Jump to content

Gone

Members
  • Content Count

    1810
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    30

Everything posted by Gone

  1. Gone

    Den Leader Knots

    Our DE is MIA. Too busy trying to get cherry council role to care about district ops. Our training chair is good but too overworked to handle such things. Best handled by the unit with the training chair signing, then the unit purchases and awards.
  2. Gone

    Neckerchief Other Than With The Uniform

    Nope. No adults do. Been a tradition in these parts a while.
  3. Gone

    TWO MORE CAMPS BITE THE DUST

    We go out of council for adventure. Other reasons are program, facilities, staff, travel and cost.
  4. Gone

    Neckerchief Other Than With The Uniform

    Interesting. You couldn't pay the kids here to wear them. Uniform is ball caps, not neckerchiefs.
  5. Gone

    Strong personalities in conflict

    I am caution about adult Eagles. I have found they are usually no better or worse than any other active adult. Most of our best volunteers were never Eagles.
  6. Gone

    Neckerchief Other Than With The Uniform

    Heck, most units around here don't wear those things. American kids are not going to be caught dead in them. Unit t-shirts are more common....and desired. At least for the kids in my state.
  7. Gone

    ANNUAL YPT Training

    Picture an all day RT atmosphere with sock puppets and 1980s videos about stranger danger in a hot room with 50 other people who don't want to be there. That's face to face YPT.
  8. Gone

    Noise At Noac

    I'm from CA but I learned MT real fast. I am sure he can too.
  9. Gone

    Path To Save Bsa?

    The point being that you cannot pinpoint things in psychiatry as well as you can in other part of medicine. There is no conclusive evidence one way or the other about how one forms their sexual identity. Is in innate? Is it observed?
  10. Gone

    Path To Save Bsa?

    That's what I suspected. Inconclusive.
  11. Gone

    Path To Save Bsa?

    I was talking about hard science, i.e., biology and not psychiatry. I was talking about learned versus innate behaviors. The APA thinks you are what you are born with. The hard evidence for that position is lacking and far from conclusive.
  12. Gone

    Scoutbook Acquired By Bsa

    I don't think the development team was very big from what I hear.
  13. Gone

    Den Leader Knots

    In my district it is the district training chair who will sign. They then hand it back to you and you take it to the Scout Shop and go get your knot. I know some council shops that will have someone at their service center sign too. I hear other shops simply let you walk in and buy the knots. If you attend RT you can probably get someone on the district committee to sign. Our DE is never there but someone will sign.
  14. Gone

    Path To Save Bsa?

    Are you talking Fat Tuesday in the CBD? Or are you talking ANY Mardi Gras parade? Because 95% of the crewes and parades are pretty darn tame. It's Fat Tuesday and specific parades that are the more flamboyant ones. I haven't been to any gay pride parades so I cannot say whether they are mostly like Barry says or not. But Mardi Gras is a bad example if you are comparing all of the parades in total versus just Rex or Endymion or Zulu or a specific one.
  15. Gone

    Spring VOS

    I can't see it in my district dashboard...but there's nothing there so I suspect the tool is not used much.
  16. Gone

    Flag Ceremonies

    ...except in 1974 in Saigon.
  17. Gone

    Spring VOS

    ROFL...this was a fun read...mostly to see how deluded the organization is and how they are enamored with shinny objects like this meaningless value system. My few observations: The loyalty score took a bit hit in fall 2013 after the spring 2013 policy change. I can only image the drop they will take in 2015. The recommendation for scouting to friends (by those in scouting) is REALLY low. That's a HUGE problem but looking at the BSA annual program plan and objectives there is nothing in there to proactively address the root cause of these issues. Hardly anyone sees RTs are worth their time. Council and district volunteers appear to be the drum beaters as expected, but should really tell it like they see it in order for the program to improve.
  18. So it all comes back to motivating parents to help. Frankly, that's a HUGE task for volunteers. We already have so many things we need to do just to keep the program vibrant and exciting, to add parent/family therapy to the mix is a bit much. In my opinion, BSA needs to spend money to investigate how to engage and train parents; how to put a boot up their bum and teach them that involvement in their kid's future is a GOOD thing. Right now most 20- and 30-something's are too narcissistic to care about anyone other than themselves. BSA needs to lead this effort. It's too big for units to handle.
  19. Gone

    ANNUAL YPT Training

    Yes, I think it's required there for any council camp over 72 hours. Not sure if it's state wide or just the Dallas area (cousin lives there). If the unit has a good training coordinator they can run quarterly reports to keep people current. Takes 10 mins and would save adults from having to waste 30-60 mins every year. @@CubDaycampDirector, in Boy Scouts the additional training (safe swim, safety afloat, weather) is required for at least one leader on every outing. The tour permit requires it. Our unit made the decision a long time ago to make that training mandatory for all SMs. Saves having to hunt for a trained leader.
  20. Gone

    Path To Save Bsa?

    There was one five years ago. Just a matter of time before this happens in Boy Scouts. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/crossdressing-7-year-old-boy-allowed-to-join-girl-scouts
  21. Gone

    ANNUAL YPT Training

    My.scouting.org unless it's down or lost your data.
  22. Gone

    Path To Save Bsa?

    Really? Because there is evidence that abuse, alcoholism, etc., are also tied to inherited behavior as you suggest sexuality is. HOWEVER, the scholars mostly agree that it is also a learned set of behaviors. I have seen nothing that definitively proves sexuality is an innate characteristic or behavior.
  23. Gone

    ANNUAL YPT Training

    I have only heard of councils requiring face to face YPT if you are going to one of their camp.
  24. Gone

    Path To Save Bsa?

    It sounded as if he was just naive enough to think that scouts didn't have gay people in it because of the policy...and that he felt "safe" putting his kids in scouts because he didn't expect them to have contact with gay people as a result of this misplaced belief. I'd be stunned if he actually thought that he could keep his kids away from gay people anywhere else, just that he had an expectation that they would not be in scouts due to the previous policy.
  25. Gone

    Path To Save Bsa?

    I interpreted the man's disbelief as rooted in his belief that gays could not possibly be in scouts prior to 2013 and upon the comment suggesting they (gays) might have been there all along, just under the radar, is what amazed him (turned him white). The analogy still stands because his belief of where was and what organization he belonged to (his house) was not where he thought it was (nice neighborhood) and something he did not support and found offensive was actually there. It's not exact, but it's an analogy...they're supposed to be close but not exact. They're illustrative.
×