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  1. DuctTape


    While you all are discussing okra (I never use it) I would suggest boneless thighs, much more flavor.
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    Methods in Scouting

    I agree with Parkman that the methods are largely complementary. As far as the main discussion, what I think is we must remember these are the methods, not the aims. I think someone earlier mentioned it, but it bears repeating. For example, the goal is not leadership development even though it sounds like it. Leadership development is a means (a method) for a scout to become able to do things for others. Advancement is not the outcome, but a means to encourage a scout to plan, prioritize, make choices to do things for themselves. Adult association is not to provide safety, but for scouts to see first hand how ethical adults treat each other, and the scouts. The adults set the example of how to best make ethical choices and helping others. Etc... When the methods get blurred with the purpose and aims; this begins the problems and a method or two slowly become the desired outcomes instead of the means to the end.
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    "Pencil Whipping" Requirements

    I would encourage folks to do all the requirements as written and time themselves. That multiplied by a "kid factor" is how long it would take to test each scout. Based on number of scouts and those leaders (adult or youth) who are testing the scouts will provide an approximate amount of time.
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    Post your great ebay/thrift/yardsale finds

    My all time favorite estate sale find was on the last day of a 3-day sale and everything was 50% off. There was not much left, but in the basement was a dusty bookshelf with a few raggedy looking books. To make this long story short, I purchased a 1911 first edition Boy Scout Handbook for 25-cents!
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    BACKPACKING: Breakfast

    Not as a boullion cube, but as a paste... https://www.soupbase.com/mobile/Minors-Bacon-Base-16-oz-Gluten-Free-No-added-MSG/productinfo/086/
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    BACKPACKING: Breakfast

    Great tip! That makes sense, I do the same when making plain white rice.
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    Using Knorr sides, or even ramen as a "base" adding other items can make a great meal. A passable Phad Thai can be made with ramen, some dried veggies, peanut butter, soy sauce.
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    BACKPACKING: Breakfast

    or cream of wheat, or cream of rice.
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    CAMP LUNCH: Tostadas

    This is great. The refried beans and cheese make a great base for almost anything. Add an egg for breakfast for example.
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    Candle Lanterns

    D cell batteries in flashlights? I haven't seen them since the 1980s. Brings back memories. I still have (don't use it) my french made candle lantern. I haven't used general illumination in decades. A headlamp of course for specific tasks, but in general we try not to light up the area with lanterns or candles.
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    Ham and Swiss Breakfast Croissants

    On same token, english muffin with sausage and cheddar. A slice of tomato is optional but highly recommended. Alternatively, use a bagel.
  12. Not sure how this thread is relevant to the forum, even in the issues/politics category. Mods, please correct me if I am off-base, but I thought the I/P forums still needed "some relevance" to the general scouting theme.
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    Irate potential cubmaster

    What the others want is immaterial. The COR makes the call.
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    Girls in the BSA

    A mantra of mine which may be apropos, "It's not what you are saying, but how you say it."
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    On making a graceful transition ...

    I am very glad to hear you have survived your ordeal. My hopes for a full recovery. All I can offer to you as help through this transition is to remind you of all your efforts, given in love to those in your ward and the knowledge that these efforts will continue to bear fruit long after you step away. Much like that of the planter of an orchard. You have grown the seeds, tended to the young saplings and pruned away that which inhibits. You have done great work and now can be proud to witness the results. Feel not sadness for your changing role, but gladness that because of your efforts your role has changed. Be well, and enjoy the path which lays before you.