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Re: [ScoutRadio] Dayton 2009 Radio Scouting Forum Becoming a Reality

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  • Andrew Koenig
    Already am :-) Got my LOA a few weeks ago. ... -- Andrew Koenig
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 12, 2009
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      Already am :-)

      Got my LOA a few weeks ago.

      On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Stephen M. Shearer <wb3lgc@...> wrote:


      Andrew, K2BSA at the Jamboree has YOUTH Staff, too.  Have you thought about being part of the staff?  Steve

       

      From: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Koenig
      Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2009 1:49 PM
      To: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [ScoutRadio] Dayton 2009 Radio Scouting Forum Becoming a Reality

       




      IMHO, it'd seem wise to have the Radio and Scouting forum directly after (or before) the youth forum, in the same hall. The two would go together very well, since they are almost the same audience.

      I'm a youth ham, and a scout.

      73 de KE5GDB

      On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 6:20 AM, Stephen M. Shearer <wb3lgc@...> wrote:

       

      It seems to me there is also a YOUTH forum that would be a good place to interact, but then it may be preaching to the choir.  Unless you try to turn them on to Scouting.  Steve

       

      From: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of wjdeegan
      Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 11:06 PM
      To: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [ScoutRadio] Dayton 2009 Radio Scouting Forum Becoming a Reality

       



      While not 100% confirmed, the probabliity of obtaining a 1-hour time slot for a Scouting forum at the upcoming Dayton Hamvention is increasing. The moderator of the forums, Todd Collins, N2TUN, is a strong advocate for Scouting and introducing amateur radio to young people and he is doing everything he can to work Scouting into the 2009 forum program. He has tentatively offered Friday morning (May 15th), from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM. I 'tentatively' agreed to that slot.

      If we get the slot, I definitely will need help and partnerships from other Scouters to put together an agenda suited for the Hamvention.

      My thoughts:

      From my perspective, as a Troop Committee member, a merit badge counselor and upcoming member of the 2010 K2BSA staff, I would like to learn from other Scouters how the Radio Merit Badge can be effectively and properly taught in troop or patrol venues and in formalized sessions such as 'Merit Badge Universities.'

      I would also like to learn how Amateur Radio has been integrated into Troop programs - including camping and JOTA events.

      And, I would hope that a Scouting forum at Dayton could be a perfect first 'meet and greet' session for the staff members of the K2BSA operation at the 2010 Centennial Jamboree.

      The bottom line: I'm looking for partners to help me put together a Radio Scouting forum for Dayton 2009. Can you help?

      Yours in Scouting,
      John Deegan, K9XT
      Troop 202, Crossroads of America Council, Indianapolis, IN

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