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BamBam last won the day on October 22 2015

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  1. All I can say is just wow. Comments like this is why the merit badge is needed. You choose the views of millionaires to say what is wrong with Black Americans.They are so removed from the plight of everyday Black Americans. Sorry. That doesn't fly. Attitudes like this is... Nevermind let me keep the rest of my thoughts to myself.
  2. That's a great way to get the boys plan better menus!
  3. I'm glad that your son found a troop that he's happy with. May his next 2.5 years be happy in scouting!
  4. I agree with Beavah. Boys will do the fun stuff and pass on the more school like aspects of the merit badges. My son has 4 partials and at this time he doesn't want to finish them. He says it was fun doing the requirements than he finished, but he didn't feel like doing "research" or writing a paper. It did surprise me though that he completed family life without any prodding.
  5. Your kids had a blast! Keep up the good work!
  6. My son went to two camps this summer. One was a council camp with his troop and the other was a "normal" summer camp. He most definitely liked the non BSA camp better. He said that they were at the waterfront everyday for swimming and canoeing. They had water gun fights. The kids were encouraged to bring their water guns because the temps were supposed to be 90+. They did arts and crafts, archery, and had time to read, write, or play games during their free time. There were no requirements to hurry up to complete or merit badge books to go over. There was no "you can't do this because you did
  7. As I am reading through these posts I'm alarmed that some units are treating BOR like they are military promotion boards. ready for the promotion boards. I had to march into the room, stand at attention, salute,and repeat the NCO creed. All of this before I was asked a single question to be considered for promotion. I was an adult, nervous and afraid. I can't imagine how a 11 - 17 year old kid would feel doing something similar to this for a BOR. I sat on about 10 BOR in the past few years. The scouts come into the room and he either joins us at the table or sit with us on comfortable sofa
  8. Why wasn't this caught at the Scoutmaster's Conference?
  9. My prayers for the boys, their families and you.
  10. I was looking for this on Amazon. Thanks for posting!
  11. Thanks for all of the replies. There are people out there that doesn't know that scouting still exists. When I make a stop with my son before or after troop meetings you would be surprised at how many people say that they didn't know there were boy scouts in the area.
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