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  1. charmoc

    Venturing Rank

    So what is to become of Venturing? We now use the same oath, law and sign as Cub and Boy scouts. After reading the new revised awards program I’m under the impression that there will now be more of an expectation to expend a significant amount of energy towards rank advancement.
  2. Well JoBob I’m sorry to hear that. Utilizing such derogatory terms towards the boys is disrespectful and hurtful. Suggest you review the Scout Oath and Law and reflect upon the values we are attempting to install in the scouts themselves. Continual use of such terms will eventually rub off on the scouts themselves and creates an unending cycle of cynicism and negative feeling towards others who may not agree with you. Constructive civil discussion on the program can happen without having to lower ourselves to such name calling and disrespect toward these young men who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout
  3. Is it not obvious? “Eagle Scoutâ€Â
  4. I think it behooves us to refrain from referring to Eagle Scouts as coming from “Eagle Mills†or being “Paper Eagles†or whatever other derogatory title we put on them regardless of if we agree on the program they came from or not. Call ourselves names, yes, but please refrain from calling these outstanding young men anything other than Eagle Scouts.
  5. charmoc

    Rush to eagle rank

    Many troops I have been associated with provide leadership training, and they have their super performers, the average and the ones who do the minimum if at all. Expectations are identified and communicated, but once 4 or 6 months have passed, and if we are following the GTA, it’s a done deal. So what makes your troop leadership training work so much better than the rest? What is you recipe for success?
  6. charmoc

    Rush to eagle rank

    Just be happy for the kid and congratulate him on his achievement. To do anything else causes us to be bitter old goats who start assigning negative labels to the achievement of Eagle and forget why we do what we do.
  7. charmoc

    National Outdoor Achievement Badges and Award

    Wake me up? Oh, sorry, resulted to low blows and now "my son is better than your son" This is old.
  8. charmoc

    National Outdoor Achievement Badges and Award

    Well still proves my point. 1) I don’t track my son’s requirement, he does that, and after all he is a scout. 2) You still have not substantiated your argument using any established BSA literature which shows the weakness in your arguments 3) you (and scouter99) have to result in low blows.
  9. charmoc

    National Outdoor Achievement Badges and Award

    Actually, an active, involved scout in a decent troop can easily earn the Camping badge in less than 2 years of membership. Our troop camps 2 nights/month most months, an active boy could easily get his 24 nights in 18 months. The biggest speed bump anyone in our troop encounters is the requirement to earn First Class; we don't ramrod them through First Class, so most of them actually have over 30 nights before I introduce the award to them in their second year. I generally introduce it to the scout as soon as he has 24 nights, because at that point the award's requirements are a good roadmap to what MBs to earn (if he's interested in the different badges) just at the point he's going to start earning MBs. The award also has plenty of "built-in shortcuts"--http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/Youth/Awards/NOA.aspx The adventure badge allows for 1 event to be counted multiple times "A single activity that satisfies multiple items in 3a-g may be counted as separate activities at the discretion of the unit leader. Similarly, a single activity that doubles an item in 3a-d may be counted as two activities at the discretion of the unit leader." So, take backpacking: "A backpacking trip lasting three or more days and covering more than 20 miles without food resupply" A single backpacking trip of 6 days covering 40 miles w/o resupply would count as 2 adventure credits. But, I would not call the various other means of multiple credit "shortcuts" they're the requirements as written and badge is still difficult to earn and prestigious. Still, the amount of allowances written into the awards make charmoc's "fudging" ludicrous. blw, your "example" is a non sequitur for this specific award, which clearly states in foolproof language that the activity must be done as part of the scouting program, "under the auspices of the BSA." Then again, as charmoc is demonstrating, nothing is foolproof to the sufficiently talented fool. Charmoc, you are wrong, you are wrong, you are wrong. While spouting about "opinions on this forum" and citing the GtA, you continue to post your own incorrect, ignorant opinion which is in direct contradiction to the BSA Advancement Team's official answer to this question. You are a jester. Chris Hunt of the BSA Advancement Team has answered this question in the plainest language for Scouting Magazine: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/201...omment-page-1/ "At a Scouting event" and "under the auspices of the BSA" mean the same thing. If you think that going to the swimming pool is "under the auspices of the BSA" then the next time your kid is there by himself, break his arm and file a BSA insurance request if you're so confident you're right. Wow, when scouters fail to “get it†have to result in demeaning language and name calling is a pretty sad day for scouting. I feel sorry for those of you (and your scouts) who had to result to such tactics to make your point instead of citing the written documentation from BSA to substitute your arguments. Unfortunately I have met many of you through the years and have seen the damage you have done to many young men left in your care. But I see I got under your skin pretty well, which proves my point that if you have to defend your position with such a tirade, they you don’t get it and probably never will.
  10. charmoc

    National Outdoor Achievement Badges and Award

    Wow, that was a pretty low blow.
  11. charmoc

    National Outdoor Achievement Badges and Award

    Yes, thats the sprit!
  12. charmoc

    National Outdoor Achievement Badges and Award

    Shure it does! If his time at the pool was done for the purpose of working on this requirement then it counts. Checking out the ladies is just a bonus!
  13. charmoc

    National Outdoor Achievement Badges and Award

    You guys seem to miss the point. First of all, nothing in the requirement states “at a scouting event.†Might try reading the requirement first, then re-read them again. Secondly, you obviously do not understand the definition of “auspiceâ€Â. Try looking it up before stating that it means “a scouting event.†Lastly, if your son want to apply all the hours he has spent at the pool with his scouting buddies, Yes, it counts, but only for the aquatics portion of the badge. Quit adding to the requirements!
  14. charmoc

    National Outdoor Achievement Badges and Award

    KDD. Suggest you get yourself a copy of the advancement guide and read it from cover to cover. There are a lot of opinions on this forum. Often these oppinions blead over to pratices in a scout troop and the past 100 years of BSA experience in putting on a program for the development of scouts go’s out the window. I’m no expert, so I read the Boy Scout literature and BSA is pretty clear about how things should get done. So no real need to interpret any “legealeseeâ€Â. You did the right thing and looked up the definition of auspice, and as you can tell it does not mean that all requirements must be done as part of a pre-planned scout activity put on by some adult or as part of a group. Very few scout troops would be able to have a program that is robust enough for a scout to earn the National Outdoor Medal, and BSA knows that. So individual effort is not only expected, but encouraged. Isn’t that what we are trying to do in developing these boys to become men? Continue to encourage and coach your son to earn this award, it’s a great long range goal!
  15. charmoc

    National Outdoor Achievement Badges and Award

    Basementdweller: Really? Where in any of the boy scout literature all requirements have to be earned as part of a group? If you cannot back this up, then you are adding to the requirements. From the BSA’s Advancement Guide paragraph 2.0.0.3 Personal Growth Is Prime Consideration “Though much is done individually at their own pace†So if a scout for the purpose of working on a requirement takes a bike ride to the doughnut shop with dad, does it count? YES!
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