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About Alec27

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    New York
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    Adventure with my twin 15yo sons, Kayak Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Adventure Sports, Power Sports, Skiing
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    My name is Alec. ASM with a small troop in upstate NY. My son is a Scout First Class. I serve as MB counselor for 4 badges and love being outdoors with my fellow Scouters.

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  1. Our troop has been going back and forth about whether or not to make the Class A mandatory at all weekly meetings. But the question was raised...what is the official BSA position on uniform mandates, specifically as it pertains to meetings. Or maybe there is no such official position? Again, I'm only looking for BSA policy with regard to uniform requirements at meeting, or some type of blanket statement that would cover that topic. I've done about 2 hrs (on and off) worth of searching and reading and cannot find anything concrete. Thanks all, as always ! YIS
  2. I have a parent of a recent AOL Crossover who is interested in taking up leadership in our troop. Silly Question: As a parent, he has a member ID? Does that make him a "registered member"? And if not...what's the difference between the member #'s that parents have, and the member #'s that leaders have? And how would this parent begin the process? From the beginning with a brand new application with the reg fee, etc, etc? Thanks All !!
  3. Copy That ! Makes a lot of sense. Keeps accountability for the Scout and like you said, that element of "follow-through". Thank you again for the wisdom, my friend.
  4. I've done quite a bit of searching and cant seem to find a setting for this, and maybe there is no such thing, but: Is there a setting in SB that will send an alert of some kind (through SB, or email, etc) to the UAC when a Scout / Parent / Leader marks items as "Completed" that then need to be "Approved" such as rank req's or activity log entries. I know the official way is to run a "Needs Approval" report but I'm kinda hoping there's a shortcut. Thanks All !!
  5. Oh, ok...great ! I'll give it a try. Thanks again !
  6. So far so good. SB is letting us enter the leadership roles and the day counter looks accurate. Fingers crossed when it comes time to populate into his eagle app, but so far so good. Thank you !!
  7. One of my Scouts is working toward his Eagle while on a special needs extension. He is on our roster as a Unit Participant. Can Unit Participants hold leadership roles and if so, do I enter them in SB in the normal way ? His BOR date for Life was after he turned 18. Does that affect anything with regard to Leadership Roles? It hasn't affected his ability to advance...we can still add MB's, rank req's, etc. It's the Leadership Roles I'm worried about for the potential of date conflicts between he as ScoutsBSA and Unit Participant. Thanks All !!
  8. My troop has an adult leader ASM/MC/UAC that refuses to relinquish his duties as UAC. Currently we have 4 Scouters doing advancement and this fella has been self-proclaiming himself as the sole advancement authority despite constant errors, failures to timely enter advancements, losing MB credentials, no CSV imports, and worst of all, huge gaps in recording advancements that has cost multiple scouts valuable time in achieving their goals despite having done all the work and meeting all the req's. He's to the point now where he's confrontational about it with other Scouters and even going to
  9. MrJohns2 and SiouxRanger, Thank you very very much for your words. That was exactly what I needed to hear. Fist-bumps for each of ya. Cheers!!
  10. One of our boys had been participating in our troop as an un-registered youth alongside his older brother and adult leader (step brother) troop Eagle alum. His BSA registration kept getting help up because of serious issues at home. We finally got this kid registered but now the question is: is there any way to record advancements in SB for the work he's done in the troop while being a non-registered youth. He's done a lot and I'm trying to figure out if there's any way to give him credit for it. Thanks All !!
  11. Morning All, Where can I find the info about what awards my troop leaders currently hold, such as award knots, service pins, recognitions, etc. One of my Scouters, a man that has been with our Troop for almost 2 decades is a very modest gentleman. He has served as SM, ASM, UAC, CC, COR and only wears the bare minimum on his Class A. I'm trying to figure out if he has been awarded things in the past and is just too modest to wear them on his uniform, or maybe nobody over the years nominated him for anything through the council. If the ladder is the case, I'd really love to put him in
  12. New to UAC and trying to generate an Eagle Application through Scoutbook but none of his info is populated. 9 of his 21 badges filled into the .pdf but nothing else. No dates, unit #, BSA join, not even his name. His SB is pretty tight, I just can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Ive tried it both through SB and Internet Advancement...same story.
  13. Thank you all for the info. That's awesome ! But I guess our big question is, "Can a Chartered Organization Representative serve as a Merit Badge Counselor" ? Thanks again. This forum has been so helpful for me and our troop!
  14. One of our adult leaders, an ASM who was also a 5 badge MBC, needed to step in as our COR when ours passed away. Obviously he lost his ASM position, which has been a heartbreak for all of us, but now, all of a sudden, his MB credentials have an expiration date in his SB profile. Do MBC credentials actually expire, or are his being pulled because he is now a COR ?
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