re: Trainer's Edge, IOLS PPT's, Colored loops
- This would be a good time to "chime in" on current topics:
1. Trainer's EDGE - it is clear to me why the need for WB 21st
and NYLT folks. District & Council level trainer, great idea!
Everyone else, better idea but there are some components of
TTT and TDC which are still applicable.
2. IOLS PPT's - the very thought is redundant; hands-on instruction,
outdoors or indoors if weather does not cooperate. A ppt for Campfire
instruction defeats the purpose to having a campfire.
PPT is useful to introduce Safety topics, LNT, etc. But, not the
Scoutcraft stuff, Cooking, etc.
3. Loops - a couple suggestions - get the multi-colored ribbon, cut & sew
to size; a red-white-blue pattern would be most fitting. The Yellow/Au loops
would raise eyebrows by Council-level personnel.
Better yet, simply cut the loop holder off the uniform and be done with it!
The blaze red added a nice contrasting color to the drabby khaki uniform.
Lastly, I once knew a Troop which made their own loops from multi-colored
ribbon resembling the color spectrum of white light. Raised eyebrows wherever
they went. Don't remember who their Chartering Organization is/was but sure
it was a Church organization.
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