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  1. Peregrinator

    Why Not Girl Guides?

    If one claims to be introducing a program, then I think it is implicit in that claim that it will be separate, not the same program that already exists. Why would an existing program need an introduction?
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    BSA Executive Salaries

    Baden-Powell himself thought that the BSA was too bureaucratic, and I'm sure it's only grown more so in the decades since his death.
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    Breaking Point

    What % of LDS scouts typically earn Eagle?
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    And yet more changes - even Pedro is not spared

    Weird, I always thought the audience of Boys' Life extended beyond the BSA.
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    Be prepared - confused...

    That's an odd statement (about WOSM being the grantor of a license for scouting). I'm sure WOSM would like things to be that way, but as Baden-Powell put it many years ago, "Scouting is a movement, not an organization." There are many scouting and guiding associations that have nothing to do with WOSM or WAGGGS.
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    Be prepared - confused...

    WOSM doesn't have a "scout license" but they could, in theory at least, revoke the BSA's membership in that association.
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    LDS girl wants to be a scout - BSA or GSUSA

    My family is Catholic but one thing that has kept us away from organized sports is the prevalence of Sunday games. Not that playing games on Sundays is bad, just that it interferes with church, family, and leisure time.
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    Fort Worth Catholic Bishop endorses Troops of St. George

    Troops of St. George is not scouting, so it is not Catholic scouting.
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    Fort Worth Catholic Bishop endorses Troops of St. George

    I don't know in what sense Troops of St. George is supposed to be an "alternative" to the BSA ... it's not scouting, as they will tell you if you ask them.
  10. Typically they express concern, promise to review, and then decide that whatever it was is OK.
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    BSA Executive Salaries

    Directors of non-profit corporations making nothing is normal. https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/can-board-members-be-paid
  12. It doesn't have any authority to speak for the Catholic Church, no. In my opinion it is basically an arm of the BSA (a trademark search will show that the BSA owns the trademark to the organization's name); it doesn't work with non-BSA scouting associations (not even the Girl Scouts of the USA) or recognize them in any way.
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    National, Religion, Membership, Oath and Law

    The insignia (badge or patch) that is on the beret.
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    National, Religion, Membership, Oath and Law

    No, actually, what B-P actually did do matters much much more than what you or I or anyone else thinks he might do today.
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    National, Religion, Membership, Oath and Law

    Scouts Canada is about 1/4 the size it was in 1965 (its peak) and 1/3 the size it was in 1990.
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    Is BSA Sustainable?

    Those are all the hardest things though - especially the last.
  17. It's almost like boys and girls are different.
  18. Only this time, they're not going to be able to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
  19. I'm sure that scouts in mixed units can do whatever they need to do, the real question is whether the individual character can be brought out in each in such units. I'm really skeptical about that.
  20. Yeah wouldn't want to say that WOSM and its member associations are bad even though many have made a hash of the Law and the Promise, would we?
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    Daughter of Eagle Scout Perspective

    I didn't realize it either until yesterday! I did know that college credit seems to matter more than whether or not one is an Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Awardee.
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    Daughter of Eagle Scout Perspective

    Gold Award holders are treated the same as Eagle Scouts at least with respect to military enlistment - both can enlist at pay grade E-2 (Army, Air Force, Marines) or E-3 (Navy).
  23. That's not what the congressional charter says.
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    Outside Magazine: Boy Scouts Should Allow Girls

    Sounds like the BSA made a mistake in never really implementing a Rover program.
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    President Trump to visit 2017 Jamboree

    He can be presidential when he wants to be. I'm sure the Jamboree will be one of those occasions.