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  1. I would not be surprised to see membership drops or other trauma in Councils where flagship camps have to be sold. Volunteers who haven't followed the bankruptcy process closely but are mentally and emotionally invested in these properties are going to react badly to their sale. Residents in surrounding communities will too if they are sold for development.
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  2. A phone is a tool, like any other, and likewise should be taught to be used appropriately. It could have a lot of uses in a scouting setting, but unfortunately many units ban them. And in some cases, as evidenced by this thread, they even cite non-existent policies to enforce a ban. I think we're doing a disservice to scouts to just say "no phones" instead of recognizing that technology is here to stay and guiding them on how and when to use it in a scouting setting appropriately.
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  3. I agree 100% as camps are lost so will support for the councils. Many people feel strongly about the camp they grew up with. The one I grew up with was sold last year and I feel rage towards the LC. I predict that support will fall in all councils that sell camps.
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  4. Yes. The debate about the equity and morality of contingent fees is for another day and thread, perhaps. Frankly, it’s one I want to have as well. I personally agree it has gotten out of control in society and the legal community. My personal opinion. Also, as I’ve said, I believe the high percentages in a bankruptcy case don’t seem justifiable. The workload and expenses simply don’t run parallel with bringing a full-fledged civil case. Again, this my view and I’d love to talk more about it and tort reform. I appreciate hearing everyone’s view, so long as it doesn’t devolve into attacks.
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  5. Your comment makes a lot of sense. If survivors are satisfied with the transaction, viewing it as payment for services rendered, who am I to argue?
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  6. Update June 18, 2021. The lawsuit filed by the Maine state AG’s office earlier this year : 1. alleges the council’s efforts to sell the camp to raise funds to help get out of debt violate the terms of the deed to the Great Pond property in place since the spot was donated by Dr. George Averill in the 1940s as a place where Scouts could camp. 2. seeks to prevent the council from using proceeds from the proposed sale of Camp Bomazeen to pay the council’s operating expenses, creditors or debt. The suit also declares that any proceeds from that potential sale be held in trust “for
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  7. I checked on that right away and they said it was up to the Troop.
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