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  1. @skepticand @CynicalScouter let's just drop it right now.
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  2. So, when did BSA have troops with mixed races? Sometime before 1919: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/03/24/new-research-reveals-an-even-earlier-black-eagle-scout-hamilton-bradley-of-new-york/. Let us not forget that this is a big country, the black experience has never followed a single narrative, and the strategies BSA deployed to reckon with varied accordingly. But to the OP, scouts can and do attend and speak at town meetings in uniform. From time to time, those events are noted here, and similar objections are raised. Invariably scouters conflate endorsing a political candidate
    3 points
  3. They are not human shields, they are youth being served a high quality program. Please stop with the baiting of using comparisons. Victims on this site have stated that it is painful to see those comparison. Yet, you continue to poke and prod to get them. I can only conclude, you do not care if it is painful to them or you re trolling to get people to respond so you can rant more about your hatred for Scouting or if you just hope if scream loud enough other posters will just quit the site and go away (as it appears you have already succeed with @Daivd CO) Actually, I thin
    2 points
  4. There was once a cubscout who was the only one to bridge into our troop that year. Alex was small for his age and not exactly the athletic type, and he had obviously not spent any time in the woods. Paul his patrol leader kept an eye on him at every campout. When we got to our summer camp the first thing we did was to get tested for our swimming ability. The first step was to jump off the dock into the murky lake and swim out to the floating platform. The older scouts, yelling encouragement and challenges to each other, jumped in and swam off. Alex just stayed on the dock looking down at t
    2 points
  5. With all the camps being sold during bankruptcy and before, this is a big thank you to all who helped maintain them over the years and donated money for them. The camps would not exist in the first place without donations of money or land by people who believed in scouting. Then often, especially in later years maintenance was done by a dedicated group of volunteers who cared for the camp. They may have been scouts or parents attending a camp and decided to give back. At least many camps in my area did not have full time rangers after the mid 90's. So the role of volunteers increa
    2 points
  6. Bates White, working on behalf of the DEBTOR, and in this case the RESPONSIBLE party, had every reason to lowball estimates. Claro, working on behalf of the SURVIVORS....not so much. This might put a very interesting perspective on things.
    1 point
  7. TO start with, this reply is not to debate how it should be done, but more to describe how we do it, and how all the material I had on ScoutReach it is supposed to be done. ------------------------------------------- No, these are ScoutReach units, and have not segmented off to some separate pseudo district. They run the Socuting programs (Cub, BSA, Venturing), although some run a more limited version of a "ScoutReach program", regardless they are part of the district. The district boundaries are actually defined using Economic Empowerment Zones. The district has a gerrymandered loo
    1 point
  8. The BSA is being sued by GSUSA in an intellectual property dispute. If the program were still called Boy Scouts instead of Scouts BSA, there would be less of a case. There have also been some who have been a bit too enthusiastic and called girls in Scouts BSA troops Girl Scouts. In my district, we were instructed at the roundtable never to do this. I'm not sure everyone got the message. It took a while before the Girl Scouts of the USA caught up to Campfire Girls, which was started with assistance from some of the BSA's founders. Within GSUSA, some legacy organizational resentment st
    1 point
  9. I have posted the same information before but no one seems to heed the designations. It is important because the recidivism rate for pedophiles is near 100% which means that in general they cannot be rehabilitated and are very likely to commit the crimes again if released. Though such distinctions make little difference for the victims, it provides information as to which children are most vulnerable at the current time so that the appropriate modifications to youth protection can be made.
    1 point
  10. Actually, he was away at college, and became involved with college activism for Lgbt individuals, being elected to president, I believe of his campus chapter. It made the papers and then the local news in his town. Then it went from there when someone decided he should report him. Meanwhile, the unit was already aware and had not had an issue. It was outside people nosing into it that brought the trouble, and then National moving outside the CO, who had no issue. It was the type of case the activists were waiting for, and the drek hit the fan. But National did not do a good job of fighti
    1 point
  11. I agree 100% scouting has become like the federal and state governments. Why do we need both national and local councils? This is like government in that they have federal agencies and states have the exact same agencies. Ie federal EPA, state EPA. I would say keep LC's but reduce the number to 2-3 per state. Eliminate national and replace it with a board that makes standards. That is all that is really needed is standards. Turn over HAB's to the LC in that area. We could save hundreds of millions yearly with this change. People seem to like semi-local control and this would
    1 point
  12. I've mentioned before on this forum that the few folks I've talked to personally about this subject is they don't believe the abuse is substantial. It's not hardly even in the media. We are surrounded by media reports almost weekly of sexual abuse in our schools, government, family and so forth. But, most folks can't think of a single incidence from in scouting. In fact, most parents will say when it comes to sexual abuse, Scouting is a safe place. There are a few folks here who are passionately involved, but you can see even in this forum that there isn't much of an audience who are appa
    1 point
  13. No one here, except members who are claimants, have any part of deciding anything in this bankruptcy. Let's drop the personal criticism of others who express in a scoutlike way their differing opinions. Thanks, RS @gpurlee@T2Eagle @Eagle1993 @MattR@elitts
    1 point
  14. State of Texas Health Dept has a form just for requesting immunization records. I am giving it a shot.
    1 point
  15. They need to cut one or multiple Eagle Requirement MBs if they add this. I would be ok if it would be added to a Citizenship MB collection and you have to earn 2 of 4. If they do that, I think 7 months would be fine . I feel our required MB program skews to the book/class room type merit badges and this is going to make it worse.
    1 point
  16. I have seen numerous post scattered throughout various threads about council scout camps loosing money and thus not being viable and should be sold. Scout camps are an important part of BSA's mission. For many long-term camping would be much more difficult if not impossible. Enring merit badges would be more difficult. Learning to swim also (as it is usually a multi day process and difficult to achieve on a weekend campout) More time would need to be spent on week end trips teaching fundamentals of some activities like canoeing. In the process of fulfilling their mission, non-profit
    0 points
  17. So your position is that victims of child sexual abuse that took place as the result of the negligence of local councils and BSA should not be able to claim any camp assets as part of the settlement? Again and again and again we keep coming back to this idea of using today’s scouts as human shields for BSA’s negligence. do you wanna talk about greater good? I’ll take that math right now: at least 82,500 instances of child sexual abuse. put that on one side of the equation and you tell me what the greater good is that in anyway justifies equates or negates those attacks.
    0 points
  18. BSA not exactly being forthcoming with membership numbers. Shocker. https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Ascouting.org+"Key+Performance+Indicator+Report" They released December 2019 data on January 9, 2020 or thereabouts https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/commissioner/newsletter/2020_fall/KPI_NatlRegion.pdf July 2020 data on August 12 or thereabouts http://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/commissioner/pdf/KPI_NatlRegion.pdf September 2020 data on October 12 (or thereabouts) https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/commissioner/newsletter/2020_fall/KPI_NatlReg
    -1 points
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