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    • BSA will never fix itself.  If any serious work is to be done, the units need to do it themselves.
    • Writing from Camp Conestoga in Westmorland Council, PA in the company of pandemic refugees from states north and south, all the while exposing those viruses to UV rays and soap. TBH, I’m not one to walk around with a fathom stick social distance warrioring. But, I think they are sufficiently cautious. They boys have masks at the ready when needed. No complaints. My only assistant is a crossover’s dad who was a scout, an all-around great guy, and a tremendous help. Lots of paychecks: last night a couple of 1st years stayed at camp to do space-ex “campsite paperwork”, and got way into the weeds with me about all things interplanetary. Today, fillets of caught fish are frying. GTG. I just saw our lunch crew on the way to pick up from the dining hall.
    • There needs to be some serious work done by BSA -  our Council was one of the ones that laid off Half the DEs and all but 3 support staff - citing expenses. Yet kept the SE who will get contracted increase anD makes more than some PhD school superintendents I  ouR area Volunteers have shared they and a lot of their coworkers have had pay cuts as have their bosses so that more of them can keep their jobs.   Volunteers have mentioned this at zoom meetings and are starting to ask the hard questions - ‘what exactly are the kids and families getting for the $ you are paid’
    • Our troop went to Summit Merit Badge Camp June 18 - July 4. I don't know if anyone got tested, but we're required to report back to Summit if anyone gets sick. We have no reports. There were only 270 people there that week with 700 the following week. There were no reported illnesses during the week our troop was there. WV recently reinstated some restrictions. Some sound like if they were applied to Summit, then Summit would have to close. I've seen no updates on Summit's site since June, so I assume they're still operating. I've been searching for news stories, and I'm not seeing anything indicating Summit has to close. They did just postpone the 2021 Jamboree. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/07/14/bsa-postpones-2021-national-jamboree-because-of-covid-19-pandemic/
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    • jcole12  »  cartridge

      Hi Cartrige,
      Rich was my director on Campcraft for two years and was also a wrestling mentor for me. We knew each other well. We kept touch over the years. His cousin must have found some of my letters and sent me a copy of his memorial program. If you would like it, let me know and I would be happy to send you a scanned copy. He was a rock for me in my teenage years
      · 1 reply
    • qwazse

      Anyone notice that your neckerchief is just a backwards face mask?
      · 3 replies
    • GrammaScout

      Our BS Troop has been successful with fund drives.  We now have a small Girls' Troop.   The Church Administrator is planning to take $4000 from the Troop funds to purchase gear for the Girls.   Is this right??
      · 0 replies
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