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  1. Deep Creek - my first Scout campout. SoCal high dessert. Fall. Terrific thunder storm. All but one tent blew away. Now you're talkin'!
  2. Mrjeff is, I believe, addressing program, not goals. BF warned against asking youths to join an educational program to make them better citizen of the Empire. "So with Boys"
  3. Fox ran the headline for days, as it is want to do for lack of actual journalism. And it was misleading every day. The offensive federal order applied only to federal proprietaries not to placing flags on vet's graves in general.
  4. For many of these claims no one around back then is alive except the plaintiff. This makes it hard to mount a defense. That is a reason for statues of limitation of a couple of years - it is inherently unfair to allow the bringing of claims decades after the alleged individual wrongdoer and all other potential witnesses are dead. So politics. Legislatures arbitrarily extending periods of limitation by decades for political reasons. BSA might have done better by preserving its "base" instead of trying to placate its enemies.
  5. That would require paid Scouters who actually know "the way it is supposed to be."
  6. Thirty-five years ago, an "F5" went down the main street of a small city to the SE of us, Newton Falls. We were prohibited from distributing beverage and sandwiches to rescue personnel by the Red Cross. "Legal problems" were cited. It has only gotten worse, with law schools churning out over twice as many lawyers as the economy can employ.
  7. If the role of colleges and universities were education instead of social indoctrination, Typical Fox headline. We planted 2000 flags on veteran's graves this morning. The bureaucrats' ruling applied to the minority of veteran's graves that are on federal property. We even have thirty-seven Revolutionary War vets buried here in NE Ohio. After the flag-setting, at the last cemetery, in our home township, came the reading of the Role of Honor as the bell tolled. Today, Fox announced a manhunt for someone who is suspected of multiple "slays." They need more high school graduates on staff.
  8. Candor cost us our best DE. He was far and away the most popular, with the very best metrics - all categories, including No 1 - $$$$. But was weak on groveling to our new SE. He was respectful but would not grovel. Asked to comment on the SE's plan to replace districts with employee-led "service teams," he said he preferred districts. Gone. That new "improved" organization has led to a very sharp decline in volunteer service. Happily, form the SE's point-of-view, it also eliminated the knowledgeable ex officio members of the Executive Board that the District Chairs represented. It also replaced leaders reporting to the Council President with employees reporting to the SE. Coup. So much for the District Operations Handbook.
  9. Lake Erie Council: Don't know yet, but we have a plan for if and when we decide.
  10. In the Cleveland area, we support Duck Tape®.
  11. Reminds me, we guested our feeder dens at Klondike for twenty-give consecutive years that I personally attended. We reserved a cabin for them. We were tenting, of course. We often had Scout patrols camp, in their own clump, on our troop site for weekend campouts (the outdoor sort of weekend campouts, not the current indoor-play computer games sort) when that seemed the best way to overcome lack of adult support in their troop. We got a "Friendly Award" from our district for those acts of Scouting fellowship. (Buy, then, we have no districts anymore.) So BSA says troops cannot camp together. even as councils encourage it. Genius Q&A. under whose authority? Those who posted that the Patrol Method is "part of what we call the youth-led troop"? Those who accidentally eliminated the rule against alcohol at Scout events and, when that was pointed out, did nothing? Those who expressly required two registered adults be present when a merit badge counselor meets with a Scout candidate,and then said that meeting was neither a "meeting" nor a Scout "activity"? The Q&A goes on: Q: May time missed due to canceled unit meetings count toward position of responsibility requirements? Yes. If youth are registered and unable to meet the expectations of their positions because of COVID-19 disruptions, then units may need to waive or rethink the expectations. Just as youth must not be held to unestablished expectations, they must not be held to expectations that are impossible to fulfill. See GTA Topic, “Positions of Responsibility,” with its six subtopics." So if BSA goes under, youth can still earn Eagle. Good to know. How will he or she get a Board of Review?
  12. "WHAT IF OUR UNIT DOES NOT FILL/OVERFLOWS THE CAMPSITE WE HAVE CHOSEN? We understand that many units have a favorite campsite. Campsite capacities are determined based on location, available equipment, an impact on the environment among other things. It is important that we follow the set site capacities. If a unit does not completely fill their chosen site, it must be understood that another unit may be placed in the same campsite so as many Scouts are given a camp opportunity as possible. If a unit overflows their chosen campsite, they may be reassigned to a campsite that will fit their numbers, may have a portion of their unit moved into a nearby site with space, or, may have to provide their own camping equipment to set up additional tents in their chosen site." "The Atlanta Area Council encourages small Troops to merge when attending summer camp, so they can provide the adult leadership for their Scouts. Another option is the Atlanta Area Council provisional program for both male and female Scouts where individual Scouts are placed in a male or female Troop for their summer camp experience."
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