Jump to content

Forums

  1. Welcome to SCOUTER Forum

    1. New to the Forum?

      Tell us a bit about yourself so we can welcome you to the Virtual Roundtable

      7.3k
      posts
    2. Forum Support & Announcements

      Forum support and announcements from SCOUTER.com

      2.7k
      posts
    3. New to Scouting?

      Questions and answers for parents and leaders new to Scouting.

      3.3k
      posts
  2. Open Discussion - Program

    1. 148.2k
      posts
  3. News & Politics

    1. Issues & Politics

      In answer to many requests, we established a separate forum for these topics. Those not interested can skip this forum instead of spending time reading unwanted messages to identify content.

      116k
      posts
  4. Unit Fundraising

    1. Unit Fundraising

      Ideas for fundraising projects and programs for your unit.

      6.3k
      posts
  5. Order of the Arrow

    1. Order of the Arrow

      Discussions for OA Members and those interested in Scouting's Honor Society. Also includes a private sub-forum for OA Members only.

      9.6k
      posts
  6. The Patrol Method

    1. The Patrol Method

      Lessons and questions of Scout leadership and operating troop program

      16.4k
      posts
  7. Cub Scouts

    1. Cub Scouts

      For Cub Scout specific topics only.

      46k
      posts
  8. Wood Badge and Adult Leader Training

    1. Wood Badge and adult leader training

      Post Wood Badge specific topics here.

      19k
      posts
  9. Advancement Resources

    1. Advancement Resources

      Scouting ranks, merit bades, and the advancement programs

      46.4k
      posts
  10. Patch Trading Central

    1. Patch Trading Central

      Have a patch or memorabilia you're looking to swap? Use this virtual patch trading blanket. (This area is intended to facilitate memorabilia swapping, not necessarily commerce.)

      1.5k
      posts
  11. Working with Kids

    1. Working with Kids

      Counseling, inspiring and teaching kids.

      12.3k
      posts
  12. Uniforms

    1. Uniforms

      For All messages dealing with Scout Uniforms

      30.1k
      posts
  13. Camping & High Adventure

    1. 27.8k
      posts
  14. Girl Scouting

    1. Girl Scouting

      Content specifically related to Girl Scouting

      2.7k
      posts
  15. Summer Camp

    1. Summer Camp

      All about planning and going to Summer Camp

      10.5k
      posts
  16. Scouting Around the World

    1. Scouting Around the World

      Scouting is a worldwide Movement with nearly 30 million members in 151 countries around the world.

      1.4k
      posts
  17. Council Relations

    1. Council Relations

      Discuss issues relating to Scout Councils, districts and working with professionals

      10.9k
      posts
  18. Venturing Program

    1. Venturing Program

      Meet people from other Venture Crews and discuss program.

      6.4k
      posts
  19. Scouting History

    1. Scouting History

      Share and celebrate the history of the world's largest youth Movement

      3.2k
      posts
  20. Scouting the Web

    1. Scouting the Web

      Share tips and info for Scouting webmasters and discuss Scouting resources on the web

      1.6k
      posts
  21. Scoutmaster Minutes

    1. Scoutmaster Minutes

      Inspirational stories and meaningful remarks to share

      1.2k
      posts
  • Latest Posts

    • It can not be any worse than what is on the table now.
    • I'm not sure that is useful in this specific situation.  I'd only ask him if you are asking the other parents. I really seems you need some simple guardianship form signed by the mother  indicating she is granting the adult temporary guardianship of the child.  There are web sites that can be used.  Keep it simple.   Most importantly, be open with the mom.  You're not a business and you don't have your own lawyers.  You are only trying to do right by the child and by the organization.   The more I think about this ... I'm betting ... the mom has had to deal with this for other reasons.  I'm betting she has had to setup some type of guardianship documents for her partner to use with the child.  Ask the mom.  Talk to her.  An interesting point ... when kids have joined my packs / troops, we never wanted evidence of who was the parent or who was a partner.  We never knew if they were the legal guardian or the real parent.  ... It was not our business.  ... it was more the parents responsibility to name who took care of the kid.  ... What we were watching for was that none of the leaders or other parents took up that role.  ... We never injected ourselves into the internal family dynamics.  I'd be tempted to treat this similar.  When the scout joins, have the parents tell you who the guardians are.  I fear this is one where the parent asked and now you have more work.   My heart goes out to you.  A gold star family.  They have already lost their dad in service to our country.  I'd want to bend over backwards to help them any way I could and to help the kids.  ... but do it within the rules of G2SS and your good conscious. 
    • Agreed.  I really don't think there is a better side for most victims though.  Some yes.  Most no. 
    • Does anyone doubt this is a real bankruptcy?  It will exit chapter 11 (reorg) or chapter 7 (liquidation).  The pending legal fees alone are massive before even considering settlements and judgements.   I truly believe a failed chapter 11 bankruptcy means liquidation.  Liquidation means less for most survivors because of debt priorty.  "Some" in open states may get more, but most just won.t  Plus, lawsuits will restart and continue for years and be extremely expensive for all parties.   It seems the best exit is a BSA only chapter 11 and soon.  It reserves the most cash for victims; preserves the organization and allows the next set of legal cases to start (cases against insurance, LCs, COs, etc).  I'd prefer the current plan as it has pain for everyone and people can move on.  BUT, I doubt it's future for many reasons.   If the current plan is adopted, great.  The sooner we can move past legal cases the better.  I just fear 2020s will be the years of continued lawsuits.  
    • It will be interesting to see how many of the yes votes also take the quick $3500.  If a large proportion of yes's take the $3500 I think their votes will be set aside.
  • Recent Status Updates

    • WisconsinMomma

      Kiddo #1 has two of four signatures so far on his Eagle Project Proposal. He plans to build a split rail fence at the local nature center to encourage people to stay on the trail in an area where some people have been wandering into the woods.
      His goal is to have it done by early November. Very proudt that he presented to the parent committee, next he needs the scoutmaster and the district sign offs. 
      · 0 replies
    • Eagle1993

      Last night I was present (as SM I'm not part of the BOR) at the Eagle BOR of our Troop's 100th Eagle Scout.  Great to see positives in the face of consistent negative news!
      · 0 replies
    • SiouxRanger  »  The Latin Scot

      My apologies for tone.
      · 4 replies
  • Popular Contributors

  • Who's Online (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...