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  1. Just wanted to see what others thought of this. I know of a professional scouter in our council, Exploring Executive, who also wants to be in leadership positions at a troop/pack/crew level. He wants to be a Scoutmaster, or possibly committee chair of a troop. I've hear that this is frowned upon, but don't know that there is any rule against it. Personally i think there could be a bit of conflict of interests here. Also, knowing the individual in question as being a person who is more concerned with getting accolades and awards for himself, than he is with helping the scouts. I'm worri
  2. Can't run around in a big plastic ball for fear of it popping on a scout, but yet we still allow them to slide down a cliff on a rope, shoot rifles, shotguns, pistols, arrows, & handle pocket knives. There's apparently no risk involved in any of those activities. Oh what about cooking, boiling water can be extremely dangerous. Oh can't go camping anymore, they might get killed or injured in a car accident on the way to or from the camp grounds. Backpacking is out, too many wild animals that might eat them, and they might trip and skin their knee. As someone else mentioned we can
  3. Thanks to everyone for your comments and thought on this issue. You've given me some things to think about, having a few different views on the issue. I got more out of this than I thought I would. Just a couple of my thoughts after looking these over. First I'm a firm believer in the Boy Led Troop, and to the greatest extent possible I let the Scouts plan and carry out the troop program, providing suggestions and guidance as needed and to the best of my ability. (I'm not perfect, but I try... ) So with this, in the past we have just looked at the technical requirements for eligibility,
  4. Looking for advice on OA elections for my troop, I have a couple of scout that are technically eligible, meeting the rank and camping requirements. But their attitude and 'Scout Spirit could still use some work. The good kids, but just not always very enthusiastic and helpful to other scouts. Also, they go on camp outs because their parents send them more than because they want to. So, as I understand it they also need their scoutmaster's approval, that's me, and 'm not sure I approve. But I also don't want to seem like I'm being an a%# about this. So tell me am I being to picky on this,
  5. Thanks for the Info from all that replied, we currently do have the scouts all bring their own mess kits, and it is interesting to see what they bring. And how they handle it when someone forgets theirs.
  6. Does anyone know where I can get patrol cook kits, only ones I've found only have max of 4 plates & cups. A patrol kit should have a minimum of 8 plates and cups. Even the one ScoutStuff.org only has 4. I was hoping to find ones like I remember having back in the late 70's early 80's that had plenty of plates and cups for a full patrol. It was all in on self contained kit, a large pot, a smaller pot, the lids doubled as frying pans. Everything fit in the large pot with the lid on. I would really like to find something similar to put in the new patrol boxes I'm planning on building f
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