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  1. I took this to summer camp. Hooked it up to the camp site water spigot. RV filter with new clean drinking water hose.
  2. I don't want to derail the other threads... I am looking for more how it works than anything. Obviously I am not new to Scouting, but I am new to having to get a new CO. We have been chartered by the local Methodist Church for decades, so this doesnt come up often. Are there any requirements for an organization to be CO other than a willingness? We don't need a meeting place. We don't need a place to store equipment. We will need an organization to fill the role though. The group we are thinking about knows all about the Units as many of the member
  3. Its not my intention to be snarky, but how will a council know what equipment a Unit has? Our Methodist Church CO doesn't even know what we have.
  4. Saw this posted on the FB today.... it was recorded, but I do not believe it has been posted yet. It’s not good for the units though. ALL of your assets have to be transferred to the local council. And you will be provided with an EIN number to create a new bank account with your councils information We have a committee member currently serving as Treasurer who also works in the Council office. They said on Tuesday night they may not be able to be Treasurer any longer as it would be a conflict of interest. That statement makes a lot more sense now.
  5. email I just got from the SE. Its all very "clear"
  6. School here ends the last week of May. My daughter will be a sophomore in HS and is in band, Summer band begins in the middle of July. Summer just doesn't last as long as it used to. We are planning on a trip to Disney World next summer during the limited time we have.
  7. My family just spent a week at summer camp together. Next summer we are doing something uhhh, different
  8. Honestly... I am kind of tired. I have been an adult leader for 5 years and Scouts has been a major part of our life. I have been a DL, CM, several committee positions. I am now CC for the boy troop and girl troop. My daughter is 13 and will be going into high school next year. This summer we will be doing summer camp in June and she has to show up for summer band camp in the second part of July. I have a 11 year old boy who I have to force to take care of requirements. I realized the other day that my kids are growing up FAST and the time we have left to do things while they
  9. We recently had a Camporee with a "timber games" theme. Our Girl Troop was right up there with the boys throwing tomahawks, log rolling, davinci bridge building... They were not holding back. I'd post picture of their "tomahawk throwing faces" but that would be improper. Anyway... after watching our GT meeting right before the boy meetings I see no significant differences. I think co-ed troops with separate gender patrols will be the best way to go. With limited adult volunteers, meeting at the same time with the same committee would help us out A LOT. (Troop Meeting nights for m
  10. He definitely needs the instructional swim.
  11. Maybe what we did is wrong, I don't really know... My kid is signed up for Astronomy and Fishing. He is also going to take the Second Class uhhh class and First Class class. He is working through the requirements with the Troop. but I think, based on his personality, he will benefit from experiencing and learning the information from someone else. He needs things 2, sometime 3 times before it sinks in. Also going to take instructional swim. Then I think there is like 4 hours of whatever till lights out.
  12. I was looking at the summer camp menu last night and noticed one night the main entree Isa turkey corn dog. I'm not sure that will hold me. Probably great for a kid. I'm thinking throwing in the jet boil and something like this. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mountain-House-Beef-Stroganoff-w-Noodles-Freeze-Dried-Camping-Backpacking-Food-2-Serving-Pouch/298261838?fulfillmentIntent=In-store
  13. Before I threw my hands up and stepped down as CC for the Pack (0ver stuff like this, but not limited) I had a Bear DL tell me Webelos was going to be hard because they already had adventures at the Bear level they couldn't complete in one Den Meeting. Same guy that told me it was my fault I put in as much time as I do and I shouldnt expect that from everyone.
  14. This past weekend was a District Cub Family Campout... So, the boy Troop and girl Troop helped staff. Meaning, we helped run the various activities during the day. Otherwise, it was a pretty typical weekend campout. I flew a kite on Saturday,.
  15. Check Goodwill too. Sellers on ebay as well.
  16. May not be a big deal to most people, but my kid was on bacon duty this weekend. He crossed over in March and wont hardly cook at home. We help staff a Cub Family Campout this weekend and the Boy Troop and Girl Troop were both there. I am usually helping the girls and let him go on his own with the boys. Mainly so he starts to learn to do without me always being there to help. In addition to bacon, he also scrambled eggs, and cooked two hamburgers.
  17. So... Is "In the Fifth" grade when the last day of 4th grade is held. Or is it after the summer for the first day they actually attend 5th grade classes.
  18. I just checked the scout shop online.... Handbooks for Cubs are $23.99 x 4. Scouts BSA book is $25 and MBs are $3.59 each now. I didn't check anything else.
  19. When I got my DL award the CM couldnt get it together and kept saying the Council office lost it among other excuses. I finally took it down and turned it in and explained why there was no CM signature. Said he didnt care, just give it to me. It showed up not long after that.
  20. My council office contact told us on Monday that Merit Badges are going up .88 next week or the next. So, north of $3.50 each
  21. Summer Camp is almost paid for, for my two Scouts. As I said above it was $315. Our Council offers an incentive through popcorn... if you sell $250 then you get $100 credit for a council summer camp. We did that. So, only $215 each for my kids. With the free adults, we are just going to dive the adult total out among us all and have to pay a lower amount. I think there was a $15 fee here and there for a couple of MBs.
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