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  • New York, NY
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Michael's Friends

  • Sam Phillips
  • Clarke Green
  • Victoria Grimme
  • Lorje Salamonski (LC)
  • David Bielski
  • Michael Ferioli
  • Andy Bicking
  • David Camacho
  • Richard C Saunders Jr  (Rick)
  • Scott Moore
  • Jeff Kopp

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Latest Activity

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Michael was featured
Jul 25

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Michael replied to Paul Matisz's discussion Cross-border contact in the Buffalo/Niagara region
"just one lone rover - scott moore within about 200 miles of you i believe. next nearest group is kingston ny the 91st sojourners"
Nov 22, 2016

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Michael replied to Sue Pesznecker's discussion Doing Away with Lifetime Memberships
"While I am aware my opinion certainly isn’t the consensus I do feel it’s worth stating here. I do not believe it’s reasonable to charge rovers like myself for a service that I will be getting zero benefit from. There are already…"
May 19, 2016

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Michael commented on Lorje Salamonski (LC)'s event 1653rd Maine Lobster Scout Group Informational Meeting Second Attemped
"we will need to work more on directly contacting with interested local people which might be hard to do esp in the summer here with it being a tourist town."
Jul 9, 2015

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Michael replied to Michael Ferioli's discussion Renting BSA/GSA Camps & Facilities in the group Scout Groups & Leaders
"individual groups are not required to incorporate as a non profit. but they may do so either individually as a group or as a collection of groups in a state which some are planning on doing to get insurance."
Mar 27, 2015

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Michael commented on Andy Bicking's event Rover Meet-up - new member info meeting
"unfortunately probably wont be able to get back in time from a camping trip in maine, but would still definitely like to be a part of the crew"
Mar 11, 2015

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Michael commented on Lorje Salamonski (LC)'s blog post stores uniforms applications novelties rewards books and all other things scout related items!
"need to turn off the capslock or at the very least some paragraph breaks. physical stores will never be cost effective. considering things like rent, employees and limited market are the reason why most scout shops worldwide are closing or…"
Sep 19, 2014

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Michael replied to Victoria Grimme's discussion Grrr. Son's school calendar includes "Boy Scout Assembly" next week
"if they are allowed to market bsa they must also allow bpsa. or you can always try getting them out of school altogether which will likely be a tougher task. locally in ny i know there has been some bsa presentations in schools public/private though…"
Sep 12, 2014

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Michael replied to Andy Bicking's discussion Canoe Camping and waterfront-related special proficiency badges
"have done several of these types of trips. preplanning generally depends on the skill level of the participants. good swimming ability is generally an essential start, try troop swim nights beforehand to get a real sense of everyone's ability.…"
Aug 28, 2014

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Michael commented on Richard C Saunders Jr (Rick)'s photo


"variation of a signal tower"
Jun 25, 2014

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Michael replied to Enna Grazier's discussion liability insurance questions
"Jeff.... If any of us want to discuss any topic about bpsa even those problematic ones like uniforms and this registration issues we should be able to here. Silencing discussion among members makes it clear that hq doesn't value their opinions…"
Jun 24, 2014

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Michael replied to Joe Edge's discussion using BSA resources
"at least one of the previous brownsea recently was held at a bsa campground, and things like this likely in the future as most camps allow outside groups to book their sites even though they sometimes charge outside groups more. wilderness first aid…"
Apr 30, 2014

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Michael commented on Will Adamson's photo

Pi Omicron of Alpha Phi Omega, Emory & Henry College

"congrats will. glad to see bpsa in alpha phi omega."
Apr 24, 2014

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Michael commented on Andy Bicking's event Northeast Moot - June 20-22 at Taghkanic Lake State Park
"rick, i could help you with that"
Apr 22, 2014

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Michael commented on Andy Bicking's event Northeast Moot - June 20-22 at Taghkanic Lake State Park
"booked G008"
Apr 16, 2014

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Michael replied to Scott Hudson's discussion New Den/Six Flash Colors
Apr 9, 2014

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At 1:10pm on February 8, 2013,
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Jeff Kopp

Hey Michael! Here are the details on the Brownsea Training Camp in New Hampshire in mid-May in case you're interested (if so, please RSVP!):

At 9:39am on August 14, 2012,
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Jeff Kopp

Welcome aboard, Michael. Please post a little bit about yourself and your reasons for joining the Base Camp in the Introductions topic in the Forum. Thanks!


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Geoffrey McGrath updated an event

Puget Sound BTC 2018 at Camp Long ELC, West Seattle

April 14, 2018 at 9am to April 16, 2018 at 12pm
Camp will open Friday night for those driving/flying in for the training. Training starts Saturday morning at 9 a.m. sharp. Washington area BPSA leaders are excited to host a spring Brownsea Training Camp. Named after the very first scout camp on…See More
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David Bielski posted a status
"EAST COAST WB-1: Please SAVE THE DATE for a Woodbeads I course being planned for July 20-22, 2018 in Connecticut."
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6 hours ago
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Scout Groups & Leaders

A Group for current and prospective Scout Group Leaders and other warranted group positions (Group Scoutmaster, Troop Leaders, Pack Leaders, Otter Leaders, and assistants for each).See More
Sep 13
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Sep 13

Chun-Yin Chong updated their profile
Sep 13
Profile IconChance Michaels, Tomas Djurstrom and Olgierd Bilanow are attending Jillian Tate's event

BTC3 Training at Cheesequake State Park at Cheesequake State Park, NJ

October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017
Calling all youth section leaders!  This new BTC3 training is built from the ground up for YOU.  We are bringing TWO trainers from Oregon (Ethan Jewett and Kristen Klever) to teach this next level Brownsea training to our NE Rovers.  The Brooklyn…See More
Sep 12


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