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  1. Previously stated over the years on this forum as were other good proposals by other members. If after 2+ years, more than $100 million in legal expenses, if this is an acceptable YPC/YPE in a reorganization plan approved by 86% of claimants and if you are correct, with no concerns from the judge and maybe only one female member in a passive, non-transparent advisory YPC ... I'll stop there.
  2. Tyler Ochoa, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, discusses the Boy Scouts defeating a trademark lawsuit brought by the Girl Scouts. She brought up the issue of trademark dilution and that the judge did not use the federal 6 factor test . https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2022-04-18/judge-tosses-girl-scouts-suit-against-boy-scouts-podcast
  3. Hopefully Judge Laura Silverstein will require more clarity and empowerment. My $0.01,
  4. Has the plan furthered specified the responsibilities, composition, and transparency of the Youth Protection Committee? How many female abuse victims (Venture Crews, Explorer Posts...) will be on the YPC?
  5. Thanks for info. This BSA motion has received little media coverage in the past month.
  6. I don't know if I would specifically require Youtube as there is Facebook, Instagram, ...but I like the option.
  7. In my experience with trail/historic awards, this is the largest stumbling block for scouts and maybe "writing a report" is an anachronism. What if scouts had the option to upload an informative, scoutlike 2 minute video (like college admissions)? My $0.01,
  8. @Ojoman welcome to scouter.com
  9. This is Colin Chase's video who summited it to the Bangor Daily News which then posted on Youtube where I saw it. https://bangordailynews.com/2022/05/14/outdoors/bobcat-killing-a-mink-caught-on-a-maine-trail-cam-joam40zk0w/ More on Colin Chase and his nature videos are reported at this link: https://bangordailynews.com/2022/05/12/outdoors/a-maine-mans-perfect-filming-spots-joam40zk0w/
  10. How Mrs. Bobcat got her mink stole. Credit: Colin Chase and Bangor Daily News "This video highlights just how raw nature is. Animals have to eat to survive, and this very pregnant bobcat is an apex predator. (As a top predator the bobcat is at, or near, the top of the food chain. This position on the bobcat food chain is a critical one, because the bobcat exerts what is known as “top-down control” of ecosystems. Bobcats and other predators help to keep ecosystems balanced.) In this video you can see that she stalks and kills a large male mink. Mink is also a predator, yet
  11. This request from National apparently seemingly applies to all monetary? gifts. https://donations.scouting.org/#/national And this appears
  12. June 4 and 5, 2022: Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Show scheduled to start at 12 p.m. Show completed by approximately 4:15 p.m. * Tentative Schedule * Skydive Wissota Grant Nielsen Airshows Kent Pietsch Airshows - Jelly Belly Comedy Act Aftershock Jet Fire Truck Commemorative Air Force B-25 Jerry Conley - D.H. 115 'Vampire' Airshows Precision Exotics Kent Pietsch Airshows - Jelly Belly Comedy Act F-16 Viper Demo Team Air Combat Command Heritage Flight - P-51 Mustang Craig Gifford Power & Precision Airshows Acemaker Airshows Aftershock Jet Fire Truc
  13. I thought this might be interesting discussion material. Scoutmaster Fred Young recruited Jakayla Armstrong to their church’s troop in 2019. At the time, he had to register Armstrong as a Lone Scout, since she was the only girl in the troop. He had faith that Armstrong could handle scouting with 10 other boys, he said, but he was wary at first. “Some boys didn’t want girls in the Boy Scouts,” he said. “And you have to be prepared for that.” Young said a handful of girls have joined other troops in the area, but none are African American – and his troop is the only all-Black troo
  14. If national begins CH7, would CH11 local lawsuit stays, some over 2 years old, be immediately (automatically?) released?
  15. Back in the day, I came home after a week at Provisional with just 2 incomplete blue cards, Rowing and Canoeing. I had a great time outdoors and that was fine with my parents and scoutmaster.
  16. As suggested by @InquisitiveScouter and @Eagledad, I created a new topic
  17. They probably just store it at the Council STEM (Store Troop Equipment Materials) warehouse. You know the Council building that was useful and did not cost over a million. I hear some units rent their tracks from the Council STEM warehouse with the OA assembling the track for a small donation. Of course, the warehouse also stocks smoke-shifters, dehydrated water packets, and knee socks garters and tassles to match your epaulets.
  18. Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council (CA): Camp Pico Blanco in Big Sur Council is asking $1.8 million and a set of conditions for the sale of Camp Pico Blanco, and $1.6 million for an adjacent 350 acres of undeveloped wilderness area. Eric Tarbox, deputy scout executive, says a volunteer group will grade each bid against the same criteria, which includes: plans for the land; whether the new owner will allow future access to scout programming (the Esselen Tribe has included this in its proposal); and how much money the bidder is willing to spend for the land. Tarbox says the vision fo
  19. THE TRACK — Boy Scout Troop 83 at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, may have had the coolest Pinewood Derby track ever made. They teamed up with popular YouTuber Taylor Calmus, known as "Dude Dad," who made a track with a loop that is taller than many, if not all, of the Boy Scouts in the troop. He says at the start of the video that it could be the Dude Dad's "most epic project yet." Loops are not unheard of in Pinewood Derby tracks. One Pinewood Derby service advertises "circles of death," which is a loop system typically added after the competition races
  20. My preference, Boy Scout camps provide secure pantry and refrigerator space and loaner cookware for attending units . Units/patrols bring their own food according to their needs. The only food ordered by a camp would be for their provisional camp. Mess halls for Cubs. My $0.02,
  21. May 4, 2022, New Jersey: Seventy-five youths from the Plast Ukrainian Scout Organization and Scout troops from Parsippany (NJ) packaged hundreds of first-aid kits for shipment to war-torn Ukraine. Many Plast Scouts have family in Ukraine, and they emphasized the necessity of such aid as the Russian invasion continues for a third bloody month. In Ukrainian, a plastun refers to a Cossack scout, or sentry. Ukrainian Scouts refer to themselves as Plast Scouts. The Soviet Union banned the organization. Ukrainians who fled their homeland after World War II took Plast with them. I
  22. Cooks Peak Fire Update May5, 2022, 8:30 AM MDT The Cooks Peak Fire is estimated at 59,359 acres and is 97% contained. 278 personnel assigned. Wind today with gusts 25+ mph. This is the first day in May without a red flag warning. Future forecasts show red flag warnings beginning this weekend. Today is the day of the transition from a Type 2 to a Type 3 team. Philmont is thankful to be hosting the Type 3 team of 85 personnel at the Philmont Training Center. A very special thanks to the Type 2 team. Many will be moving to the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire just to
  23. @FarmerJonwelcome back to Scouting and scouter.com
  24. Update May 6, 2022: Former Dutchess County Legislator Michael Kelsey (R-Pleasant Valley), convicted in 2016 for sexually abusing boy scouts in 2014, has been released from prison. The former lawmaker was released on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Kelsey, 38 at the time was found guilty on May 12, 2016, on all counts of a felony indictment charging him with sexual abuse and attempted sexual assault. He also was indicted on misdemeanor counts of forcible touching and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. A jury determined that Kelsey had sexual contact with one teen an
  25. There are good arguments being made here, lets refrain from personal attacks. Thanks, RS
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