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  1. Most of the issues I've seen recently have either been issues with timeliness (for example, patches or awards for event participants that were ordered far too late to actually be presented at the event) or quantity. Quantity has been a recurring issue spanning multiple DEs: we have some volunteers that offer to run the warming stations at winter events (basically, a warm building with coffee/hot cocoa/snacks.) Those volunteers know how much they should have on hand given the attendee count, and the quantities that end up being purchased are always lower than what was requested (or missing,
  2. Some information on the replica of Lady Liberty in Fall River, MA is here: https://www.cachalotalumni.org/cachaletter/2020/fall.pdf
  3. Narragansett Council updated their information page on the sale of Camp Cachalot, which has been sold to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and will cease operating as a Scout camp on May 31, 2022: http://www.narragansettbsa.org/about-us/scouting-news/camp-sale/74646
  4. All of the camps in Rhode Island have been leased for as far back as I can remember. They're owned by RIBS (Rhode Island Boy Scouts), one of the early organizations that merged with the BSA but continue to exist as the entity that owns those camps. Narragansett Council doesn't own any of them (there is a lot of cross-fertilization between the boards of RIBS and the council, but they are legally distinct entities.) So, there's a lot of precedent there, and yes, NCAP applies.
  5. Since I don't see it mentioned yet, the Narragansett Council is selling Camp Cachalot in Plymouth, MA: http://www.narragansettbsa.org/campsale That's from August; the council recently canceled camping reservations after June 1 with a message to the units who had reservations that it was due to the pending sale, so it sounds like an agreement with the Commonwealth was reached. The understanding among volunteers is that the organization Camp Norse is being sold to is RIBS (the Rhode Island Boy Scouts), which owns the other properties mentioned and leases them to the council, and that RIB
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