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Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #200 on: May 21, 2016, 08:10:46 AM »
120+ Cub Scouts camping in the defensive ditch at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citadel_Hill_(Fort_George)

They'll have the run of the whole fortress for the long weekend. Coincidentally, the Halifax Bluenose Race Weekend is happening today and tomorrow. Lots of the Cubs are running the Kids 4K race starting in a few minutes. The start and finish lines are at the bottom of the Citadel, so the Cubs will finish the race then walk up to the Fort.



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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #201 on: May 22, 2016, 11:00:05 PM »
Well, it started out well yesterday and the kids had a ball today, until about supper time when the rain and wind picked up. Down in the dry moat, the wind funnelled. My group called it at 830 or so and all kids gone just after ten. I stayed because we still had lots of gear here and I had signed up for a security shift at 4am. Anyway, I couldn't sleep and got up at 1130ish. Good thing. A garage tent my group tent was responsible for blew out even though we reinforced it before the others left. I was sitting in security with two others and we heard it go. Landed on a guys tent. We were lucky no one was hurt let alone killed. Damn thing was 10x20 with aluminum poles and 12" steel stakes flying everywhere. Only knife I had handy, was my SAK. Thankfully it's sharp cause I was cutting and slashing to get the tarp off. We then did rounds and re-stakes a bunch of tents while the kids slept.
Damn, I tired and amped up at the same time.


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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #202 on: June 16, 2016, 01:30:24 AM »
  This appears to be quite a useful site with many links to check out, plus it has some pretty good downloads. Thought I would share it here in this topic, rather than elsewhere. It is likely worthy of a stand alone by itself topic, but this is a start. Perhaps later it will be made into a stand alone, if there is interest to put it out elsewhere. I will see what you folks think if you check it out & find it worthy. Snoop around it a bit & see what you can find.
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Anyway,  I hope you folks find it useful.
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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #203 on: June 20, 2016, 07:50:43 PM »
Our Cubmaster got deployed to DC so I've just replaced him. My son's den leader (I'm the assistant den leader) volunteered me and I couldn't say no. I'm incredibly overwhelmed and terrified. Luckily we have some good leadership in our pack to help me on the path.
Incidently, when my oldest son becomes a BS his brother will be CS age. I'm probably going to be in it for like 7 years.
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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #204 on: June 20, 2016, 07:58:31 PM »
Won't hurt you a bit! O:-)
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« Reply #205 on: June 22, 2016, 06:41:17 PM »
Saintnick, I stepped up three years ago because of a leadership issue in my son's pack. Another old Scouter took leader and I became assistant and we conned (I mean, recruited) another Dad last year. We got another guy this year and we've become a pretty tight team. All of our boys are going to Scouts in Sept and we're staying with the Pack. I've even stepped into the role of Venturer (14-17yo) Advisor.
I was terrified when I started. I was grateful to and humbled by the Cubs by the end of my first year.
You'll have a learning curve but they'll give you a chance if you give yourself one. Follow their lead at first and then figure out how you can help them grow. Be patient with them and with yourself.
This thread is a good resource. Good luck and let us know how it goes.


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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #206 on: May 26, 2017, 03:42:09 PM »
I just returned from NCS at Bartle scout reservation in Missouri.
COPE is dope.
Lots of fun, good people.
What a great day to be outside.

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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #207 on: June 18, 2017, 07:06:57 PM »
are the new boyscouts hndbooks as indepth as the old ones?
I have one from the 1930's and it has more survival info
than the us,army survival manual.

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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #208 on: June 18, 2017, 08:56:01 PM »
are the new boyscouts hndbooks as indepth as the old ones?

NO! :pissed:
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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #210 on: October 11, 2017, 08:50:11 PM »
Are we going to have official B.S.A. condoms, now? :shrug:
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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #211 on: October 12, 2017, 04:31:01 AM »
And B.S.A. feminine protection.  Merit badge for the bushcraft version.
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Re: Boy Scout Leader's Coffee Corner.
« Reply #212 on: October 12, 2017, 10:33:39 AM »
I don't like this and many other recent decisions made by the BSA. It is time to clean house and maybe save an American institution.
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