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Boy Scouts #647724
12/05/10 09:46 PM
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Angela J. Shirley Offline OP
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Anyone involved in Boy Scouts?

Or was a boy scout growing up?

We would love to hear from your smile

Re: Boy Scouts [Re: Angela J. Shirley] #647885
12/06/10 06:12 PM
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Yup... was & still am. That's what also ties up my weekends.


-B-
"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children."
Re: Boy Scouts [Re: Beetlemess] #648003
12/07/10 02:43 AM
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Angela J. Shirley Offline OP
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Hi Beetle:

Thanks for responding and here I was thinking it was family (lol),

How long have you been volunteering?

I am so glad to see that this organization made it through all the drama a few years ago.

Re: Boy Scouts [Re: Angela J. Shirley] #648021
12/07/10 04:22 AM
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As an adult volunteer, it was a couple years before the military & then returned when my son joined, back in 1995. I feel I'm giving back what was given to me as a youth. I became an Eagle just shy of turning 14 & then enjoyed my time as a leader, instructor & Order of the Arrow member.


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"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children."
Re: Boy Scouts [Re: Beetlemess] #648359
12/08/10 04:30 AM
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Angela J. Shirley Offline OP
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Thanks for the response Beetle smile

Re: Boy Scouts [Re: Angela J. Shirley] #648961
12/10/10 09:35 PM
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my son will be crossing over february of 2011... and i dont understand the boy scout book, is there anyone who can help

Re: Boy Scouts [Re: nebraskablue] #648971
12/10/10 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: nebraskablue
my son will be crossing over february of 2011... and i dont understand the boy scout book, is there anyone who can help


Beetlemess should be along soon to help you out. He is a long time Scout in good standing.


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Re: Boy Scouts [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns] #649145
12/12/10 01:57 AM
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During the crossover, your son should learn most of the information needed to get the Scout badge when he gets to a troop- Scout Slogan, Motto, Oath and Law. If he crosses over with a group of boys, they might form their own patrol or it might be good to get with an existing patrol- some older Scouts to act as leaders.

Troops are generally run on the patrol method and youth leadership is the guide. The Senior Patrol leader (older boy) in general runs the troop with supervision and guidance from the Scoutmaster. Boys plan their trips and activities. Your son's patrol will do things together and will compete with other patrols in activities and events.

Unlike Cub Scouts, parents can not sign off on requirements (most of the time). Review requirements with your son and guide him along the trail. Initially he will be getting used to his new troop. Things will be strange for him and he will be trying to find how to fit in. Stay with him and encourage him. What bonds these kids is shared experiences. After his first campout, things will improve, he will have stories to share and events to discuss.

Summer camp will be another bonding activity. I know it's a long way off, but his first summer camp is an excellent advancement opportunity. Most camps have a program that focuses on Tenderfoot, Second Class and First class requirements. He will also have time to work on merit badges. Let him take the badges he wants but have him take at least one Eagle required merit badge- I usually suggest Swimming (it's hard to get away from camp).

Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions. I'm an Eagle Scout and I have 4 sons who are Eagles so we have covered a lot of Scouting ground.

Re: Boy Scouts [Re: Eagleone] #649494
12/13/10 09:02 PM
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Guess I'm a bit late. Eagleone seems to have covered very well.

Your son's preparation for the crossover to a Troop & attaining the Arrow of Light will open the paths toward understanding what's presented in the book. Basically, it will be a new world to him, in that older, experienced Scouts will be guiding him toward the requirement sign-offs.

Last edited by Beetlemess; 12/13/10 09:02 PM.

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we borrow it from our children."
Re: Boy Scouts [Re: Beetlemess] #649614
12/14/10 05:13 AM
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thanks everyone for your help

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