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    • DOD, in the midst of OEF & OIF, was no longer interested in the troop bill IT had to pay to support a jamboree on Defense properties. That's part of why the search for the Summit began...
    • I have the opposite problem. Our DE seems to be a nice guy who has general knowledge of who I am and what our troop does. However, I have no idea who he is. I was in the Scout office doing some paperwork. The DE approached me and greeted me by name. Clueless, I had to take note of his name badge and later look online to see who he was and what position he held. I'm not a great people person, so that doesn't help either. He sees our Eagle applications cross his desk, and our troop recently hosting the annual District Awards Dinner, so that is probably how he knows me.
    • Yup.  My local Council forces all events to their properties, despite the fact that the county parks system is better equipped for some of them.  The super irony, Council charges us more than our parks will.  It's internal transfer costs so it's not real (nor do I care, as a council event runner, if the event makes a profit, which they do), but it makes the council properties look "profitable" when they are not, they are just moving programming money over to cover the boondoggles. I think that BSA should get out of the landlord business, because running expensive properties that are only open weekends and vacations is ridiculous when taxpayer funded alternatives are able to operate at a law 365-days/year. But, it's super excited for a Scout Executive to show off his properties, or national to show off their "High Adventure basis."  We introduced cheaper programming options that increased retention by 3% isn't super excited. It's the same reasons that universities build palatial buildings, it's what donors want their name on and non-profit executives are sales people whose commission is "kudos" that focus on money raised, not profits, because there are none. BSA needs Summit to make money because BSA owns Summit.  BSA shouldn't own Summit, but that's neither here nor there.  A federally funded cheap facility for Jamborees was just fine.
    • First, it's a national camp, so G2SS is not the governing document, National Camp Standards and ACA standards kick into play.  Second:. This is a WOSM event, hosted by BSA so BSA can get the revenue. Our rules aren't as important as their rules.  Thats how I see this. 
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