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    • @69RoadRunnerDoes Sea Base allow a campfire on Big Munson? 
    • While I agree with the comment above that the Troops own their program (and should be Scout selected and planned), the BSA guidelines should be followed.  For almost any event, there is a BSA guideline (Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Climb On, etc) that needs to be followed.  It helps to lower the risk for the activity.  Annual Swim test tells the SM/ASMs who can swim and who cannot. I have been surprised at how the BSA hasn’t put in place mandatory training for the SM/ASMs or had the professional Council/District Scouters come to each unit and ensure they are following the correct processes.  Our District Commissioner told me when I asked about training that it’s not mandatory.  We had < 15% of our adult volunteers trained in position when I started as SM.  Going by the book when less than 15% have read the book is a challenge. I also agree with not focusing on # of units, having higher quality units that have robust programming and trained volunteers with professional Scouters being active with support and programming would add a lot of value.  
    • Alfred Ely Beach High School, Georgia, an example of a STEM Explorer Post ...twenty-five Medical Explorer Post students will participate in CRISPR (gene editing) Classroom’s Meet a Scientist program. In so doing, the Explorers will gain (1) an improved awareness of biotechnology careers, (2) a better understanding of the current possibilities and the problems in the industry, (3) a deeper appreciation for the real power of the scientific method... This group of Medical Explorers from the Memorial Health Medical Explorer Post and the A. E. Beach High School Medical Explorer Post will be the first high school students in Georgia to be introduced to CRISPR. More at source link https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/savannah-students-first-in-georgia-to-be-introduced-to-crispr-gene-editing-technology-careers/
    • Well, I don't want to give-up on Scouting. It was a great experience for me as a youth, and my boy does like it in general. I keep telling myself that there's a reason we're with the troop, and I just need to stick it out and keep trying to improve things. But, its obvious that the core Scouters have a different idea about what the Aims and Methods of Scouting should be. I'm just not sure what their idea is (I get the impression its  making sure the kids of the CO parents get Eagle.)
    • I haven't seen the numbers in a year or 2, but this isn't what I recall. Have you seen recent number, or better yet, monthly numbers for the last 5 years?
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