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  1. Now it's "just log into this ZOOM call and pretend to pay attention"....just like school.
  2. I am not a lawyer. However, I think it boils down to the fact that you do not have a current charter. You are NOT authorized to use BSA's name. Most if not all BSA materials are trademarked and copyrighted. And any advancement that occurs after 12/31/2021 will not be recognized and recorded by BSA. You are NOT covered by BSA insurance and, as you pointed out, a "broad release" form would be worthless. I would cancel everything until a new CO is found, or transfer to a unit in good standing. '
  3. My youngest Cub Scout turns 40 this weekend. How did that happen?
  4. I was in a 500 level Council. The last time I looked at the 990, maybe 10 years ago, there were only 2 employees listed over $50K. One was the SE at around $220K. The other was the Field Director.
  5. IMHO, this has always been a weakness in the MB program. I remember reading somewhere that the MBC should be considered an "expert by means of vocation or avocation", meaning (to me, anyway) that the Scout should get exposure to a field that he otherwise could not get. And don't get me started on "MB fairs" or "MB Universities". The purpose of the MB program has always been to get the Scout to take the initiative to call someone he does not know, set up an appointment, and meet independently (or with a buddy) with said "expert" to earn the badge. And to do all this OUTSIDE of the troop env
  6. Looks good if you have the trim, military physique to pull it off...most of my Scouter friends (myself included), do not.
  7. While I am sad to see these young people leave Scouting, I applaud their decision. Valuing friendships over the arbitrary and over-reaching rules of an organization means we have done our jobs. A Scout is Loyal.
  8. The postcards are a fundraiser, not their raison d'etre. The original purpose of NESA, as I recall, was to keep Eagle Scouts "connected" to the program and get them to continue to support Scouting at the Council level, both physically and financially. Over the years, there have been attempts to get a NESA "chapter" up and running in my Council with periodic breakfast and social meetings, but I don't think it ever went anywhere. The national organization also provides annual scholarships.
  9. Yes, the CO owns the assets, but if they have decided to bow out forever, the DE should be negotiating with them the disposition of the assets. The charter agreement and Regulations of the BSA state that the assets will revert to the Council if the CO is not going to retain them for future Scouting.
  10. That's the way it was back in my day...early 60s. COuld not begin working on a rank's requirements until the previous rank was awarded. I believe it was changed around the time of "First Class First Year", when they believed that once a Scout made FC, he was more likely to stay.
  11. Remind me of a Scoutmaster's Minute: "A man who was traveling came upon a farmer working in his field and asked him what the people in the next village were like. The farmer asked "What were the people like in the last village you visited?" The man responded "They were kind, friendly, generous, great people." "You'll find the people in the next village are the same," said the farmer. Another man who was traveling to the same village came up to the same farmer somewhat later and asked him what the people in the next village were like. Again the farmer asked "What were the people like
  12. To address the original question, have you engaged your DE and Commissioner? Tell them you are losing your charter and ask them what they suggest. The professional staff is paid to ensure units survive and succeed.
  13. The religious medal to the left is the Eastern Orthodox Catholic award. Correction: Catholic, Eastern (Eastern Orthodox is different)
  14. Hard to tell....might be a Trail medal of some sort.
  15. The first requirement states, "Complete one year as a registered Den Leader..."
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