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by firedog_53
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: Question Corner - Dressing for the Outdoors
Replies: 6
Views: 3508

Re: Question Corner - Dressing for the Outdoors

Found a good idea for showing youth/Leaders why white cotton socks really aren't that great outdoors.. Take a bucket of cold water and set it outside to "chill" (or open a small hole in the ice?) Give each person two pairs of cotton socks to put on. IN THEIR STOCKING FEET , have them step into the w...
by firedog_53
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: Question Corner - Dressing for the Outdoors
Replies: 6
Views: 3508

Re: Question Corner - Dressing for the Outdoors

When working with Venturers, who have this aversion to mitts/gloves or hats, ('cause they ain't cool') I've found that a reminder that being "cool, might mean being cold!". There is a corollary to that, "if you want to be warm, don't be cool".. sometimes "subtle" works better than a big stick! (well...
by firedog_53
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: BadgeMagic
Replies: 10
Views: 10367

Re: BadgeMagic

I love the badge magic (okay, actually only "like" because it does need a few adjustments once in awhile).. I put it on, ironed the heck out of it (I didn't actually read all the instructions!) and used the hot iron and steam method someone else mentions .. Just tried to remove some badges, found ou...
by firedog_53
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: WoodBadge Training
Replies: 17
Views: 7601

Re: WoodBadge Training

That would be a good question. Though to answer it, we would need to know how effective our formal training is, would we not?
FD
by firedog_53
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: WoodBadge Training
Replies: 17
Views: 7601

WoodBadge Training

I am posting here to see if someone can answer this for me. Have "we" (Scouts Canada) done any studies to determine the effectiveness of both Wood Badge I and II? I am looking to see if there is any objective evidence that Wood Badge improved leadership in Scouting. Have we ever tried to validate th...
by firedog_53
Tue May 28, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: severe allergies
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

Re: severe allergies

good ideas! (but I am still too anal for most of that!)
I appoligize if you were the one I wanted to give the glass of milk to! ;)

FD
by firedog_53
Tue May 28, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: severe allergies
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

Re: severe allergies

Boy, I feel rotten now! I always "pester" parents about food allergies! (Fortunately, my own kids never had food allergies but I do have other relatives who do and some are very extreme!) .. WHen I am made known, that a youth has a medical condition, I always talk to the parent(S) or guardians or wh...
by firedog_53
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: severe allergies
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

Re: severe allergies

Rick Gruchy wrote:Probably should send the question into the help centre. I would be interested in seeing what the response is.
So, when you say "help centre", you mean the topic at the bottom of this board or somewhere else?
thanks,
FD
by firedog_53
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: severe allergies
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

Re: severe allergies

Thanks,
All good answers. Like that it wasn't a "blanket" NO! but more a case by case assessment. Still would like to hear from the risk mgt folks to see what their take on the subject is.
FD :?: :?: :?:
by firedog_53
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: severe allergies
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

severe allergies

Just a question...
Does Scouts Ca have an "official" policy for those with severe allergies (guess that should read "life threatening allergies")?
Has this been discussed here and I just can't find it?
Is this covered somewhere else on Scouts Ca website?

thanks
FD :? :? :?
by firedog_53
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: SCOUTS: Explorer Of The Year Award
Replies: 9
Views: 9085

Re: SCOUTS: Explorer Of The Year Award

I like it, lots of good ideas!
Of course you know someone is going to want to have an "urban exploration".. paddle to the toronto island, an overnight hike thru an large urban center, getting locked up in a shopping mall over a long weekend or ???
sorry, I couldn't resist...
M.
by firedog_53
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: SCOUTS: Explorer Of The Year Award
Replies: 9
Views: 9085

Re: SCOUTS: Explorer Of The Year Award

This is not an elite award designed only for the senior and most fit youth. This should be a whole Troop project I would suggest you make it a Patrol project, not the whole group. That is our prefered method, right? Smaller group? I like the idea! (not big on competition but its a good sales tool a...
by firedog_53
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Section Adventure Award
Replies: 16
Views: 7628

Re: Section Adventure Award

I might be a bit off topic, but are there still such things as challenge camps going on? I recall one from when I was a kid and it seems like a fun way to have an outdoor skills based competition. I think many find that those types of camps develop or evolve into simply a scoring contest.. learn wh...
by firedog_53
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Section Adventure Award
Replies: 16
Views: 7628

Re: Section Adventure Award

Expeditions must be lightweight, self-propelled journeys in a wilderness setting of at least 5 kms Just doing some house cleaning.. (I really like the idea, honest!) .. "lightweight" and "wilderness", maybe we need to rework those? Though, from a marketing aspect, they are great terms! They just ma...
by firedog_53
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: VENTURERS: The Amory Adventure Award
Replies: 7
Views: 4561

Re: VENTURERS: The Amory Adventure Award

ITs a great progam piece, offers a chance to push the envelope and do it on their own. I have seen Venturers fail on this though, not because of the expedition but in wrapping up the final package, creating and maintaining a worthy log and final report. Think when some of them are done, they go into...
by firedog_53
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: The kids are bored.
Replies: 20
Views: 8606

Re: The kids are bored.

What a sad and almost disgusting topic title! Someone would think, in this day and age we could move ahead and not backwards. Two lifes ago, I was studing outdoor education... that is learning in the outdoors, or using the outdoors as a teaching venue.. then cost cutting came in the eighties and mos...
by firedog_53
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Program Review
Topic: Support for Program Revitalization
Replies: 14
Views: 7058

Re: Support for Program Revitalization

Sam,
totall agree with Jody's reply "aggg" to all those stuck in the mud so called leaders. Shake the tree, let the dead wood fall out and lets get regrowth!

FD
by firedog_53
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Program Review
Topic: Aquatic Adventure Skills
Replies: 63
Views: 28080

Re: Aquatic Adventure Skills

So using my Troop as a "typical" group of Scoutingyouth, what would happen if we tried to follow this Aquatic/Underwater/Scuba Adventure component. Well for starters, at least half of my Troop are not involved in swim lessons, so they would be starting in or around the Levels 1-3. While at least 2 ...
by firedog_53
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Program Review
Topic: Aquatic Adventure Skills
Replies: 63
Views: 28080

Re: Aquatic Adventure Skills

Ya, I was out of line.. I really should reread what I post and then count to 20 before I hit send! :oops:

I will dial it down a bit, didn't mean to totally piss off anyone..

FD
by firedog_53
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Program Review
Topic: Aquatic Adventure Skills
Replies: 63
Views: 28080

Re: Aquatic Adventure Skills

Okay, I understand, new idea, old mind set, so lets forget the whole thing.. lets wait until even fewer young people join or stay with Scouting. Lets stay back in the 1900's, offer up "tried and true and worn blue" type of activities.. lets forget that men landed on the moon, now work a 1000ft below...