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Marijuana and other drugs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Edge Apr 2. 4 Replies

I am not sure if the topic has ever come up but I know that tobacco and alcohol are prohibited at Scouting events, how about other substances?  With so many states having medical marijuana, and some…Continue

Scouts for the low income families

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Sowdon Sep 28, 2016. 5 Replies

One of the many reasons my wife and I started the 33rd was to reach anyone who wants to play the game of scouting.  This includes many who would love to join Scouts but can't afford the registration…Continue

Horns

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Bielski May 3, 2015. 10 Replies

I have seen several ideas for ceremonial stuff like the Thumb sticks, candles, etc.  The one I like is the Bugle for camp.  The one I am very interested in as a means to conduct special meetings is a…Continue

No questions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Kanuik Dec 15, 2014. 3 Replies

I am on here a lot asking questions or for opinions.  Not this time.  I just want to say that I fall in love with scouting more every day.  I have been reading all sorts of original scouting…Continue

 

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Joe Edge replied to Joe Edge's discussion Marijuana and other drugs
"I share the reasoning that Jeffrey gave in reference to the Code of Ethics.  That is how I would handle it with my Scouts too.  I do not have an issue at this time but knowing the mind set here in Spokane, I could see it happen so I asked…"
Apr 2

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David Coronado replied to Joe Edge's discussion Marijuana and other drugs
"In my personal life I am careful to make a distinction between medicines and drugs. Even something that I have a prescription for can be a drug if the need for the medicine has passed. Example: Hydrocodone is prescribed for the pain of a wisdom…"
Mar 28

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Celeste Neiser replied to Joe Edge's discussion Marijuana and other drugs
"Ibuprofen is a "drug" - as are many other dangerous but universally used substances. So the Code of Ethics/Guidelines is already being commonly broken. I'm sure the federal status will eventually change for the incredibly diverse and…"
Mar 21

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Jeffrey Kaye replied to Joe Edge's discussion Marijuana and other drugs
"Joe, the topic has come up at recent training events, including Brownseas. Marijuana, legal by state, Federally illegal, and prescribed or not, is still a 'drug'. This makes it covered by our Code of Ethics and Youth Protection…"
Mar 20

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Marijuana and other drugs

I am not sure if the topic has ever come up but I know that tobacco and alcohol are prohibited at Scouting events, how about other substances?  With so many states having medical marijuana, and some recreational, I could see this as a question some units might run into.  Being under the influence of any substance is an issue if working with kids, even if it is prescription drugs.  However, some people use marijuana for daily medication.  My daughter could get a script for it for her seizures.…See More
Mar 20

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Jeff Kopp replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"I use a safety pin to attach mine, but I pin it from inside the shirt, so that you can't see the pin on the outside. Makes it look like it's glued or stitched there. :)"
Nov 10, 2016

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William Carter replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"Good eye Joe.  That is the type of thing they should have in the BPSA QM store for uniformity and thrift.   "
Nov 10, 2016

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Joseph C. Braxton replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"there is a listing on amazon for 100 black plastic d rings 1 1/2" for 11.99"
Nov 9, 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

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Sue Pesznecker replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"Will, I think "knot" was a Britishified term. :)We've just had this same discussion on the BPSA Leaders Facebook group, which I urge all leaders to join. Keep in mind that this Trailhead forum is open to the public, while the closed…"
Oct 21, 2016

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William Carter replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"Took me three years to realize that an inexpensive cut and bent wire shirt hanger looks pretty good to hang the knots off the epaulet.  BTW I just messaged Sue P. and she suggests that if you have the proper rank hat plume then you do not…"
Oct 20, 2016

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Jeff Kopp replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"They're supposed to hang down over the group flash, so pinning it at the base of the epaulet is correct."
Oct 20, 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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Jeff Kopp replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"Wow! Price must've gone up. They used to only cost an arm and a leg. ;)"
Oct 20, 2016

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Nancy Muller replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"This is my copy I purchased with a kidney and my first born from the UK archives. It is the 1938 copyright."
Oct 20, 2016

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Jeff Kopp replied to Joe Edge's discussion Clear guidelines for uniforms
"Is this your copy? Or a copy you have access to?"
Oct 20, 2016

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Are you a member of a current BPSA group? If so, which?
I served in the US Marine Corps and the US Air Force. My wife and I homeschool our three kids and are very active with local homeschool families. We are both in school ourselves working on counseling degrees. We love the outdoors and Scouting but have been disillusioned with the Girl Scouts and the BSA. We are looking forward to joining the BPSA.
Are you interested in starting a new BPSA group?
I will be the Scoutmaster for a new unit here in Spokane, WA. Our group name is the 33rd Pioneer Scout Group.
Any previous scouting background?
About 3 years as a BSA leader

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Still an eager beaver.

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 3:02pm 1 Comment

I have been assured of the number and name for our Scout Group but it has not been made "official."  We will be having our first meeting here soon and I know it takes time but I would like to start registering folks and be ready to uniform our Rover Scouters as they are invested.  Anyone have any idea how long it takes?  Can I at least order our group patches from the quartermaster?


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Uniform colors.

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 9:20pm 6 Comments

I am very new to the BPSA and I am still learning the ins and outs.  I do wonder, why do the TWs and the PFs both have grey colored shirts?  I totally understand not wearing tan and dark blue but both groups in grey?  How about a brown?  Or even a different color green?  The grey for TWs makes sense. 


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Eagerly awaiting.

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 2:13am 2 Comments

Ok, I know I just requested my charter for a Scout group herein Spokane only 5 days ago but I feel like a kid at Christmas.  It seems it will never get here!  I have set up a meeting with some interested families already and have been getting the info I need to pass on to them the awesomeness of the BPSA and Scouting in general.  The thing I am most excited about though is being a Scout myself!  I was never allowed to be a Scout because of some of the exclusiveness of the BSA that my dad and…

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Spreading the game of Scouting

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 1:40am 0 Comments

I finally found a Scout group that my whole family can be a part of and that does actual Scouting!  We live in Spokane Washington and homeschool our three kids.  Our family is part of a large network of homeschool families and they have been looking for the same thing.  We have had a good response.  I look forward to cataloging our adventure with Scouting with everyone.

 

Joe

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At 8:05pm on October 4, 2013,
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Welcome to Base Camp, Joe! Great to see that you're applying for a group in Spokane. I've been hoping we'd get a group going up that way. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I'm here to help!

 
 
 

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