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by jkeess
Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scouts Canada CEO Janet Yale resigns
Replies: 8
Views: 4701

Re: Scouts Canada CEO Janet Yale resigns

Any idea what those philsophical differences were?
by jkeess
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leader burn-out
Replies: 4
Views: 2758

Re: Leader burn-out

Thanks for the support and advice. My wife's on course for the next two weeks so I'll be showing up then, then there should be two weeks off. Luckily, we have leader who understand the predicament and we've been able to have a bit of a "leave plan."
by jkeess
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leader burn-out
Replies: 4
Views: 2758

Leader burn-out

I'm sad to announce that I'm going to have to take a break from the pack. All it required was a simple time estimate: Late Feb 2012: Deploying for 8 months Early Feb 2012: Going on course Nov-Dec 2011: Wife going away on course Workdays: 0530 waking up to be at work on time Typically get home around...
by jkeess
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: New Joe Fresh Uniforms Really Disapointing
Replies: 131
Views: 74957

Re: New Joe Fresh Uniforms Really Disapointing

The uniforms, imho, look much better than the tan shirt, which I always thought of as a throw back to the brown shirts of Hitler's Germany. I always hated the tan shirts. Improvements in the new ones certainly stand to be made, and likely will be in the coming months. The uniforms were moved to mar...
by jkeess
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swim-up/Going up Traditions?
Replies: 21
Views: 10107

Re: Swim-up/Going up Traditions?

We have a leader in our pack who comes from the UK. In the UK, kids move up one at a time, on their birthday. Not entirely sure how I feel about it. It makes the one youth feel very special but takes away form the large ceremonies that scouts in Cananda tend to prefer.
by jkeess
Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page
Replies: 38
Views: 15191

Re: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page

Was the CBC a bullshit source when it broke the sponsorship scandal? The fact of the matter is that people are bound to communicate their discontent on facebook when they feel their concerns not being addressed. While I personally would not hop on SC's facebook page and make comments about their lac...
by jkeess
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page
Replies: 38
Views: 15191

Re: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page

Didn't you state earlier that one should keep their political stance out of scouts? Your political stance has been a nonstop flurry of unproven accusatory rants against the CBC since the story broke. Yes, I'm not happy with the way the CBC reported the story, but I hardly think they're lying. Simply...
by jkeess
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page
Replies: 38
Views: 15191

Re: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page

I heard the multi-million figure on the radio and am having a hard time finding it online. WE do know, however, that each disclosure settlement set Scouts Canada back about $200 000 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/10/23/scouts-canada-settlements-secrecy.html Sc has done nothing but hurt its...
by jkeess
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page
Replies: 38
Views: 15191

Re: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page

[quote="Angus Bickerton" Is there no time that is appropriate for conversation only between members of Scouts Canada? ...Unlike national/council/etc that hide all sorts of information...[/quote] :? :? :? :? A public, not-for-profit corporation that is audited annually, is required to produce financi...
by jkeess
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page
Replies: 38
Views: 15191

Re: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page

We're also in a society that is becoming increasingly open - to close off will onyl engender a harsh view (as has been seen in the past week.)
by jkeess
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page
Replies: 38
Views: 15191

Re: Voicing Opinion on Scouts Canada Official Face Book Page

But if someone deviates from the "Scout" topic and suddenly starts ranting about dislike of an oil company... or starts putting down our oil sands/ethical-oil production.... or throws out an off-hand comment like "lets be more casual and try and drop the para-military look".... statements like that...
by jkeess
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Rover Scouts
Topic: "God" stuff
Replies: 125
Views: 60916

Re: "God" stuff

Errol your last 2 posts seem contradictory. if someone self identifies as an athiest or do not believe in a god should they be pushed from the program? I dont understand degrees of atheism. I could understand degrees of christianity or somthing but an athiest does not believe in a god Personaly I b...
by jkeess
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling Carbon Credits?
Replies: 12
Views: 6341

Re: Selling Carbon Credits?

Bob hit the main sticking point here - while Scoutrees is nice, it's not a real solution for lowering our impact on the environment. Canada doesn't lack trees, rather, it burns too much fossil fuel. It's that simple. We burn a lot of fossil fuels and have done nothing siginicant in the past decade, ...
by jkeess
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Favorite Cub & Scout Games
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: Favorite Cub & Scout Games

Flahslight tag: you wait for dark and set firm boundaries (patrolled by leaders). The person who is "it" counts down from 45, the cubs hide and have ot make their way back to the start point. If you get shone with a flashlight, you're out - and you can turn on your flashlight and look for others. La...
by jkeess
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Queen's Venturer Award
Replies: 39
Views: 14635

Re: Queen's Venturer Award

Errol, I'm from Beaurepaire. Unfortunately, my old ground is now merged with Baie D'Urfe. My parents recently found an old Beaurepaire shoulder flash and sent it out east - what a treat! I was actually considering joining the RMR or Black Watch before I ended up in Kingston - but that's another stor...
by jkeess
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Queen's Venturer Award
Replies: 39
Views: 14635

Re: Queen's Venturer Award

What we've done in terms of higher cub awards is twofold: 1 - Over the summer, we have an "Akela Challenge." The requirements including earning a badge from every star category, walking, running or boating a combined 50km, earning two awards doing something substaintial for someone else (ie, putting...
by jkeess
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I was the CEO...
Replies: 38
Views: 16793

Re: If I was the CEO...

I find that Scouting Life is split between youth, parents and leaders and lacks the weight and depth of The Leader. Given that they're now publishing Scout Scene, it would be great to see a leader-oriented magazine come back.
by jkeess
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I was the CEO...
Replies: 38
Views: 16793

Re: If I was the CEO...

Bring back The Leader !
by jkeess
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: Leader education
Replies: 47
Views: 22956

Re: Leader education

first aid and anything that you have to be hands on and touch things should not be attempted on line. I like the idea of rotating leaders thru every 3 years I am not sure what you mean here. But this can be a very big problem believe me. My group is faced with this problem every year as we are mili...
by jkeess
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Another Nail in the Canadian Rover Coffin?
Replies: 17
Views: 9093

Re: Another Nail in the Canadian Rover Coffin?

It does if you do anything besides car camping. Try hauling around several wet sets of cotton clothes. I've had a set of clothes from MEC that cost me, in total, about $60. They've been to Peru, on hikes, on canoes. The fabric is very quick drying - when I get wet, I just move around until it dries....