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    • In regard to #3 above I know a man who worked for BSA for 30+ years. He was a Scout Executive and when he retired he had a prominent position at National. He told me one day he made more money in retirement than he did as a working BSA employee.  If your age and years of service add to 85, your retirement is calculated as 80% of the average of your last 3 years salary. The retiree will receive this pension until death. Assuming a BSA retiree retires at age 65 and lives to 85, that is 20 years of retirement. For this hypothetical let’s say they made an average salary of $100,000 (this is a low estimation). 80% would be $80,000 per year. At 20 years this hypothetical retiree made $1,600,000 in retirement. Most employees are eligible for some type of pension, even council employees not just DE’s and management. It adds up.  
    • There is a reason for this... A National Council employee, the current associate director of volunteer training for National BSA, never was a Cub or Boy Scout as a youth. This person doesn’t have sons, never had children in the program. Before their National Council position they served as a Learning for Life Executive and promoted to Field Director in charge of traditional units (Packs, Troops, and Crews) So, the second in charge of training at National was never in Boy Scouting as a youth or adult volunteer and was not a traditional unit serving executive.  
    • Wait...they have Black Helicopters and secret installations and can park anywhere they want in New York City???
    • Well, about a quarter of 13-18 year olds are prohibited from joining the BSA, for a start: https://www.barna.com/research/atheism-doubles-among-generation-z/  
    • http://www.wnd.com/2018/05/condoms-required-at-scouts-24th-world-jamboree/ It's been a long conversation with the moderators.
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