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  1. Flag Ceremonies for Political Organizations

    My two cents: If it's the County Fair, and the Iwannabeasuburb County Republican or Democratic Committee asks you to do a flag ceremony before the candidates start doing pitches, that's one thing. (I'd hope the chairs of the R and D committees know each other, and agree on Monday the Boy Scouts will do the Ds, and on Tuesday Camp Fire does the Rs, or something like that.). If it's Billybob Jumpback, running for Senator from the Great State of North Texas, and he's doing a full up campaign rally with him leading the Pledge... PASS. Again, my thoughts only.
  2. NO committee meeting for over a year

    Mod note: Moved to open discussion, program. Nothing controversial here, just basic Scouting stuff.
  3. POR review

    This is the job of the Scoutmaster, teaching the SPL how to monitor performance. That's the long and short of it.
  4. When To Cancel A Camping Trip?

    Respectfully disagree. There are places and times in winter when roads (such as I-70 in Western KS, I-80 in NE, ad infinitum) are CLOSED. If the Highway Patrol/State Police are planning to close the roads for a major winter event, you don't want to be taking youth members out. I've been lucky on some of my winter commutes, I've been able to self recover from the ditch in a 4x4. Others ... notsomuch.
  5. Current Ad on Facebook

    Frogs or caterpillars? Look at Cubby's glasses!
  6. Current Ad on Facebook

    I sent it off to BSA Licsensing.
  7. This is from "The Scouting Shirt Shop" Did someone at National Trademark sign off on this? And, @@RichardB, did someone sign off on broken glasses? Link: https://www.facebook.com/ScoutingShirtShop/photos/a.1209864749072411.1073741828.1209853565740196/1576047072454175/?type=3&theater
  8. Integration and Ceremonies

    From my view of the camp, It seems to me the Order will be somewhat easy to gender integrate. The biggest issue will be the attire of youth on Ceremonies Teams and supporting ceremonies as runners and such. With young women, with gender equality, if they have to close their chests in with clothing, so will the young men. Your alls' thoughts? ICS.
  9. I suspect in the case below, we will find Packs for which data in Scoutnet does not equal reality at meetings.
  10. I have been to PTC twice. For young men and women over 14, they can take a 5.5 day trek. There are programs for each Scouting age bracket, as well as support for wee ones under the Scouting age. For the non-Scouter adult spouses, there are trips to Santa Fe, Taos, Las Vegas, NM ... I knew one group who did an overnight to Albuquerque. We now return you to the regularly scheduled topic.
  11. Scoutmaster, Scout, and benefitting agency sit down, and discuss what's next. The guidance can be found below. I would recommend your SM invite your Unit Commissioner and a Member of the District Advancement Committee for a friendly cup of coffee to discuss matters. There's more than one path in the link, but the decision on that path is the Scouts, and his alone ... not his SM, CC, Eagle coach, or YOURS. http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/GuideToAdvancement/EagleScoutRank.aspx
  12. ADMIN NOTE: Scouters are Courteous and Kind. I have moved this to Open Discussion, Program. The latitude given in I&P for controversial subjects is withdrawn. Please keep the discussion to your thoughts on the mechanics of gender integration for Cubbing.
  13. IIRC the program year, as defined by ScoutNet, is June 1 to May 31. Cubs are auto promoted and locked out from the previous rank.
  14. This is a 40 minute video covering the gender integration decision. It is worth your watch. Please respond in other threads. I've posted it under lock.
  15. Family Scouting Survey Results

    Mr Sears sounds like a good Professional.