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  1. ItsBrian

    Looking for some insight

    I was not saying the Camp director should not handle it, but I’m saying expecting a young counselor to know what to do and handle it themselves.
  2. ItsBrian

    Looking for some insight

    As staffing a boy scout camp this year, I have learned we can physically not meet everyone’s need. Counselors go through a lot - more than I expected. I am currently a first year scout instructor and if I had followed every detailed request a scoutmaster or parent asked me, I would be ruining the program for others. If the counselor did handle the situation, the other kids would have had a poor program experience since the counselor would be dealing with a families personal problem. If you do not want her there, then why don’t you stay? I’m sorry to be blunt as well.
  3. ItsBrian

    Summer camp hacks/gear suggestions

    I have had Columbia boots for over two years now and they work great. They are not too expensive, I got mine for under $100 on sale.
  4. 2nd week of staffing resident camp done. It’s exhausting but fun!

  5. ItsBrian

    Summer camp hacks/gear suggestions

    As I just finished my 2nd week on staff, I have a few tips. -Bring a hamper for dirty laundry so they don’t shove it all into their foot locker - Backup power charger for adults (our power has gone out 4 times already this summer, once for a while day) - If not in first aid clip, nail clippers. I have seen SO many scouts ask the health officer to help with ingrown toenails, but isn’t allowed. Ill think of more eventually
  6. See you all next Saturday! First week of camp for me.

    1. RememberSchiff


      Enjoy and Excel.


  7. ItsBrian

    Should a boy hold two PORs?

    I’m from a small Troop as well, some positions we have no need to fill such as webmaster. But we a few years ago when we were really small we did have some scouts with two positions. Nothing wrong really with having two positions. I find it would look awkward with two positions sewed onto the shirt.
  8. ItsBrian

    Austistic Scout being bullied

    I have first hand witnessed the treatment of autistic scouts/special needs scouts through the day camp I worked at last year and also through clinical trips I have done. Some are just not educated on how to help them or their “triggers”. The committee chair may be a fantastic person, but is awkward when it comes to special needs children. Have you tried talking to the committee and educating them? If it keeps getting worse or continues, use the 24hour hotline @RememberSchiff provided above. I would contact the COR for help, as they are above the committee chair.
  9. ItsBrian

    In need of ideas

    I would just do whatever is equivalent to the cost of the trip. I would do day trips for the weekend, such as, museums, local parks, etc.. It’s better than sleeping in a tent for two days, but can still be fun for the cub scouts.
  10. ItsBrian

    Help with stain!

    I used cornstarch and let it sit for a while for a grease stain then washed it.
  11. ItsBrian

    2019 World Jamboree

    I just had to do all that for a resident camp in PA. It’s expensive.
  12. ItsBrian

    Sea Scouts

    Has he looked into explorers? It seems fun & interesting, but none of them are around me.
  13. ItsBrian

    Best Eagle Project 2018 - LCS Joyful Noise

    At least they give a scholarship for completing a requirement / giving back to the community.
  14. I’m more afraid of forgetting how to do a specific thing, even though I know that I know everything that will be taught.
  15. ItsBrian

    What do you want the District to do for you?

    Some may not even do that.