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Puget Sound WA Spring 2017 Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) at Camp Long ELC

March 31, 2017 at 9am to April 2, 2017 at 12pm
Camp will open Thursday night for those driving/flying in for the training. Training starts Friday morning at 9am sharp.Washington area BPSA leaders are excited to host a spring Brownsea Training Camp.Named after the very first scout camp on England's Brownsea Island, Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) is the basic leader/Rover scout training for the Baden-Powell Service Association. When you attend a BTC weekend, you will come away with important information regarding what traditional scouting is…See More
Jan 17

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Ethan Jewett commented on Geoffrey McGrath's event Puget Sound WA Spring 2017 Brownsea Training Camp (BTC)
"Online REGISTRATION is now open."
Jan 3

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98th Rainier's First Swimming Up Otters

In the dark of December 5th, 2016, two Otters of the 98th Rainier completed the Otter program, achieving all badges and participations and experiences. These two became the first Swimming Up Otters in our scout group.A solemn yet joyous ceremony was held on the grounds of the Pathfinder HQ, around a campfire and lit by torches.…See More
Dec 7, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Happy to be of service--please use it as you see fit :)"
Dec 7, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath replied to Robert McKay's discussion Policy on Political Activism
"Here is my little free-write on the topic: I think a "Movement Non-Political" avoids all partisan activities, especially those designed to support one candidate over another in a bid for office. The first rule of this is that we seek…"
Nov 19, 2016

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Ethan Jewett commented on Geoffrey McGrath's event BPSA Washington Spring 2017 Brownsea Training Camp (BTC)
"A note to interested scouters. This course will follow the expanded "BTC3" format that was developed in 2015 in the Western Region. It contains discreet experiential units for the Otter, Timberwolf, and Pathfinder sections and retains the…"
Oct 26, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath updated an event

BPSA Washington Spring 2017 Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) at Camp Long ELC

March 31, 2017 at 9am to April 2, 2017 at 12pm
Camp will open Thursday night for those driving/flying in for the training. Training starts Friday morning at 9am sharp.Washington area BPSA leaders are excited to host a spring Brownsea Training Camp.Named after the very first scout camp on England's Brownsea Island, Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) is the basic leader/Rover scout training for the Baden-Powell Service Association. When you attend a BTC weekend, you will come away with important information regarding what traditional scouting is…See More
Oct 3, 2016
Keith Bedwell Jr. might attend Geoffrey McGrath's event

BPSA Washington Spring 2017 Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) at Snoqualmie Pass

April 21, 2017 at 9am to April 23, 2017 at 12pm
Camp will open Thursday night for those driving/flying in for the training. Training starts Friday morning at 9am sharp.Washington area BPSA leaders are excited to host a spring Brownsea Training Camp.Named after the very first scout camp on England's Brownsea Island, Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) is the basic leader/Rover scout training for the Baden-Powell Service Association. When you attend a BTC weekend, you will come away with important information regarding what traditional scouting is…See More
Oct 2, 2016

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Ethan Jewett is attending Geoffrey McGrath's event

BPSA Washington Spring 2017 Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) at Snoqualmie Pass

April 21, 2017 at 9am to April 23, 2017 at 12pm
Camp will open Thursday night for those driving/flying in for the training. Training starts Friday morning at 9am sharp.Washington area BPSA leaders are excited to host a spring Brownsea Training Camp.Named after the very first scout camp on England's Brownsea Island, Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) is the basic leader/Rover scout training for the Baden-Powell Service Association. When you attend a BTC weekend, you will come away with important information regarding what traditional scouting is…See More
Oct 1, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath added a discussion to the group 98th Rainier
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98th Rainier 2016 Fall Calendar

After taking a bit of a breath following a very busy traditional scouting summer, it is time for each section to pull together plans for the Fall, and look forward to the Winter. Listed will be upcoming events for later next year as well...I've been in the habit of creating specific Facebook events, perhaps we'll get organized and cross-post here in the BPSA Trailhead for those who are Facebook-phobic.  Also--the era of evening darkness has begun ("winter is coming(tm)"), so we will be flexible…See More
Sep 19, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath replied to Joel Smith's discussion Uniforms & Subtropical Climates
"To stiffen the hat brim, i apply liberal use of spray fabric starch on the brim, then iron. Straightens it out and stiffens it up nicely. Additionslly, to manage the salt line from evaporated sweat, sont be afraid to rinse your quality felt hat in a…"
Sep 12, 2016
James Edwards might attend Geoffrey McGrath's event

BPSA Washington Spring 2017 Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) at Snoqualmie Pass

April 21, 2017 at 9am to April 23, 2017 at 12pm
Camp will open Thursday night for those driving/flying in for the training. Training starts Friday morning at 9am sharp.Washington area BPSA leaders are excited to host a spring Brownsea Training Camp.Named after the very first scout camp on England's Brownsea Island, Brownsea Training Camp (BTC) is the basic leader/Rover scout training for the Baden-Powell Service Association. When you attend a BTC weekend, you will come away with important information regarding what traditional scouting is…See More
Aug 30, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath posted a photo

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Pathfinder badge display of the 98th Rainier of the Baden-Powell Service Association.
Aug 4, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath replied to Joel Smith's discussion Uniforms & Subtropical Climates
"These fabrics would work in the Cascades. This shortsleeve http://www.blankshirts.com/Sport-Tek_YST350.htm?color=4. Or the long sleeve: http://www.blankshirts.com/Sport-Tek_T473LS.htm. Do we have access to BPSA logos for the back? Printing will be…"
Jul 31, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath replied to Joel Smith's discussion Uniforms & Subtropical Climates
"It would be very cool if the Quartermaster could supply color-and-brand-conforming options of materials that span the diversity of climate we experience. For instance, in the often cool-and-gloomy-and-damp Pacific Northwest, wearing cotton in the…"
Jul 11, 2016

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Geoffrey McGrath updated their profile
Jun 30, 2016

Profile Information

Website:
http://https://www.facebook.com/geoffrey.mcgrath.54
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I'm 51 years young, been an avid Scout all my live. Consider myself a Heritage Scout, with full-throated endorsement of the Scouting Movement world-wide. Trained as a social worker, but a software engineer by practice.
What BPSA Scout Group do you belong to (if any)?
I am the GSM for the 98th Rainier in Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
Any previous Scouting background?
Eagle Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 838. Founder and Scoutmaster for Troop 98. Founder and Committeeman for Pack 98.
Any specific skills or talents that you could help BPSA out with?
Community organizing. Political activism. Mountaineering.

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98th Rainier's First Swimming Up Otters

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

In the dark of December 5th, 2016, two Otters of the 98th Rainier completed the Otter program, achieving all badges and participations and experiences. These two became the first Swimming Up Otters in our scout group.

A solemn yet joyous ceremony was held on the grounds of the Pathfinder HQ, around a campfire and lit by torches.…

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Staffing Up the 98th Rainier

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

I was asked by a wise woman last night the following question, "How do people know what the staffing needs are in your scout group? Because if they don't know, then they won't volunteer..." I thought about this, and realized that where the gaps and opportunities are may be clear to me, but they may not be so clear to anyone else. The baseline requirement for youth leadership is spelled out in the…

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On Courtesy and Service

Posted on May 24, 2015 at 6:33pm 0 Comments

Today I received an e-mail from a gentleman who lives next the the church where we meet:
can you meet me before your meeting on Monday. I would like to talk about the noise from the kids. also Monday the 8th I'm going into surgery. I might need some help
thanks bob [not his real name]
I shared this with the Scoutmaster's consort (that would be my husband, Mike), who wondered if "bob" had considered honey attracts more bees…
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At 7:08pm on April 30, 2014, David Bielski said…

Glad you're here Geoff.  Welcome and please reach out if I may be of service or assistance.

At 1:14am on April 29, 2014,
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Dave McGrath
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Welcome aboard! This time I was born first!

At 10:39am on April 28, 2014,
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Jeff Kopp
said…

Welcome to Base Camp, Geoff! Great to have you here.

 
 
 

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SW Virginia BTC/Moot April 7-9, 2017

I just posted an event listing for a BTC/Moot to be held in Abingdon, VA April 7-9.  Cost will be $30.  Fee will cover badges awarded, Brownsea necker, food, and some instructional materials.  If you are a Rover Squire who wishes to pursue knighting…See More
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BTC for those who need it, with concurrent Moot.See More
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"This book has some good ideas.  http://thedump.scoutscan.com/workingmodels.pdf Have fun!"
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