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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    The Girl Scouts have since announced that (scout) is no longer using the image to sell cookies. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900056980/jason-mamoa-samoas-this-girl-scout-put-jason-momoas-picture-on-boxes-of-samoa-cookies-and-they-sold-out-like-hotcakes.html FB comment: “Girl Scouts of Colorado still not addressing how it is right what was done. Joke or not... it is still teaching this young lady that copyright infringement is permitted and stealing is ok.” Should the Girl Scouts turn over all money from the Momoas sales to Warner Brothers? Could be a great opportunity to learn the skills of business ethics as mentioned in a 2011 essay Samoas to CEOs: 5 Things Girl Scouts Can Teach Businesses https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/1577-business-lessons-girl-scouts.html
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    Thank you... Great idea, up here in Mass. only a few high school programs, e.g. Nashoba Regional High School EMT Cadet program, have received an age exception from the state to allow 16yr old EMT trainees. Meanwhile local towns end up contracting with private companies to cover daytime EMS.
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    Fuzzy math with ride-alongs and youth protection. There is a training module on Ride Along Safety on my.Scouting. IMHO the BSA needs to understand when you are in another person's house, it is their rules. Sure the BSA can "certify" police, fire, ems departments and personnel for ride-alongs, but not micromanage the patrol car , engine, ambulance crews. At what point do we teach self-protection from blood-borne pathogens, patients, and co-workers? My $0.02, We are...
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Speaking of protecting brand identity, I wonder if a Girl Scout or the GSUSA obtained permission to rebrand Somoas to Momoas from Jason Momoa, Aquaman, DC, Warner Brothers, ... https://www.today.com/food/girl-scout-creates-jason-momoa-themed-samoa-cookies-t149052
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    Youth Protection Policy Does Not Prohibit Retaliation

    @PARENTinSCOUT welcome to scouter.com
  6. Back in the day, I recall more map reading, planning a route involved with Hiking merit badge. It was destination first, routing for distance second. I had to know location of police stations, hospitals, likely phone booths. Now, like Swimming and Cycling, IMO it is just going the distance. Have a 5 mile rail trail nearby, 4 laps with little elevation change or navigation. 20 miles,just git er done. One scout wanted to hike around his high school track - 80 laps.
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    Merit Badges must be earned in groups of 2?

    @iguanita welcome to scouter.com
  8. Easier to find Emergency Prep merit badge classes year round. Some troops offer them in Sept which is Emergency Preparedness Month. It is also frequently offered at Merit badge universities year round. Lifesaving merit badge classes are harder to find outside of summer camp. What I typically see is a scout takes Swimming at first summer camp. At that time , the scout is usually 11 and without many of the Lifesaving prereqs - SC and FC requirements, swimming skill, and endurance. Before those prereqs are fulfilled, a year or more later, the scout has already earned Emergency Prep.
  9. The most popular option is the easiest.
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    Be prepared to find another CO. My $0.02
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    How do I join back into the scouts?

    @NickWeaver welcome to scouter.com where we need more Courteous scouts.
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    Girl Scouts Should Stay To Girl Scouts

    @NickWeaverplease refer to Topic locked
  13. Might be kind for Scouts to send notes of appreciation to Elder Nathan Philips. Let him know those youth are not representative of American youth. https://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/omaha-tribe-member-in-spotlight-in-face-of-taunting-teens/article_475ee455-cf4c-510a-a9a1-2d29b25eb0f2.html My $0.02
  14. Maybe internet service providers are throttling YP online training along with Youtube and Netflix!
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    After tomorrow I am hoping all the hype dies down

    @Mom2Scout welcome to scouter.com
  16. Interesting story about a former scout and Camp Hinds primitive skills counselor, Eri Martin, who manufactures traditional ash (not maple) pack baskets to fund his bachelor degree in adventure-based environmental studies at Unity College (ME) and a future wilderness school. His father, Scott Hinds is Camp Hinds (Pine Tree Council, Maine) ranger. Imagine raising money by using scoutcraft, primitive skills to hand make outdoor products. https://bangordailynews.com/2019/02/12/homestead/unity-student-carries-on-tradition-of-pack-basket-weaving/
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    @Corbin welcome to scouter.com . An ambitious undertaking for Cubs.
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    "Pencil Whipping" Requirements

    Without the spinning, I think.
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    "Pencil Whipping" Requirements

    Ok then. More adventure, more advancement... more fun, less arguing. @MattR @desertrat77 @John-in-KC @LeCastor @NJCubScouter
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    "Pencil Whipping" Requirements

    Good reminder. I'm sure many of us continue to slip up on the naming conventions but with the GSUSA is currently suing Scouts BSA over this, we need to be careful. Thanks.
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    Decorum And Acting Scoutlike

    ??? Sorry, I am a bit confused about what this is about. You apparently corrected the misunderstanding of terminology in another thread?
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    Decorum And Acting Scoutlike

    Yes I was...but more than a week later maybe just water over the dam?
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    Cub Scout takes knee during pledge

    @Navybone welcome to scouter.com. Political protest in uniform isn't that an oxymoron? Back in the 60's, I can recall a few uniformed scouts remained seated for the pledge and national anthem. Talk about Brave. They were quietly protesting the Vietnam War. Later, they were instructed that scouts may civilly protest but not in uniform. Maybe the policies need further explanation. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/10/23/can-packs-troops-teams-or-crews-participate-in-political-rallies/ My $0.02, P.S. An old scouter told me, Scouting is where you ask a scout what he was thinking and you get an answer.
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    Cub Scout takes knee during pledge

    Agree. Please elaborate your thoughts on teaching citizenship and civil (scoutlike) protest to scouts. Can a scout write a letter to the editor about this issue and sign it. T. Jones, First Class Scout?
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    Cub Scout takes knee during pledge

    Should scouts be allowed to protest while wearing the uniform? A time and place...?