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    dutch oven tips

    According to the listing: Crisbee is a proprietary cast iron seasoning blend of Soybean Oil, Beeswax, and Palm Oil.
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    Ordering the preview adventure awards ...

    My Scout shop has been able to order them in, but the pins are still backordered.
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    Belt loop resource repository

    All the advancement resources are free in Scoutbook as well.
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    You would probably have more luck speaking to someone at a local hospital or ambulance company - or even the fire department rescue squad. Many times they have expired items (don't ask how bandages expire...) that they can donate.
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    Wood Badge and Part C

    Always take "should" to reflect in your favor. In any case, WB isn't really physically demanding. My course had several members who had physical limitations. We had a cart shuttling members from site to site as needed.
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    Bear Claws

    How about cans of tomato paste? Small and cheap enough for each Scout?
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    Two Deep - Married, Related ok?

    I thought I read that a husband and wife can't be the only 2 leaders since they can't be forced to testify against each other.
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    Contagious Disease Outbreaks

    You can catch any communicable diseases even though you are vaccinated. They wear off as you age, and as the flu vaccines show us every year, some are not a effective as others. Someone choosing not to vaccinate their child for whatever reason CAN impact my family's health. The BSA should come out as pro vaccination. It's as much a part of teaching about the public good as the citizenship and preparedness lessons we use daily with our Scouts.
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    SCOUTBOOK to be free as of 1 Jan 19

    Scoutbook Lite is replacing IA. The BSA IT team has said there will be ways to get data from other applications into it, just as it exists today with IA.
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    SCOUTBOOK to be free as of 1 Jan 19

    You can use the Scouting app to record advancement, camping, hiking, and service logs offline - but only for your Scout at this time. Unit management is on the future list, but I believe it's all tied into the SB Lite codebase change I spoke of.
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    SCOUTBOOK to be free as of 1 Jan 19

    As you said, many units will just use it for advancement. The UI isn't the easiest thing in the world to navigate as it's pretty heavy for many users. Lite is also basically the test-bed for completely rewriting the code base. Scoutbook (heavy) will be transitioned to the new code eventually. Look at it like the Scouting iOS and Android apps. They work great for parent/Scout advancement use, but not so much for running the unit.
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    Badge Magic is THE DEVIL!!!

    This place sells pre-cut in all kinds. http://www.thegoosescache.com/index.php/product/tan-shirt-pack/
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    Challenging Scout and his dad

    That’s the problem with the parents these days. Just about all of them have a smartphone in their hand 24/7, but they can’t respond to anything - much less show up and participate.
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    Velcro For POR Patches

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    Virtual Dutch oven contest

    I’d love the lava cake recipe please..always good to score points with the missus!
  16. I thought I saw/read somewhere that part of it was to display the new program "tapes" over the right pocket: How all the various groups will be XXXX BSA.
  17. Thanks to Momma for trying to lighten the mood!
  18. Wow... In the interest of Scoutlike behavior, I'll leave this discussion before any more pedants join the conversation.
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    Cub Girl Uniform

    I didn't bother with the Tiger buckle - went straight to the Cub one. I agree on the slides as well. I'm looking at making woggles out of paracord this summer for my Pack. Plenty of color options if you want to customize them.
  20. We as a nation have determined that pedophilia is unacceptable and illegal. I don't see anyone advocating for it except for a certain senatorial candidate (sorry moderators!).. States set the legal age of consent however - some are younger than others. Those that are younger would be considered children in others. The compromise comes in when there is a large group on either side of an issue. All things must be adjudicated at some point - we regulate either by law or by social compact. Otherwise we have anarchy.
  21. Is bigotry an inalienable right? I've heard this "slippery slope" argument countless times, and it's still as made of straw as always. Truth is in the eye of the beholder.. it's far different than fact. Example: "Thou shalt not kill" is I believe how it's written - but people must kill in many settings: Military in war, police in the line of duty, etc. Killing is different than murder, but sometimes it's a fine line. We justify it based on the laws we have set for ourselves.
  22. "Whites only" was also an acceptable sign to hang on your shop until the 1960s.. it doesn't make it right. Many people in the early 20th century thought that non-whites were inferior in all respects. As I understand it, the shopkeepers deeply believe that homosexuality is a sin. I find it hard to believe that those shopkeepers are able to associate and do business with people who were wholly without sin (depending on your interpretation). Given that, would they refuse service to a known adulterer, a thief, someone who blasphemed? What makes one worse than the other?
  23. *sigh* and this is why the USA is in the state it is currently.... It's not a zero sum game. There must be discourse and compromise in all things. Your (the group you - not just David CO) truth is not the same for everyone else. The same goes for your moral code - no one has the right to enforce their code on anyone else. We are a nation of laws, supposedly built in compromise for the best interests of us all as a group. Some may do slightly better than others because of it, but none have win or lose all.
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    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    I always have one in our charter as well. I actually used it in front of the principal to open some items at the school carnival we were recruiting at, and she was grateful I had it. Given the zero tolerance policy at the district however, we still caution our Scouts against it. Unfortunately, our district doesn't have a safe harbor. There have been incidents in the past where students were disciplined for doing the right thing....
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    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    Legal doesn't always mean allowed. I know when we worked our Bears through their Whittling Chips, we moved the activity to another site than our charter (a public school). This is due to the school policy about knives, and we believed it should and would apply even after hours. That, and we wanted to reinforce to our Scouts that they don't take knives to school. There have been too many stories about Scouts throwing it in their backpack after a Scouting event, and then getting suspended because it was found at school.