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About Scouting412

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    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer
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    Scouting, Photography, SCUBA, automotive, engineering
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    I am a newish scouter, looking to give back to the program that I gained so much from as a youth.
  1. I appreciate the introduction and the advice! I will keep that parting thought in mind going forward. I may have to do some reconciling with that one.
  2. Imma just go through these one at a time, because every one is a great point to address! Thanks for the welcome by the way! It is great to hear from other scouters in the area. Imma keep that espresso offer open, for the record. I'm sure we will cross paths at some point. 1. Scoutmaster and I are on the same page, but I had to teach him how to tie a clove hitch this past week. All for what I am trying to do now, but also learning as he goes. Great guy, and I think he is a great scoutmaster. He is very optimistic, very enthusiastic, and very willing to participate. I think I have b
  3. I'm glad to say I have always tried to be the "expert" as you so eloquently put it. I have been to multiple jamborees, high adventure, NOAC, etc, and have always been a huge advocate for doing things outside of the troop environment. I stress that to my scouts, and regularly remind them to reach out if they have any questions. We do camp almost every month. November and December are our exceptions due to school activities, holidays, and such. Something I have noticed is that campouts have turned into blow-off weekends, however. Nothing is accomplished, no activities... nothi
  4. Unfortunately I am not much of a hiker, but there are some adults in the troop who are! I was always more of a canoe/kayak kind of person We are pretty lucky to have a lot of nice hiking and biking trails around here.
  5. Hello everyone! I'm Matt, and I'm a 27 year old scouter from Pittsburgh, PA. I currently serve as an Assistant Scoutmaster within my troop, and have been filling the role on and off for about 3 years now. Prior, I was a scout in the same troop, receiving my Eagle Scout in 2011. From 2013 to 2018, I was in school, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Came home, re-registered, and here I am... I will admit, however, that I am not here out of mere curiosity. I come looking for ideas, as my troop seems to have lost its way a bit. Due to COVID, a bit of apathy, and a
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