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    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    As odd as it might sound, anyone can buy condoms in West Virginia. "Condoms are not a drug, just a physical health product just like Band-Aids and cotton balls so they are not regulated like the pill or other birth control that changes your body chemistry. " http://www.tobuycondoms.com/west-virginia/
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    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    ...If the Boy Scouts want to attract a new generation of members, they’ll need to stand for something more than inclusion. Because being inclusive doesn’t make you relevant. If I were calling the shots, I’d take a stand against the safe space movement and everything it embodies. And I’d do it in the most public way possible. But of course, that might also require a level of risk completely inconsistent with current orthodoxy. As we all know, in 1974, a chipped tooth or a black eye didn’t lead to lawsuit, and today, I’m pretty sure a boxing ring and a trip to the shooting range would make a lot of parents…uncomfortable. But that’s exactly the point. In a world that values safety above everything else, discomfort is never welcome. Neither is risk. And yet, discomfort and risk are precisely why my time in Scouting was so valuable, and why Troop 16 was the polar opposite of a safe space. Anyway Sharon, that’s a very long way of saying that girls are not the enemy. The enemy is bad ideology, and the inability to effectively confront it. Do I favor co-ed Scouting? Hell no. I can’t think of a single good reason to put girls and boys in the same troop, the same tent, the same boxing ring, or the same game of British Bulldog. But I can think of many good reasons to include them in a unified effort to confront the siren song of “safe spaces.” Someone has to challenge the insipid belief that safety is the most important part of living. Someone has to challenge the idea that feelings trump achievement. Someone has to challenge the idea that “crying closets” on campuses designed to console stressed out students who just can’t handle their finals exams, (or the outcome of a presidential election,) will produce a responsible, productive adult. ... I recommend reading the whole article complete with colorful language. http://mikerowe.com/2018/05/otw-death-of-the-boy-scouts/
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    National, Religion, Membership, Oath and Law

    Locked by request of OP. @NJCubScouter , @John-in-KC
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    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    Ok then. The juvenil behavior has gotten tiresome. @NJCubScouter @John-in-KC
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    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    Please stay on topic, thanks @NJCubScouter @John-in-KC
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    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    Keep it professional and respectful. @NJCubScouter @John-in-KC
  7. Just a reminder for those of us whose invitation has yet to arrive ... https://nam.scouting.org/
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    National Annual Meeting 2018 - May 23-25, Dallas

    National Commissioner Service Chair Ellie Morrison?
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    National Annual Meeting 2018 - May 23-25, Dallas

    Enjoy the show.
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    Be prepared - confused...

    A response to above link. Note in this response, Vice Chairperson of the World Scout Committee Andy Chapman is American. What remains unanswered is how the hosts Scouts Canada, the Scout Association of Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America will implement the requirements. Will it be by hosts, nations, units,...? How will parents be notified (this was news to me!)? https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/boy-scouts-condoms-jamboree/ And a link to WOSM Guidelines for Hosting World Jamborees Original topic is still under moderator review. Please keep discussion professional and respectful. Thank you.
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    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    Let's get back in the USA and with more thoughtful, relevant responses to Mike Rowe's comments. The enemy is bad (BSA) ideology, and the inability to effectively confront it. Do I favor co-ed Scouting? Hell no. I can’t think of a single good reason to put girls and boys in the same troop, the same tent, the same boxing ring, or the same game of British Bulldog. But I can think of many good reasons to include them in a unified effort to confront the siren song of “safe spaces.” Someone has to challenge the insipid belief that safety is the most important part of living. Someone has to challenge the idea that feelings trump achievement. Someone has to challenge the idea that “crying closets” on campuses designed to console stressed out students who just can’t handle their finals exams, (or the outcome of a presidential election,) will produce a responsible, productive adult.
  12. “After a careful review of the program and its contents, including its mission statement, curriculum, pedagogical structure, letters of Ecclesiastical approval, and statement of mission that faithfully reflects and adheres to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, the Troops of Saint George is hereby approved as a Catholic Apostolate of the Diocese of Fort Worth,” the Most Reverend Michael F. Olsen, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas wrote in a letter, dated May 16, 2018. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/deaconsbench/2018/05/bishop-approves-alternative-to-boy-scouts-as-a-catholic-apostolate/ Looking at the Diocese website, the Bishop's decision does not appear to remove Boy Scouts as an endorsed youth program. Trail Life is not mentioned. Also there appears to be only one Troop of St. George in the Fort Worth Diocese. https://fwdioc.org/scouting Troops of St. George
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    Be prepared locked

    I hid the locked topic.
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    Cub Girl Uniform

    Perhaps @Gwaihir was referring to red neckerchiefs for Wolf.
  15. Please stay on topic. Thank you. Previous content moved here
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    Required Worksheets?

    @Jenn, welcome to scouter.com. Two phrases that all volunteers should know from the start: No thanks. or simply NO. Where is that written? My $0.02
  17. The feedback I am getting from our Eagle candidates is the Eagle project is enough...only do not mention your service work on a college application as an Eagle project just let the college assume it was part of service requirement for graduation! We need to get the value of Eagle back and it is not PR stating only 4%,5%,...,%8 earn Eagle, which says what exactly? Make Eagle of unquestioned value again post high school. For example, not E-2 maybe E-3 grade , definite E-3 grade across the service branches. This would mean more physically fit and more real (solo) leadership. Colleges want to see service, let's focus on service and not STEM which schools are better suited. Maybe pre-college Eagle weeks at colleges during summer? But mostly, the BSA should be talking to college admissions and military recruiters regarding what would make Eagles more valuable to them. I remember "back in the day" when Eagle and Girl Scout Gold was a checkbox on many college applications, but today? Recover the value loss, recover the pride. My $0.02,
  18. It will be interesting to see if LDS re-purposes their existing BSA uniforms towards their new youth program. If not, imagine the economic impact to the BSA with all us thrifty scouts buying pre-owned LDS uniforms.
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    Switching OA Lodges

    @Ernest_Stevens welcome to scouter.com
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    Summer Camp Staff

    I guess I'm old. If your tent is on a platform, take out cots, sweep floor, put down a 9x12 blue tarp, return cots to tents. A camp tent with a wired outlet ? Another $0.02
  21. The statue of Chaffee now proudly stands outside of the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, where his wife hopes children can be inspired to try anything they set their minds to. He died in 1967 during a pre-launch test for the Apollo One Mission. Chaffee’s surviving wife, Martha Horn Chaffee, was brought to tears as a bronze statue of her husband was unveiled in downtown Grand Rapids. ... Chaffee is also remembered for his work with the Boy Scouts of Grand Rapids. He earned an Eagle Scout ranking in Troop No. 215, the same troop of President Gerald R. Ford. How many troops can claim their former members include a President and an astronaut, both Eagle Scouts? Nice video. http://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/roger-b-chaffee-statue-unveiled-in-gr/1188845011
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    Summer Camp Staff

    @bob_kins , welcome to scouter.com. Your Camp Director and Shooting Director will be your first choice, though many here will gladly help. As for specific advice for a Rifle Range Instructor, I would bring these personal safety items - shooting glasses, hearing protection (I like the Walker's electronic muffs), and lead cleaning wipes or soap (D-Lead, LeadOff) for your hands. Scouts should wash up after shooting! What kind of shooter are you? Hunter, target,..? You might get a discount from Bass Pro if you can show that your a BSA Rifle instructor. Ditto for membership with Shooting Sports USA . Safety is job one! Keep all hydrated at range. Keep it fun. Note: If you type @ followed by a member name it sends a notice to that member. These members come to mind, lets see what advice they have. @Oldscout448, @Sentinel947, @cyphertext , @ShootingSports @Eagle94-A1 My $0.02,
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    Scouting firsts lost in history?

    We know, or think we know, the first Eagle Scout, the 2 millionth Eagle Scout, the 100 millionth Boy Scout but the first Boy Scout First Class scout Sea Scout Scoutmaster Den Mother Robotics Merit Badge counselor Troop ( quite a few arguments) Pack ??
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    Breaking Point

    When it is not fun anymore. It is still fun when I am out with my scouts.
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    National Annual Meeting 2018 - May 23-25, Dallas

    Update: my invitation still has not arrived . I have not seen any notice of live streaming.
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