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Scouts that require assistance

Started by Sarah Edwards in Open Scouting. Last reply by Ethan Jewett 12 hours ago. 6 Replies

Otter and Timberwolf Uniform Questions

Started by Dale Frampton in Open Scouting. Last reply by William Carter yesterday. 8 Replies

Hi again, everyone!

Started by Sue Pesznecker in News & Announcements. Last reply by Ron Blaisdell Feb 25. 1 Reply

knight investiture

Started by James Forman in Open Scouting. Last reply by Sue Pesznecker Feb 24. 8 Replies

Advice for 1st Otter meeting?

Started by Amber Amarilla in Open Scouting. Last reply by Andy Bicking Feb 23. 3 Replies

Master Naturalist Programs

Started by William Carter in Open Scouting. Last reply by Jeff Kopp Feb 18. 9 Replies

BSA & GSUSA Politics

Started by Jess B in Open Scouting. Last reply by William Carter Feb 17. 2 Replies

NorCal Brownsea 2015

Started by Shannon Phillips in Open Scouting. Last reply by Ethan Jewett Feb 12. 1 Reply

Membership Dues

Started by Andy Bicking in Open Scouting. Last reply by Andy Bicking Feb 6. 6 Replies

Scouting graphics

Started by Mike McDonald in Open Scouting. Last reply by Ethan Jewett Jan 30. 12 Replies

Drawstring backpack?

Started by Victoria Grimme in Quartermaster's Corner. Last reply by Scott Hudson Jan 28. 17 Replies

Coming Down From the Mountain Top (Kind of long)

Started by Peter Adrian in Open Scouting. Last reply by Charles Ehrismann Jan 24. 15 Replies

Scout Holidays

Started by Jess B in Open Scouting. Last reply by Ethan Jewett Jan 15. 1 Reply

Crest Sourcing

Started by Jillian Tate in Quartermaster's Corner. Last reply by Scott Hudson Jan 13. 2 Replies

B-P

Started by Ron Blaisdell in News & Announcements. Last reply by Jeff Kopp Jan 8. 1 Reply

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Andy Bicking replied to Sarah Edwards's discussion Meeting routine in the group Scout Groups & Leaders
"Every section starts with a gathering activity. This allows latecomers to integrate in easily. This period usually lasts about 10-15 minutes, until we get a critical mass of scouts in the room. Sometimes its a formal thing, sometimes its informal,…"
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Ethan Jewett replied to Sarah Edwards's discussion Scouts that require assistance
"I have really struggled with the gulf between what parents tell me, and what I actually experience when scouting with their child. That's not to say there cannot be things which require significant adaptation and creativity to work around, but…"
12 hours ago

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Dale Frampton replied to Sarah Edwards's discussion Otter and Timberwolf uniforms and badges in the group Scout Groups & Leaders
"I ordered otter and Timberwolf shirts for my kids and found the sizes to be fairly large. My daughter otter shirt of extra small is like a tent on her :). The fabric seems reasonable and I hope it holds out long enough for her to grow into it.…"
17 hours ago

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Sarah Edwards replied to Sarah Edwards's discussion Meeting routine in the group Scout Groups & Leaders
"That sounds very sensible Jillian. Our scouts have been so riled up coming into the meeting with excitement it's hard to get them in line. Starting the meeting as they do their school day would set them into the mental mode of 'focus…"
17 hours ago

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Sarah Edwards replied to Sarah Edwards's discussion Otter and Timberwolf uniforms and badges in the group Scout Groups & Leaders
"Thank you both David and William! Great tips, very helpful!"
17 hours ago
William Carter replied to Sarah Edwards's discussion Otter and Timberwolf uniforms and badges in the group Scout Groups & Leaders
"We are a new Raft and have not outgrown the shirts yet.  We did have a "sewing patch day" to encourage patches to get attached and learned some things since.  We learned that using only a machine takes suprisingly longer than it…"
19 hours ago
Jillian Tate replied to Sarah Edwards's discussion Meeting routine in the group Scout Groups & Leaders
"Our Otter agenda usually looks like this: 6:15 - 6:30pm: Opening activity while Otters gather - usually a craft or coloring project 6:30 - 6:40: Promise, Law, Motto, Good Turn check in (Ahmeek picks a few kids to tell about a Good Turn they did that…"
23 hours ago

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Sarah Edwards replied to Sarah Edwards's discussion Meeting routine in the group Scout Groups & Leaders
"Thanks Joe! Can you share why you're reevaluating your routine?"
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