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  1. Most of our scouts continue to self-fund or family-fund their projects, just like the old days. No fundraising paperwork needed. That budget determines the project selected which is a different approach from the project specifying how much funding needs to be raised.
  2. Fat Tuesday Dinners

    Proper pancakes with chocolate spread or nutella? No wonder we revolted. We wanted freedom to cover our pancakes with maple syrup. I cannot recall a Fat Tues before Valentines Day so I have to get Mrs.Schiff her sweets today. Already bought her some GSUSA lemon cookies which the Girl Scouts kindly placed in a Happy Valentine's Day bag.
  3. Help

    @ScoutMaster1068 welcome to scouter.com. Which requirement is this?
  4. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    Those deadlines could easily change. I predict a huge PR push ahead of Jambo. Again just my guess as to what is coming.
  5. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    Yes agree. IMO they wanted girl "Boy Scouts" at Jambo 2019 and to be there, those girls needed time to meet the same attendance prerequisites as boys.
  6. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    IMO the rush was/is the World Jamboree at Summit 2019.
  7. Remind - A Messaging App

    A lecture?
  8. 6 more weeks of winter! Poor Phil was shivering even with his fur coat. Does your local Ground Hog or cultural equivalent critter agree?
  9. Age requirement guidelines

    @GoingTheDistance welcome to scouter.com.
  10. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    Back in the day (here he goes), adults would keep watch on tents, as older scouts were known for raiding rival troop camps, leaving camp for the nearest town/ice cream stand, Girl Scout camp,... the usual young masculine pranks of that day.
  11. Remind - A Messaging App

    Is that the Royal we or singular we?
  12. Virtual Campfire

    @denibug72 , welcome to scouter.com ...finally.
  13. Girl Scout sold cookies outside Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    Disappointing that some have taken this discussion off the rails with exaggerated, explicit examples that have no place in a topic about Girl Scouts, let alone a scouter forum. Too bad, as this OP story is still developing. If you don't want to follow the Scout Oath and Law in writing a post, your post will be removed. It is that simple. Topic is locked .
  14. A brilliant young Girl Scout from San Diego sold more than 300 boxes of Tagalongs, Thin Mints and other munchie-friendly snacks after setting up her wares near a marijuana dispensary over the weekend. The 9-year-old girl’s father, who was not identified either, confirmed to San Diego’s KGTV that she ended up selling a total of 312 boxes over the course of about six hours, presumably to customers of the Urbn Leaf dispensary. The dispensary, too, advertised that the girl would be appearing outside the facility in a post shared to the shop’s Instagram page. http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/02/06/girl-scout-sells-312-boxes-cookies-outside-pot-dispensary.html http://fox43.com/2018/02/06/enterprising-girl-scout-sells-cookies-outside-san-diego-marijuana-dispensary/
  15. I'm New Here

    @ChickenMan welcome to scouter.com .
  16. ...this year one of the organization’s four “high adventure bases” — Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico — will begin hosting family scouting for families with girls or boys. Similar family programs are under development at the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve in West Virginia, says Al Lambert, an assistant chief scout executive for BSA, who leads outdoor programming efforts. “It’s an exciting time for us . and our efforts in supporting girls and families, as well as boys,” says Lambert. “We’re adapting to changing times.” Lambert says many young families want to experience camping and have their kids learn outdoor skills, but would like to do so as a family, with a few more creature comforts than Boy Scouts are traditionally used to. In some parts of the country, Boy Scouts of America-run programs open to both genders include those involving local schools or community organizations. The Spirit of Adventure Council (Boston, MA) has done this. Camp Sayre was rebuilt/rebranded into the New England Base Camp. It is open to public. -RS “Around 50,000 boys and girls have visited our camps through school groups, and 85 percent are not registered with the Scouts,” says John Andrews, scout executive of the Northern Star Council of Minnesota. “It’s a great way of showing the community what we do.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/more-boy-scout-camps-will-be-open-to-girls-this-summer/2018/02/06/d7f52cfe-0b49-11e8-998c-96deb18cca19_story.html?utm_term=.736a5651a66f
  17. Girl Scout sold cookies outside Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    I am referring to the lack of an apparent National policy and this comment. “This is kind of a community issue,” said Mike Lopes, a spokesman for the Girl Scouts of the USA. “For the most part, it’s not any different than selling in front of any other kind of shop. It just happens to be a marijuana dispensary.” and that some California Councils have allowed it , Colorado went back and forth.
  18. Girl Scout sold cookies outside Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    Local option?
  19. Birthdays and memories

    As we know, today Feb 8, is the BSA birthday, mostly just a calendar reminder item these days. But I read this article and memories of Scouting long past surfaced. Thank you Bourbonnais,IL Here is the excerpt, Kids take over Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will run the village on Feb. 10 for "Scout Week." For about the past 40 years, the village has matched the scouts with department heads and allowed them to learn their duties. "It's an opportunity for some of the scouts to show their leadership skills and learn a bit about their town," Schore said. "It's a hands-on civics course. "I still run into scouts who did it 20 years ago. They still talk about how they got to be mayor or police chief for a day."
  20. Girl Scout sold cookies outside Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    I am still waiting for the "official" Girl Scout position. Here's what I have found so far A spokeswoman for Girl Scouts San Diego told The San Diego Union-Tribune on Tuesday that the regional council of the national organization is not investigating the matter, but would discuss it with the girl and her family if they ever find out who she is because there are very particular rules about when and where Girl Scouts can sell their popular cookies each year — and “consequences” for repeated infractions. “It’s not a cut and dried situation when we don’t know who the girl is and we don’t know what the situation is,” said Maryl Doyle, director of communications for Girl Scouts San Diego. Doyle told The Union-Tribune on Monday that Girl Scouts are prohibited from setting up booths outside commercial establishments without explicit permission from business owners on an approved list. Doyle said that Urbn Leaf “is not on the approved booth site list.” http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-no-disciplinary-action-against-san-diego-girl-scout-who-sold-cookies-outside-marijuana-dispensary-20180206-htmlstory.html “This is kind of a community issue,” said Mike Lopes, a spokesman for the Girl Scouts of the USA. “For the most part, it’s not any different than selling in front of any other kind of shop. It just happens to be a marijuana dispensary.” ... The San Diego scout isn’t the first girl to anticipate munchies outside a marijuana distributor. In 2014, a 13-year-old sold 117 boxes in two hours outside a medical marijuana clinic in San Francisco. The Girl Scouts of Colorado said in 2014 that it did not allow scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops, liquor stores or bars. But it has since abandoned that policy, AnneMarie Harper, a spokeswoman for the Colorado organization, said in an interview on Wednesday. “Back then it was a blanket: ‘No, you may not,’” she said. “Now, it’s more of: ‘Come to us, tell us where you want to be and what you want to do,’ making sure we’re checking off all of the safety guidelines.” ... Some girls have sold near breweries, she said, but she wasn’t aware of anyone trying to stake out a spot near legal marijuana sellers. “We really want girls to be cookie entrepreneurs, to find new and creative ways to reach customers,” she said. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/us/girl-scouts-marijuana.html
  21. Girl Scout sold cookies outside Medical Marijuana Dispensary

    Ok then, let's be respectful. @NJCubScouter , @Sentinel947, @LeCastor
  22. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    Yes make it engaging and hands-on. For example, my den built a full-size historical reproduction (ductwork) of a Congreve rocket (British). It was 10ft long. https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/rockets-inspired-francis-scott-key-180952399/ Bear Adventure: Paws for Action (Duty to Country) Complete Requirement 1 and two others from Requirements 2-4. Learn about our nation’s flag. Display it at home for one month. Say the Pledge of Allegiance and learn its meaning. Do at least one of the following. A. Find out about two famous Americans. Share what you learned. B. Find out where places of historical interest are located in or near your community, town, or city. Go and visit one of them with your family or den.
  23. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    @Pselb , take it easy. No one and definitely not me stated or implied that you and your wife were using the BSA for babysitting, only that some parents have and long before Family Scouting arrived. @NJCubScouter, @Sentinel947, @LeCastor
  24. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    The BabySitters of America phenomenon existed long before Family Scouting.
  25. Drone Rescue

    I just think this rescue in Australia is cool. Lifeguards launched the drone, steered it towards the swimmers and dropped a “rescue pod” into the water, where it expanded so the swimmers could grab it and swim to shore. The rescue took just 70 seconds. The two swimmers were exhausted but unharmed. Drone cost $343,000. More info here. Does Philmont use drones? Other than for STEM, I wonder if any BSA camps are using drones.