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    • @Mashmaster, I feel your pain.  I had to stop going to troop meetings.  Although having boys tell me that they missed me and would I come back was gratifying, I knew that it was undermining their respect for the new SM.  A bit of MBC work is my only involvement now.  If I thought for a minute that district would actually use me for outdoor work and woods-skills teaching, I might violate my maxim about 'Unit level Scouting'. I obviously miss it, or I wouldn't drop by this forum to stir up trouble.
    • The LDS Church is not just dropping Scouts, they are replacing them. BSA may get a slice of the pie short term as the young men try to finish Eagle.  Long term, I am afraid they will only get crumbs. 
    • Could be. My son had a great experience in Cub Scouts, but aside from that I’m rather detached from the program. I view Cubs as a fun activity program but mostly lacking in substance as compared to Boy Scouts. I feel no particular emotion about girls entering the Cub Scouts. It’s a completely different story with girls entering the Boy Scout program. Enough has already been said there.
    • There's a lot of hate for those in the profession, including me when y'all don't even know me. I mean I get it, there are A LOT of bad, even crooked Pros out there. Whatever, it's not gonna stop me from doing my job of trying to grow scouting and give kids opportunities. Again, I believe we work together and have the same goals in mind... I'm sorry if that's not the case in your council. Thank you all for what you do for scouting. 
    • I don't understand why people seem to have a problem with this one.  A friend of mine is a physician who is a VP for a Fortune 500 firm.  Our troop was building a monkey bridge a few years back and we got talking about the height limits.  He said he had read the science on this and it's unassailable, there are a lot of stats he had at his command that I don't remember exactly, but a fall from above five feet or so is the place where you stop expecting broken arms and start expecting serious closed head and traumatic brain injuries.  Arguing against this rule is akin to arguing against seat belts and life jackets.
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