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  1. We required YPT, safe swim, weather and if they were a den leader, whatever training for their den level online, and they had to bring us proof they did them (stapled to their application). We also did a 60 minute training class on camp--rules, expectations and YPT, as well as a 30 minute hands on overview on their specific positions (i.e. den leader, session leader, etc)
  2. As Cub Scouts At a camp in southern Georgia (yep), Tiger year 34 degrees The boys were in cabins, no heat, with little window vents by each bunk. Moms were in the only heated cabin. There was a dining hall that they could go in if they felt it was too cold. The only ones who did so----Wolf den leader (Eagle) and his stepson. Everyone else did fine.
  3. I know, but it won't change. It keeps telling me the old password isn't the right one. Funny, as it was the same password that I logged in with not more than 5 minutes before. And for the "secret questions", I fill them out, and the system says that they aren't accepted. I'm not sure why, as if they would know if I first attended school in Timbuktu or Toronto or Toledo.... I'll just let it sit for another month, and then maybe those issues will be fixed too.
  4. On the left hand side, look below MY DASHBOARD. click on MY TRAINING< and you should get a choice of training, profile and account. Go under PROFILE to change address/phone. (Finally got access to my account after multiple emails and phone calls to the BSA. Still missing my training for Camp director, though) Is anyone else unable to answer the security questions and change the password?
  5. Well, you can do science-y stuff and tie it into scouting. There were tons of belt loops/pins tied to science stuff, that you could tie into summer camp. Weather Astronomy. Paper rocket launchers are cheap to make and can be reused every year. Wildlife conservation Animals are always fun to do---if you have it in the budget, get the local zoo to do a "class". (example here: http://jacksonvillezoo.org/zoooutreach ) Or maybe find a trapper. In our old pack, we had one come in every year---didn't cost much, and he'd bring in live animals, talk about tracking/conservation. Or
  6. http://cleanhouston.org/heros/altman.htm http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jan/05/activists.ethicalliving http://asia-ecopreneur.blogspot.com/2009/01/top-3-people-who-made-global-difference.html
  7. If you want to get rid of the backs for the nametag, we can recommend this company. http://quartermasterstore.com/ You order the nametag you want, add on the magnetic strip on the order, and let them know you want it magnetic. If you can get a big group order together, that's even better, for shipping.
  8. I don't understand the parents who say "oh, I just don't have time to help". We're all busy---you are not anything special. I'm sure my family would like to sit down to a homecooked meal on Scout nights, but we just don't have the time to make it from work to home to Scouts (where we have to be 30 minutes early, to set the room up, etc). Or, even better, we'd like to be able to leave camping before 1pm (like the rest of the pack, who leaves by 11am), but there is a kitchen to clean up and break down, a site to "police" for trash and items left behind, and our own gear to store. Even wo
  9. I don't think it's a data breach. It's just the usual BSA mess. Someone updated a system somewhere, or pushed the big button, and it dorks everything up. For the amount of money the BSA pulls in, they really should pay for and upgrade to a better system. This has happened twice to me now----the first time I had to make a new account with my number, and eventually they merged the two (so I didn't lose the 5 years of training). Waiting to hear back from them on the second time. ETA: my husband's log in works just fine. But he's been on in the last year----I haven't logged in i
  10. Not summer camp, but Cub Scout camp pranks 1. One camping trip, the moms were separated into a different area (cabins) than the boys/dads. One mom had a birthday that weekend. Her cot and belongings all ended up on the porch of the cabin, all set up for her to sleep. Same mom was given .40 in pennies from random people all day long. (Man, those pennies were heavy to tote around at the start of the day....my pockets were so light by dinnertime!) We all chipped in on a basket for her too---Ben Gay, mothballs, Depends, etc. 2. Cub Scouts don't wear no socks. They all ended up i
  11. The council area we're in does several different camps. 1. Twilight camp. One week per district, run by the districts. Mon-Fri, usually 6pm-9pm. Volunteers only. $100 per week, includes patch/t shirt/programming/activity fees/insurance. Eat before they come, no meal breaks. 2. Day camp. One week per district, run by districts. Mon-Fri, usually 8:30am-4:30pm, some programs have early/late sitting for a fee. Volunteers only. $125 a week, includes patch/t shirt/programming/activity fees/insurance. Bring your own lunch. $25 before/after care 3. Webelos/Cub resident camp
  12. It was his first time, both at BS summer camp and rafting. Tears were shed, but he made it all week without a meltdown---big improvements. No mom or dad around to help him out---he came home with some bug bites and cuts on his hands, and lots of stories. I think his troop has something a bit more....adventurous...planned for the older scouts for a few weeks down the road.
  13. Nantahala, I believe. My husband handled the forms and stuff for this trip, and I don't have the email anymore. Horrible mom, huh?
  14. My son's troop is leaving this morning, headed to Camp Rainey Mountain, in northern Georgia. It's his first year going, so we have no idea what he's in for. The troop is going white water rafting (away from the camp) on their "day off". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Rainey-Mountain-Northeast-Georgia-Council/126585194064956?fref=ts
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