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krikkitbot last won the day on September 28 2017

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    Canfield's Sporting Goods (Omaha) closes, cites BSA

    Sport's Authority gone. Gander Mountain went for a walk about. I've been hearing about retailmaggedon for a while. In the meantime, Amazon is planning to open brick and mortar stores.
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    Order of the Arrow for Females?

    I heard it from the current national chief during a Q&A session that girls will be allowed into the OA. There was no hesitation in his response.
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    How Many ASMs per Troop

    I was thinking how grateful I am for the ASMs who are stepping up and helping me with the program. I think that they were hesitant to do so under the previous SM, I know I was.
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    Camping Distance for Adults

    Related question. Do you place a limit on the number of adults going on each camping trip?
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    Minimal Effort Eagle

    It's rare to have one's mind changed in social media but it does happen to me frequently in this forum.
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    Minimal Effort Eagle

    I guess my question would be, if he shows up 3 years after disappearing and asking for project approval, SM conference and EBOR, do you approve it?
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    Camping Distance for Adults

    Brand new SM but I was a ASM there for a long time. Troop has been operating like this for years so some of these families have been around for a while.
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    Minimal Effort Eagle

    Ok, so how is this scenario? 1- Be active in your troop[2] for at least six months as a Life Scout. 4- While a Life Scout, serve actively in your troop[2] for six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility: Boy Scout troop. Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, webmaster, or outdoor ethics guide.[3] Scout fast tracks to Life by 13 1/2. Becomes the librarian with minimal responsibilities. at 14 he stops showing up. He is asked to come back and is not interested. At 17.9 he shows up with a stack of blue cards signed by actual MB counselors. He asks to present an Eagle Project to the board and finish his Eagle rank. He was active 6 months as a Life Scout. He served for 6 months in a position of leadership. Is he an Eagle scout?
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    Camping Distance for Adults

    So how do I encourage breaking from this "tradition" without ruffling too many feathers? I think that out of a troop of about 20 boys there are about 3 families who do that.
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    Mayor Give Pack Awards?

    Here's where you can split hairs. The Mayor isn't giving the awards unless they are some sort of civic recognition. Either scouting is giving them or the recipients earned them. The Mayor is only presenting them on behalf of the pack. Seems to me like the old blood might have some sort of personal issues with this mayor. Either way, I think it is wonderful that the scouts get to see and meet someone from THEIR pack who ROSE to the top LEADERSHIP position in your community. If that's not what scouting is about, maybe the old blood are thinking about some other organization.
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    Camping Distance for Adults

    It seems to be fairly common in our troop with a handful of scouts especially the first year. I want to change it but I believe that have to make small incremental changes.
  12. After many false starts and looking like I would not be the scoutmaster of my troop I can now announce that starting today I am the new scoutmaster. Time to see if I can do this or if I was just a bad back seat driver. Here is my first question of many to come. I will try to be as vague as possible with my questions because I think people in my district and even unit may read this board. I know that there is a desired distance of 100 yards between adult tents and youth tents. Is that in writing somewhere (G2SS) or is that just a best practice? What do you do about the scouts who will only sleep in their parent's tent? Do you set up 3 areas? Thanks for the help.
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    Questions about "Boy Led" Troop

    Problems can also come from 21st century parents. Parents that have been doing everything for the kids and you suddenly have an old fart like me telling them, little Johnny can decide where to go or what to eat on a camping trip. It does not sit well with the more controlling parents.
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    Will you poach our crew's women?

    I think that building up the feeding pool from cubs to scouts to venturing will help add numbers to all programs. It's easier to enroll them when they are young and retain them as they move along. Think about how many scouts are in your troop who never went through cubs. Same for venturing.
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    Will you poach our crew's women?

    So here goes another stereotype... I think girls are going to put their nose to the grindstone and get through to Eagle way faster than the average boy. As a general rule girls mature at a younger age than boys. I think we will see a bump in 13-14 year old Eagles and screams from people saying they are taking shortcuts or not ready to Eagle so young.