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HAMS SUPPORTING BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA......

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WD0BC, Aug 12, 2019.

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  1. W3WN

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  2. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Growing up in the 70's , They were not there for me and the other kids in my neighborhood. Abandoning us without notice only a few months after forming a troop. I am not there for them now as an Adult...
    Ymmv
     
  3. N5PAR

    N5PAR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Being a scout leader, a good one at least, is a time consuming position. I would imagine they didn’t know what they were getting into. Too bad you had such bad luck.

    I did it for about 10 years back in the 90s and early 2000s. As my Son moved from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts I moved with him. We had a lot of fun. Near the end when my Son was in high school the over done political correctness started to be a nuisance. Last year my Church, one of scoutings biggest supporters, severed it ties with BSA. Sad to see.
     
  4. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Your story sounds like mine. I will never forget the fun that I had with my son during Cub Scouts and the memories that were made but as things progressed, things got worse and eventually the church no longer supported the Troop.
     
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  5. KD8DEY

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    I wouldn't call it "Bad Luck"
    More like lack of Commitment at the Local/State/National level...

    Now if we had been more like a troop Beverly Hills type neighborhood instead of being on the lower end of the economic scale...
    Ymmv
     
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  6. KB9BVN

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  7. KB9BVN

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    More like lack of commitment of the parents, and the local chartering organization. Scouting can't exist without both.
     
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  8. KD8DEY

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    The Parents were supportive, and they disappeared not long after we were measured for our first uniforms since the troop was just starting out.

    They would meet at the meeting/bingo hall of the local Catholic church,
    ironically located @ St Michaels & Church streets in lower price hill..
    That would be who? The Dan Beard Council??!!
     
  9. KB9BVN

    KB9BVN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Dan Beard is a big council....perhaps the chartering organization decided not to.

    The council looks for charter organizations, then they assist the CO in starting scouting units (Cubs, Scouts, Venture Crews), each unit has a committee with a committee chair, the committee and the chair is usually a parent with youth involved in the scouting unit. So normally a council helps to get the committee and chair setup BEFORE issuing a charter. I think a Cub Pack needs to have at least 10 youth and parents, a trop need at least 5 youth, a Scoutmaster, a Committee Chair, and Committee members...a Venture Crew needs about the same.

    I am a Charter Organization Representative...we have Cubs, Scouts, and Crews and the number of adults registered and trained total about 45.
     
  10. K3UJ

    K3UJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    upload_2019-8-15_8-47-58.gif HOW WOULD YOU,

    LIKE TO BE AN ADULT SCOUT LEADER?



    You’ll get a chance to;


    Sleep on in a tiny, leaky, tent on the cold hard ground,

    Eat food prepared by 12 year old boys just learning how to cook,

    Learn how to bathe in cold water at an open-air washstand,

    Spend hours driving a car full of noisy kids while trying to find a remote location deep in the woods on very dark roads,

    Enjoy winter’s bitter cold in a cabin heated by a tiny fireplace,

    Realize you’re the first target in any activity involving water,



    You’ll also get to watch the smiles on a boy’s face as he;


    Sets up a tent all by himself,

    Starts a campfire and cooks his own meal without anyone’s help,

    Enjoys a few days without a bath, and with no one bugging him,

    Sleeps soundly on the ride home after a very busy weekend,

    Demonstrates his knowledge of outdoorsmanship in a winter competition,

    Stands in the middle of the river ready to tip your canoe.
     
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