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  1. Actually, it says these are guidelines. The exact quote is "Because of the varying development rates among youth, these activity guidelines are flexible and should not be perceived as requirements or rules. They address the mainstream of youth abilities while allowing for exceptions for Scouting units and groups based on the consideration and judgment of unit, district, and council committees and boards."
  2. I'm not going to address knife types, but when I did the Whittlin' Chip two years ago, I required that one parent be present with the Scout for those meetings for safety reasons. That is the only time I have ever done that. I also emphasized ahead of time that there would be zero tolerance for misbehavior.
  3. Got this in an e-mail this morning and thought I would share it as my first post. Would you have signed? Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and the
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