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  1. Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving from your moderation team. We are thankful for each and everyone of our forum participants!
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  2. Excessive risks for what? What is the negative outcome for the scout when he/she takes aim at a target depicting a creature, throws a ball at fellow scout in a catch-or-evade challenge, deploys a super-soaker instead of a mobile heat-stroke abatement device, attends a political rally in uniform, shares a tent with someone of the opposite sex, is one-on-one with a trained scouter, or spends an hour on the road to camp? What is the rate of negative outcome from the activity (per time involved therein) relative to: the rate of positive outc
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  3. “Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.” ― G. Michael Hopf, Those Who Remain Guess where we are now? 😜
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  4. Fantastic ideas! And I grew up (allegedly) in Pittsburgh. Pierogis and Primanti's are on @qwazse
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  5. Appalachian Trail... any section hike is good. No group limits, lots of in-town options, etc. Here is a good tool... https://nps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=6298c848ba2a490588b7f6d25453e4e0 Numerous loops are available from state forests and parks trails all along the AT to make logistics easier. Adirondacks... multiple options. Crew sizes are limited in areas. Cranberry Lake 50 Trail (actually, a series of interconnected trails) is a good option. https://cranberrylake50.org/ This trail is a circuit, so parking and logistics is easier. It's a long way fro
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  6. If only my buddy could keep his family business rolling. A small order of fries from the Original Hot Dog shop would feed a troop! I have put my plans for an urban trek on the back burner. This town would be ideal for it. But, my personal favorite for a few days backpacking is Dolly Sods wilderness.
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  7. And a bit more interesting tidbits The BSA has hired a lobbying firm to go to Washington in an attempt to prevent the passage of the bankruptcy reform bill. If the bill passes, it could completely stop the ability of BSA to include COs or LCs in their bankruptcy plan. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-influence/2021/11/24/boy-scouts-will-lobby-on-bill-to-curb-tactics-used-in-bankruptcy-proceedings-799099
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  8. Some pretty major filings on the court docket. The TCC is asking for an independent Ombudsman to be appointed to lead the voting. They are asking for two additional weeks. There are other documents filed under seal that are used to support this. US Trustee is objecting as are others. Another law firm has filed support. What lead to this. Signs are pointing to Kosnoff’s deposition and apparently evidence of some questionable eballots. (Not court approved). There is now official claims of eballots not accurately recording votes. If this is not granted, there is a cha
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  9. "Equitable compensation" to survivors has never been the goal of the BSA in this bankruptcy. The only goal that the BSA had was to escape from underneath the liability for the least amount of money possible. The upper limit of 5 to 10K of potential victims was arrogance on their part. If that truly was the amount that they had to pay it still would not have been 150-300k payment on average just do the math...225K (average of 150 to 350) X 10,000 = 2.25 Billion. Initially BSA told LC's and CO's they would not have to contribute and they negotiated with Hartford for a max of 650M so where wa
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  10. I can get a charcoal chimney just fine with some paper. Probably faster than lighter fluid. I wont even let my Webelos and AOL start a fire with a match. When I do fires in camp, I dont even use a match. Its a sore spot for me to see lighter fluid in the world. 😁
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  11. Edited and removed...thanks! I conflated that with info from source which says BSA camps offering certified Trek Leaders as guides are certified by the state...and required by the camp. Not required for unit treks...sorry for the confusion.
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  12. Seems to be dead.
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  13. We're nowhere close to you so I have no ideas for you but the roll your own HA trips are great. Not only less money but easier to add side trips and better food.
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  14. Yeah that was 2 years ago... is it dead for good now?
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  15. By way of background: States issue corporate charters to folks who want to incorporate not-for-profit corporations. It is analogous to a birth certificate-it establishes the legal existence of the not-for-profit corporation. There are state fees to incorporate. Check with your state's secretary of state's office for the amount. There will be an annual renewal fee, also. Factor that cost in to the annual budget. Corporations, including not-for-profits, should have written By-Laws (about 30 pages of rules governing the corporation's operations-generally only prepared once at the t
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  16. Gee, a downvote for merely stating the "blackletter" (default, basic) rules of law pertaining to the formation of not-for-profits, related tax issues, and the liability protections and risks. No opinion. No position taken or advocated. Just the mechanics of it all. Like a downvote on a YouTube video explaining how to replace an oil filter on a truck. Hmmm. Never been a legislator, so don 't blame me for the rules.
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  17. Hmm.. I've been known to say "Ok guys, this is not the way to do this, so cover your eyes" when I'm using lighter fluid with the charcoal chimney. I probably need to look up tips on getting all the coals hot at the same time. Fortunately, the scouts aren't supposed to use liquid accelerants anyway.
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