAHAWK, Do you have a source for the Council statement you posted above? Not that I don't believe you, just curious.
  8. ~~ Now that I'm thinking a little more sensibly, I'll add some context to this. For the most part, my opinion of the translations varies from chapter to chapter. Sometimes the intended meaning is changed, sometimes not. No single translation is perfect on all accounts. The origin of this rant actually came from my planning and writing a service. I looked through many scripted services before giving up on them and writing one from scratch with the help of my youth pastor. The above Psalm 23 example was a poor choice. There was kind of a second point to the rant. The
  9. I'm not saying nothing should be tolerated. But it gets taken to an extreme.
  10. A quote from the "Why not girls or atheists?" thread. Tolerance. Political correctness. So many people are spending so much time trying to "tolerate" and to not "offend" anyone on the face of the planet, or be "politically correct," that they are insulting both themselves, and the people around them. Take this for example: http://www.ctyankee.org/fs/page/0016...tscoutsown.pdf The above "Scout's Own" takes Psalm 23 and "revises" it. If you want to use the 23rd Psalm, be my guest, but don't change it, revise it, modernize it, corrupt it. I take offense to that. If
  11. It doesn't have to be the mayor. Try thinking smaller. He could interview the county sheriff, somebody in the department of Parks and Recreation, or Transportation, or Human Resources, or even Housing.
  12. I don't know when it was added, but it is currently mentioned only, and briefly, inside the BoR requirement: "7. Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review. In preparation for your board of review, prepare and attach to your Eagle Scout Rank Application a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community, or other organizations, during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service." (emphasis added) I asked the same question. The ad
  13. If it were me, I'd follow Sentinel's advice and attempt to find another project $750,000 is a little much. It would probably take much longer to raise the funds than complete the actual project. I'm only 17 years old, my project wasn't that long ago. It costed about $400 and it took 77 hours not counting fund raising. Most of my funds were donations.
  14. They are, I've known a couple of them for a few years. I don't think any "young women" from my youth group will attend. With these non-scouts it is more not having the time to commit to another activity (joining BSA) on top of what they are already into. But I've been pushing for a wilderness survival trip for a while and I've convinced a few of them to join in on this one that is already happening with Scouts. My Crew (538) has never had a wilderness survival outing, but they've done everything except the shelters. The other Crew is 87, they have survival outings c
  15. In my Troop, we did food by patrols. In each patrol, one person was given/volunteered to buy food for the outing. Whoever ever bought food, took home any leftover food, that's all there was to it.
  16. To clarify a little further, we have my Crew of 5-7 people, and another Crew with expected attendance of around 10. The outing will be on my family's land. It was originally scheduled for Nov. 14-16, but the Council recently announced "Venturing Day" on Nov. 15, which my Crew will be attending. So we changed the date of the survival outing to Dec. 5-7. The non-scouts are part of my church youth group. They seem more intrigued by the idea of a "survival" outing than Scouting itself. I'm in Middle Tennessee, temperature will probably be in the range of 20 to 40 deg
  17. My Crew and another Crew are currently planning a wilderness survival outing for Dec. 5-7. Several Non-Scout youth are interested in attending the event, although, I don't see the most of them joining. Thoughts?
  18. Are there hiking staffs made specifically for use with medallions? I have one staff already, but I don't want to risk damage on it because it is an Eagle Scout staff hand carved by an adult in my former Troop (with an eagle's head carved into the top).
  19. "World's Ugliest Man" and "Invisible Bench" are two classic skits I have seen several times. The different versions of the "If I were not a Boy Scout" skit are some of my favorites.
  20. We used toasts at NYLT this past summer, it works really well. And before long, the NYLT patrols were proposing their own toasts fairly frequently. Being on Greenbar staff at summer camp 2014, dehydration was a constant concern. In Greenbar, our classes were longer than any of the other classes (with the exception of COPE). Over the course of 6 weeks, we had one case of heat exhaustion and a few cases of dehydration for which the scouts went to the health lodge.
  21. I am having constant message reminders when there are no messages. In other words, there's a big red 4 in the upper right corner but nothing is there. No biggy, just kind of annoying.
  22. Eagle94-A1, what about the 135 and counting merit badges? Let Venturing have Ranger, Quest, and TRUST, Boy Scouts can have their 135 awards that Venturers can't earn. And NOA can go along with the NOVA and Hornaday awards that are open to both.
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