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  1. I would first call the registrar for the council in which the merit badge was earned. They should be able to tell you if the counselor for the badges in question is actually a registered counselor.
  2. I have been told that some committees apply additional rules on their troop. One such rule was that a scout in that troop could not earn more that 5 badges with one counselor. I don't know if that was appropriate for the committee to do. If it was, I could see a committee enacting rules about scoutmasters for their troop being MBC. I'm not saying that they should, but I could see it happening. I
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    The lawyers are now trolling

    I've been seeing similar advertising on FOX News Channel for the last several months.
  4. I like that he was a volunteer for 33 years.
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    Happy Holidays!

    And to you and yours!
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    Did BSA "Abandon" LDS?

    Agreed. I believe that years ago, there was a consensus of what morally straight meant. Many COs sponsored troops because of shared values that included that. Society has changed, so the consensus is no longer there. BSA went in one direction, some COs went in another with Trail Life, LDS is going in yet another. To me, this is just a case of people with common viewpoints now diverging. No blood, No foul. Let's just shake hands and walk away.
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    BSA Mortgages Philmont Scout Ranch

    Sadly I am reminded of events in the Colonial Virginia Council. They sold Camp Chickahominy and mortgaged their scout office to pay for Bayport Scout Reserve, which was supposed to be a Premier Scout facility. They couldn't make payments on Bayport, so it was foreclosed and they had to move out of their scout office.
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    keeping in touch w troop Eagles

    Not with Eagle Scouts, but with one group that I work with, the graduates all start a linked in account. That works better to communicate with them and get updates from them than email.
  9. Hopefully, his behavior will change and he will have learned despite his parents. I'm certain that the rest of the scouts in your troop appreciate what you did.
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    As a committee chair for both a pack and a troop, this was something I took care of each year.
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    Parent Reaction to Fee Increase

    Agreed. I think the fee increase will have an effect on those currently in scouts. We will, no doubt, lose some. I think it will have a much larger effect on recruiting new scouts into the program. A lot of the people in the program are already "sold" on scouts. Retaining them might be a challenge. Recruiting new people, who aren't yet "sold" on the program might be much more difficult.
  12. I saw this yesterday on facebook. Not sure what effects it may have. Mods: If this isn't the best place for this, please move as you see fit. www.baltimorebsa.org › document › national-leadership-update-11419
  13. Here in Indiana, I would tend to agree with Latin Scot about the numbers. One out of ten would be very optimistic. I don't see the youth in my area expressing any interest in continuing. Perhaps things are different in Utah and elsewhere.
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    Best Time for Scouting for Food

    Given the strained relationship between Scouts BSA and the Girl Scouts, I wonder if this will continue to be a joint project.