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Hi all! My name is Gerred. I'm new to the forum but would like to look around and learn from everyone as I continue as a volunteer with the BSA and possibly as a future professional Scouter. 

 

I love scouting and the work we do in making young people the leaders of the future. I'm an Eagle Scout who graduated college a few years back, and I was a brother of Epsilon Tau Pi, the Eagle Scout Fraternity (Epsilontaupi.org). I'm looking forward to meeting many of you!

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Welcome!  Always good to have a fresh set of eyes on this forum.

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Welcome!  I wasn't aware there were fraternities other than Alpha Phi Omega.  There are several former professionals on the forum and they can give you the straight scoop about the BSA as an employer.  I once looked into it with the idea that "wow I love Scouting so much, and I could get paid for it too!"...however the job of the Pro is much different than that of the Volunteer.  It's considered an "outside sales" job, but who knows, you could be great at it!

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We have some ex-professional Scouters on here who might be interested in giving you the pros (so to speak) and cons of that potential future career.  I don't know whether we have any current professionals who are currently active on the forum.

 

Are you currently in a volunteer capacity in Scouting?

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We have some ex-professional Scouters on here who might be interested in giving you the pros (so to speak) and cons of that potential future career.  I don't know whether we have any current professionals who are currently active on the forum.

 

Are you currently in a volunteer capacity in Scouting?

Isn't @@RichardB a pro? 

Gerred: Some of my buddies up at Ohio State started an ETP chapter. I spent a little time hanging around with the APO folks at the University of Cincinnati, but ultimately work, troop volunteering, and backpacking club took up to much time. 

 

Welcome! 

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Welcome!  I wasn't aware there were fraternities other than Alpha Phi Omega.  There are several former professionals on the forum and they can give you the straight scoop about the BSA as an employer.  I once looked into it with the idea that "wow I love Scouting so much, and I could get paid for it too!"...however the job of the Pro is much different than that of the Volunteer.  It's considered an "outside sales" job, but who knows, you could be great at it!

 

Yes, we're a pretty new fraternity (only 17 years old). We decided to take a more specific, targeted approach than APO in that we are single-sex and solely Eagle Scouts. It forms a special bond, especially in college meeting other guys right from the get-go who got to the same rank in Scouting!

 

 

 

Isn't @@RichardB a pro? 

Gerred: Some of my buddies up at Ohio State started an ETP chapter. I spent a little time hanging around with the APO folks at the University of Cincinnati, but ultimately work, troop volunteering, and backpacking club took up to much time. 

 

Welcome! 

 

That's cool, Sentinel! Small world--I'm actually working on an initiative with one of the founding brothers at Ohio State. Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm currently not volunteering, but plan to get back into that role in the next few months!

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Hi

Curious.... is there a significance to the greek letters chosen, ETP?

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It's ETR  the Greek letter P is pronounced as an R  or Arrrgh if you are a Greek pirate.

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It's ETR  the Greek letter P is pronounced as an R  or Arrrgh if you are a Greek pirate.

Well, E probably stands for Eagle... that's as far as I get...

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Curious.... is there a significance to the greek letters chosen, ETP?

 

Hey! Yes, the letters do have meaning. But we only reveal that meaning after initiation. :cool:  The P, or R, you guys are thinking is "Rho", by the way. Our letters are ETPi, or ETP, as blw2 said. 

 

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Ε Τ Π

 

ε τ π

 

As compared to ETP which is Rho.  :)

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