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  1. If you refer to the Halle knives, the same knives can be, of course, purchased for far less on the open market, although still relatively expensive. They are not even marked as official BSA gear.
  2. https://www.scoutshop.org/camping/knives-tools/knives.html
  3. Big box stores sell bundles of microfiber towels for drying off vehicles after washing. Purchased that way, they are quite reasonable. Reviews: https://www.autoguide.com/best-car-towels https://www.motor1.com/reviews/464440/best-car-drying-towels/ https://drivedetailed.com/guide-choosing-best-car-drying-towel/
  4. Great days for buying surplus all those years ago when wool was replaced by polyester in all 1st World militaries. The Swedish wool trpusers were pretty great too. As the supply declined, the price rose. Econ 101.
  5. Might as well use a plastic bag. Below 25F, or 19F if active (activity creates more inside condensation), the little holes freeze solid. Still waterproof, but also breathing proof. Perspiration is trapped inside and may even become ice - not the sort of "layer" the Layer System requires. "(c) Wear when the average temperature is above 19º F and alternating between freezing and thawing. You will determine the base and insulation layers necessary dependent upon temperature, wind and activity level." United States Army Northern Warfare Training Center Cold Weather (CWLC, CWOC &a
  6. Gore-Tex - breaths very little when dry and not at all when wet - a very expensive rain slicker. Gore-Tex is still in the U.S. military inventory but was largely restricted to sedentary use above 19F as of seventeen years ago.
  7. Didn't Greater New York Council openly refuse to follow BSA policy when that policy excluded gay persoons?
  8. Say Allstate tells you they will pay nothing to settle a caase where you rear-ended someone. (Actual case). You are at fault for not ______________ ? What?
  9. Every year for twenty-five years, Troop 22 did Summer Camp in June, high adventure in July. Patrol campunts in August. Planned by the Scouts. Never cancelled. campouts
  10. What always interested me about the wisdom of Summit is the potential liability for the cost of remediation of the stripmining of much of the property. Our local Council has dismissed the litigation and banckruptcy as nonevents on the grounds that the LC is a "separate entity." Per their cheery emailed videos, nothing will change: "The Lake Erie Council has not filed for bankruptcy. Our Council is legally separate, distinct and financially independent from the national organization. Scouting programs will continue. This means that unit meetings and activities, service area
  11. I WISH it was a "pol." But BSA has clearly said it's a POR. 😐
  12. The overall topic " Increasing Advancement "
  13. Meeting Unit Expectations "A unit should set expectations of the Scout for positions of responsibility, and if, within reason (see the note under “Rank Requirements Overview,”, based on the Scout’s personal skill set, these expectations have been met, the Scout has fulfilled the requirement. In a note that has become a big point of discussion over the last year, the Guide to Advancement says “Regardless of a unit’s expectations or policy, if a unit takes time off, such as during the summer months, it must count that time toward service in a position of responsibi
  14. Neither the BSA, a LC, a unit, or unit adult volunteer acts "in loco parentis." "The phrase "person in loco parentis" in R.C. 2907.03(A)(5) applies to a person who has assumed the dominant parental role and is relied upon by the child for support. This statutory provision was not designed for teachers, coaches, scout leaders, or any other persons who might temporarily have some disciplinary control over a child. Simply put, the statute applies to the people the child goes home to. State v. Noggle, 67 Ohio St. 3d 31, 33 (1993). Dale v. Boy Scouts of America, 160 N.J. 562 ,734 A.2d 1
  15. The legal issue is "proximate cause" - a slippery concept [ much hated by spell-checking software] which is sometimes characterized as an issue of law for the court and sometimes as an issue of fact for the jury. Does given conduct directly, naturally, in a continuous sequence of events, and foreseeably, lead to the injury of which the plaintiff complains, without any intervening responsible cause ? The fact patterns at the extremes are easy. The real world cases are more gray than back and white. It you have a flat tire and leave the tire on the side of the road and, thi
  16. In the opinion of the appeals court in Cordts v. Boy Scouts of America , an unpaid volunteer is subect to the same tests for liability as en employee, a disatinctly minority analysis. Moreover, the Court found that the the misuse of a volunteers' authority to facilitate sexual misconduct is, generally, solely for personal purposes and entirely unrelated to one’s occupation. Accordingly, the appeals court found the scout leader’s sexual molestation of the scouts constituted a substantial deviation from his duties for personal purposes. The appeals court, therefore, concluded that such conduct
  17. An "employee" is subject to a number of laws in every state, and a body of federal laws, including maximum hours and minimum wage laws. Hence, as a matter of law, a "volunteer" is not an "employee," although agruments hve been made for a change in the law due to the law interfering with plaintiffs' recovery of damages when a volunteer is not a deep enough pocket.
  18. "If you know anything about law you know about respondeat superior: the corporation is responsible for the bad actions of its agents." Under the law of Ohio, Utah, Arizona, New Mexiso and most other states, Respondeat Superior is the rule that an employer is vicariously responsible for the torts of its employees arising in the course and scope of their employment. It is unrelated to the law of agency. A question may arise as to whether the allegedly directly liable actor was an employee or merely an agent. Under the law of Ohio, which follows the majority "contro
  19. Then we can discusss compensation for the descendents of millions of thise held in chattel slavery by citizens of the U.S., Russia, UK, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, France, Portugal, and the rest. All the slaveholders are dead but the nations and their cirizens remain. Then there are the the descendnets and victims of racism. . Most of the racists, like Robert Byrd Woodrow Wilson, and Strom Thurmond,to name a very few, are dead, but some are alive, the property of dead racists was often passed down tpo today's citizens, racists or not. Henry Ford overtly supported National Socia
  20. The focus seems to be not on the corporate entity but on the franchisees.
  21. At least one adjuctive is missing from Option C, yes? Not just "payment," ues?
  22. So what evidence is there that the BSA's polcies for the periods on question were "open-ended"?
  23. Insurance journal article on BSA insurance: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/02/18/558661.htm
  24. Our church's insurance has a limit. Our homeownwrs' insurance has a limit. Out twonship's h=general liability has a limit. So who are "They"? Standad CGL language 4 25 21: Commercial General Liability A Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy provides your business protection from lawsuits brought by third parties alleging bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, and advertising injury. In addition, the policy pays any sums you are legally obligated to pay in damages up to the applicable policy limit.
  25. How does a compay determine a premium on a no limit policy. company
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