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I am serving as the Scoutmaster for a NYLT Course, and am  looking for ideas for gifts to give to 'my' staff.  I anticipate that the gifts will be different for adult staff and youth staff.

Because of changes in Council, the gifts will not be setting or continuing a tradition, which precludes things such as a stave with badges added each year.  The gifts must be of moderate cost as they are coming out of my pocket.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Birddog

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23 minutes ago, gooddog said:

I am serving as the Scoutmaster for a NYLT Course, and am  looking for ideas for gifts to give to 'my' staff.  I anticipate that the gifts will be different for adult staff and youth staff.

Because of changes in Council, the gifts will not be setting or continuing a tradition, which precludes things such as a stave with badges added each year.  The gifts must be of moderate cost as they are coming out of my pocket.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Birddog

When I was OWLS course director I made these for my staff and they loved them.  Just a thought.  If you stain the inside a different color than the outside, it blows their minds.  I hand lettered the course and year with a pen.  They all appreciated them.

 

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I staffed nylt and we got simple leather patches hand made by the sm. I wouldn’t go too overboard. Gifts are not expected because it’s a honor to be asked to teach. I still have my leather patch. 

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Neckerchief slide woggles.   Many opportunities for leather kits,  burn in the date, event...   Very traditional. 

Troop had a canoe trip that was "memorable"  in the wrong way.  I went to the Scoutshop, found a leather Scout symbol (fleur de lis?) and realized with some judicious snipping, and hanging it up side down it could be a canoe and paddle!  A little pen lettering and a hole punch, Presto! A pocket patch for them that survived! 

If you have a large enough Staff, and you want a "professional" job (uhh?),  there are companies out there that will do the necker  or woggle  for a price.   I remember receiving a "Smokey Bear" hat woggle for a Camporee (must be in my shoe boxes somewhere) that I wore with pride....

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