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  1. I assume you've seen this, which describes what you state, that "Insulin can be carried in a small thermos, which can be resupplied with ice or cold water at most staffed camps."




    Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

    Exercise and the type of food eaten affect insulin requirements. Any individual with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus should be able to monitor personal blood glucose and know how to adjust insulin doses based on these factors. The diabetic person also should know how to give a self-injection. Both the diabetic person and one other person in the group should be able to recognize indications of excessively high blood sugar (hyperglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis) and to recognize indications of excessively low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The diabetic person and one other individual should know the appropriate initial responses for these conditions. It is recommended that the diabetic person and one other individual carry insulin on the trek (in case of accident) and that a third vial be kept at the Health Lodge for backup. Insulin can be carried in a small thermos, which can be resupplied with ice or cold water at most staffed camps.

    An insulin-dependent diabetic who has been newly diagnosed (within the past six months) or who has undergone a change in delivery system (e.g., insulin pump) in the past six months should not attempt to participate in the strenuous activities encountered at Philmont. A diabetic person who has had frequent hospitalizations for diabetic ketoacidosis or who has had frequent problems with hypoglycemia should not participate in a trek at Philmont until better control of the diabetes has been achieved. Call Philmont at 575-376-2281 to obtain permission from the chief medical officer for individuals hospitalized within the past year.



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  2. This is a timely thread because I tried to print my membership card today from my.scouting.org and the function didn't work. I was using my work computer though that has all kinds of locked down security, so I'll try again from my home machine and see if that works.

  3. These are still basically a thing, but published on the web. If I remember correctly, at one point (decades ago) they came as newsprint inserts into Scouting magazine and yoo got either the Cub Scout ones or the Boy Scout ones depending on your primary registration. 

    The web site is https://troopleader.org/ and you probably also want to take a look at https://www.programresources.org/.

    If you look under "Program Features" on Troop Leader, you'll see what you're looking for, a resource for planning a series of weekly activities based on a theme leading up to a "main event," which is generally either a weekend day program or a weekend (overnight) program.

    For example, if you look at the Cooking Program Feature there's a main page, a section of helpful information (at the bottom of that page is a link to additional resources/references), a page with ideas and plans for the month's meetings, and then finally a page with three different "Main Event" ideas at different levels of complexity. Of course, you're not just supposed to follow these to the letter, but to use them (with the Patrol Leader's Council) to plan meetings and events that fit your program's needs.

    Edited to add: This page has a video and information discussing how they work.  

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  4. 4 minutes ago, HashTagScouts said:

    @qwazse beat me to it- a great number of the Eagle scouts I have come to know from recent years had completed Camping/Cooking MB requirements by the time they were Star.   

    In that case, I'm left not really understanding what you mean by "The lack of actual requirement for anything related to outdoors beyond First Class as well."

    But there have never been such requirements other than merit badges, unless you count the brief period when the participation requirement read "While a Life Scout, work actively as a leader in meetings, outdoor activities, and service projects of your unit" 1958-1965.

  5. 3 hours ago, HashTagScouts said:

    The lack of actual requirement for anything related to outdoors beyond First Class as well. 

    Camping merit badge is still required and so is outdoor cooking (both camp and trail) for the Cooking merit badge.

    While some outdoor requirements have gone away since I became an Eagle  in 1999 (like thr option for the more indoor Sustainability instead of the outdoor oriented Environmental Science), Cooking, with its outdoor element, only became required in 2014.

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  6. On 6/3/2010 at 11:53 AM, GKlose said:

    '10: Camp Bell, Griswold Scout Reservation (Daniel Webster Council) (planned)

    I'd love to hear how it is. I camped at Camp Bell a couple of times (Valley Voyager and a Wilderness Survival overnight) in the 90s when it was not running as a separate camp, but just a location on the map for overnights from Hidden Valley.  If I remember correctly, it's a patrol cooking camp?

  7. Camp Carpenter (Manchester, NH, Daniel Webster Council) as a Cub Scout.

    Hidden Valley Scout Reservation (Gilmanton Ironworks, NH, Daniel Webster Council) as a Boy Scout.

    My Venture Crew (note, *not* Venturing Crew, and pre-1998, so not Venture patrol) did a week long canoe camping trip on Squam Lake.

  8. On a related question... 

    The Seabadge is won over the right pocket, even, as I understand it, on the khaki Boy Scout uniform. So if you wear a jamboree patch is it either/or, or can you move the Jamboree patch up (as you would if you wear the optional name plate and/or interpreter strip)?

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