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Cubmaster Pete

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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?
  5. 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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    Den leader orientation

    Does anyone have a Powerpoint or ideas on what to discuss at a den leader orientation ?
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    Advancement Charts

    I would think kids visualize better when they can see on a big poster, rather than on a small Scoutbook screen.
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    Patrol Method - Best Practices

    We are in state. Last time was $8, must have gone up. Still, $10 is a steal.
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    Patrol Method - Best Practices

    Peninsula, Point Beach, Kohler-Andrae, Blue Mounds, Kettle Moraine North and South. If you can get into Peninsula you would not be dissappointed. Not sure how far you are willing to drive or where u are coming from.
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    Advancement Charts

    Good to know that they work. Thanks!
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    Patrol Method - Best Practices

    Ouch. Well, did anyone ever ask if there was a scout rate? I had to ask for it.
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    Patrol Method - Best Practices

    I'm biased, but I suggest camping in Wisconsin 😁 Seriously, the State Parks and Forest Group sites are around $8 a night if u are a scout group, and they are nice large sites. Just have to ask when making a rez.
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    Sports focused town

    For sure. Been there, done the above, and the results happened. We are a small pack, and nothing wrong with that. Kids are not a number and the parents realize this. Get parents involved, think outside the box for pack events (don't have boring run of the mill meetings) Get outside! Families join scouting because of the outside aspect. Don't let them down! Ask parents to do specific things, blanket "I need help" statements rarely work. Its a long road, but its worth it.
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    Den leader orientation

    Just trying to give my new leaders a leg up. I know I have at least 2 new ones this fall, and that's not counting any girl dens that may form. Working hard to reverse a lot of leadership issues that have plauged my pack in the past before I was involved. I have excellent parent involvement and looking to build on that.
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    Online VS Paper Applications

    It worked. For some reason they never showed in my work email (not in spam or anything), but when I used my personal email it did. Crisis averted! I was under the impression that only adult applications needed to be approved by the COR, and the unit leader can approve youth. Am I correct?
  21. 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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    Online VS Paper Applications

    Nope. You got it to work, so I am perplexed why the emails never show up when my.scouting says they were sent.... I mean it seems really slick, and a good way to keep track of things, if it worked...
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    Online VS Paper Applications

    Will give it a shot. Was only doing one at a time...
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    Online VS Paper Applications

    Hmmm I wonder why it's not sending them then....
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    Online VS Paper Applications

    Do you use the Invitation Manager to actually send an invite? I ask because I can't get it to send an invite to a valid email address.
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