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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?
  2. 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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    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
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    What to wear?

    Ask the Eagle scout......
  5. 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
  9. Week 7 July 21-27 at Philmont Training Center For both Youth and Adults. Sign up now!! These tracks will cover more than just paper targets. One track will follow Venturing Scouts–try your hand at shooting large bore rifles, sporting clays, cowboy action, three-gun, competition, and black powder rifles. Venturers even have the chance to get into Philmont’s backcountry! The second track allows Venturing Advisors to earn the NRA Instructors Certificate in pistol and shotgun! https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/PTC/conferencesO/VenturingShootingSportsSpectacular/
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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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    Cub Scout Shooting Sports and NRA

    Fehler see Page 33 of the Cub scout shooting manual for the listing of the procedures "If you find a gun". Probably lifted from Eddie Eagle program, but is part of material presented in the training for Rangemasters. See BSA Shooting sports manual for training materials utilized by a National Camp School Shooting Sports Director. NRA Rifle Instructor can also teach the BB gun section and a USA Level I can teach the archery section. Cant speak to use of the other organizations material for other subjects. But, yes the NRA and BSA have a very healthy and respectful relationship for education.
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    Shooting Sports questions

    If for: Cub scouts, https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/shooting-sports/ and look for the Cub Scout shooting manual. Boy Scout merit badge, read the pamphlet for the particular award. or see the Shooting Sports Manual and updates. Venturing, read either the handbook or see the above link for Venturing Outstanding Achievement
  13. The beneficiary is hosting the site. The scout is doing the fundraiser.
  14. Mattosaurus, The fundraising application is generally forwarded to the Council office and checked against known donors to the Council. They dont want individuals, units, etc asking Council level donors for donations that would then potentially cut back their $. The Council also wants to make sure the application does not run afoul of a offensive or restricted activity (think firework sales). Bottom line is from your description, fill out the app and send it in with your correct dates. Note in your Eagle book the "change in plans", in that you missed sending the app in the proper time frame. The most important part of your Eagle process is demonstrating and applying the leadership you have learned. Others may nash their teeth and howl about the paperwork. At the end of the day, the paperwork will never define your Eagle. Enjoy your project......
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    Rifle merit badge, need explanation

    Alex, For the scoring, they look for an ability to hold good groups. The requirement is for five of the target faces to have the five shots within the minimum scoring ring. So, if one of the groups has a "flyer" outside the minimum level ring. It must be shot again, until you have five groups completed. Absolutely yes, on scopes, lazer sights, aperture sights, open sights, etc. There are no written rules that exclude any time of sights. (for Boy Scout merit badge (Venture does have some restrictions) Same with sand bags, rests, etc. There are no written rules excluding these. Hope you have fun shooting. More importantly, as you progress with the sport: look to challenge yourself by changing shooting positions and trying different sighting systems.
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    What power options are camps offering for CPAP users?

    Bring your own battery box and solar panels would be a reasonable alternative........
  17. Eph, if it motivates you (or others) to get more training and makes others aware of the course.....Go for it! Patches are made for UofS, Camporee, etc. and all sorts of other reasons.
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    Popcorn Kernel Knot Question

    Spoof patch. Enjoy it.
  19. Must be 14 to use a shotgun No motorcycles allowed on scout property No running allowed in camp No open toed shoes allowed at events
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    weird patrol names

    Flamin FooFoo Kittens
  21. My understanding is unlike BSA, the GSA owns the unit. So, they technically can control the unit. However, you are a volunteer. So..........
  22. What would it include with regards to program??? Looking to advise council on how to put together a successful week long program at summer camp exclusive to Venturing. Two one week sessions. Location is scout camp with the following available facilities: Mountain settings in Pines Large lake within 5 minute drive Tent platform camping Rifle ranges, shotgun range, archery range Climbing wall Horses Pool Thinking outside the box. What would the Worlds Best Venturing Summer camp have for the daily Programs?
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    Ideal Week-Long Summer Camp for Venturing Only

    Awesome ideas. We will hopefully be working with VOA, leaders and professionals to reach these levels. Love the idea of training, BWCA, make your own adventures, and shorter schedules. I will post; if this goes beyond initial planning idea. But again, thanks to everyone for the input.
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    Stupid Cooking Question

    Have you asked the Oldest to raise the issue with the patrol leader? Having the youth ask to solve the problem might lead them to an interesting patrol meeting.
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    Ideal Week-Long Summer Camp for Venturing Only

    Thanks for input. I have contacted and I am using VOA at both the local and region level. Held discussion groups with youth within council and outside council. All of them express interest in "unique experiences" Really looking for input on idea of program within the council camp setting. Any other suggestions for program?