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About ShootingSports

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    Smog Capital
  • Occupation
    Tell ya what its worth......
  • Interests
    Advanced Rock Throwing

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  1. ShootingSports

    Uniform During Fund Raising

    Probably afraid you'll get pancake sauce on uniform...........can you imagine what the uniform police would have to say then.......🤣
  2. ShootingSports

    Scouter.com Slogan Contest

    OK Boomer
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    Skydiving?

    Is prohibited.....https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss07/#b #9 7th item. Wonder what they would say about the wind tunnels that allow you to practice?
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    BSA amends female adult required with female youth

    Its about time they looked at this. I cringed and knew it was an issue, the first time I read the new rule. Not to kick a hornet nest, but what if the female leaders were LBQT? Gasp....... Hawkin is right, trained should be the only requirement.
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    Patches

    There used to be a mention in the Uniforming Guide that mentioned the Distinguished Expert Medal from NRA in same position as Eagle and other medals. It no longer states that. So, I am not aware of any official guidance that allows it. Having said that, I have never been, nor plan to be, a Uniform Police. (If you catch my drift.......) ;) I have a shirt I wear on the range with all my NRA and USAA insignia. w
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    Ten "Essentials" for the urban hike...

    When I read the list at first, I was "totally makes sense". I would still pack a pocket knife and three feet of 4mm cord. Just in case...... The "just in case" got me thinking.....Be Prepared........and the 10 Essentials..... and why are they essentials? Is it just THIS hike you are training them for, or are you preparing them for ANY hike they may take? Would make for an excellent discussion for PLC: Why are the 10 essentials called Essential? Are there any scenarios where you may need something on the list even in an urban hike? (like first aid to bicyclist who crashed). Could we use both modern tools (GPS) and old ones (Compass) to practice our skills? Do modern tools ever fail or worse run out of batteries? Just thoughts from an old guy......;
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    BSA designates Philmont as a "No Adventure Base"

    PTC is for families. Why the hostility towards making them comfortable? We want more folks trained and if this is what it takes, why not? This is not for the folks on Trek. and you forgot .......air conditioning.....you ever been in the tents there?
  8. ShootingSports

    Insurance for Another Council Required

    Council A is asking Troop B from Council B to provide proof of at least $1M insurance policy to use Camp A. (to clear up T2Eagle). I find it odd, since all Councils carry insurance AND we are suppose to be working together. Seems to be an unneeded requirement. But, sounds like it is more common then I thought
  9. Curious if the hive here has run across this issue. Local council requiring that the other local councils provide proof of insurance for use the local council location (list our camp as a location that the other council will insure their scouts). I understand having an outside group provide proof of insurance and having council named in policy. Never ran across this issue before and I have not seen any posts on it. Thank you for feedback.
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    What to wear?

    Ask the Eagle scout......
  11. I dont understand "required" merit badge statement. You have to have a total of 21 by the Eagle level. Some are specific to advancement, while others are open to a scouts interest. Therefore, all 21 are "required". So, ANY MB earned go toward the required 21. Interesting how adults put artificial restraints on a youth's path towards skills and leadership. I've seen thousands of paths, most lead to the same destination. Enjoy the scenery and hike at your own pace.
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    Balanced Advancement Timeline Goals

    If he is really into make lists and deadlines, then stop him from focusing on the RANK. Have him list the knowledge, skills and training he will need to reach each recognition point. Other words, I will camp and make my own tent on my first night under the stars by xxx, 2019. I will volunteer to make the menu and cook the food on the second outing by xxx, 2109. I will earn my whittling chip and fire making skills at next camporee which is on xxx, 2019. I will attend my troops leadership course on xxx, 2020. My first merit badge will be in xxx and will be done by xxx, 2020. He will (hopefully) quickly realize, that if he is involved; advancement happens........
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    Got acronyms?

    Venturing Officers Association. Not with Order of Arrow
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    What happened to meritbadge.org?

    Meritbadge.com is not functioning and has been that way for some time. Meritbadge.org and Meritbadge.net are working
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    Venturing Shooting Sports Spectacular

    Email me at glaacshootingsports@gmail.com with your questions about anything for Venturing Scouts or Adult Advisors.
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