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  2. 5thGenTexan

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    Circle 10 is in Dallas about 20 - 25 minutes from the National Office in Irving.
  3. Thunderbird

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    LOL! Circle 10 does have some Sea Scout ships, though. Here is an article about one: https://seascout.org/news/2015-national-flagship-named/
  4. MattR

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    Just a guess, but maybe the Circle 10 council is a long way from the sea? Like in the panhandle?
  5. Thunderbird

    Help With Internet Advancement

    OK. I use both Troopmaster and Scoutbook without any problems. It does make for double-entry, though. We are not a large troop, so it's usually not a problem (except after summer camp LOL). If you are able to access things in Internet Advancement (when it works), then you should also be able to access your troop in Scoutbook as a Troop Admin.
  6. MacBrave

    Where would you go?

    We have already advertised to our troop families that due to the timing of this increase we are going to have ask them to make up the difference between the old fee and new fee. With the recent announcement that looks to be $27 or so. Our troop currently covers the registration fee and boy's life through a weekly dues system, collected at troop meetings. Will probably have to double that amount come the first of the year............
  7. Scouters have all heard the oft-repeated quote that in scouting, "the patrol method isn't a method, it's THE method". Okay. So what is a "patrol"? Well, it's a group of scouts. Ideally, a group that can learn to work together and to develop and follow it's own leaders. So, if a group is "good" for helping youth develop their own leadership dynamics via "the patrol method", why are groups of friends viewed as a "bad thing" in other contexts? There was a story today on NPR about a school that is battling "cliques". That made me wonder how those "groups of friends" differed from the "groups of friends" we promote in scouting... Any thoughts? Story: https://www.npr.org/2019/10/23/772560418/wisconsin-school-breaks-up-lunchtime-cliques-with-assigned-seating
  8. Thunderbird

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    They probably forgot that Sea Scouting is a separate program from Venturing.
  9. prof

    Best Time for Scouting for Food

    Given the strained relationship between Scouts BSA and the Girl Scouts, I wonder if this will continue to be a joint project.
  10. MikeS72

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    Doing that backwards. Shouldn't you have thrown those interns into the volcano ahead of time, thus warding off the increase???😋
  11. MikeS72

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    Not as bad as it could have been. Without any increase our cost would have been $50 per scout, $33 to National, and $17 to Council. This will put our per scout cost at $77. With a little belt tightening I think both of my units will be ok.
  12. mashmaster

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    Sea Scouts are free?
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  14. Saltface

    Sustainable footwear

    I'm LDS. I work with an orthodox jew and a vegan. Of those three, I would find living the vegan's lifestyle the most difficult. Know of any good vegan shellac alternatives?
  15. MikeS72

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    Explorers are now a part of Learning For Life.
  16. DuctTape

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    I didn't know Explorers still existed as an option.
  17. 5thGenTexan

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    I think it was posted as a courtesy from the Council early in the morning so people would have an idea of what is going on. There is already a new thread on the Council page discussing the increases.
  18. carebear3895

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    We actually haven't been notified yet (surprise surprise). Circle Ten Council in Dallas leaked it. I imagine some of their volunteers work at National and got this information early.
  19. prof

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    When I went to the OPs link, I noticed that it said "comments are turned off." I wonder how much blow back the councils are getting. I also wonder if the fees would have been higher had it not been for the vocal response to the original announcement about a fee increase.
  20. carebear3895

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    Yes, we made sure they are wearing eye protection. God speed, college kids
  21. Jameson76

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    Roughly another $1,700 for our unit. We have a corporate sponsor lined up, so life moves on I trust you are using the GTSSI (Guide to Safely Sacrificing Interns) - make sure you have the 2018 update
  22. ParkMan

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    I thought that was a normal Wednesday (kidding also)
  23. carebear3895

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    defcon 1 here at the office. Phones are unplugged and doors are locked. We are sacrificing the interns (kidding of course)
  24. ParkMan

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    I do see they've made it a little easier on families by keeping the adult fees essentially the same. It's small consolation, but it's something
  25. swilliams

    BREAKING - Fee Increase Numbers

    Slightly less than the rumored $70-100, but that’s a significant jump. Ouch. That’s an increase of about $2,000 for our troop, assuming council dues stay the same. Meanwhile, our fundraising numbers are down for the fourth straight year.
  26. We hear about sustainability in almost every aspect of our lives, but I still get surprised when it comes up in an unexpected context. I was out shopping for some comfy new shoes for light (non-mountainous) hiking trips, and came across a label on a shoe box proclaiming the product to be "vegan". I was mighty glad to see that because I like knowing that if I get lost in the woods, I can eat my shoes without feeling guilty.
  27. RememberSchiff

    What our the BSA priorities??

    @5thGenTexan created a new topic with new fees.
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