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Welcome to the forum!  Glad you could make it.  

 

Our circle has been widened to receive you!  :D

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Yeah, that eye contact thingy can be kinda hard on a guy.  Sounds like it was a good thing for you, though.  Welcome

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I guess eye contact is about the same as being in a lineup and everyone but you taking one step back... oops! :blink:   Seriously, being involved in your sons scouting career will be a blessing..  You and your son can share a common interest.. During cub scouts you are teaching him so much more about community service by your being involved rather then trying to have someone else teach this to him.. Also for youth having their parents being a big wig is a source of pride for them.. If he stays in through boy scouts and you also stay involved, you will find the common interest will even keep you connected to him through the teen years, in one aspect of his life if not in all, but through scouting you will learn to value his judgment when you witness his growth & maturity, so you are not staying up sleepless nights when he is out and about.

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Dean R. here, from the Illowa Council (West Central Illinois-South Eastern Iowa). I used to be an Owl (C3-133-11), and a good old staffer too (C3-133-14) and C3-133-16 (soon!).

 

I've had an account on here for a while. Only browsed occasionally. I work as an IT Systems Admin which eats most of my time. Survived the entire Cub Scout experience and just starting my second year as Asst. SM. Also served a sting as CS Roundtable and BS Roundtable Commissioner and served on the Inali District and Illowa Council Training Committees. And... this is my fifth year as Cub Day Camp Director and my 7th year in a row. Whew... I'm tired already. 

 

Inali is Sac-Fox for 'Black Fox." Jim Thorpe was from the Sac-Fox Nation. Inali was the former OA Chapter's name when we were Prairie Council.

 

Interesting conversations coming up, I'm sure.

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New to this forum, but NOT to Scouts. Just consider close to 20 years, with both sons, and not done yet.  Both went to Philmont, both went to Northern Tier, youngest went to Seabase.  They also went to Haliburton scout reservation in Canada. Both went to two National Jamborees, and the youngest just went to first one at the Summit as a Venture Scout.  BOTH  are Eagle Scouts. Oldest started a trend,  some other scouts started working on staff, at the council's summer camp, but he went to Philmont as a Staff member.  Youngest followed him, and applied and was accepted as a Ranger (2012)   How about 2 years as Philmont Staff Ranger?  yup, followed it up with  2014 summer. 2012 the family picked him up from Philmont and we traveled the west, all the way to Alcatraz, and other spots too. 2014 dropped him off at Philmont and then traveled again, but, to a couple different places/ Roswell, Grand Canyon, San Diego zoo.  After leaving the vehicle at Philmont, we flew home.   He is still involved with Ventures, so, the trek continues.  And the youngest also has his plans for the 2019 World Jamboree at the Summit.    What you ask brought me here?  well, was searching to learn about the scout who lost his life at Philmont,  and while I thought about that scouts family,  as a Dad to a Ranger,  thought about the possibility of his being the Ranger for this trip.  He left this morning with his brother on a wedding trip for someone else, and he does not know about this yet.  On another site, someone more or less bashed scouts for non weather reports, non information about the storms. But, as a family we know, there are not many places (they bashed the in this day and age of mobile devices) for cell phones. And we know, the youngest called his brother on July 4th and the brother was on top of Baldy.  It is mostly walkie talkie, and despite the terrible weather, I can only guess that there were not many people awake when this storm ripped through the Philmont area. As a Dad, I can not imagine the heartbreak and anguish.  Here is hoping the scouting world surrounds that family in their time of need. 

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Welcome @@brck4,

 

and yes there are a lot of armchair QBs who don't get it. Never will.

Tune them out. I'm sure the toughest critics we'll never hear are in Cimmaron right now.

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My son brought home a Tiger Cub flyer from grade school in 2004-5.  Through the years we attended meetings, outings, camps, etc.  I now find myself in "the home stretch" as he is a currently a 15 year old (16 in September) Life Scout with three Eagle Merit Badges and a project away from Achieving his Eagle.

 

Like the rest of you, I have a full time job, a house to maintain, and two daughters involved in their activities.  I make time to attend most camp outs.  Apparently my weekends are less sacred than many other parents. I suspect my son and I would not camp together like this if we were not associated with scouting.  

 

The troop we joined/attend was a super troop of 50-60 scouts and a healthy core of adult leaders in 2010.  Currently the troop is about twenty five active, and parent volunteers are not as plentiful.  The current SM is an ultra motivated guy who left high school early to join the marines, coaches baseball in addition to probably another half dozen efforts. His youngest son is an 8th grade Star or Life Scout. 

 

 

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Welcome to the forums! They can be fun and they can be informative. And once in a while they can be irritating, lol. A sense of humor helps...probably with the unit as well, lol.

Like I just wrote, Welcome!

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Welcome to the forums.  Sounds like scouting has been something good for the both of you.

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