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Cubmaster Pete

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    Tigers Can No Longer Shoot BB Guns.

    "Age Appropriate Guidelines" Is a guideline a rule? See "The pirates code is more like guidelines than actual rules" - Capt. Barbossa
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    Tigers Can No Longer Shoot BB Guns.

    Wow. So they can go to summer camp, but not shoot. Unreal.
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    Would you say anything

    My guess is, if you made a YPT report to the council, something will happen. The SE would have to act. What the outcome will be is anyones guess.
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    Scout camping near EAA Airventure/Oshkosh

    Are you looking for a scout camp nearby? Most of them would be participating in summer camp activities and would not be able to have space for you. Explorer Posts and Venturing Crews volunteer at the show, and they should fall under YPT regarding the showering questions (I do not know exactly) It appears they have their own camp they occupy during the show so that may solve the separate facility issue. I do not know if they could accommodate you or not but worth a shot. http://www.aviationexplorerbase.org/
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    2018 GUIDE TO SAFE SCOUTING

    Been reading this thread for awhile, will pipe up now... I work for a railroad, and we have rules upon rules, they contradict each other, make it impossible to do your job. Make you angry even. In the end, we end up breaking some of them anyways just to get stuff accomplished. This seems like a similar situation.....
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    Family Scouting

    I think i got it but have to watched it yet. Can you elaborate whats different, or provide a link?
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    Teaching Basic Compass Skills

    Seems to be some YPT violations here...
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    Amtrak ending Southwest Chief through service?

    I used to work for Amtrak, and it has always been the under funded barely-making-it-by railroad. Especially the long distance routes outside the Northeast that seem to always be in the red. That being said, I am confident that something can be worked out. BNSF does not operate freight trains over that portion of track, only operating it for Amtrak out of the "goodness of their heart" and because they were obligated to do so. Some state money will probably come into play to keep it open.
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    Suspected Bullying, wwyd?

    Oh it happens. Seen it as both a scout and a scouter. I'm not saying this is the case in your situation, but do not rule out intimidation as a reason why he was elected....
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    Suspected Bullying, wwyd?

    YPT states that you have to take it at Face Value. So have any kids reported it, at any time? YPT also states that something must be done, and if you have parents (even if one said something, they all know) then there is an issue that needs to be dealt with NOW. Nobody wants to be accused of doing nothing about correcting a problem. If the CC, SM, this scout and his father sat down and had a neutral conversation (Have you seen anything, do you know of anyone, etc...) maybe that would work better than accusing him of bullying, given lack of evidence. Or, get the whole troop together and have a conversation about it. Then he will know that troop leadership is watching behavior, and it may stop. If nothing is done, he may see this as a free pass to continue.
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    Sloooooow advancement

    He is doing fine. No real shock there, and if he enjoys scouts and is having fun, that's all you really want. I turned in all my Eagle paperwork and had my EBOR just a week before my 18th birthday. It's not because I was unmotivated, I was just having too much fun and enjoying scouting in the interim. Each scout chooses his own path.....
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    Denied a court of honor.

    Someone at the district level or council level does not deny an ECOH. They have nothing to do with them. The issue is at your troop level. Your SM is lying to you, plain and simple. And if he told you why HE is denying the troop the be involved he or someone at your unit is at fault.
  13. Anyone have a tip on a good product or homemade mix to seal up an old Eureka canvas tent?
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    Online VS Paper Applications

    ok, so i have 2 in "pending unit email" how can i move them to "completed"?
  15. Does anyone use this? If so, does it seem to work ok, or are most doing paper ones? Also, anyone use the Invitation Manager on my.scouting? Any success there.....
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    How does your unit stay "thrifty"

    How do you keep costs down in your unit? Other than fundraising, how are you good stewards of the money you do have? We do several things. For new families, we offer a used uniform program. This year, we kept the cost at $30. It included all insignia, belt and shirt. New this cost would have been just under $60 brand new. In years past I was able to offer neckers too, not this time around though. Also, we purchase a uniform (used) for all den leaders. This saves the den leader money from their own pocket. During neckercheif ceremonies, I use donated or used neckers. What about you?
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    Summer Camp Staff

    Did you ask? This was 20 years ago when we had them. Never hurts to ask....
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    Summer Camp Staff

    Platform tent at all? Fan is a good item. A big box one. And you asked, so here goes..... Television, video games, alarm clock (not your phone) milk crates to stack stuff on and make shelves, laundry detergent, something to drink other than water (cuz you will get sick of water) About the tv and video games, you will teach kids (and know it all adults) all day. You will get stressed, you need something to unwind. That's your outlet. That's what we did when I was on staff. We had wood platform frames with a canvas tent over it. Not sure what you have....
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    Summer Camp Staff

    Does the facility you are staying in have electricity?
  20. Oh ya? If something official comes down, then thats one thing. I don't trust anything from up top. That guy in the video probably has no idea what he's talking about (heard his BS before) Paper ACM if I have to... but I will try to resist. Not that I am sexist because my wife is a DL, but the policy is asinine (if it comes to pass)
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    Advancement Charts

    Fantastic!
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    Advancement Charts

    Anybody use them, and are they effective in getting scouts excited to advance and attend more often?
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    Cub Scout Uniform Changes

    One of my son's just became a Webelos I last night, and he will be in blues probably until he crosses over to a troop. If we gets too big for his blue then we will get a tan. My Webelos den parents are doing the same.... just a marketing ploy I won't follow along with, no matter what National says.
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    Advancement Charts

    I can use a clippers, and what music do you like?
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    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    I think there are too many troops that do not do this, and that's the biggest problem.
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