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  1. ScoutNut (and any others) Just so that I clearly understand... and please correct me if I am wrong; If the scout completes his Star Rank BOR on Jan 1, 2006, the tenure for his Life Rank can follow consecutively and begin on July 1, 2006, even if he has not been afforded the opportunity of a BOR? And subsequently would the same follow with Life to Eagle, regarding tenure? I truly am not trying to 'split hairs', just trying to clearly understand the rhyme and reason.
  2. All Many, many thanks for the input, suggestions and advice... especially the quote from BSA document 18-625. This is precisely the support that I had hoped for. All of your assistance is greatly appreciated. Many Thanks Again
  3. Ticket was complete before reg revocation. CO refused to revoke reg and was supportive of Leadership. Long story short: New Scout Exec, flexing muscles, asserts unjustified allegation of "fundraising impropriety", through a Charitable Golf Tournament that our unit was assisting in. In a money mongering approach, Scout Exec threatens that either the unit allow the Council to run the finances or have our charter revoked and entire leadership removed. Unable to comply, as this was not 'our' event, we advised that our unit would unfortunately be unable to provide any form of assistanc
  4. I asked the same question. Apparently it 'takes too much time to set up' and they have decided to only have BORs, quarterly.
  5. A bit of a conundrum... need your clarifying assistance, please. Completed Wood Badge. Completed Ticket. Scout Executive executed unjustified revocation of BSA registration. Approached WB Troop Leader and WB Scoutmaster who agreed beading should be persued. Scout Exec advised that 'over his dead body would that ever happen'. Experiencing severe consternation over this injustice. Looking for clarity and reassurance that the BSA has not truly diminished to such a petty, political abhorration. Thank you for your input.
  6. Hypothetically... A scout has met his tenure requirement for his Star rank and is ready and desiring to begin work on his Life, however, he has been advised that he may not count his time for tenure (for Life) until he completes a Board of Review. Problem is... the next BOR will not be held for at least 3 months. The Advancement Chair, CC and SM have been the sources for this advisory. The scout is in the process of completing all of the required Eagle MBs, and wishes to continue unabetted in his advancement. How can this situation be resolved, amicably... hypothetically speaking.
  7. Hey All! I'm trying to collect the various World Crest patches, having recently completed the BSA jigsaw puzzle of the like. The problem is, how can I acquire contact info on the various international scouting organizations? I've tried a web search but have found that, for example, the German site is a bit difficult, as I don't "sprechen zee deutch". So, anyone with innovative ideas, please speak up. Many advanced thanks. The Professor
  8. And the whirlwind continues... See, this is exactly the type of debate that has been taking place around here for the past three years. A few specifics: -Our entire council recharters by 1/31 every year. -Unfortunately, our council is "understaffed" and thus new subscriptions to Boys' Life are often times handled in a lacadasical manner. This causes our boys to not receive their new "gift" for at least 2-3 months - post payment. -We hold our Pinewood Derby in March/April, every year. We make a specific point of discouraging the purchase of PWD kits until appx 3 weeks pr
  9. Ok all, sorry for the extended delay, but I've been a bit busy dealing with a hurricane down here. I promise to respond with more details (as requested)by the end of the day. I believe that a few eyes will be opened by the conclusion of the next email. Thanks for your patience. ATCprofesr
  10. So here's my question/discrepancy. Our local council has decided to augment our school recruiting night to include a "council fundraising effort". Long story short, every newly registered scout is REQUIRED to pay $20. This fee includes the prorated reg fee, $1 insurance fee, a "cute" (sarcasm) little lunch box, a pinewood derby kit and 5 months of Boys' Life mag. Again, this fee is mandated. We have been told that there are no "ifs, ands or buts". Personally, I detest this approach and have fought this effort every year they (council) have proposed it. This event should be to promot
  11. Hey MN! A fellow scouter from the great white north! Loved the idea of the alternate award. Will research and attempt to work it into our upcoming year. Thanks.
  12. TCD I can understand your point and would concur that items available within the current Tiger book seem inadequate. I'm not so concerned about my current Tigers, as the year end is about here, but more so about our 2004-05 program. We are constantly looking for ways to improve or embellish our current practices. With the advent of "Good Turn for America" we have taken a more in-depth look at the capabilities of every rank of our scouts. Just looking for ways for each of our scouts to participate on a level field and receive the acknowledgements they have earned. Thanks aga
  13. TwoCub I appreciate the response, and please forgive my potentially arrogant response, but I can't seem to accept that finality. If our Tigers can earn beltloops, provide community service, earn the "Leave No Trace Awareness Award", earn the "Emergency Preparedness Award"...etc, etc. Then why, exactly, would there be no opportunity to earn the World Conservation Award? Curious.
  14. Ok, I know that I have seen information on the WCA, regarding requirements for Tigers. There must be a readily available list of requirements for me to use for our Tigers. Can anyone please advise me of such a resource? Thanks.
  15. As the Cubmaster of a very active and camp driven Pack, I have been investigating the possibility of recognizing my scouts/scouters with this award. However, it appears that the directives apply specifically to Boy Scouts, with just a hint of grey area. Might someone be kind enough to clarify this discrepancy of mine? If all else fails, I simply have a custom patch created, for recognition purposes. Feel free to chime in. Thanks.
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