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  1. Absolutely, all scouts should be makers! My older son at 14 used a Bridgeport. At 21, he is using Haas CNC machines. My younger son at age 10 built birdhouses for a school fundraiser. He used a power drill, pneumatic brad nailer, and a wood branding iron. IMO, adults should teach young people how to safely use tools and supervise their use. Old school. If adding girls brings back a sensible tool policy to BSA, like the GSUSA has, what next? Squirt guns.
  2. Alan Walters was selected as a passenger for the Blue Angels Key Influencer program and will be recognized with a thrilling flight in one of the team’s F-18 Hornet fighter jets ahead of this weekend's 2018 Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. Mr. Walters, a retired law enforcement officer, is currently the Director of Safety and Risk Management for the Georgetown County school district. He also leads the initiative for Safe & Sound Schools Youth Councils, is an active leader in Boy Scouts of America as well as the Coastal Carolina Council, according to a news release. Walters also donates his time to the Rotary club as the Youth Protections Officer and the Council Chair at St Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church. http://wpde.com/news/local/local-volunteers-honored-with-blue-angels-flight-ahead-of-air-show Scout Salute to Mr. Walters and our Blue Angels, No word if the Guide to Safe Scouting Flying Plan List (pages 69-71) has been completed.
  3. For those worried, at least one female parent/guardian is in the video, standing in the background with coffee. https://www.yahoo.com/news/beyond-cookies-thousands-girls-becoming-cub-scouts-022746762.html Looks like the scouts are having fun and the leaders are doing a good job. Power tools, YES!
  4. Louisiana funds improvements to BSA camp not GUSA

    Informative news video at link below. http://www.fox8live.com/story/38033904/girl-scouts-left-out-of-state-capital-outlay-boy-scouts-left-in
  5. More gems from Baloo...

    Agree it's an action but not an acceptance.
  6. More gems from Baloo...

    Saying that it was already going on and there is little National did (or could do) about it is different from "National has made it quite clear doing whatever you want (re: letting girls be part of the pack and giving them advancement under the table) is acceptable to them". I have not seen nor read the latter.
  7. Louisiana Girl Scouts are lobbying legislators to provide state funding for a project at their Tangipahoa Parish camp. And they’re questioning why the Boy Scouts got approval for their project in the state’s capital outlay bill while the Girl Scouts didn’t. “Right now, the message our girls are getting is that they are not a priority, but the Boy Scouts are,” said Mary-Patricia Wray, of the Girl Scouts Louisiana East. ... State Rep. Julie Stokes, R-Kenner, had asked on Monday for the House Ways & Means Committee to add $850,000 for the Girl Scouts in the highest priority section of state’s construction budget. The money would be used to make repairs on the lake at the Girl Scout’s Whispering Pines camp. The manmade lake – used by the girls for swimming, canoeing, and other water-based activities – is threatening to empty into the TangipahoaRiver, which could cause flooding downstream. The camp serves 14,000 girls and is used by area churches and other groups. ... Moments before taking up Stokes’ amendment, the committee voted without comment to move $780,000 to the highest priority. That money would be used by a Boy Scouts affiliate to build a base camp in AtchafalayaBasin swamp. The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts is expanding the five day/four-night experience. Scouts from around the country canoe on a 70-mile trek through, spending the night at camps. Ben Pierce, director of the swamp base, said Louisiana Swamp Base is building a complex of classrooms, orientation center, and a science facility, which would allow non-scouts to also access the environment, wildlife and culture of AtchafalayaBasin. ... Ways & Means Chair Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, has been pushing to keep the projects more in line with the money and borrowing capacity available. This year some legislators have been opposing the addition of projects by nongovernmental organizations. Though not opposing either project, Rep. Phillip DeVillier said during Monday’s hearing that state shouldn’t be funding projects that in the end are not owned by taxpayers. The Eunice Republican has sponsored legislation to change the historic procedures for selecting the projects that will be funded. http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_172797fa-47df-11e8-b91b-e728b1a62b51.html https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/2018/04/24/no-attempt-put-boy-scouts-over-girl-scouts-edwards-official-says/545971002/
  8. Scout Harry Larue did you lose your wallet in 72?

    Harry LaRue has been located! "According to Jeff Pulver, an employee for the City of Wenatchee, LaRue will be coming to pick up his wallet in June. " http://www.wltx.com/article/news/owner-of-wallet-lost-in-1972-has-been-located/101-545366279
  9. Motivation Quote of the Day

    A risk is a chance you take; if it fails you can recover. A gamble is a chance taken; if it fails, recovery is impossible. - Erwin Rommel
  10. More gems from Baloo...

    Let's have less hearsay. I know of no instances where National allowed official membership contrary to policy at the time. If units had enrolled "unqualified" members, Council dropped their membership. @NJCubScouter
  11. More gems from Baloo...

    Where and when has this occurred? @NJCubScouter
  12. More gems from Baloo...

    In that article "That hybrid has now become the official approach. The latest BALOO syllabus, released last fall (which would be 2017 - RS), covers what Cub and Webelos Scout leaders need to know. And it does so in a single 30-hour weekend — all day Saturday and Sunday morning, for example."
  13. More gems from Baloo...

    Yes. It is linked from scouting.org Training for Adults page. https://www.scouting.org/training/adult/
  14. More gems from Baloo...

    Can't speak for instructors, but BALOO is clear page 45 "Make sure all hikers are equipped with plenty of water for the hike." https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/510-033(17)BALOO.pdf