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  1. EagleonFire

    Neckers back in the "news"

    I will say the even though I am no longer a scout or scouter my eagle necker is on proud display in my house
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    Simple Donuts

    My kids favorite breakfast food by far is just simple donuts. We make these as a side item to the real breakfast. 4 pack can of refrigerated biscuits, 1 tub of shortening soda bottle cap. powdered sugar a splash of vanilla a splash of milk heat the shortening in your pan/dutch oven. Lay out your biscuits and have use the bottle cap to cut out the centers. the centers become the donut holes. mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to make a glaze. It takes very very very little milk vs the powdered sugar. Fry the donuts being sure to flip them fairly quickly. and douse them in the glaze. Eat them up blazing hot while the rest of breakfast cooks.
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    Hobo Pizza Boats

    we did this last year and it was great!. what we found is in the fresh bakery section of Wal-Mart there were loaves of italian bread for $1. cut it in 1/2 and you get 2 very large pizzas per loaf. We even picked most of the dough out of the bread and to have a thinner crust. It was a very easy and inexpensive meal for a large group. Plus dishes were minimal!
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    Challenging Scout and his dad

    I feel your pain. but just keep calm and do the best you can, We have an autistic boy in our group. without a doubt it can be difficult and frustrating to keep him on task and with the rest of the group but you will find somewhere in your group is a kid with a servants heart that is capable of befriending him and helping him grow himself. Just encourage that. And when you see the others pull away remind the SPL and ASPL that they live or die as a group. if they leave him out then they died.
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    How does your unit stay "thrifty"

    Im a Camp Fire Leader so ours is a little different. But to stay thrifty some of the things we do are to not shop from the council store on uniform shirts. Our Logo is free use for most screen printers so we do a bulk purchase of our shirts from a local screen printer and get them at less than 1/2 what national charges. second thing is taking good inventory of our camp trailer and policing our campsite well. last thing is just implementing a strong understanding of how we treat our equipment. Equipment has been our #1 cost (other than food) and by teaching the kids how to properly care for it and account for it has made it last.
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    If men carry purses, what would be in yours

    2 reloads, flashlight, multitool, knife, FAK, gum, cigar punch, single cigar humidor, matches, lighter. zipties. electical tape, probably a dozen ink pens/sharpies, wet ones, hair ties, and a small brush.
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    Just curious about background

    Eagle Scout, Former Brotherhood OA member, Former JASM. Current Camp Fire Leader. If they would truly make a Co-Ed scouting program I would seriously consider converting my group over to BSA. (but the freedom of Camp Fire sure is nice)
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    Neckers back in the "news"

    When I was in scouts the Neckercheif and belt were part of your first aid kit. I never did understand why they would go away.
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    Virtual Dutch oven contest

    This weekend we are making a simple dump cobler in the Dutch oven, and going to try out my new Ice Cream Balls from the scout store! In the past we have done lots of cobblers, Adult Mac and Cheese and my favorite so far is a pineapple upside down cake.
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    My 1st Cub Scout Day Camp

    Sounds like you did good!
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    Adding Girls to Pack

    I have 1 mother pushing really hard for us to drop the Camp Fire Club we started 3 years ago and transition to Cub Scouts. It really sounds like 1. We wouldn't have the manpower to do so. 2.even though it is allowing girls in it really inst set up to be an inclusive environment.
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    Adding Girls to Pack

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    Adding Girls to Pack

    So i am still confused on how this is going to and is working. I keep getting different information. Do girls join the existing pack and work side by side with the boys? Or do Girls join the pack and still have to work separately from the boys? Or do girls form their own packs? Will the same be for Troops? How are overnight campouts to be run? Sorry for all the questions, but I still cant find 1 definite answer.
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    Give me your Cold & Wet camping tips

    I fight this with my co Leaders every time we go to a council camp. I leave to check everyone in and they take our group cloths and not only don't tuck them under but they shove a stake through them wher they hang over. It pisses me off since they have been told that that is basically defeating the purpose of the ground cloth. And ruining them in the process. The kids have been trained to do it right if the adults would just listen
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    I'm so tired

    I find that crazy, I can say my parents were very helpful making sure I had every opportunity I could get during scouting but that is where the support stopped. It was there, now you have to do it. And I never remember a parent signing off on anything. I sure could have used them helicoptering me when I had to restart the personal management merit badge 4 different times because I couldn't remember to track my finances for more than a couple of weeks
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    United Way

    Just to give an update on the united way meeting. It seemed to go well, I was able to touch on why we chose to start a campfire club, how it related to what most would consider traditional scouting. Some of the things we have done over this past year, and how I have seen the kids grow. I was able to speak very briefly on my scouting background as to give a reference point that I did know what I was speaking of as well. It was nice that at least one of the committee members had turned out to be an eagle as well and could relate to what I was speaking on. It was also a bit of a confidence builder that the committee chair asked for my speech so he could present it to the people he reported to.
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    United Way

    I just got a call from my council CEO asking me to come and speak at their united way meeting. I know this is a big deal for them as it is where a large portion of their funding comes from. I was wondering if any of you all have had to attend anything like this and if you had any advice to offer?
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    Camping By the River - LNT Toilet

    Kitty litter is terrible. We tried it, we hated it. After a bunch of research we do a 2 bucket system with a 50/50 mix of peat moss and cedar shavings. It is lighter to transport and doesn't have the issues we experienced with humans urinating too much for the kitty litter to be effective. We start the trip with a bag in one bucket and in the bottom of the bag is about 2 inches of material. The second bucket just has material in it and after each use the person just throws a scoop of material onto their waste this really keeps the smell down as well. BTW I learned this by researching composting toilets for off grid use as well as getting info from horse stable owners.
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    Transgender policy change

    Some of the people being antagonists on here just for the sake of doing so makes this place get old pretty fast
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    Transgender policy change

    If you haven't figured that out by now I don't see how I can help you
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    Transgender policy change

    I don't think it said married couples can't tent together. It said don't get frisky on a scouting event
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    Transgender policy change

    And see we eat donuts at many campouts, as a side treat. And they are fried over a campfire. We don't just open a box of crispy cremes. The 4 pack of biscuits for 1.25 at Walmart make 40 small donuts and donut holes. Mix up a simple glaze and there is a deliciously unhealthy treat.
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    Pumped up

    I'm pumped, tomorrow is the first campout of the year for us. This will mark the first trip out with the new -to me- camping trailer, which makes me stoked not having to pack and unpack a pickup bed looking like the clampets. This will also be the kiddos first run at a compass course. We will still have to do the math for their steps for them but other than that and some general giluisance they are on their own. If they find the end then a prize will be waiting for them!
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    Pumped up

    That sounds pretty interesting. I am gonna try that some time! I think next time I am going to give them their paces, simple coordinates and just see where everyone ends up after 3 short points. Maybe a small something for the one that lands closest to the final point.
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    Running a Frontier Girls program concurrent with a Cub Scout Pack

    Just so you know there is a coed scouting organization. It's not BSA so your kids will never earn an eagle rank but you dan run a successful group without having to cobble two groups together.