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Saltface last won the day on September 28 2018

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  1. @PACAN https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/english/young-men/16635_000.pdf?lang=eng The Church has a policy of not allowing membership lists to be used for non-church purposes or using the Church to promote external organizations. These communications are more reminders and clarifications than anything new.
  2. This was my first thought. I'd rather see a scout successfully and sanitarily cook for adults in camping conditions than a scout cook for other scouts in backyard conditions.
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    Shooting Sports in Scouting’s Program

    I like this idea.
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    2018 Membership numbers are in

    Isolating LDS numbers wouldn't paint a true picture of activity. On paper, everyone is still engaged. There wasn't a recharter for LDS units this year, our charters were just extended out to 2020 with the current roster. Church headquarters pays a lump sum every year so individual wards have no budget benefit to drop out early. Furthermore, there are good reasons for finishing strong regardless of whether individuals want to continue in BSA or drop it. In reality, it's a mixed bag. Attendance at my district's roundtable has dropped off to about 50-75 people or so (about 25% of normal attendance). Council has shut down one camp for the summer and halved the number of sessions available at another. In June, BSA is going to start a fairly large-scale LDS retention campaign. I'm not sure what good it would do, people already have enough information to decide if they want to stay or leave.
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    El Rancho Cima Death March patch

    You might check eBay every now and then. There are a few death march patches on there, but not that exact one right now.
  6. @HashTagScouts As someone close to the situation, do you have any more information about what occurred? When I read the article yesterday, I pictured some 14-15 year old junior staff members who watch Family Guy (Evil Monkey is a character on the show) giving him the award/nickname without realizing that it was racist. Am I anywhere close to accurate in my guess?
  7. I'd like to know your motivation for this. Is the normal Webelos program not challenging enough for them? Easy, now. The LDS 11 year-old program has often been disparaged for being exactly that.
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    How the Inuit work with kids...

    This immediately came to mind.
  9. Saltface

    INTERNATIONAL BADGE IDEAS

    Is it this? https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/International_Activity_Badge It's been replaced by https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/International_Spirit_Award
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    INTERNATIONAL BADGE IDEAS

    https://www.reddit.com/r/scouting/ is full of posts from scouts from various nations saying hello.
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    Tent fire buckets

    My council camp used to require this during summer camp around that same time. We all though it rather amusing given that we were already under a No Fires Whatsoever restriction every year due to the forest being so dry. I've never seen the requirement anywhere else. It's not required now.
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    PW Derby Car from past year

    Diabolical.
  13. Did you complete all four modules? In my district, 90 minutes was the minimum.
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    BEST - BSA Study

    According to Bryan Wendell: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/02/13/bsa-best-study/ I would like to know what were the other organizations that BSA was compared against. From what I've read, it was just scouts and non-scouts.
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    Flags for a short ceiling

    We have the same problem but with ceiling fans. It's fine when the flag is in the stand but the color guard hasn't always been fully aware of the situation when marching to the front of the room. I bought a few feet of 1-1/4" dowel from Home Depot and another screw joint online. I fitted the screw joints to the new lowers and stained the wood to match the old poles. By flipping the joint on one flag upside down, you can use one new screw joint for two flags--one new lower is threaded female, and the other is male. And now we have a troop flag that barely clears five feet indoors but towers over all others at district camporee assemblies. I had to reduce the diameter of the dowels to make them fit into the couplings. I can't remember if I used a router or a drawknife. Either will work.
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