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Post by ccm2361 on May 18th 2013, 7:12 pm

As I mentioned over on the old board; we are not shutting down Rangers this summer. Instead we are going to run a light schedule focused on skill refreshers.

Our current meeting schedule looks like this:
7:00 Opening formation & prayer
7:15 Bible Study
7:35 Skill merit
8:00 recreation
8:15 dismiss

Our summer schedule will go like this:
7:00 Opening formation & prayer
7:15 Skill refreshers
7:45 recreation
8:10 devotion
8:15 dismiss

the schedule will go like this
week 1 Tool craft: safe handling, Axe, Bow Saw cut & chop some wood for use in fire craft

week 2 Fire Craft 1 Fire safety rules, A frame fire, Teepee fire

week 3 Compass Orient a compass, Find a bearing, run compass course

week 4 Camping: Set up tents, commander inspect. tear down & repack correctly

week 5 Rope craft 1: Square knot, Bowline, use rope & knot to lift a load

week 6 Camp craft 1: Make something to eat, 3 pan dish washing, proper methods for trash disposal

week 7 Camp craft 2: Make cut & chop area extra recreation

week 8 Camp craft 3 Practice setting up camp site: tents, pavilion, fire area, cut & chop area

week 9 Fire Craft 2 Hunters fire, cook some food

week 10 Camp craft 4: Propane stove, fueling & lighting, cook food, cleaning

Rain alternate 1: First Aid: Victim assessment, Bleeding, Shock

Rain alternate 2: Camp Craft 5 proper food handling & storage

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on May 18th 2013, 9:40 pm

Seems we'll be doing events but meetings will resume in Sept.

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Post by Phillip Gross on May 18th 2013, 10:12 pm

Since we're so new, we're just pushing full steam ahead. I'm sure we'll have a better feel for what we should do next year. We're still just feeling everything out.
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on May 19th 2013, 12:17 am

If you can keep the momentum going and the boys and leaders excited enough I say run it 52 weeks a year like most other ministries do.

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Post by ccm2361 on May 21st 2013, 7:57 pm

This will be the first year since 2008 that we haven't taken a summer break.

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Post by Claymore on May 21st 2013, 9:53 pm

I do not absolutely follow with the Leadership Guide.

It has some good resources, but I find that the boys get bored, if the outline is the same week-to-week.

Fortunately, God has given me the gift of coming up with a Program of Instruction on short notice, and it always works out.

One day, during a Leader's Course, the Instructor said, "How do you know when your Lesson Plan is Finished?"

I replied, "When it's 45 minutes before meeting time, and I haven't showered, yet!"

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on May 22nd 2013, 12:54 am

Claymore wrote:I do not absolutely follow with the Leadership Guide.

It has some good resources, but I find that the boys get bored, if the outline is the same week-to-week.

Fortunately, God has given me the gift of coming up with a Program of Instruction on short notice, and it always works out.

One day, during a Leader's Course, the Instructor said, "How do you know when your Lesson Plan is Finished?"

I replied, "When it's 45 minutes before meeting time, and I haven't showered, yet!"
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Post by Mark Jones on May 24th 2013, 12:56 pm

Church wants us to take a month off. WE shut down for 2 weeks but build Regatta boats and attend events during that time.

I found that everytime we shut down rangers it takes about 4 times the amount of time we shut down for to get it backup up to speed again and the hardest part is loosing the boys to other activities.

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Post by Claymore on May 24th 2013, 1:51 pm

I agree.

While it is nice to get a break, sometimes it's not worth the amount of "catch-up" that you have to do.

We furnish uniforms to the boys. They take their T-Shirts home, but the dress uniforms stay in the closet at the Ranger Room.

After 2 or 3 months of summer recess, half of the kids don't fit in their uniforms any more; some kids have worked on advancements, while others didn't, and 20% of the kids that you see are new, and you have to bring them up-to-speed with the Program.

As you said, it takes 2 months to just get back to where you were when you left off.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on May 24th 2013, 7:19 pm

When I txt'd back my church secretary that we were out 2nd wed of June till first week of Aug she replied to me that she was proud of me for giving up Aug. It was the strangest reply I've ever received. My hands are tied I give up on summer meetings. We'll do some events.

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Post by red squirrel on June 6th 2013, 11:10 am

We have 3 weeks off in July, but one is the day before the 4th. The next weekend, then the third weekend is a church business meeting.

Normally we dont take off more than this.

Boys are at home and can work on projects and skills.

I suppose it does depend on the amount of help in leadership.
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Post by ccm2361 on June 6th 2013, 12:33 pm

Summer Schedule starts next week!

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on June 7th 2013, 2:22 am

Would like to do another shooting day to allow them to earn the badges.

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Post by ccm2361 on June 10th 2013, 5:17 pm

uh-oh looks like rain wednesday night may have to open summer schedule with a rain alternate Neutral

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Post by Mark Jones on June 11th 2013, 10:02 pm

Chris what does your event calendar look like? Mine is so full the meetings will be in prep for those events. Wow what a Pow Wow we had. It was AWESOME! Next 2 sundays will be used to clean up from that and prepare for Frontier Adventure! Woo whoo.

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Post by ccm2361 on June 11th 2013, 10:30 pm

my event calendar is empty at the moment. I am working on some events, like Archery Day & a Knife & hawk event

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Post by ccm2361 on July 3rd 2013, 7:10 am

This summer schedule is not off to a good start Its rained 3 of the first 4 Wednesday's

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Post by Phillip Gross on July 3rd 2013, 2:20 pm

It has been a rainy mild summer so far. We've had as much rain in a week as we normally have all month for July.
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Post by ccm2361 on July 3rd 2013, 4:20 pm

Us too! rain  

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