Chance Michaels
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States

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William Carter commented on Chance Michaels's photo
Mar 18
Cassandra Redeagle commented on Chance Michaels's photo


"Do these take the place of the rainbow knot patches?"
Mar 18
Chance Michaels replied to Paul Matisz's discussion Campaign Hats question
"The Rothco hats are good, although they tend to lose their shape over time.  That's not necessarily a bad thing - a lot of us like the more informal style they take on. I was given a Stratton campaign hat for Christmas - it's more…"
Jan 15
Chance Michaels replied to Paul Matisz's discussion WFIS Belt Buckle question
"Where did you all find the belts?  Looking for a good source."
Jan 15
Chance Michaels posted a photo


So very excited to share these with our Scouts.
Jan 5
Chance Michaels replied to Scott Moore's discussion Northeast 2017 plans in the group Northeast Region
"Do we have a date for the Moot yet?  "
Dec 22, 2016
Chance Michaels replied to Susan Aldridge-LaVigne's discussion Badge questions
"The Timberwolves and Otters don't wear the BPSA strip.  That's for Pathfinders and Rovers. There's a good breakdown of the sections here.I would say that the shared badges are WFIS badges (which each section wears on the right…"
Nov 15, 2016
Chance Michaels replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"That's great, I'm going to start doing that.  I don't like covering the flash either."
Nov 9, 2016
Chance Michaels replied to Jeffrey Kaye's discussion BPSA-US Logo Items on Amazon
"Thank you, Jeffrey.  That addresses my concerns with comment moderation.  I missed the other thread, and now understand the context more fully."
Nov 1, 2016
Chance Michaels replied to Jeffrey Kaye's discussion BPSA-US Logo Items on Amazon
"Just to clarify - I fully accept that there will be times where moderators need to edit or delete posts. I just don't think it helps our group if that's done arbitrarily, and a housekeeping thread can assure us all that it isnt."
Oct 30, 2016
Chance Michaels replied to Jeffrey Kaye's discussion BPSA-US Logo Items on Amazon
"Private organizations are free to do as they please. That's not censorship. That being said, I am concerned about the allegations of editing and removing posts without notice. Transparency is essential within an organization. I suggest there…"
Oct 30, 2016
Chance Michaels replied to Bryan Redeagle's discussion Fonts and Typefaces
"I think the original question was how we get it.  I understood that as we no longer had access to the font.  If you do, and it can be shared (both logistically and under the license), then we don't have an issue."
Oct 28, 2016
M. Michele Brown commented on Chance Michaels's blog post First camp of the 2016/17 season!
"It sounds like an amazing camp experience. I love the idea of Roses & Thorns by the way."
Oct 23, 2016
Joseph C. Braxton commented on Chance Michaels's blog post First camp of the 2016/17 season!
"Sounds like you're on the right track. One suggestion might be to take the Pathfinders out on a "recon hike/camp" , getting photos and other ideas for the rest of the group for their next outing. That way, the Pathfinders get to do…"
Oct 23, 2016
Chance Michaels replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"That's fantastic, Nancy! How do you all attach shoulder knots?  I use safety pins, but is there a better solution? I've also noticed at the Moot and other situations that there's a great deal of variation in the placement of the…"
Oct 20, 2016

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William Carter commented on Chance Michaels's blog post First camp of the 2016/17 season!
"Great analysis of what went well and what could be improved. "
Oct 12, 2016

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Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
New York City native, raised mainly in Wisconsin, now living in Brooklyn. Father of three - two Timberwolves and an Otter! We've been with 5th Brooklyn almost since its founding, and it's been a real pleasure to watch my kids grow from Otters and Chipmunks into real Scouts, loving the outdoors and confident in their skills.
Are you interested in starting a new BPSA group?
I am proud to be Ahmeek for the 5th Brooklyn Scouts.
Any previous scouting background?
When I was young, I was in Cub Scouts and Webelos. I dropped out before Boy Scouts because I didn't think my local troop was particularly welcoming to those who didn't walk the same religious path.

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First camp of the 2016/17 season!

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 12:43pm 3 Comments

5th Brooklyn just held its first camp of the season, at Clarence Fahnestock State Park, one of our favorites.

The Otters camped on one of the group sites, and our Northern Timberwolf Pack set up on individual sites about four miles away.  Our Pathfinder troop camped in a corner of our group site, and used their lashing skills to create a very cool obstacle course for our Otters to navigate.

Coming from the theater, I use a "Roses & Thorns" approach to post-mortems; it's…


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At 4:49pm on February 27, 2014,
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Jeff Kopp

A very belated welcome to Base Camp to you, Chance! If you ever make it back here, please check your pending friend requests and join us in the Northeast Region group:



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Alright so school me here, where did the campaign hat go?Albeit, I wear a Stratton now, however I did initially buy a Rothco when I first joined - still have it (will probably hand it down to my daughter when she leaps up to pathfinding).We're no…See More
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