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  1. Honoring survivors with an outstanding service award is perverse. They are worthy of honor for their courage and bravery, but they didn't volunteer to be abused, and were basically forced to come forward by the BSA going bankrupt. Honoring the folks who helped push the BSA through bankruptcy in the same press relief is utterly tone deaf. I'd expect nothing else from National. Who's giving them PR advice? Survivors should ask the BSA for a Silver Buffalo Medal. 🙄
  2. One of my Scouts was the stereotypical ADHD child. We had to plead with his parents not to take him off his meds when we went to summer camp. A few years later, when one of our ASM's told me he was selected by the NYLT staff from his participant course as Honor Scout, I thought I was getting my chain pulled. He grew up into a very fine and thoughtful young man, and part of that was he was frequently challenged in Scouting and sports to step up and take responsibility, or "step up" as you put it. There's definitely a line of bad behavior from a Scout that might preclude them from opportun
  3. There's an element of people doing what they've always done. It's comfortable.
  4. Context matters. Selling the camp in order to keep financing a bloated council bureaucracy? Yes. Selling the camp because of the council's financial obligations for abuse victims? No. They have an obligation to the folks they owe money to get as much money as possible. Bad actions have consequences.
  5. I'm not familiar with Wood Badge staff structure, but on the NYLT side we have Troop Guides who are typically first year staff, and the other Troop positions (QM, ASPL, SPL) are called senior staff. A normal Troop might do that too.. "Older" Scouts vs "Younger or "New" Scouts" What makes you say it's a cultish thing?
  6. Because in plenty of Councils' the OA is on life support and tons of very talented youth leaders are not actively involved with it, even if they've gone through their ordeals. As @skeptic pointed out, my local OA chapter does some service, mostly for council camps, and does social events. It's not necessarily producing any better or worse youth leaders than NYLT, Summer camp staff or a strong unit might be. A different grouping of youth, that samples across the various programs and aspects of Scouting, would be ideal. That being said, there is a almost zero chance that in most councils
  7. The internet is a funny thing, I interpreted the article as a complete joke. The author was trying to be serious, buts a such a wild stretch of an argument.
  8. Pretty much. Troops might have a significant amount of money in their accounts, but that's normally accounts payables type money... Ie: collected fees for Summer camp before cutting the check to the camp. It's not idle, available cash. My Troop has about 1k in cash that we keep for supporting families with financial needs. Other than that, the Troops "assets" are trailers and used camping gear.
  9. I think the concept of the group is great. Where I'm skeptical is the number of survivors from the Coalition. Who are they and how will they be picked? How long will their terms be? How long is a seat on this group? Says open to all survivors.. so how does our guy @ThenNow get on it?
  10. He can come back whenever he wants. The moderators shouldn't have to beg somebody to participate after they were post limited for abusing other members. So no, you don't speak for everyone.
  11. Yes for packs chartered by a school, probably not that we're not charters but allowed access for recruiting.
  12. Lucky they didn't ban you. Amazing for an organization with ideals like Scouting, that so many corners of the org are ran so unethically and secretively. Not just the child abuse, but regarding finances and local politics as well.
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