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oddball last won the day on December 21 2014

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  1. Thanks for all the good suggestions. I'll check some of those out.
  2. My son and I are going to be provisional campers at Swamp Base this year. We're leaving Fredericksburg, VA heading to Lafayette, LA. Looking for advice on places to camp along the way. Overnight stops will be: 1. Somewhere close to Chatanooga, TN on the way down. 2. Spartanburg, SC, or Charlotte, NC on the way back. Does anyone know of any good campgrounds, which allow tent camping near either location? We would be interested in local outdoor attractions where we could do some exploring. Thanks,
  3. Like anything else, it's up to what the boys and leaders come up with. An organization to which I belong has hosted several OA functions on our grounds. Looked pretty boring to tell you the truth.
  4. And they are the crew whining about what a crappy job the ASMs are doing no doubt.
  5. You can simulate anything at a campout. How detailed is up to you. Barring that, summer camps usually can do a better job.
  6. I figured there was more to the story. Not defending the woman at all, but saying we're all subject to doing or saying imprudent things.
  7. Like me - was a Bear and Webelos I 45 years ago. Sometimes, we're all that's available. I do the best I can, but I'm learning it as my son does. I just have to not let the boys know I am only one or two steps ahead of them.
  8. Darn it. Just ran 3 inches of water in the tub, and couldn't walk across it. I guess I have nothing to say.
  9. Young'n, Welcome to life. The simple fact is, 1 out of 15 of you is mature enough to be in a boy-led troop. Doesn't get any better in the adult workplace. Maybe there is this super-troop out there where everyone pulls their weight and the boys can lead, but it's probably a smaller troop. I just got back from camp with 25 of my boys. The SPL checked out, and didn't do much of anything all week (except for text his parents on the phone he snuck along). And no, I didn't take it away, but did ask him if his integrity was worth the ability to text. The ASPL tried to pick u
  10. Not an LDS, but served with plenty over my military career. I don't believe I could call one a slacker, though I have heard them use various terms for the less involved members of their religion. So the LDS religion/culture is a little different than some other folks may be used to. Their culture demands one be heavily involved in the church, and live their faith. IIRC, one of my old LDS colleagues told me it's like this with scouting (could be wrong, but like I said, IIRC): - every boy is supposed to participate in the BSA. - the bishop (an LDS bishop is like a pastor in the heiera
  11. What do they say? I realize a contract with an 11 year old is pretty useless, but do you hold the parents to anything?
  12. It's always sad to hear about things like this. My condolences to his family. It should remind us all to work on getting in better shape. I just came back from scout camp, and observed that a majority of us are "over 50" (years of age and/or pounds overweight). Everyone says to me I don't look fat, but my BMI precludes me from going on HA trips.
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