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dg98adams last won the day on February 8 2014

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    Springfield, Ohio
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    Troop Comm., NRA Training Councelor Shooting sports (Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun Instructor) CRSO.
  1. CalicoPenn with the Camp firearms at a Sheriffs office, you have no shooting program off season after summer camp? At our camp they are locked up on premises (could be better IMO), and we have a significant Shooting Sports program/training all year (Rifles, Shotguns and Pistols). In fact I am planning a Rifle/Muzzle Loader Instructor class in Feb.
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    The Point at which you hand in your PatchH

    I saw a parent stand face to face and shout at a SM for 5 min... I also have seen a DE do it to a Camp Staff ~18 y.o. . I would have calmly taken my SM patch off and put it on the table.... and walked. I would not stand and be yelled at at my PAYING job and I would hope that the staffer would have been fortunate enough to do it as well.
  3. File won't upload, whats your email address?
  4. Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling - just got from our Council/District adv chair. Trying to attach
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    Looking for help on a Wood Badge Ticket Goal

    I believe during your second week you should have completed a S.M.A.R.T. focus on your ticket.... perhaps instead of asking for step-by-step assistance, you should contact your ticket councilor.
  6. Scouting is a GAME.... if you don't want to play, then find happiness elsewhere. Do not let a bad apple cost you the barrel.
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    Don't Ever, Ever Ring the Bell!

    Liked it!!
  8. Your COR/CC is the person(s) to decide on leadership roles. Putting one of those roles in with SM in the same family can become a red flag (Speaking as a Unit Commissioner myself) because as you have found out it can become too much work. You have to draw a line in the sand and dig in.... "I need 2 adults (prefer trained) for this X outing.... or we cannot go. This should be done with enough notice, info your PLC (youth meeting) so they know and your TC Meeting (gotta have them). Getting leaders is tough for everybody, but if you waffle on "what is needed" by "filling the void" all the time you will run yourself ragged. Sounds like you also need a more committed CC. Has he been trained? Running the TC meeting is his job... if he can't do it your COR has to find someone else, or an assistant for him to fill in. The best troops I Commission for have an active Comm. Meeting, where they really support the activities of the Troop thru communication, and constant leadership planning - and managing the fundraisers/calender to fit the Troops needs. Good Luck
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    Summer Camp Paint Ball Programs

    AS a Shooting Sports Trainer, I would be good with everything except the animal targets... but even then I would probably not make a big deal of it. Your range will have to get approved by your shooting sports staff anyway if it's a Scout-used range. I would try to add some moving targets (on a rope or a spring).
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    Wood Badge Critter Patches

    You can just put a few threads in to have the patch on for the picture, the uniform inspectors bedamned.... now my Uniform for Commissioner-ing is a "slick" no extra patches or knots.... I have one complete & correct shirt I use for council events.... and another with Troop Position with my son's Eagle parent pin another Eagle Mentor pin on the lapel. I have Buffalo patches on my fleece, on my Wood Badge hat, and I think I have one on a napsack...
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    McLaren Kilts

    I chose http://sportkilts.com for mine.... several others in our council went that route...
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    merit badge counselor

    Every Merit Badge REQUIRES a district approved councilor to sign the completed Blue Card (Scout Record) and provide Merit Badge instruction on THAT Merit Badge . Run, do not walk from this SM. The SM councils the Scout before starting ANY badge and provides or suggest concilor contact info. The SM signs a portion of the card to acknowledge the Scouts is starting the badge (not granting permission). Some require special certification like Rifle (NRA Rifle Instructor). The SM is not automatically authorized to sign Merit Badge cards jut because he is a SM... there is a Merit Badge applicaton for adults who are vetted by the District Advancement chair. Merit Badge Councilors are a District responsibility, not a SM one.
  13. Just so Cub leaders understand, "Den Chief" is not a SM assigned youth job, it is a youth position for a Boy Scout he needs to want to do, with SM support. It's considered a Position of Responsibility within the Troop, like Patrol Leader or Librarian. The Scout will get term credit for the job in the Troop. It may or may not get filled. Even if it's filled, the Boy Scout does not have to serve the entire Cub Calender year, "(it's encouraged if they want to earn the Den Chief Award)". The Troop does not just "make a Boy Scout" be the "Den Chief" for a Pack. If a CM/WDL/DL is lucky enough to get a Den chief, they need to understand how to work with the Scout to make his participation worth-wile. They are more than "just gofers". If you review the Den Chief Award sheet, you can see how if they knock those items out that can really enrich your den meetings and help him start on the path to becoming a leader. The CM/WDL/DL needs to come to the Troop meetings to recruit. http://www.boyscouttrail.com/content/award/den_chief_service-645.asp
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    Lockheed-Martin cuts ties to Boy Scouts

    Lockheed doesn't think it will affect the company much???? I work for Lockheed and now will no longer log my Scout volunteer hours, so they can "get credit" for community volunteer work....
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    Pack issues and concerns

    There's probably a lot more to this story, but termination of volunteer leadership don't require any notice, or allow the Council to be consulted or have any say so. That's a dead end. Apologies are not likely going to happen, forget that. Denying your children membership in the unit should be a concern of the Unit Comm and DE (loss of a Scout = loss of revenue but they have no power to change the unit), but the Pack cannot revoke membership in Cub Scouting as a whole. Unit membership is up to the Charter Organization. Any concerns you have on Treasurer activities should be brought to the charter Org Rep. they not only have yea or nae on Pack leadership, but should be aware of treasurer perception of wrong doing. i would only turn over the check book to the Charter Rep. After you toss this off to the Charter Rep, seek another Pack. Leadership like this usually leads to the pack folding anyway.
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