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  1. "Scout, when you bring your son/daughter to show what you did for an Eagle project; will you be proud of this accomplishment?" Will you be able tell him/her how you lead your team in getting this done and how you overcame obstacles? This is your chance in Scouting to leave a legacy, does this represent the best in you? Would could you do to make this a project better, so that every young scout in the troop points to it as the best they have been involved with?
  2. First stop will be https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/ You can see all the resources and were to find them. There are sections that explain where the data is coming from and how to retrieve it. Next, you will realize that it usually requires one of the professional staff to have access. Then, you will find they either ignore your request or do not know how to find what you need. Refer back to step one. The idea of coffee for the Register is best one......(but I would bring box of chocolates) Lastly, garbage in garbage out for the data. Most is from ScoutNet (controlled by professional staff). You will find things like a person double registered and not showing up as expected, merit badge counselor (without the associated badges covered), training not correct due to any number of errors from both volunteers and professionals. Camping data was input from a spreadsheet submitted by the Director of Support Services to National (and lord knows she/he would not fudge those figures to look good)............
  3. I am pretty sure this is listed as a prohibited activity. Non-motorized ride in a glider for Scouts BSA youth?
  4. Probably afraid you'll get pancake sauce on uniform...........can you imagine what the uniform police would have to say then.......🤣
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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......;
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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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