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by 4thSackville
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: WoodBadge Training
Replies: 17
Views: 6812

Re: WoodBadge Training

I think their should be both online and in person training. Mentoring is great but unfortunately isn't always feasible. I had less than 6 months as a leader before I became the Akela. Lucky for me (and the pack) I was able to attend a WBII course in November of my first year in the position. Without...
by 4thSackville
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Coleman two buner stoves
Replies: 13
Views: 5933

Re: Coleman two buner stoves

I've got 6 Colman stoves in my shed waiting for rebuild ( and two more in the house) from various years. The biggest issue I have seen is with fuel turning to varnish in the generators. Is simply green the best way to clean that out? I am trying to get the troop to move away from propane and I am st...
by 4thSackville
Thu May 02, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scouter vs. Leader (from Recruiting Leaders Discussion)
Replies: 19
Views: 6027

Re: Scouter vs. Leader (from Recruiting Leaders Discussion)

All good points Norma. I joined as a leader so my boys wouldn't have an excuse not to go...now I consider myself a Scouter. Two of my boys are moving up to Scouts but I will stay with the pack for now. My youngest son is still in Cubs but even if he wasn't I would still be with the pack. That is whe...
by 4thSackville
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lament for the Prairie Flower
Replies: 37
Views: 11934

Re: Lament for the Prairie Flower

At my WBII, the second weekend (it was split over two weekends) I had to stand in front of everyone along with another Scouter and sing "I'm a little light bulb But not too bright. I would probably loose my head If it wasn't screwed on tight." I had left a fleece pullover there the previous weekend,...
by 4thSackville
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Survival Kits
Replies: 19
Views: 8257

Re: Survival Kits

Norma, yes it's like those but a bit bigger. I should still have my pouch from when I was in cubs somewhere :). We had all the gear back in the day...lol
by 4thSackville
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Survival Kits
Replies: 19
Views: 8257

Re: Survival Kits

I've always had a hard time trying to make a survival kit that had enough supplies but was small enough to carry. I have settled on a possibles pouch instead of the standard survival kit. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355786327.805194.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355786352.482375.jpg The main difference be...
by 4thSackville
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Program Review
Topic: Linkage - Moving from Section to Section Best Practices
Replies: 50
Views: 18567

Re: Linkage - Moving from Section to Section Best Practices

I think the key is in the linking activities. If the 3rd year cubs get to see what the Scouts do then they will want to move up but there needs to be an exciting program for them to see
by 4thSackville
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Program Review
Topic: Youth Involvement
Replies: 29
Views: 10424

Re: Youth Involvement

Last year was my first year as section leader and we didn't use the Sixers council. I wanted to but couldn't fit it in to the scheduling unless the other cubs missed a meeting. This year we are having our first Sixers council not he first night of our fall camp. We will do a little training and talk...
by 4thSackville
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Cubs Archery
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: Cubs Archery

I will have to check into that...I will post what I find here for reference
by 4thSackville
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Cubs Archery
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: Cubs Archery

I know the camp that we are going to first doesn't. Im not sure about the others. I will have to check around. Honestly if I needed to purchase a set or two it wouldnt be the end of the world...I have 3 boys in Cubs, one Daughter in Girl Guides and twin Girls too young for both so I am sure it would...
by 4thSackville
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Cubs Archery
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: Cubs Archery

Thats great Allan. Thanks. Now...to acquire some Bows...:)
by 4thSackville
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Cubs Archery
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Cubs Archery

How do I plan an Archery even at a Cub Camp? Our pack had Archery a few years ago before I was a leader. The youth still remember it as a great time. Those are the memories that we want the youth to have.
by 4thSackville
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout Tracker
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Re: Scout Tracker

Yup it's easy to navigate. It takes care of all cross badge requirements. I absolutely love it. So do the parents.
by 4thSackville
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youth needing CPAP
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: Youth needing CPAP

Thank you everyone for your comments. I think the thing that bothers me the most is that in December when we had our first camp and the issue was raised I asked the parents for more information on his specific machine to ensure that he is able to attend our camps. As I understand it some machines ca...
by 4thSackville
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youth needing CPAP
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Youth needing CPAP

I just want to get some others thoughts....I have a 3rd year (but new) Cub Scout. He needs a CPAP machine to sleep. I have been trying to work with his parents over the last few months to find a way that he can attend all our camps. Our first camp had no power and we were unsure if we could run his ...