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The Blancmange

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  1. Just adding this without comment, other than to direct your attention to the identity of the person who started the campaign. https://www.gofundme.com/blythe-vs-bsa-logan
  2. Why? It's been working well for years. Why should it be changed in response to one council and/or unit who did not follow the process?
  3. If I'm parsing that sentence correctly, one of the reasons you believe BSA "left its values" is because it created the Disability Awareness merit badge?
  4. Have your COR make a phone call and find out why. It's your money that they're spending.
  5. While much of the event and statements probably fall into a grey area, the information above about the ad does not. It is way over the line.
  6. Are each of them allowed to vote at council annual meetings? That would seem to give that particular CO disproportionate influence.
  7. My Hennessey has tie outs on the side of both the hammock and rainfly to minimize this. Never been through a severe storm to test the limits of this, but my guess is that such a storm would be bad enough to affect anything less than a 4 season tent as well.
  8. While I know this was posted with nothing but the best intentions, keep in mind that this is a wilderness area; none of those are things you should be doing on your own.
  9. Prior to the EBOR, the council registrar has to certify that all of the advancement details, including MB's that are noted on the application, are accurate. So it's unclear why the EBOR would want to see them. Seems like a waste of time for the Board to be bogged down in reviewing things that have already been certified when they should be focusing on the candidate's achievements and experiences.
  10. I'm curious why you wouldn't consider it such?
  11. Did you look at other units? There may be other units in your area that are a better fit.
  12. If you believe that is the most important question here, then your priorities are quite skewed. I'm more concerned for the scout who was dismissed without rational explanation. Your speculation about whether recording was permitted is a red herring. It doesn't appear to be a surreptitiously recorded video; i'm guessing she was sitting there recording with her phone. If the leaders had an issue with it, they would have asked her to stop. I see videos of pinewood derbies and pack awards posted all the time.
  13. This has now made the national news. BSA and councils are keenly aware of their image and wants to avoid public relations debacles like the plague. That's why they employ people like the "marketing director" who is quoted in the story. I feel fairly confident that if there were a more rational explanation for this incident, it would have been put forth by now.
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