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About mrjohns2

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    From Illinois, part of Scouts since Tiger Cub in 1982.

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  1. mrjohns2

    Troop Trailer Stolen

    I’ve seen articles; I can’t say I have seen 12 in the last year, let alone more than one per month as you indicate. I can very little in a scout trailer that could be sold for ready cash (cash in days) beyond the trailer itself. That may be what thieves are after. I bet you wouldn’t get much if you sold the contents of a trailer at a garage sale, even less if it was know to be stolen and you wanted it sold fast. I’m not at all saying they aren’t stolen, what I am saying is that I think as good of an argument can be made for decorating your trailer as not.
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    Troop Trailer Stolen

    Sure, plenty of pawn shops want our junk. Dirty tents and cook gear over welders, wrenches, and power tools. Hummmm.... I think a troop is better off labeling it “camping junk” and the criminals move on.
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    Troop Trailer Stolen

    Really? I think troop decals lesson the chance of theft. What criminal can turn troop gear into cash vs construction tools?
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    ASMs at PLCs

    You had me until point 3. Why do you think it is ok to not follow the mandated rules?
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    Scout Law

    Is is true that truthful isn’t listed since Scouts were used as spies during the African campaign and good spies aren’t truthful?
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    Tent fire buckets

    Scouts BSA's welcoming of girls has brought me back into the fold after 24 years out. This eagle scout was required to have a fire bucket on each side of a tent in addition to the stenciled "no flames in tents!" on the rain fly. Should we buy / obtain from recycling small 1/2 gallon buckets for this purpose and make the stencils? Or is this not done any longer? Do people still do this? I see no mention of this in the handbook.
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    I think you letter is fine. You focus on examples of letting youth leaders lead. I do think you place a heavy emphasis on this “CAN DO” concept be “have done”. I do not believe that language or focus is part of the official program. If so, can you point to a reference?
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    Scouts BSA FAQ dated 9/14/18

    Thanks, but no, that is from a particular council. The one I am looking for was from national. It was the source document for the link you provided.
  9. I am looking for a Scouts BSA FAQ posted on the scouting.org website dated 9/14/18. It was called "Scouts BSA Program Information FAQ document dated September 14, 2018". I am trying to pull together the national information, and I can't find this one. Can anyone help me out? Thanks, Matt