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  1. John-in-KC

    Tigers Can No Longer Shoot BB Guns.

    Visit your local Council Shooting Sports Committee chair.
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    Membership Removal Procedures Booklet

    You do not say whether you are SM, CC COR or his parent so that you have skin in the game. If you are - an ASM, go to your SM. - a member of the troop committee, go to your CC. - the COR, you have the authority to direct the SM and CC to explain the matter to you. - the parent, ask to sit down with the COR, CC, and SM. - the UC or DE, visit with the COR. - anyone else, sorry, I don’t see where you have a dog in this hunt.
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    Troop Meeting Spaces

    The chartered partner is responsible for providing meeting space. I would contact your unit commissioner, District Executive, and the chartered organization representative forthwith. Between them, the SM, and the CC, there’s a solution out there. Ps: The Church has no contractual obligation to your troop whatsoever. It’s within its rights to charge whatever it thinks the traffic will bear as rent for an outside organization. It might also be they chose this number, so you’d say goodbye.
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    Advancement question

    Moving this to the advancement forum
  5. The volunteers who busted their butts to restore SeaBase last fall were amazing people.
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    Closing Threads

    And I cleaned up/reopened the thread.
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    Miscellaneous Uniform Gripes

    All of this was split off from the AOL ceremony thread in the OA forum.
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    Closing Threads

    I closed it because I had neither the time nor the energy to split the off topic posts to their own thread. We can arrange for you to join us in the labor of love called moderation.
  9. To the first point: MANAGEMENT!?!?!?!????? AYFSM??????????? Wood Badge is first for unit serving leaders, not district and council committee volunteers. Leadership and MENTORSHIP are the academic skill sets needed at that level, unless we are going to integrate metric management as a method of the programs. WRT the toolbox, I hope someone who is a truly competent educator looks at the slide decks in the briefing books, and looks at them for readability. That was my biggest gripe about my course.... (Sarc-cynical)after lose all you want. (/Sarc-cynical)
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    Amtrak ending Southwest Chief through service?

    Because the railroads were subsidized. See also land grants.
  11. John-in-KC

    NATIONAL POLICY: AOL and Crossover Ceremonies

    The off topic material has been moved to the uniform forum.
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    Amtrak ending Southwest Chief through service?

    I’m also an admin at www.railroad.net. At this time, Amtrak has not posted any discontinuance notices on its long distance service. All the long distance trains are at some degree of risk; Amtrak generally wants to operate trains under 750 miles. For now, I’d operate as we are taught in Wood Badge: Have a plan B to get your trek to the Ranch. You should anyway. Earlier this summer, a wreck shut down service from Chicago to Kansas City. The SW Chief turned eastward to westward here as a consequence.
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    The need for personal liability insurance

    I have an umbrella policy, but not because of my involvement in Scouting.
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    Scoutmaster drowns while rescuing scout (UT)

    A swim area is the final responsibility of ADULTS, not youth members. Read the G2SS on this topic. If your unit is going to create a swim area from whole cloth, you need to do it right...that means checking the bottom, marking the area, and having equipment. Spend the money to get the right equipment v Having a PFD on a rope is a sorry excuse for a proper rescue tube or torpedo buoy. Finally, GO is, was, and will always be the rescue method of last resort.
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    NATIONAL POLICY: AOL and Crossover Ceremonies

    Remember our Cheerful Service and the Scout Law when discussing this.
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