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    • I'll have to ask our Committee Chair.  A scout came to the last committee meeting to give us his Eagle proposal, and the CC brought it up then.  It seemed to me like it was a new requirement, but I couldn't say for sure.  We had always gone with two adults on Eagle projects, one with YPT,  and one was always a parent.    
    • Most of that post was due to dumpster fire of a week (scouting and non) and a aggrivating comment a den leader made last night. I feel better, thanks. I like the therapy here. 😂😂
    • FWIW - I only mentioned it because I had to really work as a pack & troop break the cycle of our other volunteers constantly bashing district, council, national, OA, Wood Badge, etc...  It was like whatever happened, we liked to blame someone.  Guess I'm a little more tuned into it.
    • And I would probably have done that. On the boards, it's a little different environment than a parents mtg.
    • Thanks - I asked for a reason and this is a valid one.  i.e. - if National had created a different culture, then benefactors would have helped us out of this situation.  That's very fair. Personally, my gut tells me that the change in giving is more due to a general trend against faith in organized institutions.  I've always thought it's due to the combination of Watergate and the rise in myriad news/analysis sources we have today.  With countless TV, cable, and internet analysis channels, everyone is criticizing everything today.  That has a net effect of eroding public support for most every institution.  Just about every national level institution is less popular today than 40 years ago.  We all see the mistakes they make today and those mistakes are magnified 1000x.  When we were kids it was unusual to hear a story about a bad Scouting volunteer - and that was during the era when all that abuse was happening.  Today, every misstep is reported over and over again.
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