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Boy Scouts isn’t Cub Scouts (5 Oct 14)

 
 One of the frequently asked questions posed to me over the years goes like this one below: “Hi Mike!!  We have a son who graduated from Cub Scouts — we had a great time at it!  We are now trying to work with our son to get the various requirements done for Boy Scout rank. I […]

 

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Eagle Scout Uniform (22 Sep 14)

 
 Lyrical wrote and asked me  “What uniform does an Eagle Scout wear? I’ve seen articles about the use of the medal and neckerchief but nothing about the shirt. Does this mean he wears the same shirt?” Yes. Eagle Scout is a rank, not a status. Eagle Scouts wear the same uniform as other Scouts or […]

 

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Takeaways from the BSA National Marketing Seminar (8 Aug 14/21 Aug 14)

 
  During lunch, we were invited to participate in a small group session at our tables. I won’t share that part, because I will be using it as a separate question here on LinkedIn(tm) and also over at Scouts-L when services are fully restored. The afternoon sessions were basically the same four sessions offered at […]

 

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More About the BSA National Marketing Seminar (8 Aug 14/21 Aug 14)

 
  Two weeks ago today (21 August 14), I left here (Tennessee) to take part in the BSA’s National Marketing Seminar which was held in Dallas, Texas (the same event was held in Chicago on Tuesday of the following week). The majority of the seminar took place on Friday (8 August 14). Much of the […]

 

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Summer Camp 2014 Note (or “Old Susan”) -21 Jul 14

 
  Hi Scouting parents!! Several of you have sent me emails asking me to explain please why you have spent $200 or more for a week of summer camp and your Scout comes back with half completed merit badges; or the Scoutmaster says that he needs to find a counselor back home to finish up […]

 

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New Award “knots” representing Old Awards (3 Jun 14)

 
  Pat wrote and asked over on the BSA’s SCOUTING magazine blog:   “I have a question I have not seen an answer to anywhere. I earned the Webelos Den Leader, Cub Scouter, Cubmaster, and Scoutmaster Award of Merit when they were all separate awards (and knots). I know I can wear them as long […]

 

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Live From The Field

 
  One of the recent discussions on Scouts-L (a daily electronic mail discussion group) focused on the emphasis many people have in “making” or “becoming” an Eagle Scout.   Tony wrote in part and asked: “I wasn’t around back in the 60s, but was the emphasis on it just as strong then?” Yep. Only thing […]

 

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“You’re in PR – Share with me what YOU would have done…” (11 Apr 14)

“You’re in PR – Share with me what YOU would have done…” (11 Apr 14)

 
  It has been more than a month since a large airliner belonging to Malaysia Airlines, flight 370, seemed to have vanished shortly after takeoff from Indonsia toward China.   Here’s the summary, just in case you were traveling to Venus or Xenon and have not been privy to the world news back here on Earth:   […]

 

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About Technology with Scouting (9 Apr 14)

 
  ( Short note…I’ll get better with my blog entries. There are six blog entries which are missing here…As I get time, I’ll repost/move/recreate them depending on topic.  Thanks to those who asked “Where’s your blog entries — I KNOW you’ve been places and talked about them at X…”)   Today (April 9th 2014), the […]

 

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Job Search and Eagle (19 Feb 14)

 
  Shawn wrote and asked over on the Eagle Scout page on Facebook:   “I recently graduated college, and now looking for full time employment. That being said, how has Eagle Scout helped you within your employment? How has it helped you obtain the job that you have?”To be honest, the fact that I have […]

 

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