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    • i am not the den leader, den leader has been great, no qualms about him, makes it harder to step back leaving more of a burden on him there are only so many indoor activities one can do, that's not arts and crafts projects  
    • If the BSA simply "blacklists" someone without making any comment other than the person is removed and barred from Scouting, that would not rise to the level of character defamation.  If they were to make pronouncements on what led to a Scouter being removed from Scouting and there is no legal proceedings that support their statements, that could be considered defamation.  For example, if the BSA were to announce that they were removing Russell Henderson from Scouting because he was convicted of murdering someone, that wouldn't rise to defamation - there are facts behind the statement.  On the other hand, if Russell Henderson was never convicted of murder in a court of law, or even charged, and the BSA were to announce that they were removing him because he was a murderer, there would probably be grounds for a defamation lawsuit.  But simply stating that they were removing Russell Henderson from Scouting without saying anything more would not be character defamation.
    • Are you the Den Leader?  Even though the requirements are the requirements, the Den Leader can have a big impact on how interesting they are so that the Scouts get more out of them.  If you are not the Den Leader, maybe you could ask the Den Leader if he/she needs help coming up with ideas or organizing activities?
    • Would you be willing to share anything related to the background of this? Even a rough sense of the alleged transgression would be helpful
    • ParkMan, I wanted to organize my thoughts before replying but then @walk in the woods came in and said it better than I could. I disagree with both your goal and your method. A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobeying them.
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