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    Louisville (KY) - Explorer Post Abuse Scandal

    Presumably release of the 90 page report was delayed (from March) as there are at least 6 lawsuits against the city (LMPD), Boy Scouts of America, Betts and Curtis Flaherty, the former head of the Explorer program. http://www.wdrb.com/story/37725991/unsealed-lawsuit-claims-former-lmpd-officer-sexually-assaulted-teen-over-three-year-period My search continues to find the safety recommendations in the 90 page report.
  2. IMHO, Scouting should be leading the comeback of "free range parenting" My $0.02,
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    Eagle Scouts Cycling Across America June 17-Aug 23

    Update: Eagle Scouts Cycling spotted exploring the inner workings of the Grand Coulee Dam (WA). "Scoutmaster Bruce White said they brought along 250 inner tubes as well as 35 spare tires for repairs along the way." http://www.escaa2018.info http://www.grandcoulee.com/story/2018/06/27/news/eagle-scouts-tour-dam-bicycling-cross-country/10562.html
  4. He's a Dad to two small kids, an IT businessman, a scout leader, and ...an opera singer? http://www.cbs8.com/story/38516128/zevely-zone-boy-scout-leader-by-day-opera-singer-by-night
  5. At their 45 annual NH distinguished Citizens Award Dinner, Daniel Webster Council recognized Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST (robotics competition, "gracious professionalism"). Dean appears at 0.14 in following video: http://www.wmur.com/article/scouts-role-models-honored-at-45th-annual-nh-distinguished-citizens-award-dinner/21953489 Who is Dean Kamen? What is FIRST? https://spie.org/membership/spie-professional-magazine/spie-professional-archives-and-special-content/2011april-archive/creativity-first?SSO=1
  6. IMO, school is where civics should be taught, scouting is where it can be practiced. - responsibility, service. Remember when a single, thick merit badge pamphlet covered all citizenship merit badges? My $0.02,
  7. There once was an age restriction of sorts, one had to be First Class to work on merit badges and only your next rank could be worked on.
  8. Jun 13, 2018 Outside Magazine and gsblog Girl Scouts recently announced a new adventure-oriented collaboration with The North Face. With 12 new adventure badges, it will be the largest national organization to offer skills like trail running, mountaineering, rock climbing, and backpacking specifically for girls. Still in the development and piloting phase, the badges will be available to earn as early as summer 2019 for girls from kindergarten to senior year of high school. The North Face is developing the programming alongside GSUSA, offering its outdoor expertise to the 106-year-old organization. The partnership bolsters The North Face’s Moves Mountains initiative, which aims to elevate the stories of female role models in the outdoors and beyond. GSUSA, for its part, seem to be responding to continued requests for more adventurous and skill-based curriculum. ... At Girl Scouts, we believe there are never too many opportunities for girls to experience the great outdoors and all the wonder and adventure it offers. The research is clear: outdoor experiences are imperative to fostering leadership skills in girls. And we’re the experts in this space—spending time in the outdoors is a cornerstone of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and has been since Girl Scouts’ inception. Our all-girl environment and proven programming show girls the benefits of spending time in the world beyond walls in ways that encourage them to take healthy risks and overcome their fears. https://www.outsideonline.com/2317301/are-girl-scouts-getting-more-adventurous http://blog.girlscouts.org/2018/04/the-north-face-and-girl-scouts.html
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    2019 World Jamboree

    Thanks for stepping up and congratulations on being selected.
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    New pack meeting plans

    @Scoutmom707 welcome to scouter.com
  11. Imagine a smart, focused, on program, real world experienced business leader leading a youth organization... from wiki Shortly after graduating from New Mexico State University, Acevedo began working for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a rocket scientist, developing programs for the Voyager 2 and analyzing data from the probe. She eventually left NASA to attend graduate school. During her time at Stanford, she worked at IBM as an engineer to help pay for her tuition. After graduating, she joined Apple as a technology executive for the Asia-Pacific region.[6] She has also worked in an executive capacity for Dell and Autodesk. Under her tenure, the Girl Scouts introduced a series of badges in robotics, coding, engineering, and cybersecurity.[ ...Acevedo says the BSA will never compete with the opportunities the Girl Scouts offer and... What I know about Girl Scouts is we have a hundred years of girl expertise. We know how to teach girls important life skills. We know how to create women leaders. When we look at our life results of our alumni, you know, three-fourths of our female senators were Girl Scouts. All three female secretaries of state, Girl Scouts. When I go to Silicon Valley, almost every female tech leader who was born in the US, she was a Girl Scout. Almost every female astronaut that's gone into space is a Girl Scout. So we know what works. Especially right now in the time of American competitiveness, we know that girls are an untapped resource and especially in technology, we need to reach more girls with those skills so that they find that technology is an interesting area, but not just interesting. That they have the skills to make an impact in the technical space. And we find that in particular in terms of defense of America. We have this huge skills gap and it's absolutely paramount that we get more women who have the technical background to excel so that they can help keep America safe in terms of our electrical grid, our voting systems, our financial systems, cybersecurity. It's absolutely crucial and we know that we can do that by getting girls interested in it through Girl Scouts. ... You know, what's so great about Girl Scouts is, I like to say, we're a hundred-plus-year-old organization and we've got one hand rooted firmly in tradition, right? But the other hand is reaching out to the future as well. We teach girls leadership and life skills. And yes, we have a huge emphasis on the outdoors. But we recognize that every girl now has a mobile device in her hands and we want her not just to be a user of that device, but we want her to be the inventor, the creator, the designer, the entrepreneur, the lawyer, the marketer, around that. And so what we've started to do is really give girls those important skills. So as the world is being redesigned around data, they've got the skillset to really be part of creating our future. More text and audio at source link: http://www.businessinsider.com/girl-scouts-ceo-sylvia-acevedo-not-worried-about-co-ed-boy-scouts-2018-6
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    New and comprehensive Family scouting FAQs issued:

    Hope you will return to inform us of your new scouting journey.
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    camp pahoka

    @Rickie welcome to scouter.com
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    New and comprehensive Family scouting FAQs issued:

    More courteous and kind please. Thanks.
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    Hello, everyone!

    @ScouterMother welcome tp scouter.com .
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    Should a boy hold two PORs?

    @Paperwork welcome to scouter.com
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    Austistic Scout being bullied

    Bullying is not tolerated. https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/bullying/ Insure scouts are safe (remove from contact with those adults), gather your affected families, documented the instances and concerns and then contact 1. head of your troop's Charter Organization 2. Scout Executive directly at your Council https://www.scouting.org/discover/local-council-locator/ 3. call Scouts First 24hr Helpline 844-726-8871 Stay tuned, more advice coming from other members....
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    Austistic Scout being bullied

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    In need of ideas

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    Best Eagle Project 2018 - LCS Joyful Noise

    I had not heard of this scholarship award before. From the NESA link, Three regional recipients will receive $500, to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. (Local council will also receive a $500 award.)One national recipients will receive $2,500 to be available for their future educational purposes or to attend a national or international Scouting event or facility. (Local council will also receive a $2,500 award.) If the potential award is considered too small, then do not apply. Thanks to Glenn and Melinda Adams for their kindness. Glenn Adam is a Distinguished Eagle Scout and past president of NESA.
  21. Scout Nathan Fain created a $40,000, handicapped-accessible musical playground at the Lafayette Christian School (GA) called the LCS Joyful Noise. His project was rated the best among more than 50,000 service projects completed the previous year by an Eagle candidate and won the 2018 Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. The playground’s name came from a conversation Nathan had while working on the project with his father, Jay Fain, an electrical engineer with Milliken & Company, who mentioned the Bible verse Psalm 98:4: “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!” The national Eagle Scout project award includes a $2,500 scholarship. Nathan wants to attend Georgia Tech and become a mechanical engineer. More details and video at source link: https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/education/article213525074.html
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    Hello, everyone!

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  23. The reality show Green Way Outdoors has a partnership with the Scouts of America, so show hosts Jeffrey Hutchingson and Kyle Green went hunting for alligator Monday and Tuesday at Clements Scout Ranch (Athens, TX) lake where scouts swim. On Monday afternoon, they hauled in a 10-foot gator — the largest ever seen at Clements Scout Ranch. Hiking merit badge anyone? http://www.athensreview.com/news/show-hosts-hunt-for-gators-at-clements-scout-ranch/article_b22635e0-74d5-11e8-b830-0bfb5f2dc927.html
  24. Maybe. It is those family members who passed while I was Scouting whom I wish I spent more time.
  25. This thought has been on my mind lately. I wonder if scouting is like work, in the end one wishes more time was spent with family?