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    • As COR you should be able to move them around in the Position Manager screen.  Drag the name tiles to where they need to be, then "Save Changes" on the bottom right.  Be sure you're in the "Registered Positions" side and not the "Functional Roles" side. It probably won't let you save if you don't have a "legal" roster (ie, a SM, CC, two more committee members). As @skeptic said I'd just move the retiring CC to MC or Unit Scouter Reserve then let them drop off at recharter.  They've already paid for the year, and you're not getting a refund.
    • Been a while since I did that type of thing, and it may have changed.  But we always had to wait to remove them at recharter unless we asked the council office registrar to do it manually.  Unless it is serious issue, just wait would be my thought.  Others more involved in modern paper work likely can give better answers.  
    • Hey All,  I'm the COR for our troop and need some help with handling some Roster / Position Management issues.  Our CC is retiring as is her husband an MC and our Treasurer is stepping down as well.   I can't seem to find in My.Scouting where I can remove them from their positions.  There is a "plus sign with arrows" type icon next to everyone's name on the left but it doesn't seem to do anything except move that person around on the screen.  The "minus sign" to the right of their name looks like it "expires" their position but when I try that I get a "NOT FOUND" message.  I know that I can "end memberships" in Scoutbook but I was always told that SB is only a reflection of My.Scouting and changes need to be made there.  Don't know for sure if these 3 people are leaving the BSA entirely, but if not.... would "expiring" or "ending membership" take them out of the troop only ?  I can't imagine a COR or CO can end a person's BSA membership, but I'm not sure on that either.   Thanks for the help, as always.  
    • Once more, reality of human nature rears.  The long discourse here proves that few paid any real attention to the material on the permits.  They just made sure to fill in the blanks and hopefully verified the various certifications of training and licenses.  In our troop we asked for verification of driver information, including coverages.  We also made it clear that if warranted, some might not be drivers, for whatever reason.  We did accomplish one thing though.  Almost the first thing one scout would say when all were in.  "Seatbelts".  
    • I have to speak up as I'm an opposing view. PDF documentation enable BSA to rapidly update documents and provide the documents free to the end-user.  BSA should just partner with a printing company that then can print and ship on demand.  It is wrong wrong to charge for materials that volunteers need to volunteer and have already paid their membership fees to volunteer.  ... Maybe, BSA should charge for bigger books like the scout handbooks.  Beyond that, we want BSA documentation to get into the hands of volunteers as fast and cheap as possible.  We don't want people volunteering and avoiding reading / seeing the materials because they have to pay yet more yet again.   My big fear is that BSA maintaining an inventory of printed materials is a cost that needs to be off-set in sales and membership fees.  That creates a profit center that slows down keeping books up to date and creates a disincentive to make all the literature free as PDFs. PLUS ... Some materials already have high volunteer input / authorship.   GTA?   If this can be done with high quality, it should continue and grow.   It feels wrong to charge for volunteer maintained documents.  ... I love the GTA and G2SS being free as PDFs.  IMHO, many more documents should follow that approach.
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