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5thGenTexan last won the day on February 15

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    Van Alstyne, Texas
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    Cub Scout... AOL 1985

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  1. 5thGenTexan

    What Would You Do.... Next Time?

    I have our COR saved as a contact in my phone, he shows up to events in uniform. He is involved and even occasionally comes to committee meetings. I brought this up to the CM last year and it went no where, and he is CC this year. I am not sure what the deal is, but all of a sudden he is not open to any criticism of the guy. I dont know if he is paying special attention trying to get him to perform his position better or what. We are having one of those times of bad adult drama going on. Believe me, it goes much deeper with this guy that just this one issue. Very frustrating.
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    What Would You Do.... Next Time?

    The CC was CM last year and I did coordinate with him. He chose to take no action. I have also witnessed this "Den Leader" vaping at camp on two occasions. I don't want to have to get the COR involved, but I am not against taking that route if I need to.
  3. My question pertains to my Uhhh Associate Den Leader. On two occasions I had parents come to me and ask if their Scout should wear their uniform to an upcoming event. Both of those times as I was explaining why they should this associate of mine decides to tell them no. On another occasion at camp we were all in uniform to head to breakfast and morning flags. He and his son in Pack t-shirts if we have to go in full uniform. I told him per my discussion with the CM the previous night that yes... They had to wear it to breakfast. He walks off in a huff and loudly complaining about he doesn't understand why since its going to be hot later in the day. This loud complaint around our Scouts and another unit we were sharing the campsite with. I have been kind, but next time I feel a different approach is warranted. BTW I am the CM now.
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    What Summertime Activities Does Your Pack Do?

    We built rockets one meeting and the next week met at the launch site for the area model rocketry club to shoot the rockets. Everyone had a "BLAST" and wanted to do it again.
  5. 5thGenTexan

    New Committee Chair for a New Troop

    I am a new CC for my daughters Troop that doesnt exist yet because I am still trying to find one or two more girls so I can turn in the paperwork.
  6. 5thGenTexan

    Summertime Pack Award

    Thanks!! We have a committee meeting coming up. I am going to see if we want to count District camps as attending events for the purposes of this award.
  7. 5thGenTexan

    Summertime Pack Award

    I had that in front of me but I wanted to make sure my interpretation was what they want. Thanks
  8. 5thGenTexan

    Summertime Pack Award

    OK. Does this sound correct? If the Pack provides an activity opportunity each month (June, July, August) - The Pack receives the ribbon. If the Den has 50% participation in the activity in each month (June, July, August) The Den receives the ribbon. If the Scout participates in an activity in each month (June, July, August). The Scout receives the pin.
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    Summertime Pack Award

    Just trying to be clear on the requirements. Can individual Scouts earn the pin even if there is not enough participation for the entire Pack to earn the ribbon? I have events planned and on the schedule for June, July, and August. The Tiger Den (1 Scout) will participate in all three months. The Wolf Den (1 Scout) attended Resident Camp, but not our Pack event in June. The Bear Den (6 Scouts) 4 were present for June and July. Webelos Den (2 Scouts) both participated in Resident Camp but not the June Pack event. Can the Scouts that are showing up to everything earn the pin?
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    Uniforms for Committee Members

    I am a DL who wears my uniform to committee meetings as they are usually right at the end of den meetings. I am in the process of forming a Scouts BSA Troop for Girls that I will be CC of. I am already planning on putting velcro on my shirts so I can switch positions as needed.
  11. 5thGenTexan

    First New Troop Adult Meeting

    I was invited to attend the Boy Troop Committee Meeting tonight to discuss my intentions to form a Troop for girls. ( We will share a CO as well as the Troop Number). Everyone was very supportive and the entire committee promised to help out with whatever we might come across. They were also able to tell me about a few girls they knew who will probably be interested in joining. They also encouraged me to go ahead and go public with the announcement of the Troop formation. I was hesitant to open up to the community until we had everything lined up and ready to go as to not appear half-assed. To the next step we go...
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    First New Troop Adult Meeting

    Well... it looks like I still have work to do. People from the other unit came to our meeting and they don't have the girls that are ready as I was led to believe. They (adults) also did not seem overly enthused to do the work. They came in hoping the Boy Troop committee would be on point for the next year and a half to get things rolling. One of them even commented that with only 5 girls they didnt see the point in putting in the time, its not worth it for that few Scouts. I have no issue seeking guidance from the folks in the Boy Troop, I have no issue using the resources of the DE, but I am not going to expect it to just all be done and then come to play when the hard work is done. Its a little discouraging, but I think I have a solid 4 girls and working on a few other leads. I am pretty sure in the Spring there will be more that are ready to come up. So... there you go.
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    First New Troop Adult Meeting

    More than Webelos 3, I guess this is what I was going for. Starting a New Troop 1. With only a small group of boys available. The Scoutmaster-to-be who finds himself with a small group of boys wanting to be Scouts is most fortunate. He will be able to devote his whole time to getting that individual touch with these boys, which a large number would make impossible. And, at the same time, the nucleus of a fine growing Troop with a real esprit de corps is being formed and the Scoutmaster can look forward to watching it become a full Troop with thirty-two Scouts. Lord Baden-Powell was once asked why a Troop should not exceed thirty-two members. His reply was that as a young man he found it impossible to get a personal touch and satisfactory results in sound training, with more than sixteen fellows. He went on to say: "Assuming that every other, Scoutmaster is twice as capable as myself, it is best for a Troop not to exceed thirtytwo." When the Scoutmaster is starting a Troop with a small group his immediate objective is to put into being the Patrol Method. At first, before the boys have passed their Tenderfoot requirements, the Scoutmaster-to-be may serve as temporary Patrol Leader, meeting with the boys once a week for a month (longer, if necessary) to train the boys thoroughly in •the fundamentals of Scouting so that they may pass their Tenderfoot requirements with a complete understanding of what Scouting is and what it means to the Scout just entering. As this preliminary group grows in number to, say, ten, twelve, or fourteen boys, the time comes when it is ready to take the shape of a Scout Troop of two Patrols,
  14. 5thGenTexan

    First New Troop Adult Meeting

    I can not tell you why but our Pack has a different number than the Troop.
  15. 5thGenTexan

    First New Troop Adult Meeting

    I was told we will have the same number as the Boy Troop due to same CO. It makes some sense... the Troop was one of the very first formed in Texas, So it may be good to be attached to that history.