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About Hystrung

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  • Location
    Texas Panhandle
  • Occupation
    Photographer and IT Consultant
  • Interests
    My interests are varied... golfer, cyclist, knitter, hammock and down-filled camping quilt maker, photographer, former computer programmer...
  • Biography
    I signed up both of my step-children for scouts even before I married their dad. Since then, I have helped out with my girl's Girl Scout troop and my son's Pack then Troop.

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  1. Hystrung

    Best comfort items & traditions for summer camp

    I like to always pack a small fan, kindle, and folding chair. Oh, and if we go somewhere with trees, then a sleeping hammock is a must. My boy and his fellow scouts always bring a few decks of cards. Whenever there is downtime, one can always find a least one group of boys playing whatever card game is currently in vogue. Sometimes, a football or frisbee. We have one asst. scoutmaster who is a whiz at cooking dutch oven desserts at least once during the week. Layer chocolate chip cookie dough, Oreo cookies, and brownie mix. Once done, it is topped with vanilla ice cream.....yum!
  2. Hystrung

    Using a Digital Troop Book

    Thank you for sharing this template! I already use OneNote for my personal life and keeping up with meeting notes for jobs so I am familiar with the application ....now off to continue my preparations for our new troop starting in two weeks....
  3. Hystrung

    Howdy from the Texas panhandle

    Thank you all for the warm welcome! Currently, I counsel photography, cycling, technology, and nature MBs. About 12 boys in our troop are working on their cycling (when our crazy Texas weather cooperates for the shorter rides) and they are planning on finishing the badge requirements with an epic day of mtn bike riding out at Palo Duro Canyon closer to summer time.
  4. Hi there! Little background on me... eons ago, I was a little Girl Scout Brownie for a year or so, then joined not one, but two different Explorer Posts in high school (a high adventure post and an Indian Dance troop). Fast forward to becoming a step-mom to two lovely kiddos, I have been a Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor for the past three years of which our son has been in his Boy Scout troop. Our daughter has been a Girl Scout for about five years and I have helped out with her troop when I could. Funny side-note.... due to scheduling with my job and my husband's job, he ended up taking daughter to all the GSUSA stuff and I ended up taking son to all the BSA stuff (yay, more hammock camping for me This February, I have the pleasure of stepping up as Scoutmaster for one of the new female Scouts BSA troops in our town. Over the past month, I have been researching and reading everything I can get my hands on in order to do the best I can with starting up a new troop. Since I just spent several hours reading many posts on this forum, decided that I should sign up and say "hi"