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  1. ItsBrian

    merit badge sash q2

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    Name on Eagle Project?

    I think it’ll be cool if it’s in a public place, but mine wasn’t so I didn’t bother. It’s up to you, I see a lot of projects that have a plaque:
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    Summer Camp during a heat wave

    I’m not too sure. I work in the FYS program and this was my 2nd year. I’m not sure if I will go back next year since I will be out of high school, but I will eventually if I don’t.
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    Summer Camp during a heat wave

    Update: Today was the last day of the season. Tear down was done in the perfect weather, it felt like it was fall. It was hot during the season, but it finally cooled off at the end.
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    To have an ECOH or not

    I didn’t want one for the longest time until my troop sort of kept pushing it and then we decided to have a full ceremony with dinner. I do not regret it, it was a great experience. I hate being the center of attention, but it felt deserved this time.
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    Summer Camp during a heat wave

    Last week was extremely brutal for staff. It was very hot and it was easily to get dehydrated. I believe the heat index was over 110 at one point. Staff still sleeps in the green canvas tents, but at least we have a electricity. I was glad I decided to bring a fan this year. We had some nasty storms throughout the week which also made a impact on us. Outpost was harder than usual due to storms, but we still made do. This week is beautiful and perfect temperature, so I guess it’s a plus for this week. Only places in camp with AC is trading post, camp office, and health lodge. It doesn’t even really get cold, just a lower temp.
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    Tent set up question

    Staff tents look like this at my camp! These scouts know the drill.
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    Eagle Scout Shown Leniency

  9. If it’s a first year scout, I highly suggest the first year scout program at your summer camp.
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    Scoutmaster annoyed son on camp staff

    I’m on camp staff and my troop WANTS me to stay on staff. I don’t know why your scoutmaster wants him to take a week off. He can literally spend just about the same time with them as if he was a camper.
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    ECOH Complete!

    I had my ECOH earlier today (right as I got home from staffing a camp, I was and still am tired), and it was a great experience! I thought I didn’t want one at first, but now I realized it would’ve been a mistake if I didn’t. We had a dinner buffet and a cake. I was at camp, so I wasn’t involved in much of the rehearsals or anything but it went pretty good. I was shocked with the town officials coming and everything.
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    Camp info packet

    I’m currently staffing a summer camp so I’ve seen different things this week. I see some campers with a map and everything, but the best approach is using the bulletin board each campsite commonly has with all of the information they may need. If you have scouts that are in a first year scout program (I work in one), there isn’t a big need for them to have every bit of information since usually they will be with their instructors for the entire day.
  13. Heading to camp today, I’ll be posting again towards end of summer!

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    Bear encounters UT, AZ

    I had a black bear encounter about a month ago. It kept coming to everyone’s camp site despite making noise. I made close eye contact one too many times that night. The camp workers are fine with it roaming since it hasn’t hurt anyone.
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    Lightweight Rain Jackets

    Thanks for all replies. I would need 30 of those $1 rain ponchos, haha. They get all sweaty and sticky which is something I’m not trying to deal with. I’ll spend up to $45, since I use it outside of scouting as well. I don’t want an over the pack since I have a waterproof camelbak backpack. Ive heard great things about Frogg Togg, and I’ll be looking into them. I’ll look into Marmot, I know it’s a good brand.