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ValleyBoy last won the day on November 12 2017

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    Eagle Scout 1978
    OA Lodge Chief 3 years.

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  1. ValleyBoy

    Swimsuit Patches

    Good question since females usually do not wear boxer style swim wear.
  2. ValleyBoy

    Snake bites victimize parents as much as campers

    One of the reasons that we require our scouts to wear closed toe shoes on all scout outings.
  3. ValleyBoy

    Scouts BSA implementation for girl troops

    Thanks for sharing the link. I was not aware that the troop's could use the same number. Now I can see where with the start up of the new girl troops that by having the same committee would make it easier to get the new girl unit started. My guess would be that each of the two troops have a separate charter. My question would be since both troops have the same CO do they have to have the same committee. The reason i ask this question is that i know that in the past a Pack and a Troop with the same CO could have have the same adults registered CC and unit committee members. I also know that this is not the ideal situation. I still do not like the term linked troops. But I do understand why the term is being used.
  4. ValleyBoy

    Scouts BSA implementation for girl troops

    First, I am in no way against Girls being Scouts inside the program. I am against and do not in no way like the term linked troops. As far as the question about the committee each of the troops have there own committee even though as in your case the members of both committee's might be the same. If a person is a member of both troops committee they should be focused on both troops and show NO FAVORTISM of one troop over the other. if they show favoritism to one troop over the other that they are a member of the committee they need to remove there self as a member of that committee. It is the same for Pack and Troops that share the same charter organization. Each is there own separate unit and should be treated as such. To the question of activities each unit should have there own since they are separate Troops and in reality all they should have in common is the same CO. Do not fall in the trap of thinking that just because the troop is small due to your location that the troop can not be a good scout troop. This goes for both troops of boys and also for troops of girls. Is it all right to have some join activities such as a join camping trip, YES, but remember it is two separate troops that are on the trip and that each has its own youth leadership that have to work together as equals. Just and FYI my troop for the past 4 years has attended summer camp with another local troop because of the issue of two deep leadership for summer camp. We have also had several join camping trips with this same troop. The stories us adults could tell around a campfire about join camping trips with another troop. The stories are all good with nothing bad that could not be told in mixed company. As far as scouters who do not have the experience working with a BSA scout troop it is not rocket science. Visit other troops be a fly on the wall, talk to other unit leaders on forums such as this one, or at roundtable or other local district or council activities.
  5. ValleyBoy

    How to Wear a Campaign Hat?

    Green was Boy Scouts.
  6. ValleyBoy

    Troop/Patrol dining flys

    Not really sure since I stole the picture off the web, but either type could be set up in this configuration.
  7. ValleyBoy

    EBOR complete

    Congratulations Brian.
  8. I feel the same way as you do Shortridge. Do we tell a 16 year old scout that has drivers license that they can not drive there self to a merit badge university because the unit cannot supply 2 deep leadership to the event and there parents have to be at work. No we do not. I sure do not want to be the one to tell the scout he cannot attend
  9. Let me ask a question. Is the unit in compliance if the registered adult female leader was in the adult campsite with no youth in that campsite and 2 registered adult male leaders were in the youth campsite over 100 yards away out of sight of the adult campsite instructing a scouting skill. If this is a violation of YP there would be YP violations at every council and district activities such as camporees and summer camp where a registered adult female was not present each camporee event or each merit badge class that had a female youth taking part in the event or class.
  10. Female or Coed units have to have at least one adult female at all unit activities to meet the YP guidelines. An Eagle Board is not a unit activity but a district/council activity.
  11. We do the same in our district..
  12. ValleyBoy

    Pan de Campo (Dutch oven)

    In Alabama we would call that one very big biscuit.
  13. In the Eagle process there a 3 different times that the scout has to go for a review. First. For approval of the Eagle Project. Second Review of the Eagle Project Third Eagle Board of Review. On every Eagle Board of Review that I have been a member off when have done the second and third one at the same time. In some Councils their procedure could be that each of the 3 above is done at a separate time or it could have been in Brian's case that he had completed his project and the second review was held then the third and final board was held later after he completed other requirements for Eagle.. Example. One month into being a Life Scout Eagle Project is approved. 4 months as a Life Scout Eagle project is completed and presented for approval. 2 months later Eagle Board of Review.
  14. ValleyBoy

    Girls in the BSA

    The bolded above is where I see the troop that I am a member of being in the future. The only activities that the troop takes part in that will change is summer camp which has had girl members of the camp staff which will now include girl troop that could be attending camp the same week as our troop.. The only other activity that the troop take part in is a Camporee the last weekend in January which will now include all girl troops which will not be a major change since for the past several years there have been venture crew with girl members that have attended this event.