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  1. I would prefer the Norman Rockwell Museum at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. We went there over Christmas two years ago...beautiful town. The highlights of my trip were the museum and the original "Alice's Restaurant", now the Guthrie Center.
  2. I had a 40 year career in Occupational Safety and Health with extensive experience in designing, running and auditing industrial respiratory protection programs. I can say unequivocally that 90% of the mask wearing practices and materials I see in public are absolutely worthless. Masks with gaps, not covering mouth AND nose, ineffective filter materials, improper size of mask, facial hair, and other factors would all be OSHA violations. I would focus more on frequent handwashing, social distancing, and awareness training, which will be much more effective.
  3. Much, much better!!! Thanks, Terry!
  4. I have my theories...and they are not what you postulate.
  5. THey will sue everyone and let the Court sort it out. It could still cost you thousands in legal fees even though you are dismissed from the suit.
  6. I have carried it, as well. $4M through State Farm, where I have everything bundled. Costs me a few hundred a year, although I am no longer an active Scouter. I have a vacation home on a lake, boats, etc, and occasionally let friends use the property (not on a rental basis).
  7. Just got my brand new Dell fired up...logging into Scouter.com generates a popup ad that WILL NOT go away...very annoying.
  8. The first question I ask myself, is "is this my business?" In most cases, the answer is NO. I chose to wear my uniform fully and correctly, which is what I did since earning my Bobcat pin in 1963, and would line up my insignia using that guide on the inside covers of the Handbook. We once had a District Advancement Chairman who wore TWO Scouter Key knots...with no devices. I never said anything to him...not my business. We are all just volunteers trying to deliver the program.
  9. So my circa 2006 Gateway Win Vista laptop finally died and I've resorted back to my more modern desktop running Win 10. Trying to use scouter.com is very painful now...literally 30 seconds with each mouse click while all the ads load. Video ads embedded in individual posts??? Is that what we are doing now? The little bar at the lower left corner always says "Waiting for www.scouter.com".... Am I doing something wrong? This is unusable in its current state. I would pay a nominal fee if there was a premium ad-free version. I hate to complain, because I do appreciate the efforts o
  10. If you've earned it, you can wear it. Doesn't matter how old your shirt is. The BSA recommendation is to limit it to 3 rows of 3, to avoid looking like a North Korean General. Wear a Jambo patch it you actually attended as a registered attendee. But only one at a time. Had a young Scout ask me once why I was wearing a rare, original, pre-FDL OA flap...because it was the one awarded me at my Ordeal in 1968.
  11. Following a few of the other Scouting pages on FB, there are MANY Scouts BSA units flagrantly violating the Co-ed policy. Units separate on paper only, and they are adamant about it..."this is what works best for us, so bugger off." Meeting together, camping together, same PLC, same Committee. Reminds me of the early days of YP...units ignoring it because "that just doesn't work for us." If this is so important in terms of safety, liability and optics, why do the Councils permit it? And don't tell me they don't know about it. THey will still look the other way if it means retaining membe
  12. Also explains why the first class of female Eagles were in a sprint to the finish line. May not be another class.
  13. WIfe and I both had Moderna #2 on March 1, around noon. By 4 pm, arm was sore and temp started creeping up....1 degree elevation. Felt hot and flushed, but otherwise ok. Went to bed and slept well. Next morning, back to normal. Wife had sore arm and fatigue...slept most of the next day. Our son, age 40, was hit hard with dose 2...temp of 101.7. (Police Dept-"essential worker"). Lasted about a day, then fine. By next Monday we will be considered "immunized"...but will continue to avoid crowds...which I would do anyway. Sister in law who has stage 4 metastatic melanoma cannot find a va
  14. That would make sense, since I assume the vast majority of alleged crimes took place at the local level, not in the corporate offices of BSA, Inc. (with the exception of National-owned properties, i.e. Philmont, etc). I have always heard that our scout Reservation was donated to our Council in 1958, and the deed specifies that if it is ever no longer wanted/needed, the deed is to revert back to the family. Not sure how true (or legal) that is...could prove interesting. It is prime waterfront property and a former plantation, so is worth millions.
  15. You can also go ahead and take the online Youth Protection training, as it will be required before they can process your application.
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