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About mudman2003

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  1. How do you folks handle late signups for troop activities such as campouts. So say you say the final signup date is Monday and then Monday comes, signup is done, patrols are figured out, meals are planned and then on Wednesday you get 4 or 5 scouts that say, sorry we missed the meeting but still want to go on the campout. Now meal buying needs to have some changes, car pooling needs changes, etc... We have been just allowing the late signups but it's really disrupting and making people have to go through a lot of effort. But we're suckers and we always want the boy to participate so we say
  2. Our pack has always crossed in February. This year it's my son crossing and he's chomping at the bit to get to boyscouts.
  3. In our pack, we award Arrow of Light and Bridge into Boy Scouts on the same day. Usually the cubmaster reads the ceremony for both ceremonies. How do you guys handle when the cubmasters son is the one crossing over. Do you have the asistant CM read the ceremony while the CM stands with his son? Just curious? Our last CM read the ceremony while the mom stood with the son. Thanks, Mudman.
  4. I feel your pain. We were invited to camp with one troop. Fri night the Webelos wound up arriving before the boy scout troop and had no idea where to set up. We had our own tents and set them up when finally told where to go which wound up being at the far end of the area from where the boyscouts set up so we were kind of by ourselves.Troop leaders did introduce themselves. Sat morning breakfast was to be at 8:30 and we showed up at 8:30, but the boy led cooking team didn't serve breakfast until 10:00. By then the kids were famished. When it was time they said ok, Webelos go first and get your
  5. We had a once a year pack campout at the end of the school year and it's generally the same people setting up, Lately with all the activities, I've found that rather than have people sign up and not be there when needed. I'd have one or two leaders with me that knew what needed to be done and then When it's time for something, like cooking the burgers. I walk to someone standing around, hand them the spatula and say time to cook. then I delegate at the moment whatever else needs to be done to someone that's just standing around. Nobody has ever said no.
  6. At Webelos level, our webelo woods or webelo campout is for webelos only and a parent or two. We have families where it's only one kid and the husband and wife come. Thatt's fine, brothers and sisters are not allowed. Webelo campouts for us are where the scouts are being taught to operate outdoors at a partol and we also introduce the camping in a tent with a buddy if they want.
  7. Almost never at pack meetings. Once in awhile as a treat at a den meeting. My guys are at the Webelo level and sometimes if I need some quieter time with them sitting and talking I'll bring a snack. So at the end of the meeting, grab a drink and a snack and we'll sit and eat and play a game of some sort that practices reciting scout law, oath, motto, etc..They seem to be able to concentrate more while sitting and eating.
  8. I am on the fence on whether I want it to change. While it's nice that it will be the same for all scouts. I also think that it's one of the things that sets Webelos apart to know they they are graduatiing to being a boy scout.
  9. Actually we do quite a bit of outdoors stuff, this is to take the place of a couple den meetings during the weeknight in like December/January (where here in NJ it's snowy and cold...LOL). We already did family campout in June with fishing derby. went hiking in May at an old scout camp, went bike trail riding in July, Webelo Resident camp in August, kickball night in August, camping in Sept with the pack, going camping in October as a webelos campout and in Novemeber camping with the troop at a pioneering weekend. As well as joinging the troop for Klondike derby and skiing this coming February
  10. Webelos unit numbers. When the Webelo does go to the tan shirt, do they continue with red numbers or go to the green and tan? I assumed green and tan so they would need to be replaced with the green and tan at boyscouts. But now I'm not so sure since I've seen pics of it both ways. Is there a right or wrong.?
  11. My den is into it's Webelo II year and finishing on Arrow of light. Between last scout year and resident camp, we have already completed quite a few Webelo badges and have plenty for the Arrow of light requirement. I was looking maybe for some ideas of other fun things to do this year, maybe no so intense as a webelo badge. Maybe a building/craftsman project of some sort that was something really useful in the house or for the scout or a gift to mom. It could be something that takes multiple meetings to finish. Any suggestions. One idea I had was a shadow box or picture frame for t
  12. I have a den of Webelo II scouts that will be crossing over in February. My question is about a webelo camping trip. The guidelines say that a parent needs to be camping with their scout and the scout can't stay in a tent with an adult other than their parent or guardian. Can two scouts share a tent with no adults in the tent? Give that their parent or guardian is in another tent. Thanks, Mudman.
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