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  1. Who conducts the troop uniform inspections? Where will you find the answer to this question? Thanks
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    Tents on Campouts

    We have made a commitment to buy enough tents for the whole troop. If a scout wants to bring his tent on a camping trip...thats fine. I do state that if it is some type of extra large multi room grand um..pa..pa that they leave it at home and use it outside of camping with the troop. I do like to see continuity in how we set up. I also point out if you bring your own tent...if something happens to it the tropp will not be responsible for damages. That goes for if the scout has another troop member sleep with him in his personal tent. For the most part we let them do it...all have chosen not too. If we are going on a camporee or multi troop funciton...we all look alike as much as possible. I agree with you try to get them to use the troop tents and save theirs...I do try to let them get it out of their system, which usually only takes a couple of camping trips. Our scouts want to use their troop tents because they helped raise the money to buy them. Good luck
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    What Leatherman Should I Get

    Both are very good tools. I chose the Gerber because I could use it with one hand better than the Leatherman. If I'm caught on a rope or something the like...hopefully only with my left hand...but I could reach around and pull the tool out of the pouch with either hand. I could get the tool open with one hand if I had too.
  4. These post are all worth their merit with good information and strong reason to get trained. How do I get leaders trained if they think they don't need it? Some have been in scouting a number of years...but that don't mean a thang...the way I see it. I really like these guys and they have a lot to contribute. I just can't make them see just how important training is. I surly don't want to have to go through something castastrofic to make a point. Any diplomatic lines to get this through?
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    First Class Req. 4e

    Thanks for your replies. Did I say a year and a half...over implied. If each patrol has six to eight scouts it should only take six to eight months as long as each one does it. As I have learned over the years it does not flow this way. Not always is one scout going to be committed to doing this requirement at each camping trip. I was looking for some different views. This Eagle was flying high looking. Thanks for the replies. Abraiu.
  6. As the scouts in our troop advance I have 4 scouts who are second class scouts. Each needs his cooking requirement 4e for First Class. Three of the scouts are in the same patrol. The other is in a seperate patrol. Has it worked with haveing three souts as head cook for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? The only way I can see getting this requirement off is group team work as head cooks. The one scout on the other hand will be able to have an assistant, which could also serve as head cook to earn his part of the requirement 4e. We go camping every month but at one per month this process will take a year and a half if the team work idea is not used. My best answer is team work...
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    Campouts, 1 nite or 2?

    Our troop camps two nights...We leave on Friday night, everone is assembled at 6pm and we leave as soon as everone is assembled. All scouts are instructed to eat before or plan on bringing something to eat while in route. No Fri. night cooking only a cracker barrel. This way the scouts will have all day Sat. to do things. We usually break camp around noon depending on the drive. Vespers is at 10am on Sunday (A Scout is reverent) I always incourage the scouts to plan it this way so they can get the most of their out-door time with out being so rushed. We learn to go with the flo during winter when it is dark early. Good Luck...
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    Troop Committee question

    Your right the committee is not required to vote. It does not state it at all in the committee guide book. Most committees should adapt something as they charter...or vote on makeing a change to vote...or even to use assistant scoutmasters as a voting member if membership is low. Most committees have a rule that they established...say a majority vote is needed to buy $2,500.00 worth of new tents. You may say a quorm of no less than four must be present to vote or 5...try to have your CC, ADVC, Trea, Sec, and Activities chairman if possible. Our parents of scouts that are(registured). We allways try to registure at least one member of the scouts family just to be on the committee just in case. We don't get everyone but there always a good 5 to 7 members on the committee when something big comes up. The main point is that the scouts run the troop and the committee supports them...making big expenses should have the support of the committee if it is real expense...or needed in most cases. If its what the scouts want then the committee should support it...as long as it follows "The Aims of Scouting" and is not in conflict with "The Guide to Safe Scouting" Good luck.
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    Troop Committee question

    Your right the committee is not required to vote. It does not state it at all in the committee guide book. Most committees should adapt something as they charter...or vote on makeing a change to vote...or even to use assistant scoutmasters as a voting member if membership is low. Most committees have a rule that they established...say a majority vote is needed to buy $2,500.00 worth of new tents. You may say a quorm of no less than four must be present to vote or 5...try to have your CC, ADVC, Trea, Sec, and Activities chairman if possible. Our parents of scouts that are(registured). We allways try to registure at least one member of the scouts family just to be on the committee just in case. We don't get everyone but there always a good 5 to 7 members on the committee when something big comes up. Good luck.
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    Need some Catapult plans

    http://www.hurricanedistrict.org/pioneering.htm This site has lots of good stuff. I think you should be able to make something out of the plans they have here...good luck
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    Problem SM

    It is the "What came first? The Chicken or the Egg" or "What came first the Scoutmaster or the Committee?" In a lot of new troop start ups that sometimes is the case. The Charting organization should be informed of the BSA policy that the COR (Chartered organization Represenative)has a finial ruling and must also approve of the leadership, as the committee. The committee is responsible for locating persons of good stature, ethics,and of moral character. There is no policy reguarding the founding scoutmaster. The COR who signed the paper work (he did sign the paper work?) either did not know, they are good frieds (which is hard to make any changes) or was mis-informed about how BSA works. It might be worth a meeting with the COR to find out where they stand and just what their response would be, before trying to really change this. As Ed said you may want to inquire if the Scoutmaster is trained, Scoutmaster Fundimentals...New Leader Essentials Taining...Woodbadge...what's his back ground? Have him show where his information is coming from...this is an old problem revisited. If he still insists, contact your District Ex. As far as eliminating the scout from the troop if the scout has registured with BSA and is paid current and has not had some grivious infraction against him...he's there or free to transfere to any other troop.
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    Lashing cord or rope

    We will be building gates and entrances. No towers some tripods.
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    Lashing cord or rope

    We will be using a lot of 1-1.5" cal. bamboo. We will use some that is 3" cal. for post that will have the 1-1.5" cal. bamboo lashed too.
  14. We are a new troop and lashing up stuff is new to us. As a boy our troop lashed everything under the sun. We used binders twine. We are hosting a camporee this fall and we need to lash a lot of Bamboo together. What type of cord should I use? I would like to use something that will not stretch. What size of cord or rope would be recommended?
  15. Jeff troop_360 Try this one it's really good. Adjustments can be made. It's on excel, I like it because it is usable so the boys can carry it. You don't have to be Charles Atlas & the state of Alaska to move it around. Good luck Abraiu http://www.troop168.net/forms/patrolboxC.htm
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