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About roberthynesii

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  • Birthday 02/07/1981

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    Havre de Grace
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    Camping, Hiking, Model Rockets
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    7 years as a Scout and proud to have my brother beside me as an Eagle. 20 years in The Army and its a huge transition from training Soldiers to leading Scouts. Very challenging but I will persevere .

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  1. roberthynesii

    New Troop Open House

    That's a great idea. I will definitely bring it up to the group. We have a meeting with the local churches to try and engage the local population. We have fliers going out to the schools. We had talked about arranging a night to have the Weblos visit, but on ONSITE meeting at the Cub Pack would do wonders as well.
  2. your Welcome. Its a great question!
  3. roberthynesii

    New Troop Open House

    I agree that the program will sell the troop. But right now we don't have a program. We are just standing up. Committee is in place , Scoutmaster is ready and willing. We just need the Scouts. The problem I was describing, is the other Scout Troop in the area currently pulls from our Cub Pack and its Sister Pack as well. So we would be elbowing in and possibly taking some of their numbers. No conflicts yet. Hopefully everyone will cooperate. The point being introducing Scouts to as many Young People as we can.
  4. As a Scout I was drawn towards adventure and stayed for the community Service. The OA was a large part of what kept me in Scouts as an older kid. The Camaraderie that the Scouts had and the Leaders had along with the relationship with the community. As an Adult I want my Children to have access to that experience. I enjoy being a part of an organization that builds up the community and are role models for others to emulate.
  5. roberthynesii

    New Troop Open House

    Wow, that's great that you get to pull from 2 Packs. I'm finding out that some units get a little territorial when you show up and start recruiting in an area where they previously had a monopoly. But well do the schmoozing part and well see how it goes. We have our Commissioner and District Executive assisting as well.
  6. roberthynesii

    New Troop Open House

    We have our Commissioner and the DE involved. But I will have to get some emails out to get current info on the treks. It would be great to have some on hand for the open house.
  7. roberthynesii

    New Troop Open House

    Wow doubled the size ? That's great! did the numbers stay up for the duration of the year ?
  8. roberthynesii

    New Troop Open House

    Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions, I appreciate all the great input. I am leaning towards a static campout setup for the potential Scouts to check out. The committee has equipment from a few years ago before the Troop had to fold. So it shouldn't be too difficult to get something going to peak some interest. Does Anyone have any flyers for the High Adventure camps ? Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure Base Florida Sea Base ? Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve ? Thanks again. Robert
  9. roberthynesii

    New Troop Open House

    Good Afternoon Scouters, Our CO currently has a Cub pack that feeds the local Scouting Troops. Its a small town and we have about 20 Cubs spread across our dens. There is interest from inside our group to stand up the Scout Troop with support and encouragement from our CO. There was a troop previously that folded about ten years ago. To gauge interest and set our net as wide as possible we plan on having an open house for all our perspective scouts. The Pastor of our CO is spreading the word to all the local churches without Youth Groups and we are in contact with the local LDS church to see if we can persuade some of their members to continue in Scouts as well with the LDS withdrawing. The local elementary and middle schools will be sent flyers and the PTA will support us. I have read about an ideas to help with recruitment, for a school talk or open house Setting up a "campsite" with tents and stoves and a canoe. What have you found to be effective at triggering a sense of adventure ? Selling the soon to be scouts that Scouting is for them ? STEM ? Outdoor Excursions ? Merit Badges ? Thanks for your time and suggestions. Robert Hynes
  10. roberthynesii

    Who Is Your Scouting Role Model?

    Our Troop had many adults who rotated as Scoutmasters and supported the committee. Judge Richard Freeborn, Doctor Mark Cooper, Gary Miller and Martha Miller, Greg Lindsey, Ferdous Kamfar and Mrs. Ditmars. The older scouts who ran the troop that I would attempt to emulate often were children of this great group of adults: Brian and Ben Cooper, Brian Miller, Jason Freeborn, Kerry Chapman. All doing their very best to live the Scout Oath and Law and be a great example for scouts and running the best program the they could. My twin Brother Rodney, who earned his Eagle at the same time I did. of course I couldn't let him be a better scout than I was.....Right ?
  11. TAC is the trans Atlantic Council. This is where I was affiliated in Germany, with American Boys. There is Also Scout Shops as well. This is where you can go and get supplies. http://tac-bsa.org/executive-board/tac-description/
  12. roberthynesii

    selecting a uniform hat for a new troop

    Mr. Mike, I wore a beret as a Scout as well, in a parade if my memory serves. Never really objected to it. Unit they decided to make me wear it in the Army. Hot summer days in Georgia with no brim to speak of, sweat always dripping in your face as there isn't really a sweatband..... Great for ceremonies. Not great for anything else.
  13. roberthynesii

    selecting a uniform hat for a new troop

    Summer camp this year I saw a ton of different hats. This one is a Military style Garrison cap. The never functional Beret. This is our troop Black Baseball Style cap. When everyone wears the campaign hat it looks very sharp.
  14. roberthynesii

    Veterans in Scouting

    I agree. The minute you make it about the Adults, the program is going to suffer. Thank you for what you do. I don't mind telling people, I'm still active so when I'm in uniform its hard to hide it. But when I do get the Unstoppable "thank you for your service" I always try and say "thank you for your support" but it usually comes out awkward. Maybe after I retire Ill get it right.
  15. roberthynesii

    Veterans in Scouting

    Good morning to you. As a current member of the Army and an active Scouter trying to maneuver his children through the great program that is Scouts, I would prefer to leave the achievements to the scouts. As an Eagle Scout I get to where my square knot, and there is already a Military Affinity for NESA Military members. I don't know. I just prefer the recognition go to the scouts. Great thought though. Id love to hear more input from the field. Rob