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  1. John-in-KC

    Chapter 11 announced

    Here’s my question Can the National Council earn Journey to Excellence Gold while its in chapter 11? 🤪😜🤣😂😳😱🤦‍♂️
  2. John-in-KC

    Chapter 11 announced

    I concur with DR. Here is the scouting news wire post. That said, the letter that opens this is solid The Boy Scouts of America Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Equitably Compensate Victims While Ensuring Scouting Continues Across the Country February 17, 2020 Share this story Local Councils are Not Filing for Bankruptcy as They are Legally Separate and Distinct Organizations IRVING, TX – February 18, 2020 – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) today announced that the national organization has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come. The BSA intends to use the Chapter 11 process to create a Victims Compensation Trust that would provide equitable compensation to victims. Scouting programs, including unit meetings and activities, council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects, will continue throughout this process and for many years to come. The BSA fully intends to maintain its commitments to its members, families, volunteer leaders, employees, retirees, donors and alumni to the fullest extent permitted by bankruptcy laws. The organization also will pay its vendors and partners for all goods and services delivered from today forward. Local councils, which provide programming, financial, facility and administrative support to Scouting units in their communities, have not filed for bankruptcy. They are legally separate, distinct and financially independent from the national organization. “The BSA cares deeply about all victims of abuse and sincerely apologizes to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. We are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to harm innocent children,” said Roger Mosby, President and Chief Executive Officer. “While we know nothing can undo the tragic abuse that victims suffered, we believe the Chapter 11 process – with the proposed Trust structure – will provide equitable compensation to all victims while maintaining the BSA’s important mission.” Establishment of the Victims Compensation Trust and Support for Victims of Abuse The BSA has an important duty to keep children safe, supported and protected while preparing them for their futures, and the organization has every intention of continuing to fulfill these important responsibilities. Tragically, there have been times when individuals took advantage of the BSA’s programs to harm children. The BSA firmly believes that a proposed Victims Compensation Trust structure is the best means of compensating victims in a way that is equitable and protects their identities. The BSA encourages victims to come forward to file a claim as the bankruptcy process moves forward and will provide clear and comprehensive notices about how to do so. The BSA has, for years, funded in-person counseling for any current or former Scout who was a victim of abuse as well as victims’ family members, by a provider of their choice. As an extension of this commitment to supporting victims, the BSA recently announced a partnership with 1in6, a trusted national resource for male survivors, to expand their services so that victims of abuse are able to anonymously access vital support from trained advocates when and how they need it. Victims can access 1in6 services at www.1in6.org/BSA. This is a multiyear commitment, which the BSA feels is an important component of its ongoing efforts to support victims. Maintaining Programming and Upholding Commitments to All Stakeholders Scouting will continue to provide unparalleled programs to young people – keeping them safe, supported and protected as it prepares them for their futures. The BSA today has some of the strongest, expert-informed youth protection policies found in any youth-serving organization, including mandatory youth protection training and background checks for all volunteers and staff, as well as policies that prohibit one-on-one interaction between youth and adults and require all volunteers and staff to report any suspected abuse to law enforcement. Additional information about the BSA’s multilayered safeguards, our commitment to support victims, and our efforts to be part of the broader solution to child abuse is available at www.scouting.org/youth-safety. Read the BSA’s Open Letter to Victims here. More information and updates about the restructuring are available via the national organization’s dedicated restructuring website, www.BSArestructuring.org. Victims, as well as vendors and other potential creditors who have questions about their claims may contact Restructuring@scouting.org or call 1-866-907-BSA1 for the fastest response. The BSA is represented in the restructuring by Sidley Austin LLP as legal counsel and Alvarez & Marsal North America LLC, as financial advisor. About the Boy Scouts of America The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.2 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org. Learn about the BSA’s youth protection policies in place today at www.scouting.org/youth-safety. Follow official BSA social channels for updates from the BSA, Cub Scouts, BSA Publications, High Adventure Bases, and the rest of the BSA family.
  3. John-in-KC

    Chapter 11 announced

    Moderator Note moved to I & P
  4. Why aren’t adults trusting the Scouts to honor the Scout Law? youth bed down is youth leader business.
  5. John-in-KC

    Scoutmasters as Merit Badge Counselors?

    What Scoutmaster other than a micromanaging egomaniac wants more stuff on his plate? A Scoutmaster’s duty is to his unit, his SPL, and his PLC. Unless he has a truly unique skill (he’s the only civil engineer in a rural district), let others do the counseling. You can find this philosophy throughout the Scoutmaster’s Handbook. Besides, just like parents, MB Counseling is as much about the Adult Association Method as it is about Advancement. Youth need a broad exposure to the ways of adults. We have seven years before some of them are out the door and on their own.
  6. John-in-KC

    Vigil Nominee

    I defer to your Lodge and Section Adviser.
  7. John-in-KC

    Vigil Nominee

    Leave it be. You don’t know how many others nominated him.
  8. John-in-KC

    Advice for a Camp Health Officer?

    🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
  9. Saw this elsewhere, thought it worth sharing. https://apsari.com/these-glow-in-the-dark-ropes-are-a-must-have-for-camping-trips
  10. John-in-KC

    Advice for a Camp Health Officer?

    Go buy a working supper for the Council Surgeon. Ask him for his/her guidance and advice. our Council requires an MD be the Reservation Surgeon at one of our properties, and a RN-NP or PA at the other, on property 24/7 when camp has paying campers on property.
  11. Remember the app specifies parental letters. As to why, in both cases divorce was involved. BITTER divorce.
  12. John-in-KC

    Discussing LDS beliefs in relation to Scouting

    Moderator Note If you have something to say to a member directly, please use the messaging function. Thank you.
  13. John-in-KC

    Global Climate Change (AGW)

    We have infinite quantities of solar, geothermal, and wind sources. We should use more of them and less carbon based fuels. There are other uses for hydrocarbons.
  14. I’ve known a couple occasions where the Scout asked for and received copies of the recommendation from the people they asked. I’ve also known at least two occasions where a Scouts’ parent refused to write a letter.
  15. John-in-KC

    BSA Mortgages Philmont Scout Ranch

    THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! 😁
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