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  1. It's about that time to where I finally fill out the Eagle Scout application. I started to fill it out and realized that it says to get a reccomendation from your religious leader. I do not personally attend church often therefore I do not have anyone that would be able to provide a reference. I thought I read once a parent would fill in for that reference, but I forget. Has anyone else delt with this before?
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    SPL not wanting to be SPL

    I think it is the mix of scouts, since most of them don’t want to be in a leadership role. It may also be because they think it is too much work.
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    SPL not wanting to be SPL

    That sums up my case fantastically. We use to be really competitive with SPL, PL, etc. but ever since we got a new mix of scouts they showed no interest. Also, answering to others. We have recently made 1 patrol again since scouts aged out. Our troop has always been a small troop and we have had a SPL and a PL since it was formed. This really has only been a issue for the past year or so.
  4. As some know, I served as SPL for 2 years and in May we had elections. Nobody had wanted to step up to be SPL (we only have 11 scouts), so a senior scout basically he would do it just to do it. Now we have not had a PLC for three months, no annual PLC (I had to make the schedule with some of the committee and SM), and no meeting plans. Our SM is amazing and has been trying to guide him and help him but he shows no interest. I have tried to guide him, set up times to meet with him, etc. It’s just nobody shows interest in taking leadership for the troop forcing the SM and myself to do meetings, etc. If anyone has any suggestions on how to approach this, that is great.
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    YPT2 deadline

    My mom, who is a MBC, was emailed if she didn’t complete the training by then she would have reapply as a brand new MBC.
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    Senior Scouts taking Youth Protection Training

    I still reccomend handing a quick sheet to the older scouts that show no interest in taking YPT so they have at least a little knowledge about it.
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    Senior Scouts taking Youth Protection Training

    I didn’t mean that there were no mistakes, but I meant instead of trying to teach a teen something they think is “common sense”, it may be easier to verbally give a quicker session of it.
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    Senior Scouts taking Youth Protection Training

    I have taken both versions (old and new) of YPT due to staffing a CS Day Camp and a BS summer camp. I don’t know how helpful to help someone like me (a youth), to learn about things that are sort of common sense. Troops could easily have a quick session highlighting the important details instead of trying to get a teenager to watch a hour training video.
  9. He waited too long. It’s his problem, not BSAs. If I waited and did not give myself enough time, then it would be my poor time management skills. Thankfully, all I have left is the application.
  10. Camp is over.. an experience I will never forget, friends I will always have, and a need to return to staff.

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    Generic BSA Leather Belt?

    They do not sell blank, only pretooled.
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    Generic BSA Leather Belt?

    The one I’m staffing is not carrying custom leather belts anymore, and never carried blank ones. They lost money when they sold them and took to long to produce.
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    Generic BSA Leather Belt?

    Sadly it’s out of stock. I couldn’t find anymore on website.
  14. Is there like a generic leather belt for the BSA? I know places like summit, Philmont, etc... have custom ones but I have never been to any high adventure. I had a leadership belt buckle presented to me and I would like to use it but I don’t have any leather belts. PS Only one week of camp left!
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    OTC First Aid Permission

    Off topic but, I suggest adding Asprin to your first aid kit. I would include it on the form and contact the parents if possible to have them agree.
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