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    Active in scouting from 1963 to 1977

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  1. ghjim

    National Meeting: Affirmation of DRP

    Sorry I am late getting into this thread. I am opposed to the DRP (I don't believe in it the way it is written). I am totally OK with making this requirement part of the "local option". It doesn't bother me if a troop wants to restrict its membership so long as those members lose the authority to force everyone to. That has been the problem with the membership restrictions all along. Jim
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    Just curious about background

    I am very excited about girls joining BSA. Eagle scout 1969, former OA lodge chief (1971). Philmont Staff Association lifetime member. Currently ineligible for BSA membership due to irreligious views.
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    Sunday Morning segment on the BSA

    If the current youth membership stands at 2.7 million what has accounted for the decline since 1999?
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    Girl Scouts letter to BSA

    I do know that Boeing continues to gift match employee contributions to any BSA council. I don't think they ever stopped contributing to the BSA.
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    President Trump to visit 2017 Jamboree

    I don't think Trump wanted to win in the first place. He is as surprised as everyone else that he did win.
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    President Trump to visit 2017 Jamboree

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/politics/boy-scouts-trump-apology/index.html I don't see why the BSA should be the one apologizing......
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    Outside Magazine: Boy Scouts Should Allow Girls

    I am not sure of the date but I am pretty sure we had female staff members at Philmont (including rangers) before 1974....
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    is it time?

    So Tampa, you are saying that the DRP is only minimally enforced? Although I have not been a BSA member for a long time, it seems to me that this varies from CO to CO. It looks to me that some are enforcing it very rigidly.
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    LDS Dropping Senior Youth Scouting

    As far as I can see nobody on the left telling the religious COs they have to leave the BSA or that they even have to include anyone they don't want. The Mormons are making their own decisions which seem to me to be based on losing this authority over everyone else. Opening the BSA to the irreligious and girls will be the best thing that can happen.
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    Congressional Charter

    So therefore, is Trail Life USA in violation of the charter? Hasn't the BSA successfully shut down other organizations using the charter as their authority?
  11. If I join a Unitarian church as a means of having "religion" and make sure my CO knows that there is no deception. And in my case the CO is the Unitarian church.
  12. I consider myself agnostic, and to me it means irreligious. This is why I asked the question. I do enjoy scientific inquiry into the supernatural.
  13. Wow, I forgot to check back on my earlier entry and couldn't find it. Whoopee, I have never started a thread before! I guess this answers my question. Jim
  14. So this brings me to a question for anyone who can answer; something I have been wondering about. I believe that the Unitarian church recently has reaffirmed their relationship with the BSA after a period of self-imposed exile. Since the Unitarians accept atheists in their ranks, does being a Unitarian satisfy the religious affirmation requirement? Even if that Unitarian is an atheist? Jim
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    Robert Gates new book: A Passion for Leadership

    I thought I would use this thread to ask a question: Whereas I am fully in favor of the decision Gates made to allow Gay adults in I am a little confused. If the BSA "membership" (whatever that word means) voted against Gay leaders, why did the Executive Board turn around and by vote agree to Gate's recommendation?