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    • When you load an event in TWH, you can set a cutoff date for signup.  We normally make it the last meeting before the outing, mainly so the grubmaster(s) know who to shop for.  Nice thing is RSVPs are visible to everyone on the website.  I would say 95% of Scouts regularly use this.  Grubmaster SOP includes a final check of registrations for the Patrol right before the shop to account for late adds/drops. When someone does not sign up and still intends to come, the Scouts seem to know.  I am 100% fine with last minute adds, I always prefer a Scout to come out with us than not over a "deadline".  As long as it can be safely accommodated (enough food, if we had to reserve canoes, etc.)  So far, and my experience is shorter than many, it's never been an issue to make it work for late adds.  Our policy on last minute drops is you are responsible for your share of actual costs.  If we paid the venue for your camping, if the grubmaster bought food for you, if we rented you a canoe and you no-show ... you're responsible for those fees.  We have a decent size troop and a decent bench of registered adult leaders.  I still find from time to time I'm scraping by to get enough adult attendance at outings even with tons of advanced notice.  Mostly due to schedules.  Next year I worry it'll get worse with the new "fee required position" requirement but I'm working to get ahead on that.
    • We may need to be careful to not equate understanding cultura elements of various NA groups, with the inuendo of of Cultural Appropriation.  Too many, it seems to me, jump overboard if even a mention of NA history or culture is put into discussion.  Many of our issues in todays society seem to be overreactions to simple knowledge of others and their thoughts and histories.  And often, that accusation is aimed specifically at the WAS parts of our society.  Again, just my opininion.    
    • This. I am sure sentiment varies widely among Scouts, among adults, and among areas of the country, perhaps, but I only know of only one Scout for whom it is a draw (not my Troop or even Chapter). For many it is met with disbelief and disapproval.
    • While never a mission of the OA, it has occurred. I've posted in other threads how local Arrowmen did help preserve Native American Heritage.  Especially in the early days of the OA when it was illegal to practice aspects of Native culture.
    • I am so terribly late to this discussion. As a child, we surfaced collected Native American stone artifacts from local farm fields. (With permission.) My father instructed us on the significance of the peoples who had gone before. We never collected bone artifacts, only stone ones. (All in the plow zone.) And so, I learned to understand and respect that unknown to me society of Native Americans. What effort it took to survive in the Midwest, and even more so in the High Plains. I have monumental respect for the Native American societies. And their survival knowledge. And not mere survival, they thrived. And there is this turmoil over "cultural appropriation." I have much to learn about this, and so working my way. But, in my experience, I have not seen any depiction of Native American culture that was disrespectful of Native Americans. And maybe there is such on the toxic web. Many Universities, Colleges, High Schools, etc, in years past, have adopted Native American symbols as their school's mascots. I do not know of a single school that has adopted a Native American mascot for the purpose of ridiculing the mascot. As near as I can tell, adopting a Native American symbol/icon, is a supreme showing of respect. But, I am not a Native American. And Native Americans I invite you o post,    I do not yet understand Native American objections to 
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