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Everything posted by baggss

  1. problem with that pic is the new venture shirt pockets are pleated down the middle, the patch sews the pleat closed
  2. camping isnt a requirement for adults, least not around here. order of the error is more like it.
  3. http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/amredcross.aspx
  4. My patrol got the idea right from the start ( eagle eyed bunch we are) What was tough was convincing "our side" the real purpose in the game.
  5. same with merit badge couselors, no news is bad news, they do not tell you if there is a problem, they'll keep any fees, of course
  6. Finished an exhausting but fun first weeked. , cant wait for weekend two c2-784-15 " I used to be an Eagle.....
  7. What can I expect going to WB as a crew advisor?
  8. If he is 1st class and 14, join a venture crew, he can still work on rank. and for the most part, crews just go with the flow. @venture24
  9. follow any other active scout groups in your area, State DNR, trail hiking association, scouting magazine, whatever interests your scouts @venturing24
  10. To paraphrase Mel Brooks "It's good to be the SM, CC, Senior Committee member, etc. son" When all their requirements for advancement are signed off their SM conference and BOR happen immediatly, others, 1-2 months later. Its always good to be related to the powers that be, and the youth know it.
  11. Training chair? isn't that what they strap new volunteers into until they go away?
  12. how about something like the campco safari vest as an option, useful long after they age out
  13. Get rid of the inbred training offered by districts.. trained by trainers trained by instructers who sat in a class ect. get " guest" trainers from sucessfull troops outside district.
  14. As a youth, getting back from camp (nightmare) As an adult, my sons webelos/troop campout
  15. "Botched" seems to be synonymous with a quite a few OA lodge endeavours.
  16. "dear local council, we are a venture crew and we" <virtual door slams shut> we've never got a reply
  17. Whats a thank you letter? is it like a "Thanks for not *effing it up, lets do better next time." letter? or is it the "thank you for volunteering, next time just send money" letter
  18. I Propose that ALL BSA Volunteers take the first two weeks of july off.. everyone...
  19. In mid michigan, OA stands for Out of Action.
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