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Everything posted by MrBob

  1. And these AOL Scouts took advantage of prior year's AOL Scouts who raised funds for the Pack. Is some parent concerned that Little Johnny isn't getting his mom's perceived "fair share" of the Pack's bank account?
  2. Depending on your lawyer's interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, if the Landscaping Co. is having the Scouts do work for free that the company normally pays employees to do, those Scouts will be considered employees and are due a wage.
  3. Not a service project, but might be a decent fundraiser opportunity if the landscaper pays the Scouts a fair wage.
  4. Great... one more thing to terrify helicopter parents into caging their children indoors this summer.
  5. I'm taking 500' of various colors of paracord. Found a cool weave pattern I want to try on the handle of a bullwhip. I figure 6 days 'ought to be enough time to plait a 4-belly whip.
  6. Spock: I was not attempting to evaluate its moral implications, Doctor. As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.
  7. Maybe National should be forced to continue to use Tour Permits until they figure out the planning aspect of the program?
  8. Anything run by your District has to be authorized by your Council since the District is an administrative sub-unit of the Council. I cannot see how a District event would not count.
  9. Dead horses are the glue that keeps this forum together!
  10. Don't want commit the mortal sin of "mansplaining"!
  11. Cooking will be dropped as an Eagle requirement, because it'd be sexist to force a female to cook for her male patrol members.
  12. That sounds similar to the Quantum Mechanics merit badge, which appears as all possible patches until someone actually DOES look at it, thus collapsing its wavefunction.
  13. Sounds like a reason to have a Den Campout in someone's back yard.
  14. After doing #4, I might just NEED said hole! The alleged "soil" in my area is basically hard-pack clay and rocks the size of your head.
  15. If there was a merit badge for Necromancy...
  16. So, how to run a fiscally-irresponsible debt-driven Troop program that focuses on quarterly JTE metrics, outsource Troop leadership a consulting company, and back-fill shrinking patrols with H1-B visa holders? I can't wait for the rank-advancement kiosks to start popping up.
  17. I think Scouters should leave their PDAs in their pockets, and focus more on the Scouts than their social/work life.
  18. Metalworking, if the Troop can find a counselor that does the blacksmithing variant. Fire, loud noises, banging on things with hammers, threat of bodily injury - all the things boys like.
  19. We don't charge our volunteers a fee to let them volunteer.
  20. It does, however, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of how to game a poorly-designed system.
  21. Please review the below quote from the OP: OP is not the Committee Chairperson. Even though she may very well have been performing the tasks of a committee chair, she isn't one. She isn't a registered adult leader. She can still walk away. RMI2.0 - you need to make a decision, and quickly, on what you want to do: a) take your son and go to a properly functioning Pack, or b) attempt to right a sinking ship who's crew is either ignorant or uncaring of the fact that its taking on water. If you go the b) route, expect a lot of personal confrontation, as I expect you're g
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