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  1. The $10K is not your budget but the total of gross monies received and deposited in your units bank account. You will need to provide 5 years of financial data to complete Form 1023. Form 1023 instructions: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1023.pdf Form 1023: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1023.pdf
  2. Beavah your misunderstanding of Social Security and Medicare funding does not shock me as many do not understand how the funds are accounted for and the effect it has on the Federal budget. Prior to 1976 Social Security funds and expenses were outside of the Federal budget. Since that time except for 1976-1982 Social Security funds have reduced the ACTUAL Federal deficit. Social Security and Medicare each have their own separate Trust funds. By Federal Law any excess funds must be reinvested using special issue bonds issued by the US Treasury. Interest is paid on the outstanding Trust fun
  3. There is no problem with someone that is selling items such as Beavah describes, there is a problem when someone creates a mini-business selling hundreds of 2010 BSA Anniversary items. I think sherminator is describing someone on Ebay that since April 1 has sold 37 2010 Eagle presentation kits, 133 complete Scout-Eagle rank sets, 91 2010 Eagle rank patches and 47 2010 Eagle Anniversary pins along with many many other 2010 Anniversary items (only counted what this seller has received feedback for). I do not know how other Councils handle Eagle presentation kits but they are very controlled in m
  4. Sounds as if you have a pair of shorts from the early 70's. I have pants and shorts from the late 70's where the buttons are identical saucer shape and have Boy Scouts of America on the "rim" along with the the metal closure that says talon just like yours do. edited part: my shorts have no rear pocket flap but the pants do(This message has been edited by ljnrsu)
  5. Ev, since you think the time frame is excessive I suggest you call National and speak with Team Leader for Advancement or his assistant. I am sure she will be able to answer your questions and explain the current National appeal process. Mdsummer called me 10:28 AM on Feb 23, my phone saves who called and when, she called National and was told that the Advancement Committee had sent some questions for her Council Advancement Committee to answer. She called her Council and was told they had received Nationals questions and Council Advancement Committee should have their response ready t
  6. Ev the letters of denial from Troop, District and Council state that Justin did not meet Scout Spirit Requirement. Troop and District letters mention not meeting Troop requirement of attendance at Troop meetings and outings. What is interesting is that Justin earned Life June 2006 and Eagle POR of ASPL which was signed off Jan 2007 but they used his then current POR of Instructor in their letters. This has not been going on for over a year. Justin finished the last of Eagle Required MBs March, 2009. Troop letter of denial is dated April 18, 2009 District letter of denial is d
  7. Eagle732 thank you for your post, like you I also have had recent contact with mdsummer but refrained from posting. There are posters that dont believe what I post is the truth or factual so I havent bothered posting additional info. Twocubdad,ev, among others has without saying it outright called me a liar and a perpetrator of a hoax. Based on what? Preconceived ideas of how long appeals should take. Prior experience that doesnt reflect Nationals current appeals procedures. Ev what facts do you feel are still missing?
  8. In the 60's a Scout needed to be Second Class to earn Merit Badges with some restrictions. 1963 Boy Scout requirement book pg 7 has the following: "Second Class Scouts may earn merit badges except in the case of the following badges that have restrictions: Astronomy, Camping, Canoeing, Cooking, First Aid, Lifesaving, Pioneering, Rowing, Signaling, Surveying, and Swimming. These restrictions are shown under the grouping title for the badges concerened." The Boy Scout Requirements books 1965,1966,1967 on page 9, 1968 on page 12 and 1969, 1970 on pg 13 have the following: "
  9. I think it is a fantastic opportunity for the BSA. Best part is it comes at no cost to BSA. "What is the cost to the Boy Scouts of America?" "This program comes to the BSA at no cost. Funding is provided through the philanthropic efforts of Dale and Gail Coyne. Additionally, funding will be provided by one or more presenting sponsors who wish to be a part of this unique marketing opportunity." From Question #7 FAQ's http://www.scouting.org/motorsports/faq.aspx Think of the TV exposure BSA will receive 17 races on ABC and Versus. The IRL car also fits nicely with Rev
  10. Ev, You are correct that mdsummer is in MD and I am in Northern NJ. I did internet search for her Troops website, I have her Unit # and location from Troop denial letter and 2 letters from SM written on Troop stationery that she faxed me. It is not that difficult to verify that you have correct unit website when you have all that information. I did make an error in my posting, in verifying her units website this morning it is not Scout Spirit as I posted but in their definition of Active Scout, on page headed Scout conduct. I admit I did get a little confused since both Troop and Distr
  11. Beavah, It was both your public and private criticizing and chastising of my actions in June that chased me away and caused me to take a 6 month sabbatical from posting and for the most part reading threads at scouter. I am not going to allow you a second time without responding. Mdsummer came to the forums asking for help and guidance in this unfortunate situation. For the most part she received helpful advice from the posts but there were a few that treated her with scorn and distrust. She was an uninformed parent in BSA rules, policies and procedures yet there were a few wh
  12. Ev and vol_scouter, I can corroborate mdsummer45s story. In a PM I offered my help in assisting her, which she accepted and between May 19 and Sept 2 we each exchanged in excess of 50 emails and more than a few phone conversations. She also faxed me copies of Troop, District and Council letters of denial. I also know by name another member of the forums that also assisted her in critiquing and editing Justins appeal to National. Mdsummer called me on Dec 2 after getting off the phone with National. At which time she informed me that the appeal was still sitting at National waiting to be
  13. Like one or two others from this forum I also have offered her advice, understanding and encouragement in this matter via PMs and e-mails To answer Nike and Ed there are no big gaping holes. Mdsummer has given the whole story and nothing big or major has been omitted from her posts concerning this situation. I can state that unequivocally. Shortly after receiving District Committee letter she faxed me the following: 2pg letter dated 11/3/08 from SM to her son, 5pg letter dated 4/16/08 from SM to Troop Committee, 2pg letter dated 4/18/08 Troop Committee decision, and 5pg letter dated 5/28/
  14. Welcome to the forums. Reason you can't find insigna guide from that time period is they didn't exsist back then. Insigna Control Guide was first printed Jan 1978. Searched through almost 1,000 BSA titles on US Copyright site and that was oldest I found. Trained patches were not used then. The SM/ASM patches were Tenderfoot emblem on green twill,rolled edge. Tenderfoot emblem on fully embroidered green twill, mylar thread designated fully trained. Had choice back then either R/W council patch or R/W community,state strip. This site may help: http://www.councilstrip.com/ Was SM
  15. Beavah, my experience as a Council or District representative on EBORs tells me differently. During which times have sat on a few EBORs where a Unit approval signature was lacking on the Eagle application. Guess on this point we will have to agree to disagree. But that is neither here or there in mdsummers case. The appeal was not over Unit approval signatures but the SMs refusal to grant a SMC. What started out as an appeal of SMC somehow has now morphed itself into a question of his Scout Spirit. Hopefully as you stated Council will be more remote and objective.
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