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  1. No way to edit my awful typing even ten seconds after posting. 0___0 No spell check.
  2. "Mixed bag" - sounds right. Is that not predictable? The "professionals" I have encountered have ranged from superior as Scouters, leaders and people to awful in all respects, and all gradations in between. We got on well or bumped along OK. Most were so crushed with work, that I sympathized with their circumstances whether they could help me meet my objectives or not. I tried to make them look good to their supervisors, and so no reason not to do so. I only got one moved to another slot because he lied to me so consistently, often about trivial matters, that I simply could not work wi
  3. ... and our districts were eliminated two years ago in favor of "professionally" run "service teams." Volunteers were not "team players' (insufficiently servile). The awful monthly gatherings that resulted before COVID ended them - 90% announcements and fund-raising - greatly diminished volunteer efforts outside units, and no ne really knows what's going on in the council area. The only communications that I receive from Council are about $$$$$$$$$$$$ and YPT.
  4. And when he denies, denies, denies?
  5. The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout’s deadly fentanyl empire https://apnews.com/article/ce51cf7c958643629bce76764f71058d/gallery/ea474d01a50747f99886abade882bf6a $millions of dollars and piles of bodies Shamo Sentenced To Life In Prison After Conviction For Organizing, Directing Drug Trafficking Organization Distributed More Than a Half Million Fentanyl-Laced Oxycodone Pills on the Dark Net
  6. "2. As a Life Scout, demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. If the fact is that the Scout was dealing drugs, he has not demonstrated complaince with the Scout Law. and is not entitled to Eagle. When I became SM of a troop again in 1983, the SPL, call him "Pete," had passed his Eagle Board. After the medal was pinned on him, he was caught dealing pot and X to other Scouts. His dad was a doctor, an alcoholic, and an extremely indifferent parent. His two older brothers were jerks. His younger brother was a wonderful human being - kind, sens
  7. I have no answers on the topic at hand, but I have observations and questions. Is it not our system of justice that the accused is the" accused," social stigma aside, not a "murder," until he or she is convicted by a jury (unless jury trial is waived) in a court with subject matter and personal jurisdiction.? That does not seem to me to be a trifling distinction, even in the "Me Too" age. The asbestos cases were just getting rolling when I graduated law school in 1973. They are still advertising for clients this evening., forty-seven years later Politicians, effectively, eli
  8. https://scoutingwire.org/understanding-the-churchill-plan-and-what-it-means-for-scouting/EANS FOR SCOUTING
  9. BPSA-US has no units in Ohio or in any other location within 250 miles of me. In contrast, there were 99 troops and independent patrols in Cleveland and its suburbs before BSA arrived, in 1912 - based solely on Scouting for Boys.. Now THERE was a workable model.
  10. Pretty much, but freedom of expression includes freedom to express offense.
  11. Do Buddhist believe in god? No, we do not. There are several reasons for this. The Buddha, like modern sociologists and psychologists, believed that religious ideas and especially the god idea have their origin in fear. The Buddha says: "Gripped by fear men go to the sacred mountains, sacred groves, sacred trees and shrines". Dp 188 Primitive man found himself in a dangerous and hostile world, the fear of wild animals, of not being able to find enough food, of injury or disease, and of natural phenomena like thunder, lightning and volcanoes was constantly with him. Findi
  12. As a Scout from 1954-1961, I know all the Scouters in my unit when I was a Scout are deceased. All were WW II veterans. There is a reason for statutes of limitations, assuming the accused have a right to defend claims made against them.
  13. The Thread Police swing into action. Oh, wait ......
  14. One would hope. However: "From: Victor Iwamura To: Graham Holland You bring up an interesting topic. The BSA in the USA is predominantly a Christian organization and have strong support by them. As Buddhists in the BSA, we have told our Scouts that they may substitute or be silent when it comes to saying "under God". We are trying to influence the powers that be here but it is a difficult struggle. I am going to the BSA meeting in October and will mention to them what you do. Victor Iwamura, Chair National Buddhist Committee on Scouting From: Victor Iwamu
  15. Activities building up over a period of weeks towards a "big" event was once taught as a key to successful patrol program - but not for decades.
  16. Wood Badge 2009. Five of us, including three Council EB members are on the way to be sure the showers are clean for the first weekend of the Course. The Council Program Director at the time, who hung out at Camp rather than his office 25 miles away, brakes to a halt in a cloud of dust. He exits his truck and informs us he is "tired" of our asking him for keys to the buildings to be used for the Course. We are upsetting his schedule [watching movies in his office behind a locked door]. I allowed as how we usually had a set of keys in my prior experiences on WB Staff, and if we had a set we
  17. And when the SE is doing the yelling and screaming? I.e., in the real world. ? I committed the ultimate sin of contacting the Council Commissioner to ask that RT Commissioners announce the need for staff for seven weeks of Scoutmaster training at Summer Camp - training promised for years and never delivered - training I was asked to organize one month before the first week of camp. He seemed perplexed about what Commissioners would have to do with training, if willing to "spread the word.," The SE was reportedly furious, and I was told by the Council Training Ch
  18. About the issue that started my quest, it's clear now. Reason prevailed. not that it changed our practice. About beer, clear as mud.
  19. “It’s about giving people the resources and support they need so that everyone can be on equal footing, and then compete on equal footing. Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place,” she [Harris] said as the video ended. So may we distinguish between equality of opportunity and guaranteed equality of outcomes - e.g. "Eagle for all"?
  20. The policy for decades is that questions should go to council. The practiced pretty generally for decades is that if council doesn't have a clue, tough. COVID is not a general absolution. EXAMPLE: BSA once had a policy that expressly said that drugs, including alcohol were not allowed on Scout property or at Scout activities: "It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is not permitted at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving parti
  21. Great news! See, things can improve with the right leadership. 👍
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