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shingobeek

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About shingobeek

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    Central Region, BSA
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    Educator
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    OA, Summer Camp
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    Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member, Bear

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  1. What about council camps that are out of state?
  2. Here is the ceremony from our chapter. Since the ceremony is performed in public, I see no need to post in the safeguarded area. I hope this helps: Broken Arrow Ceremony Introduction: This ceremony is a final tribute to a deceased Arrowman who served others cheerfully and embodied the Scout Oath and Scout Law in his daily life. At the request, or with the consent, of the deceased’s family, it is performed at the wake or funeral home. The Lodge and/or Chapter Advisor, Chief, and acting Allowat Sakima and Meteu should offer appropriate condole
  3. Good for her! It's great to see young people succeed in scouting!
  4. True, there are eight methods, but I agree that all eight are not equal. Take uniforms for example. There are plenty of units that do not require complete uniforms. There are entire units that come to summer camp where only 2 or 3 members have even a class A shirt, let alone shorts and socks. I'm not saying that the uniform is unimportant - but we allow plenty of lee-way here in regard to uniforming. Part of that is due to the cost. A complete uniform, including all of the patches that are required, costs more than $100. Scouting ain't cheep folks. So yes, there are eight met
  5. If I may be so bold: http://pathwaytoadventure.org/?load_cms=151 The Webelos camp at Owasippie Scout Reservation is great! As an added benefit, it's held at the Nation's premier scout camp!
  6. See, that's my point - adults putting up barriers. When the "well intentioned" scouter says to the youth "it's great you know how to tie a square knot now, let's see if you can do it next week (or next month...) too!" That is a barrier. Scouting is supposed to be fun. On a secondary note - and this really gets to the point - BSA requirements are not that difficult for young adults. Too often adults may feel that scouts are moving too fast, and set up barriers, i.e. making them wait. This can have deleterious effects on youth. Regardless of one's opinion, the world we live in today
  7. I agree - my point is that advancement can occur rapidly. As a teacher in a junior high setting I have seen far too many boys leave the program because "it's boring." These youth leave a troop that is very active -weekly meetings, monthly camping trips, and usually another activity. These boys leave because they aren't advancing. How a 14 y.o. that is active in a unit is still a tenderfoot or 2nd class is beyond me.
  8. Why? The scouts in question could complete requirement 6a & 6b at one troop meeting, complete the other requirements on a campout, and then 6c at the final troop meeting of the month. We should be in the business of keeping youth active and interested!
  9. So I've been following this forum for a while now, and there seems to be an issue that comes up frequently. "Scouts advancing too quickly" Usually the topic starts like this..."My son's Scoutmaster refused to sign off on the requirement...." or "The new leadership of the unit is pushing through advancement too quickly..." I've been involved with the program for quite a while, not as long as others, but still it's been 30 years since I became an Eagle, and I think this qualifies me as having been around. So here's what I don't understand, and never have. The BSA
  10. Camper: Owasippie Scout Reservation (Robert Crown), Camp Bunn, Saukenauk Scout Reservation Staff: Saukenauk Scout Reservation, Camp Shin-Go-Beek, Owasippie Scout Reservation (Blackhawk), Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation Camp School: Camp Mitigwa, Owasippie Scout Reservation, Geneva Center (x2) Leader: Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Resevation (West), Camp Shin-Go-Beek, Owasippie Scout Reservation (Blackhawk) Weekends: NO - I can't even!
  11. My prediction is that within short order there will come the directive that all ceremonies will be conducted in a full class A uniform. And honestly, as a former lodge chief, and as a former section chief - I have no problem with that.
  12. As an adult who has been through all of the training, including wood-badge (I used to be a bear...); and a former youth that went through the entire program (Eagle Scout).. I agree with you. Adult training is focused on folks who were not part of the program as boys, and the attitude of some adults is poor - you need to go through the training like I did! That said, the training is easy - and doing it isn't going to be that difficult - do it now and be done with it - before you don't have the luxury of free time! My $0.02
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