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About rickmay

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    winston-salem, nc, usa
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    car mechanic
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    hiking, troop meetings, psychology, anything catholic, philosophy, and politics
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    army-veteran, college student, dad, former-scout, current-assistant scoutmaster (troop 729)

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  1. when was the Gettysburg trail award founded? before 1985?
  2. are parent rank pins allowed on the bsa uniform for adult leaders? my daughter is a 2nd class scout and I thought i'd represent her. I am an assistant scoutmaster and wanted to know if the parent pins were allowed. thanks. --rick
  3. our new troop (an all-girl troop) just had its first court of honor (coh). by far, this was probably the worst coh I have been tied to. the average amount of time a coh honor should last should be about an hour and a half or until the scouts get tired (at least enough time for one to enjoy themselves); about the same size as a usual scout meeting. I am an assistant scoutmaster (as) in this unit and I tried to find out from my scoutmaster (sm) what he had planned for the coh. he didn't want to tell me anything. once I clarified to him that I was willing to help prepare the coh (based upon my ex
  4. my unit recently completed a historic trails activity and earned a patch in the process. can it go on the uniform, and, if so where? I think it can go above the bsa-name patch on the uniform, right?
  5. how many merit badges does a scout need to start attain before putting them on his/her sash?
  6. what is the best way to measure a scout for a merit badge sash, besides having them there to try them on?
  7. are adult leaders supposed to be wearing the "scoutmaster merit badge"?
  8. are adult leaders supposed to be wearing merit badge college patches; I thought they might only be for the scouts?
  9. I notice some of the adults in my daughter's scout troop wear patrol patches from previous scouts units they've been involved in. I am an asst. scoutmaster in my daughter's unit and they're about to get their patrol patch for the 1st time--they're a new troop. am I supposed to wear the patrol patch as well?
  10. what year was the religious emblem square knot (purple on silver) established? was it before 1991?
  11. I am interested in doing wood badge and also ding the outdoor leadership training for my growth as an assistant scoutmaster--which one should I try to attain first?
  12. I was looking around on the internet and was surprised to see that the "red wool jac-shirt" is still an attainable item through bsa/ebay. that thing's been around since I was a scout in 1991 and probably way before. what is the story behind that shirt? it seems it's got a "Mountie-feel" going on, but there's bound to be some history.
  13. thanks everybody for your replies and comments
  14. thanks everybody for your replies
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