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  1. Games like viruses evolve variants. Back in the day, the "Buck Buck" we played (in South Jersey) had Team One form a chain of interlocked bent over players (bucks). First bent over with arms around a tree and second player's head locked between legs. Second player had third player's head locked between his legs and so on. Team Two formed a line of standing bucks. The first would run "Buck-Buck #1" and leap on the backs of the Team TWO and try to hold on. Buck-Buck #2 followed and so on. The goal was to break Team One chain by bringing it down. Selecting players based on their st
  2. The Twin Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America is warning people about a potential scam surrounding the selling of cookies According to a press release issued by the Twin Valley Council, on Monday, Nov. 22, a member of the Austin community was contacted by some teens pretending to be Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts selling cookies. The teens were not wearing any sort of Scouting uniform and were asking citizens to purchase cookies and collecting payment and the citizen’s phone number and were going to call once the cookies were in. “This is a scam,” said Erik Karre, district director
  3. And yet, some approved and completed Eagle projects in my area have been Gaga pits for schools.
  4. Out of curiosity, I searched for "boy scouts" and "Allan Sherman". The search returned this link with 1956 camp letters from Scout Harlan who attended Camp Lenape, BSA in (Medford Lakes) Burlington County, NJ. My old troop often camped at Camp Lenape...back in the day.
  5. Harper's Camping and Scouting, An Outdoor Guide for American Boys, published 1911 https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006563460 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t3416w045&view=1up&seq=72
  6. A New Scout on the Old Trail ... the spirit of adventure. https://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record/ImageViewer?libID=o285595 A young "Boy Scout" standing outside his tent meets "Davy Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Texas Jack [Omohundro], Kit Carson, California Joe, [and] Dan'l Boone." Caption: "Put it thar, Pard! Yer do us proud!" Artist Will Crawford 1869-1944
  7. IMHO. Easier to seal a document than redact. During the course of this case, requests for sealing court proceedings appear automatically granted (good luck getting the minutes of hearings). And other anticipated bench rulings have been deferred to continued mediation. Despite his compensation, I would not be surprised if mediator Paul Finn resigned due to frustration with work load. My $0.01
  8. So ordered https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/1c19f2b8-7e01-4c75-a187-620fa4f4d081_7401.pdf
  9. Health Care Professions requirements were released Nov 15. IMHO mostly talk, another easy MBU badge. https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/35975(21)-HealthCare-WEB-Requirements.pdf?_gl=1*mwfrjh*_ga*MzkyNTAzNzAyLjE2MzYyNDE0NTY.*_ga_20G0JHESG4*MTYzNjU1MDM4OC4yODMuMS4xNjM2NTU4MDAxLjE0
  10. Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice announced that some local councils will have survivors on their respective Boards. https://ritzherald.com/coalition-of-abused-scouts-for-justice-secures-support-from-ad-hoc-committee-to-appoint-survivors-to-local-council-boards/
  11. Richard M. Pachulski, co-founder of PSZJ, is now lead counsel for Torts Claimants' Committee. from lead of an article, the remainder of which requires subscription. https://www.law360.com/pulse/articles/1442306/pachulski-founder-takes-reins-after-scouts-ch-11-email-row second source: https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/7e4cb9fb-2b3b-4e18-bc02-41b997dcfa92_7372.pdf As I understand Jim Stang had been lead counsel for TCC.
  12. Boy Scout Troop 123 was formed 40 years ago for scouts with developmental disabilities by Bob Sliney who has been the one and only Scoutmaster. Mr. Sliney retired as a special education teacher in 2015 after 30 years. https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2021/11/19/bob-sliney-marks-40-years-leading-special-needs-troop/8625846002/ Scout Salute,
  13. And another Boy Scouts in the White Mountains, The Story of a Long Hike by Walter Prichard Eaton. Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill https://www.gutenberg.org/files/65539/65539-h/65539-h.htm
  14. BSA Troop 120 officially completed its goal of visiting 120 state parks. They traveled over 8,000 miles during the course of five years, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced Wednesday. More at source link https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/regional-news/boy-scout-troop-honored-for-visiting-120-pennsylvania-state-parks/
  15. Interesting article about John Zane 84 who is celebrating 75 years as a Boy Scout and he’s writing a book about it - titled “Ever a Scout,” Jonathan Glassman, Boy Scouts of America District Director for Connecticut Yankee Council, said there’s no official label that says Zane has been in scouting longer than anyone else in the Connecticut Yankee Council, but he said Zane is “always the last man standing,” when they have longtime scouts stand up at the annual dinner, asking them to be seated in five-year increments. Some topic-related quotes: “I hate to think it’s just a history
  16. Thanks, I edited the Topic title to be more inclusive of posts herein. Bird Study MB and Climate Change and Outdoor Code
  17. http://npshistory.com/publications/management/national-scout-jamboree-1935.pdf Some 352 pages, published by BSA with this timeless Forward
  18. Sure. Here's another http://npshistory.com/books/boy-scouts-crater-lake.pdf
  19. "A lawyer for sex abuse survivors in the Boy Scouts of America's bankruptcy said on Wednesday that two attorneys for the official committee representing survivors' interests in the case should be disqualified after the committee sent an "inflammatory" email about the BSA's proposed reorganization plan and sex abuse litigation settlement." https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/boy-scouts-survivor-committee-lawyers-face-call-dismissal-bankruptcy-2021-11-17/
  20. Nov 16, 2021: The Court was advised that Paul A. Finn has resigned his position as a mediator. https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/30ea6aeb-87e1-4be2-bbc1-603b30860a28_7283.pdf Two mediators remain.
  21. http://npshistory.com/books/boy-scouts-grand-canyon.pdf
  22. Roadrunner migration route from Nevada to Maine? https://www.npr.org/2021/11/16/1056191659/roadrunner-stowaway-moving-van-las-vegas-maine
  23. The Court has released a status report (link below) regarding the TCC/Kosnoff email error , future TCC communications protocols, answers to discovery questions, emails between TCC and Kosnoff, Debtor voting concerns, PSZJ billing restrictions, opening for additional remedies, the initial Agreed Proposed Interim Order (Exhibit 1), and the amended Red-lined Agreed Proposed Interim Order (Exhibit 2). There is a lot here, recommend having aspirin handy. The hearing continues tomorrow. https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/0d43cbe0-bbfb-451a-8e05-6d5045dce066_725
  24. 11/12/21 Update from the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church: "The BSA is mailing the packets to all known chartered organizations. The packet is expected to include an “opt out” form related to chartered organizations’ options. In addition, churches that filed a “proof of claim” with the bankruptcy court during the designated timeframe will also receive a ballot. The United Methodist Ad Hoc Committee, which advocates for United Methodist interests within the bankruptcy process, has advised that churches that receive the packet should not take any action at this ti
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