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  1. CSE Letter on GSUSA Infringements

    So, we can't say "Girl Scout"???
  2. Louisiana funds improvements to BSA camp not GUSA

    Good question. But then, I don't think it is the function of Government to be funding private organizations with taxpayer dollars. I agree with Rep. DeVillier.
  3. Parents who want to shield their children from any failure or negative impact on their feelings.
  4. Chartered Organization not a Legal Entity?

    I think the head of your PTO is wise to be asking those questions. Sounds like a legitimate concern, since one of the main reasons for the BSA's business model is the transfer of liability away from the BSA. A BSA charter in effect just allows chartering organizations permission to use BSA program materials in the operation of the CO's youth program. And from previous discussions over the years on this forum, the BSA has been discouraging the use of "Friends of Scouting" type shill CO's. Notify your DE to find you a new CO, then wait it out. DEs do NOT want to lose units...it's one of their primary job performance metrics and he/she will have to form two new units to make up for it.
  5. Chartered Organization not a Legal Entity?

    This is really a matter for your Council professional staff (DE/SE) to sort out. The Charter Agreement is a contract between the PTO and the BSA local Council. If the PTO feels it needs to withdraw from the agreement, this is not for you to moderate. Contact your DE immediately and tell him/her that they are about to lose a Unit and they need to sort it out or find you another CO. Another question...is the school district a Government agency? In my area, public schools are a division of the local city government, and they do NOT sponsor scout troops, or any other group that is not a part of the school curriculum. There is also the issue that all government agencies are required by law to operate on a non-discrimination basis and their activities must be open to all.
  6. Stepping aside

    Sounds like stepping back was YOUR choice...do what your heart tells you. I have seen many parents (myself included), stay active after their sons left or aged out. My own sons were in their 30s before I "retired"...I was having too much fun and treasured my adult friends and "time in the woods".
  7. You CAN Take it with you . . .

    Crust/cardboard on a frozen pizza...it tastes all the same.
  8. Committee Members for BORs

    Not sure why you need 20 people on the Committee, but that's a different discussion. I agree with you...BOR should be rotated amongst all the committee members, so that all get experience. With that many members, there should never be a delay in getting a scout a BOR when he needs one...you could even have several going at the same time.
  9. End of Year w/out Rank complete

    Why not just pass out Eagle medals at their last Blue and Gold and save everyone a lot of time and money? The boys will appreciate all the time it frees up for video games and they've met the goal of getting a college resume entry without having to deal with dirt and bugs.
  10. New member

    Welcome...it's always interesting to hear about Scouting in other countries!
  11. Parents as MBCs

    I'm ok with it (and so is BSA) as long as Mom is a registered MBC with the Council and is an "expert" in the field being counselled. She must also have YPT training. Same rules as for anyone else.
  12. Scouting ties in the Trump Administration

    It was the FBI's own internal affairs division, the "Office of Professional Responsibility" which investigated McCabe and recommended he be terminated, same as any other agent accused of the same crimes. A 27-year veteran agent was interviewed on TV and he stated that "Lack of candor" is the one thing that can result in a sure termination of employment and that is drilled into every agent from their first day at the FBI Academy. Whatever you do, don't lie...always tell the truth and take your lumps and you will probably keep your job. If you are found guilty of "lack of candor", then every case you've ever been involved in or testimony in court you made under oath, then comes into question and convictions can be overturned. The fact that he was days away from a pension is irrelevant. It was not Trump's fault...it was not Session's fault...it was FBI policy. BTW, these were the same charges that lost Flynn his job and landed Martha Stewart in prison.
  13. One of the methods of Scouting and the MB program is "adult association"...the SCOUT is expected to take the initiative to contact an adult he may not know, who is supposed to be an "expert" in the field by vocation or avocation (not just Billy's mom), set an appointment and meet with the MBC to complete the requirements. MB fairs or "getting it done in the troop" circumvents that and shortchanges the Scout of a valuable life lesson. MB were never meant to be a troop activity during meetings. Too much spoon-feeding led us to where we are to day with today's youth.
  14. Scouting ties in the Trump Administration

    Price should have known better than to ring up a private Lear jet every time he wanted to go somewhere. Tillerson had been a CEO too long and had apparently forgotten the most basic tenet of leadership...first be a good follower.
  15. Can a 18 year old be a Troop ASM/OA Advisor?

    OA Troop Representative is a youth position. ASM is the only adult position open to 18 year olds and what their function is is at the discretion of the SM. Why not have him advise the youth OATR?