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    • Thank you so much for the advice. Since I posted here my son has learned more, and it appears that he was accused by a female scout of inappropriate behavior and making threatening statements, which are not true. Thankfully after my son has respectfully addressed the situation, and although it is being taken seriously as he and I both recognize it should be, my son is providing the council with extensive documentation to demonstrate that this did this not happen and that he was not present at the said time this allegation occurred. I am actually quite proud of him as he is definitely conducting himself in a trustworthy, courteous, obedient and patient not to mention respectful manner as an Eagle Scout should, and the council is thoroughly investigating this in a thorough manner with his complete and respectful cooperation. He is mostly saddened that a fellow scout would accuse him of this, and he doesn't understand why he was targeted other than the possibility that there is a group of girls who do not like him because he has expressed more conservative political beliefs in the past (there was also some bullying about this that had occurred prior to this toward my son, which he ignored but is now being taken into account). I deeply appreciate the advice offered, and we believe that the truth, as it always does, will prevail, and we both hope that the person who made these allegations learns and grows through the scout program from this experience.  Thank you all for your advice, this was a rough weekend, but my son is confident that the Scout Law and truth will prevail. 
    • NBC Nightly News reported two scout troops aboard Amtrak train that struck dump truck in rural Missouri. Passengers on the train included 16 youths and eight adults from two Boy Scout troops who were traveling home to Appleton, Wisconsin, after a backcountry excursion at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, but no one in the group was seriously injured, said Scott Armstrong, director of national media relations for the Boy Scouts of America. The Scouts administered first aid to several injured passengers, including the driver of the dump truck, Armstrong said. https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2022/06/27/appleton-boy-scouts-adults-amtrak-train-derailed-missouri/7751666001/ https://www.twincities.com/2022/06/27/3-killed-when-amtrak-train-hits-truck-derails-in-missouri/ From Amtrak: On June 27 at 12:42 p.m. CT, Southwest Chief Train 4, traveling eastbound on BNSF track from Los Angeles to Chicago, derailed 8 cars and 2 locomotives after striking a truck that was obstructing a public crossing near Mendon, Missouri. There were approximately 243 passengers and 12 crew members onboard with early reports of injuries. Local authorities are currently assisting customers. Our Incident Response Team has been activated, and we are deploying emergency personnel to the scene to help support our passengers, our employees and their families with their needs. Individuals with questions about their friends and family who were traveling aboard this train should call 800-523-9101. Additional details will be provided as available.   https://media.amtrak.com/2022/06/amtrak-statement-on-train-4-derailment-near-mendon-mo/
    • https://www.scouting.org/program-updates/minor-modifications-to-scouts-bsa-rank-requirements/?fbclid=IwAR3-sOchfIApQ7Q4OWI8xS_feXgxITAAea_ipJ8HlZNMVvSQgcs0BbhkIhQ   Minor Modifications to Scouts BSA Rank Requirements June 24, 2022 In 2021, all outdoor-related rank advancement requirements were reviewed and realigned based on guidance from the National Outdoor Ethics and Conservation Subcommittee. These adjustments will help more effectively build a Scout’s outdoor ethics knowledge and align with the information in the Scouts BSA Handbook and Fieldbook. The requirements now build in a logical way through the ranks, with Leave No Trace (LNT) and the Outdoor Code (OC) used as references throughout. Beginning August 1, 2022, these minor modifications to the Scouts BSA requirements for the ranks of Scout through Star will take effect. Scouts may continue using the existing requirements for the rank on which they are currently working, or they may choose to use the new requirements. Scouts must use the new requirements once they advance to their next rank. On January 1, 2023, all Scouts must use only the new requirements. The specific changes are detailed below.  In addition, beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society merit badge becomes required for the rank of Eagle. Finally, new videos were created to support “Personal Safety Awareness” (chapter 13) of the Scouts BSA Handbook. These can be used as an alternative to earning the Cyber Chip. The specific changes can be found here. 2022-Scouts-BSA-rank-requirements-side-by-side.pdf
    • Great example.     ...  You will face those that say the MB process is important to teach the scout etc, etc...   I agree with that, but also hugely value the scout getting these special experiences.  ... It's not mutually exclusive.  ... Great story.
    • Sounds like great MBs.  Exactly the type of experience I would want my son have ... way better than a MB fair.   Work with your SM to get these communicated ... and how to communicate similar in the future.  If there is an issue, keep working thru it until you reach a healthy conclusion.  
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