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  1. So this just came out. https://www.sharecast.com/news/market_reports/press-release-the-hartford-announces-new-agreement-in-principle-with-boy-scouts-of-america-and-majority-of-claimants--8090440.html Press Release: The Hartford Announces New Agreement-In-Principle With Boy Scouts Of America And Majority Of Claimants $787 million. Here is the MSN/Reuters link Hartford Financial to pay $787 million in Boy Scouts sex abuse insurance settlements http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/AAOrmyK?ocid=se
  2. Thanks @CynicalScouter. This council also has a district in Wisconsin which is gray 3 but I don't think that makes a difference since all the assets are in IL. But I don't play an attorney onTV and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
  3. Sounds like the Council Exec. Board got together once they got the number from National and said which of our 2 camps do want to sell- the summer camp or the one with the fancy leadership center on it that we run a lot of our events at? We have what the Outdoor Chair says is alternative funding but with out seeing the letter of intent it makes it kind of hard to determine if this is a good or bad deal for either party without some numbers. . Plus according to the councils statement this isn't a done deal. An interesting side note the Scout Exec was just hired in November 2020 Does anyone
  4. On Reddit r/bsa there was a comment that the judge has ended the BSA exclusivity period. Has this been confirmed? And what happens next?
  5. I guess we aren't the Gold standard for YPT any more https://safe.baberuthleague.org/#/background https://www.baberuthleague.org/child-protection-program.aspx They even keep score and post the number of rejections
  6. I suppose I should have put the right quote in. I just saw on the Pathways to Adventure site that they are going to close the Scout shop in the west Loop store. Probably in anticipation of moving that office to one of the others.
  7. I seem to remember that the courts have already ruled that Owasippe can not be sold unless it was a camp. The new owners could not develop it due to zoning. I think this was in federal courts. This was part of the whole Chicago Area Council attempt to get money that resulted in several court cases, 2 different executive boards, the scout exec being fired, CAC with condtional charter and several million spent on lawyers already.
  8. And let me guess the SE stayed the same and is probably still there
  9. But it does reinforce the perception that a professional scouter is useless. There are some DE's ( and some SE's) that are truly useless but after seeing what my favorite DE has had to go through the last 2+ years. I have a new found appreciation for the job.
  10. The attrition rate for DEs is north of 50% in the first 2 years in good times. The pay translates to about $12.00/hour-( figure $36K divided by 60 hours of nights and weekends a week times 50 weeks.) No home/ work life balance. If you do your job you might get 3% raise. When you get to Senior DE you might get 5% and a whole lot more responsibility like camp director or fundraising or media director on top of your 40 +units. Try doing that in a pandemic with 40% reduction in membership, businesses closed for a year and a bankruptcy. And for the councils in Eastern North Carolina add in
  11. I just looked it up in the staff guide. Here is the official training list 1Scoutings Basic Leader Training Courses ■ New Leader Essentials All adult leaders ■ Leader specific training for Den leaders Cubmasters Webelos leaders Tiger Cub leaders Pack committee members Troop committee members Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters Varsity Scout Coaches and assistant Coaches Venturing leaders ■ Commissioner basic training for commissioners ■ District committee training for district committee members ■ Council committee training or executive board orienta
  12. On the course the CD had the 3 staff development days and we had 3 troop guide meetings. The staff days were from 8 am until 4. The guide meeting lasted a couple of hours each and we covered the ticket process and our project. So was I prepared? Yes but I also spent time practicing my presentations ( my cats could probably recite them verbatum) and reveiwing the staff guide on my own. So there is a lot of time you can spend on this preparing for those two weekends. Is it worth it? You bet it is. This was the best Scouting experience I have had. I used to be a Bear..... Grizzly
  13. I was in the same boat earlier this year. Theone who had this info was our DE. It took a while to find out since the regions send the schedules to the SE and then the SE gets it to the DE's. So ask your DE he/she may have it YIS Grizzly 702
  14. In our council we have combined the OWL and the IOLS into one course weekend. The courses are virtually identical. We mix SM's,ASM's and Cubleaders in a patrol. We break out one session to teach the Actvity badges to Webelos leaders and the Scoutmasters go on an orienteering hike. It has worked out well. The seasoned scouters teach the newer ones and it builds rapport between Boy Scout and Cub leaders. This may be a solution to having councils cancelling OWL due to lack of interest. It also gives the Webelos leaders a hint of what they will be getting into at the troop level. Hope this he
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