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  1. MBCs here wouldn't be able to get a sash with their respective badges. The Scout Shop would require the counselors show our ScoutBook advancement report showing that we had properly earned the MBs.
  2. I've never seen the requirement that the leader be registered "in that unit". I would say that a MBC would be allowed to attend outing longer than 72 hours, as they are registered leaders & approved by council. I guess some councils may not agree with that, but I look at it as reading the requirements, not adding to nor taking away from the requirements as written.
  3. My most sincere apologies for reading the post and not noticing that the sub-forum title contained pertinent info for the question. When I look at the forum, I just pull up Unread Content. I look at all of the content as it comes up. I did not pay attention to the sub-forum that it was in. I read the body of the post itself. I literally read the question in the post as it was written, not the sub-forum title. Doesn't change my answer though. Yes, they are still required.
  4. Your original question didn't specify Cub Scouts. I was thinking how it might also apply to Scouts BSA Troops, where most Scouts do not have a parent in attendance with them on outings.
  5. I believe the part in bold is, at least partially, why BSA wants every adult to be registered. $45/ adult starts to add up pretty quickly.
  6. As @malraux said, it's not exactly open to all parents being able to observe, if we are going to require parents to register as leaders in order to be able to observe. Many parents have their own reasons for not registering as a leader. They should not be excluded from seeing what happens at their child's scout events.
  7. When BSA as an organization has talked about events and meetings being open to parental observation, this mindset seems to go completely against that. Basically, if a parent does want to become a leader (an insider), then they are not allowed to observe what happens when their child is at a Scout event, right?
  8. Yes. Things happen where the parent doesn't attend at the last minute. Or the parent has to leave mid-way through an event, but the Scout stays with the event.
  9. And yet still some similarity also. The point being that BSA standards will often differ from US govt standards. Just because Uncle Sam accepts something doesn't mean that BSA will also.
  10. I wouldn't assume that to be the case. It certainly does not apply to BSA Shooting Sports. I've had our Camp staff tell US Army Infantry Instructors that they could not work a Day Camp or Spook-O-Ree BB range if they did not have the BSA credentials.
  11. While it is, of course, preferable to avoid the battle, that is not always possible. Sometimes the battle is thrust upon you not of your own choosing. Those are times where any assistance or additional protection, whether real or perceived, would be welcomed.
  12. I've attended, and help lead in various capacities, Roundtables for many years. Some might say that if Roundtables had info that helped units day in & day out, you wouldn't have to mandate attendance. Leaders would come of their own accord because the info would relevant & useful. I don't think mandating RT attendance is the way to go. Many would not want to share their social media info. You are correct that anyone with objections to that has a reason for it. But those reasons may not be anything close to what you think. That's a similar argument like when you get pulled over by
  13. I don't believe there's ever been as many required as now either. There is no reason they couldn't go the other way have an unprecedented low number of required.
  14. I guess this leaves me kind of confused. I thought that those who had been abused were wanting justice for their abusers. Wouldn't this law enforcement action be a good thing in that it would hold the abusers accountable legally for their crimes? Or is that some who filled out the Proof of Claim forms were wanting some (a lot?) of money, but not necessarily for justice to be served on their abusers?
  15. Wasn't it his high GPA in the computer that got him into this mess in the first place?
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