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  • BSA contact to send thoughts on new potential policy

    Please do not call the BSA office to complain or praise about the potential new policy.

    The BSA has established an email address you can send your thoughts to:
    nationalsupportcenter@scouting.org

    or call:
    972 580 2330

  • #2
    1-800-Drop-box.

    You drop the box in the dumpster.

    So much for our opinion.

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    • #3
      bnelon, isn't that phone number at the BSA office? A Google search says it is the number of the "National Service Desk" at BSA. Or is it really a "call center" somewhere?

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      • #4
        It's not the office, it is the service desk and that is where they have setup a phone bank to take a survey. Your on and off in a matter of seconds.

        If you want to write a long rationale, use the email.

        BE POLITE !

        Remember a Scout is courteous.(This message has been edited by bnelon44)

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        • #5
          bnelon,

          Thanks for the information; a useful post.

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          • #6
            When I tried this number, I got a live person who told me she could not take my opinion (which was a resounding yes). Too many calls perhaps?

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            • #7
              I really hope they don't think they are going to get any valid results from their "survey." They are going to get a self-selected group, and the percentage of Scouters who actually know the "survey" is taking place is probably very, very small. They are also likely to get a higher percentage of people who are upset about the proposed change.

              And, what exactly is the question (or questions) in the survey?

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              • #8
                BSA has changed the way it is getting feedback. Please do not use the phone number any longer.

                Feedback link is on the site: http://www.scouting.org

                I do agree with those saying it is probably more cathartic for those who want to express an opinion than will actually be used to decide anything. Too many outside groups organizing call-ins.

                NJCubScouter,
                The way the BSA is now getting feedback about the program from the field is with Voice of the Scout. They send a survey to those with valid email accounts in ScoutNET twice a year.

                More on Voice of the Scout is here:
                http://www.scouting.org/jte

                Voice of the Scout last year did indicate a 50/50 split among those who commented on "constitutional issues."

                (This message has been edited by bnelon44)

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                • #9
                  There is also another linkage for doing surveys. It'll ask for your positions and Unit type to put you in the correct group. When National needs a survey of a specific group, it'll email you. I've gotten several surveys already on specific topics.

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                  • #10
                    Write your thoughts on a piece of paper, put it in a bottle and throw it overboard. Same effect.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Twocubdad
                      Write your thoughts on a piece of paper, put it in a bottle and throw it overboard. Same effect.

                      Well unlike the emailed online survey, the message in a bottle would be anonymous...unless you are Kevin Costner

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