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  1. MrBob

    So This Happened

    The same could be said of just about EVERY corporate sponsor in the US. Do you want us to "ban" everyone except REI, Gander Mountain, and Cabelas from volunteering?
  2. MrBob

    So This Happened

    Its a quote from the movie "The Sandlot" (1993, PG), and I don't see the issue with it... its not a reference to Biggy Smalls, from Notorious B.I.G., if that's what someone was thinking.
  3. 8.0.1.1 Not a Retest or “Examination†Though one reason for a board of review is to help ensure the Scout did what he was supposed to do to meet the requirements, it shall become neither a retest or “examination,†nor a challenge of his knowledge. Nope, can't do that, Q. "can you actually" is challenging his knowledge. The sign-off is all the "proof" you need, according to the procedures outlined.
  4. MrBob

    Question about Sustainability MB...

    1. You are, right now, in no danger of the scale of disaster that would require a "bug-out" bag - desirable 2. You can boil water to disinfect and learn to love the taste of iron/sulfur/chlorine (desirable) and you can live with a broken doorknob (desirable) 3. Get rid of the dog, its not essential (unless you live on a farm, and its a working breed that actually works) 4. Teach son to darn socks; replacing them is desirable (as is washing them occasionally) The goal of the exercise is for your Scout to come to the realization that our consumerist capitalist society is destroying the planet while we fulfill our unbridled desires.
  5. MrBob

    So This Happened

    Do we really need two threads on the same topic?
  6. Sounds like ASM KillJoy needs to take off the campaign hat and be reminded that BSA Summer Camp isn't USMC Boot Camp.
  7. Beavah - then don't you think the "powers that be" should change the wording of the requirement to "While a ### Scout, actively participate in a Board of Review" instead of "Successfully complete..."? If a Boy can't ever actually fail, then success is a given, and that requirement is just something to pencil-whip away, no?
  8. MrBob

    Question about Sustainability MB...

    I think what he'll find out is that 90% of the items purchased are "desirable" and not "essential".
  9. MrBob

    So This Happened

    I thought we weren't afraid of breasts anymore?
  10. MrBob

    So This Happened

    So is eating pork.
  11. MrBob

    So This Happened

    Yeah, its comical how many people think Hooters is a topless restaurant.
  12. MrBob

    Unsupervised Youth Rescued

    Depends on the curfew ordinance of whatever municipality you and he happen to be in at the time.
  13. MrBob

    So This Happened

    The "apology" was purely for political purposes, as most public apologies are these days.
  14. MrBob

    Ceremonies, Do You Use Them?

    While I'm sure everyone that posts here has less than 5% body fat, can do pullups until the Sun burns out, and run a marathon at the drop of a hat, its hard enough to get volunteers these days and the last thing we should be doing is shaming those who DO participate. Unless you want only those in top physical shape to be adult leaders, in which case good luck finding enough to staff more than a handful of units nationwide.
  15. MrBob

    So This Happened

    I don't particularly like Dairy Queen, but if they volunteered some cash and manpower, I wouldn't throw a hissy fit over it.
  16. MrBob

    Unsupervised Youth Rescued

    Probably varies from state to state... in Wisconsin, no unsupervised juveniles can be on state property (e.g. none of the state parks) overnight and there isn't a single county park or campground in southeastern Wisconsin that allows minors to camp overnight without at least one adult per 10 juveniles present. The Chequamegon National Forest (federal land) may or may not allow unsupervised minors to camp overnight, but the closest campground is a three hour drive away. Doesn't matter whether its a BSA activity or not - city/county curfew ordinances and state/federal regulations trump BSA program guidelines.
  17. That's very true. The day my eldest was born, my mother's IQ jumped 200 points. Suddenly, she was a genius.
  18. MrBob

    Not an Eagle

    Ask "mommy" which is more important to her - that her son not miss a band practice, or that her son earns Eagle? He's liable to miss a whole bunch of band practice to pull off his Eagle project. Is she aware of that? It also sounds like he hasn't successfully completed his tenure in a position of responsibility. Does he have sufficient time left to do so?
  19. MrBob

    Unsupervised Youth Rescued

    Maybe so, but here in the 'States, we can't even let our boys camp overnight unattended at a 10 acre county park.
  20. MrBob

    How much is too much?

    When the Smartphone has been around for six hundred years I may agree with you.
  21. Why do you need to carry a (separate) book on how to tie knots? Do you (k)not already know them? There's only five: taut-line, timber, sheet-bend, bowline, clove. I don't count the square knot or (two)half-hitch, because they should have learned that by heart as a Cub.
  22. Who else is gonna fetch yer Ale after a hard day sloggin' stones out in the field in service to the King?
  23. MrBob

    Cost of Class B T-shirts

    In the words of my dear friend, Obi-wan Kenobi: You must do what you feel is right, of course.
  24. MrBob

    Cost of Class B T-shirts

    $15 ($17 for 2X and above). 4-color silkscreen emblem on the front, 1-color silkscreen on the back, Gildan heavy pre-shrunk cotton (maintains size under normal washing for-freaking-ever, and wears like iron). We order every two years, and keep a small number of common sizes in storage. I still have one that's almost ten years old and is only slightly faded. Get yourself invited to the next committee meeting and pitch your idea.
  25. That's why you go to an out-of-council Summer Camp - if they miss the deadline, they don't have someone to whine to. Let 'em sign up for an in-council provisional week on their own, on their own dime.
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