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Sentinel947 last won the day on December 13 2022

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  1. Totally agree with this. When somebody says "Leader" the streotype that comes to mind is the President, a Sports coach, or a military leader in the front of a group of soldiers storming the enemy. Scouting does tend to bias towards streotypical extroverts, because Scouting is a team and social activity. There is a stereotyping for youth and adult leaders to exhibit what we consider extroverted traits, but that's a cop out. These sterotypes get drawn on too much. We make excuses for people not just in Scouting, "They're an (Extrovert/Introvert) it's just the way they are." I don't believe that'
  2. That's a good reason. My top reason is that it builds team spirit. I can't explain why it does, and it's ridiculous, but it does. Now I argue it's a chicken or the egg type thing... (Do Scouts sing because they are energized and have enthusiasm, or does them singing goofy songs make them more energized and enthusiastic?)
  3. I'm willing to be corrected, but I don't think the USCCB can do that. I'm pretty sure every Bishop and Archbishop is sovereign within their diocese on issues like this. It isn't a matter of doctrine or church teaching. It would be like if the USSCB tried to make a binding decision that every diocese needed to have a policy about parish youth basketball leagues.
  4. It's almost certainly liability related, just like the UMC.
  5. My Scouting compensation package got doubled this year too. ✋
  6. Agreed. This is still covered in Wood Badge, although it's framed as the difference between a Mentor and a Coach. Informal vs Formal power. I've noticed some Teachers and Military folks struggle as Scout volunteers because they are used to having formal social power and the ability to demand respect and wield that power if not obeyed. Our Scouts are our most important "volunteers". Scouting exists to serve them.
  7. I think you're on the right track and your understanding of the patrol method is strong. BP wanted to work with a teenagers natural desire to create tight knit little groups of friends. I'll add one thought that reinforces yours: Let your scouts figure it out. Especially the small number of scouts in a patrol situation. What do they want to do, what are pros and cons of their decision? I spent alot of my time as an ASM and as an NYLT Course Director asking "What do you want to do?" to my Scouts.
  8. Compensation for executives should have components that are performance and incentive based. The challenge is creating those systems without incentivizing bad or fraudulent behavior. I'll say in a lot of areas $75k would not cut it. That's not even considered a living wage in big metros on the Coasts. (Which is why I don't live in those places.) Even in places without crazy costs of living, one can make close to, or significantly more than, $75k for much less responsibility and headache. Think about what a SE does. They are the leader of all of the councils employees, they typicall
  9. My council is doing that. Folks will get emails and a letter in the months leading up to expiration.
  10. If I was an SM or an ASM, I'd want to know. Youth led isn't permission for Scouts to be bullies and drive other Scouts out of the Troop.
  11. My Troop puts the name and year of Eagle Scouts on the trailer doors. On the front of one of the trailers we have a "In Memory Of" and the names of volunteers who were members of the Troop when they passed. Thankfully it's a short list.
  12. Enjoy! 7 years after I attended Wood Badge, I finally have my schedule and commitments align to where I can be a Trainer this year. Only 3 weeks till Course starts.
  13. They're great things to advertise to parents and the community but yes, they are dull for kids. I still remember when the Cubmaster came to my elementary school assembly. Had a fake fire, had a tent, talked about camping and being outdoors. I was friends with his son, so it was an easy sell, but if the pitch had been parades and service work to an eight year old, I don't think I would've had any interest.
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