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Everything posted by awanatech

  1. 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?
  2. Wasn't it his high GPA in the computer that got him into this mess in the first place?
  3. "Helping other people" is what the Scouts (youth) are expected to do. That same standard does not apply to Scouters, especially at the national level.
  4. Maybe the GSA should try to retaliate & open their membership to males, or those who identify as other than female. That way they can level the playing field.
  5. This is something that would be handled by the Chartered Organization Rep (COR) or the Institutional Head/ Exec Officer. They should definitely be filled in on what is going on. Many times, the COR is not directly involved in the unit or it's committee, but one of the roles of the COR is to oversee the Scout unit and make sure that it is operating within the guidelines of BSA & the Chartering Org. In our area, the Council never really gets involved in internal unit affairs like this.
  6. When 2 units merge, that is one Charter Fee that is not collected. Better for National to keep multiple units to increase the Charter Fees.
  7. Our council routinely has Packs come to the council camp where they can have a shooting sports day just for their unit. We will have BSA RSOs there to run the range, but the attending Pack does not have to invite nor include other units, at least at our council camp.
  8. We have had three campouts with another Troop this year. It's a Troop with whom we have done many things with over the years. We've selected a location, but each Troop has made their wn arrangements as far as food, transportation, costs, etc. We basically look at it like each Troop is doing their own campout, just at the same location. Sometimes, the activities would coincide with each other. Other times, we are doing separate stuff. We have 1 family where the grandparents are raising the grandsons. One grandson is in each Troop. Last year, they had 2 Scouts who transferred to our Troo
  9. We are having a Fellowship later this month, but only as a day event. It won't be for the weekend as usual. We also have an Ordeal coming up in mid-November.
  10. With all of the advertising right now by lawyers seeking plaintiffs against BSA, this might not be the best time to use Scouting Heritage in marketing for the area's tourism industry. It may bring unwanted attention in today's society. I truly hope it does not, but you never know with the way things go these days.
  11. That same 17 year old, who could be a scout, could just as easily enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  12. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/06/24/answering-common-questions-about-the-bsas-commitment-to-act-against-racial-injustice/ Just as a reminder, the BSA stands with and supports Black Lives Matters. Despite the BLM speakers declaring that (law enforcement) officers should have been strangled by their umbilical cords as babies and that the speakers are ready to shoot the officers. Despite the BLM organizers endorsing the rioting and looting, since businesses have insurance to cover their loss. Despite BLM organizers justifying the looting, by calling it reparations. In the Bryan on
  13. Since the COR is also the CC, then I'd have another committee member sign in place of the CC (their own name, not the CC name) and have the IH sign in place of the CC. If the fill-in committee member is the parent of one of the Eagle applicants, I'd have another committee member sign that application (not a requirement, but that's what I'd do). I hope the CC recovers soon.
  14. Hi Cubscoutgirlmom416, Welcome to the forum. I would not think that you have anything to worry about. As MattR mentioned, you might let the Chartered Organization Rep know what happened since you are worried about it. I probably wouldn't worry about it, but since someone got cps involved, in wouldn't be bad to mention it. I would be really surprised if it went further than where it is now and should not necessitate changing plans to become Cubmaster.
  15. Where you and I may recognize the difference in playing football vs. tossing it around a little, when a Scout twists his ankle while tossing the ball, that report is going to be written up as an injury while playing football. If asked, the Scout will say they were playing football. At that point, he was engaged in a prohibited activity. Insurance claim denied. I don't think that we should have to coach our Scouts on how to use the correct verbiage to make sure that we are jumping through all the proper hoops. We would have to make sure that little Johnny knows to say that they were "just thr
  16. My two cents: Once a gift is given, it is the recipients to do with as they please. If it was a conditional use agreement, where they can use the property/ building as long as it stays named after her, then that is a different situation.
  17. Absolutely, we have too many testimonials from survivors that their families and neighbors were complying, because, being the good citizens, that is what you did. How different might things have looked in the early- to mid- 1900s if millions had resisted early, instead of complying. I'm afraid that we will have a similar view in hindsight.
  18. That's true that many have the means, but how many will have the mindset to resist? Far too many will comply, at least until it is too late to recognize that the time to resist has passed, at which point they may no longer have the means.
  19. While there are certainly a lot a similarities, I would guess that the Catholic diocese is afforded religious protections that the BSA will not have. It's not exactly an apples to apples comparison between the religious body of Catholicism and the non-profit organization of BSA.
  20. I don't believe that it is the purpose of Congress to step in and buy assets or property that would be primarily for the benefit of any particular business or non-profit org. The government already owns enough property that could be utilized if that were the case. As a taxpayer, if the government bought the properties, I'd want them opened up for public access, not kept nearly exclusively for the use of any particular private group.
  21. So it all comes back to the money? Our Committee Members don't generally lead anything either. They do show up on a troop org chart, but that chart has no bearing on actually leading anything. Hashing out the details of the annual budget as treasurer, keeping track of advancement as the advancement chair or the registration chair preparing the recharter/ processing applications doesn't really constitute "leading" either, yet each of those positions would count as your "registered adult leader". Or are you saying that Committee Members do not count as "registered adult leaders" also?
  22. I have no desire to go questioning at Council level, and especially not at National level. I got to the point a long time ago where I don't go seeking more clarification when it's clear that nothing good will come out of it. At least not through official channels. I had never heard that about MBC not being considered a "registered adult leader", since they fill out an adult application, it is submitted to Council and they are approved (registered) or not. Along with that is the YPT and MBC training. Sounds like they satisfy all the requirements of the term "registered adult leader". But I
  23. I would also like to know where it states that MBCs do not count as registered leaders. I have not seen that anywhere. And isn't answering privately exactly the kind of thing we are trying to prevent with YPT and GTSS requiring 2 deep leadership, lol?
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