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Everything posted by RememberSchiff

  1. There has been no agreement as to what is minimally required to allow the BSA to continue to operate/function and I would further say the sides are far apart. After nearly a year of Chapter 11: 1. There are ongoing asset evaluations by both sides , however, there has been no ruling whether local Council assets are on the table. 2. Insurance responsibility (payouts) remains a question. 3. There is a complete creditor list (guess who is at top of the list) 4. There is a bounded victim list (95,000 which is far more than estimated) though not yet verified
  2. ❤️ Copy and paste as you like. Now if I could just upload it into forum directory....
  3. Please correct me if I am wrong, this will be the first Presidential Inauguration since 1913 where no Boy Scouts will participate? President-elect Joe Biden was a Boy Scout. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2016/05/19/vice-president-joe-biden-a-former-scout-says-scouting-teaches-valuable-life-lessons/ https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/01/17/scouts-and-presidential-inaugurations-have-a-long-interesting-past/
  4. Get 'em Timo. Good dog Timo! Only two weeks on job and .... "Thanks to the keen eye and partnership of K-9 Deputy Day and K-9 Timo the Boy Scouts trailer wasn’t stolen!" the sheriff's office wrote in the release.
  5. Yes, an example, state lobbyists' fees. I'm old school. I want to know the reason you want my money before I give it to you. Later, I will verify how you spent it. My $0,02,
  6. IMHO, let's discuss the new transparent explanation of proposed Council spending and how it is approved before discussing any new means of funding it.
  7. A reasoned voice for Scouting. Scout salute and farewell.
  8. I understand the cost issue, but it is helpful maybe even required in their job hunt for scouts (and scouters) to have business recognized first aid certifications from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, SOLO, NOLS.
  9. IMO, 1972, 1999 was a return to choice. In some cases, a scout could select a preferred "required" merit badge from a subject groups as I did back in the day. At my EBOR, I would have answered that Lifesaving was most important as I was a lifeguard and rescued a few people. Today, I might say Public Health. Would I have First Aid, Swimming, Personal Fitness, Cooking merit badges? Nope. First Aid should be a yearly re-certification with each year requiring more skills. Every FC scout should be strong swimmer, physically strong, and a passable patrol cook. What groups for Eagle
  10. IMHO it would also be a good time to rethink "Eagle required" merit badges - subject areas, number, difficulty...
  11. IMHO, Councils should be scrambling to deliver their summer camp 2021. Otherwise Councils will meet the above percentage quotas of new demographics by default that is, by losing existing demographics. Meeting new Churchill membership metrics by losing existing members, what a thought. Another diversion from National?
  12. I hope this survey is not another non-transparent, manipulated post justification of a National decision. My $0.02
  13. The media often discusses how America has divided in different ways, why can't scouts by whatever name be an exception and unify us. May 2021 gift us with wise judges and servant leaders. Another $0.02,
  14. Agree, consider this recent story, does it really matter if these girls who are scouts are GSUSA or Scouts,BSA Troop 222 "girl scouts". Boy and girl scouts pick up nearly 100 Christmas trees to recycle https://kobi5.com/news/local-news/boy-and-girl-scouts-pick-up-nearly-100-christmas-trees-to-recycle-143210/ My $0.02,
  15. Expressed another way, they don't trust us as adults, volunteers, or even as parents. My $0.02
  16. It does seem futile, perhaps we could write National Executive Board members about this matter as well as a performance review of our CEO (his one year anniversary is Jan 2). Maybe the former matter can be moved to a Churchill committee for further study? I'm not sure who all are the 70+ members of NEB, but I just read of a new member, Derek Porter.
  17. My understanding, where there was "confusion" or complaint, registration refunds were given. I don't know that number nor of that number how many applied the refund to join the desired youth group. My $0.02
  18. @twscout from the scouter.com moderators welcome. Please tell us more of your situation, I believe you are a member of the Far East Council.
  19. "Gosh Mr./Mrs. Wilson thanks. Twenty dollars is a lot! Can we scouts shovel your walk or take some bottles to the recycling center for you."
  20. Grammar and spell checkers are increasingly more configurable (language, vendor) either in browsers or keyboards via plugins or apps. Still even with spelling and grammar correct, I have been known to send the wrong message.
  21. In previous years, the Spirit of Adventure Council (Boston/Eastern Mass) offered an Adventure Card ($30) to scouts and their families as a fundraiser for Council and money-saver for scouts. However at registration this year, scouts are required to purchase a more expensive Adventure Card ($48) which IMHO has less value as stated discounts are for activities or venues closed by covid.
  22. Every scout/scouter is a swimmer but not necessarily a spellr. Some of you may have a browser (Firefox, Brave, Chrome,...) without spell check selected. Firefox: Select the “Menu” button (3 horizontal bars) located at the upper-right corner of the screen, then choose “Options“. Scroll to the “Language” section. Select “Check my spelling as I type” if you want to turn spell checker on. Uncheck it if you wish to have it off. Brave: Select the “Menu” button (3 horizontal bars) located at the upper-right corner of the screen, then choose “Setting
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