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  1. There is lament from time to time in these internet rambling the lack of understanding "patrol Method" in its fullest granduer (and it's attendant Court of Honor- no not the one hijacked by adult well intended but misguided- the other Court of Honour owned by the lads themselves which covenes anytime a few scouts gather to palaver things great and small) There are legates who from the long green or red line can provide such knowledge but they keep being driven off by forces and policies following agendas (follow the money and the new aristocracy but thats another story) Local scouti
  2. "Oh, the magic of the campfire! No unkind feeling long withstands its glow. For men to meet at the same campfire is to come closer, to have better understanding of each other, and to lay the foundations of lasting friendship. "He and I camped together once!" is enough to explain all cordiality between the men most wide apart, and Woodcraft days are days of memories happy, bright and lifelong." from 2 little savages...America's own boy scout hand book by e.seton all scouting is local MCCET PMTNPO OWL
  3. Your suire it's the Council Executive and not a subordinate at the district level??? Assuming this is a SE or SDE or DE flexing pecks and If your a registered player..(any position) except an ASM in which you take this to your SM first put your particulars in writing and send via registered mail marked (personal and confidential)signature required to the Council President and the Council Commissioner. State hour case Document with corroboration your grievances Offer up a desired outcome Sign it Get the support of other who have been mistreated as well.
  4. Remove the overbearing "adult shadow" well meaning but misguided pseudo leadership. Hold scoutmasters and commissioners to their commissions. Actively promote patrol activity with boy led adult supervised outings. Insulate Boy Scouting from the "cub scout" notions of shock and awe. Insist on regular Scoutmaster-Parent-Scout conferences to evaluate and renegotiate if needed the agreements of membership (play the game or stay home) Relegate BOR to "evaluations of the program provided by the Scoutmaster" rather than star chambers for dividing and conquering the scouts.
  5. musings reading the language of sec 30902 one might suspect that the congress was out to corral parlour scouting tendencies already sprouting in Europe and other adult deviations like classroom dicta , etc just a thought all scouting is local MCCET PMTNPO OWL Sec. 30902. Purposes The purposes of the corporation are to promote, through organization, and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using
  6. musing easy is as easy does simple give them more of the floor, give them some ownership after all RT is a service a Unit Service provided by the District Commissioner and his RT staff. Scoutmasters won't come if RT is a bully pulpit for the district committee and a lackey of the DE....and full of committee types (no offense) try 30 minute breakouts into 5 to 8 scouter groups to discuss a topic d'jure (you provide) and at the end of 30 minutes ask all if they want 15 more minutes (all hands rise) leave the announcements and handouts at the door to be picked
  7. \There is only "play the game" agreed to at the intitial scoutmaster-parent-boy meeting or go home and dont come back until your ready to play the game. If "then game" is not understood then a savvy scoutmaster will have to reschool parent and boy.... we are not in the discipline business We are in the new eyes for old problems business all scouting is local too many boy and so little time take them to the forests fields and streams while you still can toss them your old handbook and go catch your dinner when they enounter the spirits Earth Wind Fi
  8. Weebs at Camporees are always problematic. But it the adult baggage that compounds the felony of mixin and matchin east and west which kipling says just wont work. As a long time district commissioner I always admonished program poohbahs to leave weeb attendance and other boy scout wannabees of age to the scoutmasters. Sure ,bully pulpit the SMs at RTs to "invite" the weebs as individual boy prospects (call up the parent) not as a weeb den with attending theatrical strings and adult detailia.... Use "new boy" patrol if you must ,better still sprinkle the new blood into the exi
  9. The act is it's own reward....or words to that affect. The sooner adults are removed from the uniform including the professional staff but excluding the scoutmasters and commissioners the sooner scouting will retake its place as the premier boy character developing meme and old problems can be seen by new eyes of the future citizens of the nations. In the mean time it languishes in mediocrity and social quandry.... all scouting is local all else is vanity MCCET PMTNPO OWL
  10. Decentralisation OUR principle of decentralisation is the accepted method for the administration of the Boy Scout Movement. Scoutmasters are given a free hand in the management and training of their Troops under the general supervision of the representative of Headquarters, viz. the Commissioner, whose business it is to see that the lines of policy on which our charter was granted are not departed from. These Commissioners also act as the representatives to Headquarters of local needs. For committees we substitute individuals as responsible heads of the di
  11. musings adults are bringing serious evolvemental problems to a boy's game.... it must be stopped for starters Take all adult leaders out of the uniform except the Scoutmasters Keep all other adult poohbahs at administrative and invitational status only. Restore the Court of Honor to the PLC and patrol scouts. Dump SM conferences for boys Institute a mandatory annual SMC for parents and scout. Institute a bi-regional rotating camporee cycle so the hoi poloi of scouts can commiserate without bankrupting their family budgets. Purge, Reorganize and empower t
  12. When they stop playing the game just send them home to their parents... we are not in the disciplinary or diagnostic business. Some of us may have the bonifides (for such) but most do not nor is the window of time sufficient...and other dragons If the issue is serious enough in the opinion of a savvy scoutmaster then a parent-child-scoutmaster redo is warranted to renegotiate "the deal" and bring back a scout who will "play the game" It is important not to create an impression of tossing the boy on the heap of losers and continue to be his advocate but with conditions of tryin
  13. musings In light of many of the proactive posts especially the diagnosis of a boy in crisis and the warnings of accepting the consequences of a diagnosis long or short of the matter - consider the action of "sending him home" (the fact that his dad is there does only postpone and complicated the matter) the action of sending the lad home for "not playing the game" either the first time and each time should tip off the parents that something is not quite right and that something might be palavering with their child causing him to be sidetracked from a game he agreed to play (during th
  14. When they stop "playing the game" of scouting they go home..... no more sleepless nights.... all scouting is local MCCET PMTNPO OWL
  15. Welding gloves do just fine for most things "hot to handle" all scouting is local MCCET PMTNPO OWL
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