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Subject: BSA Cub Pack Administration - Budget >We are trying to set up a budget. Our question is how much to charge the boys? >How do other packs handle initial fees and dues? How much is dues? Why? > Our pack charges $20 per year. Den dues are left up to the discretion of the Den Leaders. My sons paid $3 per month regardless of the number of meetings that were held, so when my husband and I became Den Leaders we kept this rate. We have one fundraiser each January which raises a minimum of $900. I believe that our sponsor (church group) pays something, but I have no idea what or how much, sorry. The $20 covers "Boys Life". One parent objected that they didn't need two copies but there was a difference of opinion between parent and Cubmaster; I don't know how it was settled. The den dues for the two years we have been leaders has been sufficient to cover all expenses for a Wolf den and a Bear den. It has worked well for us: one meeting a month is spent making something tangible that the boys can give away or show off to other scouts. In fact, since my husband and I each had left-over supplies from various projects at home, both years we have had enough money in the den treasury at year end to buy the meat for a den/family cookout.
From: (settummanque or blackeagle) Subject: Cub Pack Administration - Budget Updated: 6/99 Steve: This may sound a bit extreme, but I don't like the idea of the "weekly dues" and in this budget, allow for each family to pay ONE SET FEE for the entire year: National registration: 7.00 Boy's Life 9.00 (even if there are more than one Scout in family (I'll explain) Crafts and things 6.50 Awards 13.00 (this includes camp/council/district activities patches, etc.) Activities 7.80 (not including district/council ones) "oops fund" 3.90 (to cover "things that you have no control over) SME contribution 19.50 (I know that many families don't give... this way, you can assure everyone of the Pack's support to Scouting!_ _______ $66.70 (This includes EVERYTHING for the year) Yeah, it is extreme..but it give you a greater amount of flexibility: ONE, each pack has at least 4 families that have multiple Boys' Life registrations...since only one BL is needed, the pack can use the other $9.00 to place in the "oops" fund subaccount. TWO, the awards include all awards (which come pretty close if a Cub earned a rank (2.00), two arrowpoints (.75 each or 1.50), four beads (3.00), and takes part in at least one district/council event (4.00 to 5.00). This can also handle the certificates for each award as well. THREE, the activities one provide for one activity a month at .50 per Cub. this is where the dues would come in to play. FOUR, I have found out the "hard way" that Things happen without my control. Examples are going back to the Council office to pick up spare awards, the Quality Unit awards (which must be paid for), blown tires, no food at a given WEBELOS outing when there was supposed to be, and other "oops" things that occur. $3.90 per Cub or $156.00 in a Pack of 40 should answer most "oops" (and still have plenty left over for the following year.) FIVE, I did not even mention insurance, and it was not as a oversight. The SME contribution by family will pay for Cub insurance through one of the private agencies, a $12.00 contribution to SME ($1.00 per month per family) and the remainder to go to the costs of leader's the training award. In a pack of 40, the SME contribution would make any Council happy...$480.00.
Subject: Cub Pack Administration - Budget "the cheap way" The following was taken from rec.scouting.usa: We are lucky to have a sponsoring org. who pays National dues for all boys and adult leaders. New cubs are asked to pay $7.00 the first year which essentially is "good faith" money kept by the pack (when reimbursed by the sponsor for registration). We promote Boy's Life but subscription is voluntary, paid by the family if desired, and re-collected yearly before rechartering. Den dues are 50c per meeting, kept by the leaders to pay for supplies. A higher amount may be asked for den field trips that cost more. General pack expenses are covered by one or more fundraisers. We discussed the higher cost of WEBELOS awards, and realized that they actually earn more on fundraisers than the younger boys so the issue was dropped. We sold M & Ms this year and made $1,000. This is the easiest type of fundraiser. You get the cases on consignment, have the goods in your hand to deliver to the buyer and almost anyone can come up with 50c for a box. We used a local fundraising group rather than any ads in Boy's life. We earned 40% profit with an extra 5% added for selling more than 20 cases. (Remember that this type is "on it's own merits" and the boys can not wear their uniforms while selling, and a permit must be approved.) Our council has forbidden any such fundraisers during popcorn time next year, to reduce competition and increase incentive to sell corn. I sold 2 cases of M&M's myself by taking them to our one-day council POW WOW!! We would NEVER consider a mandatory SME donation, if we suggested a $48.00 tab to join our pack per year we would have MAYBE 3 cubs in the pack. In our lower-income neighborhood 50c a week and a buck or two for a special trip is a lot easier to come by than a one time lump sum. SME is presented and entirely voluntary. Our sponsor also pays for cabins for one WEBELOS and one FAMILY campout at Camp Miakonda each year. On campouts we collect $5 per person and shop for food discounts and eat 5 very nice meals for that amount. This helps to acclimate the families to the camp who have not been there before. and also gets some parents to participate who would never consider sleeping in a tent. ** For anyone "jealous" about our FREE dues there IS a catch!! Our sponsor has fundraisers to earn money to pay our dues, and of course the scouting families are HIGHLY encouraged to assist with these; Monthly Pancake breakfast after Sunday masses, 50-50 raffles, Monte Carlo nights etc. AND of course we don't need council approval for doing these during popcorn drive!
Subject: Outing Planning booklet I had a zillion (well, 2) requests for my Outing Planning booklet, so here it is. The Outing coordinator (usually me) completes one of these per outing. Whenever possible, I have the Jr. Leaders do most of the 'work'. I also have a Patrol Planning booklet - mostly for menu and duty-roster planning. Since little of it is on my Mac at present, I'll have to do some typing before I can post it. Mike S. (I have done the best I can in converting my MAC proportional files to non-proportional - any alignment errors are accidental ... ) -----------------------------cut here ---------------------------------------- *** OUTING PLANNING FORM %) Choose Theme or Activity _____________________- __________________ %) Outing target group is _______________________________ %) Suggested location(s) _____________________-______________________ %) Choose outing dates - from _____/_____/_____ to _____/_____/_____ %) Reservations Made by ________________________ on ____/____/____ %) Special water or firewood arrangements _____________________________ %) Detailed Outing Program and Times Planned by ________________________ and ________________________ %) Estimate Costs & Issue Permission Slips - by ________________________ estimated costs are _________ Forms due back by ____/____/____. %) File Tour Permit - by ________________________ at ________________. %) Participating | are ________________________ and ________________________ Adults | and ________________________ and ________________________ | and ________________________ and ________________________ %) Extra Drivers | are ________________________ and ________________________ | and ________________________ and ________________________ %) Emergency Contact is ________________________ %) Adult Buyer is _________________________ %) PATROL MEMBER ASSIGNED TO COMPLETE EACH JOB %) JOB 'new' SHARK BAT VENTURE %) Plan Menus |_____________|_____________|_____________|_____________| %) Buy Food |_____________|_____________|_____________|_____________| %) Pack Patrol Box |_____________|_____________|_____________|_____________| %) Set Up Duty Roster|_____________|_____________|_____________|_____________| <FF> PROGRAM PLAN DAY___________ DATE ___/___/___ DAY__________ DATE ___/___/___ 6:00 ___________________________ | 6:00 ___________________________ 6:30 ___________________________ | 6:30 ___________________________ 7:00 ___________________________ | 7:00 ___________________________ 7:30 ___________________________ | 7:30 ___________________________ 8:00 ___________________________ | 8:00 ___________________________ 8:30 ___________________________ | 8:30 ___________________________ 9:00 ___________________________ | 9:00 ___________________________ 9:30 ___________________________ | 9:30 ___________________________ 10:00 ___________________________ | 10:00 ___________________________ 10:30 ___________________________ | 10:30 ___________________________ 11:00 ___________________________ | 11:00 ___________________________ 11:30 ___________________________ | 11:30 ___________________________ 12:00 ___________________________ | 12:00 ___________________________ 12:30 ___________________________ | 12:30 ___________________________ 1:00 ___________________________ | 1:00 ___________________________ 1:30 ___________________________ | 1:30 ___________________________ 2:00 ___________________________ | 2:00 ___________________________ 2:30 ___________________________ | 2:30 ___________________________ 3:00 ___________________________ | 3:00 ___________________________ 3:30 ___________________________ | 3:30 ___________________________ 4:00 ___________________________ | 4:00 ___________________________ 4:30 ___________________________ | 4:30 ___________________________ 5:00 ___________________________ | 5:00 ___________________________ 5:30 ___________________________ | 5:30 ___________________________ 6:00 ___________________________ | 6:00 ___________________________ 6:30 ___________________________ | 6:30 ___________________________ 7:00 ___________________________ | 7:00 ___________________________ 7:30 ___________________________ | 7:30 ___________________________ 8:00 ___________________________ | 8:00 ___________________________ 8:30 ___________________________ | 8:30 ___________________________ 9:00 ___________________________ | 9:00 ___________________________ 9:30 ___________________________ | 9:30 ___________________________ 10:00 ___________________________ | 10:00 ___________________________ 10:30 ___________________________ | 10:30 ___________________________ <FF> TROOP 164 - OUTING PERMISSION FORM RETURN BY ____/____/____ Our son(s) _____________________ has/ve my permission to participate in the _______________________________ Scouting event. In case of emergency, I/we can be reached at ______________________________ . (I) can ____ participate | my vehicle ____ drive out (departure) | can carry ________ ____ drive back (return) | scouts. The cost for this outing will be $____.____ per boy, and $____.____ per adult, which is not refundable. I have enclosed: _____cash _____check for $____.____ (or) I/we still owe Troop 164 $____.____ I/we hereby voluntarily waive any claim against the drivers who furnish transportation, leaders of the Boy Scouts of America, Scout Troop 164, its chartered organization, and the local and national council, for any and all occurrences which might arise. No liability whatsoever is assumed or will be exercised by the undersigned. I also give permission for the adult leaders on this outing to authorize emergency treatment should such treatment be deemed by them to be necessary. date ___/___/___ signed _________________________________ (parent or guardian) *** PLEASE LIST IMPORTANT MEDICATION INFORMATION ON THE BACK OF THIS FORM*** ----------------------------------tear here ----------------------------------- *** BOY SCOUT OUTING REMINDER *** - keep this portion - _________________ will participate in the __________________________ event. Departure and return is from ___ St. Paul's ___ other - __________________________ The Troop will leave at ___:____ on _______________ and return at ___:____ on _______________ <FF> (this is approximately what my form looks like - I get my database program to print a complete roster of Scouts by Patrol) Scout |Pat- |still|att- |perm.|par- |amt. | OUTING:______________ Name |rol |owe? |ended|slip |ent? |paid | -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| DATE:___/___/___ Stolz, A |Ven | | | | | | -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| COSTS | | | | | | | ------------------------- -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| |Expense | amt. | | | | | | | | |-----------------|------| -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| | | | | | | | | | | |-----------------|------| -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| | | | | | | | | | | |-----------------|------| -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| | | | | | | | | | | |-----------------|------| -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| | | | | | | | | | | |-----------------|------| -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| | | | | | | | | | | |-----------------|------| -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| |Total costs | | | | | | | | | -------------------------- -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| | | | | | | | ------------------------- -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| |Bank deposits | date| | | | | | | | |-----------------------| -----------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----| | | | TOTAL COLLECTED | | ------------------------| ------- | | | ------------------------- --- food costing per person - $1.00 - snacks $1.50 - breakfast $2.00 - lunch $2.50 - dinner --- <FF> a copy of the LOCAL TOUR PERMIT APPLICATION form required by Council I have also collected ALL the Auto insurance info from all our parents so I can fill this form out without constantly calling parents for their Auto insurance numbers.
From: Olan Watkins of 1:130/ Subject: Liquid fuels - Certification Program Proposal for scouts As part of my Personal Goals section of my Wood Badge Ticket, I decided to set up a formalized certification program for the scouts in my Troop in the use of the Coleman PEAK ONE stove. The B.S.A. Wilderness Use Policy, and the related requirements for Low Impact Camping have greatly altered the attitudes and opinions of the use of chemical stoves from the time when I was a Boy Scout. When I was growing up, the use of "Boy Scout water" was strictly prohibited. If we could not get a fire going the old fashioned way, we went cold or hungry. As a result, now that I am an adult Scouter, I have had little or no exposure in the use of chemical stoves such as the PEAK ONE. I established the following training and certification program as much for myself, and other adults like me as for the scouts. The primary concern that faces us all, above and beyond the policies dealing with low impact camping is the safety of the scouts. The use of chemical stoves is one of the greatest safety risks that we face in camping. The everyday use of the stoves causes us to become complacent in their use, and this is were accidents will happen. The program that I have compiled is set in an outline form so that it can be easily presented in blocks of time. The certification requirements are only suggestions. These are the requirements that I plan on using with my Troop. I feel that prior to learning how to use a stove a scout should still be able to build a fire. Therefore I have included the requirement to complete the Second Class firebuilding section. My Troop will be using the stove certification the same as a "Totin Chip" of "Firemanship" card. If a scout does not have the card, he is not allowed to use the tool whether it is a knife, axe, saw or stove. My ultimate goal is to reduce the risk of injury to the scouts by ensuring that they are competent in the use of a chemical stove. I would appreciate any feedback regarding this program if you have any suggestions for improvement or change. Yours in Scouting, Raul "Skip" Camejo CIS# 75070,547 Scoutmaster Troop 60 Southbury, CT =================================== I - B.S.A. Wilderness Policy A - Review Wilderness Policy B - Review Outdoor Code II - Review B.S.A. policy on use of chemical fuels A - Purpose B - Background C - Policy & guidelines D - Guidelines for using chemical stoves and lanterns E - Bulk storage and practices III - Stove & Fuel types A - Fuel types 1 - Auto gas Will provide heat but auto gas additives will smoke and clog stoves. Never burn leaded gas as it produces a toxic black residue. 2 - White gas This is an additive-free gasoline. Coleman fuel is most widely known for camping purposes. Available in most camping supply locations. Best cold weather performance of chemical fuels. Highly volatile and prone to FLAREUPS when priming and starting stove. 3 - Kerosene Cheaper than white gas, burns hotter, is less prone to flaring, and is widely available. Kerosene is difficult to start, produces large quantities of smoke when first priming. Spilled kerosene is smelly. 4 - Butane Cartridge type fuel. Simplest, most convenient cooking fuel. Allows precise flame adjustment. Does not work in cold temperatures at low altitudes. Works well in cold temperatures at altitudes over 15,000 feet. Cartridges easy to handle, but cannot be refilled and must be packed in and packed out. 5 - Propane Burns hot in the cold. Requires heavy steel containers to contain gas. Works well for long term - in place camping. Too heavy for backpacking as containers, which are heavy must be packed in and packed out and are not reusable. Bulk containers of 11 pounds and 25 pounds are available for extended periods of in-place camping. 6 - Blended Combination fuel of propane and butane. Added propane improves butane's cold weather performance. Problems still occur at higher altitudes in cold weather. 7 - Alcohol Denatured (methyl) alcohol burns cooler than gasoline, produces about 1/2 the heat for the same weight. Advantages are low volatility and lack of flareup. Simple alcohol burner is lightest stove around. Works well with windscreen. Denatured alcohol can be expensive and hard to find. 8 - Wood/solid fuel Wood is still readily available in most wilderness settings. Overuse of area can deplete fuel source. Wet weather can make use of wood extremely difficult. Charcoal is an easy to use solid fuel. Charcoal is good fuel for novice campers as it does not require expensive stoves or maintenance in order to use. B - Stoves 1 - Bottled gas (butane) Butane stoves are usually lightweight, compact and easy to transport. Use requires attaching cartridge and lighting. Cartridges must be packed out and can not be refilled. 2 - Propane Easy to use. Attach bottle and light. Also can be used on large 2 burner camp stoves. No danger of spilling fuel, so this is an excellent choice for the first time camper. Drawback is fuel bottles are heavy and must be packed in and out. Various brands of stoves range from very heavy 2 burner "Coleman" stoves to a lightweight "grasshopper" stove. 3 - MSR/OPTIMUS white gas stoves Small easy to pack stoves. Require priming past in cold weather. Some models have a small cup that fuel is poured into for priming. Can result in flare ups. Higher amount of preventative maintenance and cleaning required in order to keep stove functioning. 4 - Coleman PEAK ONE series Coleman has produced three variations of the PEAK ONE backpacking stove. The regular white gas model, the duel fuel (white gas/auto gas) model, and the multi fuel (gas/kerosene) model. The PEAK ONE stove has been designated by the Boy Scouts of America as a good compromise of factors in a backpacking stove. Fuel is readily available. The stoves do not require extensive maintenance. They are reasonably easy to keep clean and reasonably easy to use. Parts are readily available at most outdoor outfitters due to popularity of Coleman products. 5 - Solid fuel stoves There are various types of solid fuel stoves available. III - Coleman PEAK ONE Stove A - Nomenclature 1. generator 2. grate 3. burner cap 4. burner bowl 5. fuel valve 6. fuel cap 7. fuel tank 8. legs 9. pump 10. packing nut B - Principles of operation The stove consists of 4 main components - the Tank, Pump, Fuel Valve and Generator. The tank is designed to hold both fuel and air. To avoid a fuel leak during lighting, adequate air space must exist above the fuel level in the tank. The tank should never be overfilled as this reduces the airspace available. Fill the stove on a level surface. Never tip the stove to add more fuel. The pump pressurizes the fuel tank. Unscrewing the pump knob one turn allows air to be pumped into the tank past a check valve. Pumping the pump knob pressurizes the air space inside of the tank. The fuel valve controls the flow of fuel and air from the tank to and through the generator. The OFF position closes the valve and prevents fuel flow. The HIGH/LIGHT position allows fuel to flow through the valve to the generator where it is heated and vaporized prior to reaching the burner. As soon as the stove lights, it must be repressurized to replace the air that is flowing through the generator. Pump for at least 30 seconds to fully pressurize. The generator is to designed to absorb heat from the burner and vaporize fuel passing through it. Moving the fuel valve from LOW to HIGH moves a needle in and out of an orifice in the generator and regulates the flow of fuel. The stove should always be lit with the fuel valve in the HIGH/LIGHT position to ensure maximum heat to the generator. C - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 1. Fuel is extremely flammable. Vapors are invisible, explosive and can be ignited from heat sources several feet away. 2. Use only the fuel designated for the stove in use. (Coleman fuel/kerosene/auto gas) 3. Store fuel in a RED container that can be securely closed. Container must be marked as to it's contents and stored away from heat sources or other sources of ignition. 4. The stove should only be filled outdoors. NEVER inside a tent. NEVER loosen or remove tank cap or fill tank near flame or other ignition source. 5. ALWAYS light the stove outdoors. NEVER inside a tent or building. Flare-ups can occur that would ignite flammable materials above the stove. Always light the stove in well ventilated areas. 6. ALWAYS use the stove in the outdoors in well ventilated areas. The stove consumes oxygen and use in enclosed spaces can become life threatening. 7. Use the stove for cooking only. The stove is not a space heater. Do not modify the stove in any way. 8. Keep the stove away from all flammable materials such as tents, clothing, dry underbrush, etc. Keep all flammable material at least one foot away from the sides of the stove and four feet away from the top of the stove. 9. When the stove is being used, the burner assembly and generator becomes extremely hot. Do not touch these areas until the stove cools down. 10. Do not use large or heavy pots or pans on top of the stove. Excessive weight or oversized cooking utensils can tip over spilling hot liquid or food on anyone or anything in the immediate vicinity. 11. Never pump the stove with any cooking utensils on it. Remove the utensil, pump the stove, then replace the utensil. 12. Keep the stove out of the reach of children. D - Filling the tank 1. NEVER FILL STOVE INSIDE TENT, BUILDING OR ENCLOSED SPACE. 2. Place stove on firm level surface. 3. Ensure that fuel lever is off and the pump is locked (turn clockwise). 4. Remove the fuel cap only after ensuring that there are no flames or other ignition sources nearby. 5. Use a funnel or other clean filling device to fill the tank with fuel. Do not tip the stove on it's side to fuel. 6. Replace the fuel cap on the stove and on the fuel container. Move the fuel container at least 6 feet away from the stove. Wipe off any spilled fuel on the outside of the container. Clean off any spilled fuel on your hands before lighting any matches. Remove any rags or towels used to wipe up fuel spills from the area and dispose of properly. E - Pressurize the fuel tank 1. Make sure the fuel lever is in the OFF position. 2. Open the pump knob (counter clockwise) one turn. 3. Place the thumb over the center hole and pump the knob approximately 25 full strokes. 4. Close the pump (clockwise) firmly. F - Lighting the stove 1. Place stove on firm, level surface. 2. Light a match and place near the edge of the burner cap. 3. Turn the fuel lever to HIGH/LIGHT. 4. As soon as burner lights, unlock and pump the stove for 30 seconds (1 stroke per second) and then close pump. 5. Adjust the flame to the desired heat level. CAUTION - OPENING THE VALVE, THEN STRIKING MATCH CAN CAUSE FLAREUPS. IF FUEL OR FLAMES APPEAR BELOW BURNER, IMMEDIATELY SHUT OFF FUEL VALVE AND ALLOW STOVE TO COOL. TURN STOVE OVER AND EMPTY FUEL OUT OF BURNER. WIPE ENTIRE AREA DRY THEN FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIGHTING STOVE. WHEN LIGHTING STOVE DO NOT PLACE FACE, HANDS, ARMS OR ANY OTHER OBJECTS OVER THE BURNER. KEEP WELL TO THE SIDE OF THE BURNER TO AVOID POSSIBLE FLAREUPS. 6. If lighting in extremely cold weather, preheating paste can be used on the stove. Place a strip of preheating paste on the burner cap under the generator. Light the past and allow it to heat the generator. When the paste is almost consumed, follow the regular lighting directions. G - To turn stove off 1. Move fuel lever from OFF to HIGH several times. 2. Move fuel lever into locked OFF position. Flame will continue to burn for a short period of time until all fuel is consumed. H - Storage 1. Allow stove to cool completely. 2. Fold legs and place stove in carrying case. 3. If stove is to be stored for extended period empty any remaining fuel from the tank. I - Maintenance 1. Keep stove clean of debris and dirt. 2. Clean off any spilled food as soon as stove has cooled. 3. Occasionally put a few drops of oil in the oil hole in the pump cap. This will lubricate the pump to allow it to function properly. STOVE CERTIFICATION A - Requirements for stove use 1. Chemical stoves are not to be used without adequate adult supervision. 2. Scouts who wish to use the chemical stove must successfully complete the certification requirements. 3. Chemical stoves may not be used on property where there is a prohibition against chemical stoves. B - Stove certification requirements 1. Successfully complete sections 2c and 2d in the Second Class Requirements. Understand and discuss the B.S.A. Wilderness policy and how the use of a backpacking stove relates to the policy. Understand and discuss the B.S.A. policy regarding the use of chemical stoves, and the local council's policy regarding use. 2. Point out and explain the purpose of the following parts of the PEAK ONE stove: a. generator b. fuel valve c. fuel tank d. pump e. fuel cap f. legs 3. Explain the basic concept behind the operation of the PEAK ONE stove. (Pump increasing air pressure in tank, generator preheating fuel to vaporize, etc.) 4. Demonstrate how to safely: a. fuel the stove b. light the stove c. extinguish the stove d. store fuel e. store the stove 5. Understand and explain the following safety requirements: a. what types of fuel to use in the stove b. what type of container is used to store fuel c. where the stove is filled and used d. limitations of pot size on the stoves e. pressurizing a lit stove 6. Explain what steps should be taken when: a. the stove has flames showing in areas other than the burner grate b. fuel is spilled on the outside of the stove when refueling SOURCES COLEMAN PEAK ONE owners manual BOY SCOUT HANDBOOK, Tenth edition Boy Scouts of America Pages 80 and 81 THE SCOUTMASTER HANDBOOK, 1990 printing Boy Scouts of America Pages 134 and 135 FIELDBOOK, Third edition Boy Scouts of America Pages 105 through 109 SCOUTMASTERSHIP FUNDAMENTALS, 1990 printing Boy Scouts of America Page 86 POLICY ON USE OF CHEMICAL FUELS, December 1989 Boy Scouts of America BACKPACKER magazine OUTSIDE magazine
Subject: Is there any administration software for Cub/Scout units? Yes. A. SCOUTMATE (all BSA units) / G-SCOUTMATE (GSUSA) Scoutmate is a software package that tracks all of the BSA unit types (i.e., Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, etc). G-Scoutmate is an equivalent package for Girl Scout leaders. They are available in both DOS and Windows. Demo versions are available at You can reach the author (Kevin Coleman) at: via E-mail snail mail PO Box 6871 Delray Beach, FL 33482-6871 Web Page Phone 1-888-572-4768 B. Troopmaster Troopmaster / Troopledger / Cubmaster / etc. A number of products in the Troopmaster line are available for unit and district administration. see: C. Trooper for Windows Trooper is a program designed for BSA Scout troops. E-Mail: Web: mail: 2S782 Timber Drive Warrenville, IL 60555 D. <unknown name> (UK) A new piece of software is available to help UK scout leaders and PL's to find their way around the award scheme. It is an invaluable aid to programme planning. The program runs on any PC, and costs just 5 pounds. For more information, send a mail to Mike Brown ( or with your internet address, and he'll dig up the information to you. ------------------------------ End of rec.scouting FAQ #12 ***************************

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