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  • Latest Posts

    • Debtors (BSA) would like to delay, hoping mediation will lead to further settlements before the deadline.
    • TCC - RP - Prepared to file modified motion.  Would like to keep voting deadline UNLESS the changes are approved.
    • Concern about voting deadline, sounds like most parties want to push it out including BSA.  Preliminary results would be January 7, final a few weeks later.  So far, no objections to pushing out the date.
    • Hearing started ... 1) Meditation went into midnight last night. 2) Total votes to date (Wednesday before Thanksgiving) - 4,300 votes complete.    
    • United Methodist congregations will be encouraged to vote "no" to the proposed BSA restructuring plan.  Reasons stated include inadequate compensation for the survivors of abuse and concerns that issues surrounding church liability have not been adequately addressed. UMC congregations who have previously submitted claims will be able to cast a single individual vote per congregation. Many conferences are conducting zoom meetings involving these congregations this weekend to review the proposal as well as the national ad hoc committee recommendations in order to submit the votes before the upcoming deadline. UMC churches who sponsor or have sponsored Scouting units were previously strongly encouraged to submit "protective" claims to the bankruptcy court to ensure that their interests would be protected.. These claims were summitted before the claim submission deadline ended last year. Mediations between the UMC and other chartered organizations with the BSA have been described as difficult and challenging by insiders. The UMC previously filed paperwork with the court requesting to provide expert testimony challenging the BSA restructuring plan and its assumptions. The UMC is the largest remaining national charter organization but many local congregations have moved recently to either totally drop the BSA program or to move to a facility use agreement. The local council would hold the charter in that instance. However, some local councils have balked at the facility use agreements stating that they do not have the staff resources to adequately oversee units. To read more: https://um-insight.net/in-the-church/local-church/united-methodists-poised-to-reject-boy-scouts-bankruptcy-pl/?fbclid=IwAR3u4MdgyA75jJxrS8Ckwb0UDhKyz00v7gjTBXPJvRAlB71oQdTpBUnvGds  
  • 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
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