Jump to content

Trevorum

Moderators
  • Content count

    3255
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

21 Excellent

About Trevorum

  • Rank
    Mod-R8R

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
    Terra
  • Occupation
    Archaeologist

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

Enable
  1. Trevorum

    Bsa Amends Adult Leadership Standards

    I'd gladly sponsor a UUA guest and would also be happy to relinquish my UUSO seat in the RR Task Force.
  2. Trevorum

    Bsa Amends Adult Leadership Standards

    I sincerely hope this policy reversal leads to a rapprochement between BSA and UUA. I also hope that more UU congregations will step up to sponsor units that may be in danger of loosing their original chartering partner.
  3. Singing for your lost stuff CAN be a fun learning experience for all, if it is done right. However, it can just as easily be a humiliating experience for a young fellow, even if it was not meant to be. Best just not to take the chance. If you want to teach a fellow to keep track of his gear, there are better ways.
  4. Trevorum

    2015 Guide To Advancement

    I've never done a remote or video SM conference, but I can see the circumstances where that might be the least bad option. Especially since video BORs are now permitted. That seems contradictory to me.
  5. Trevorum

    Still Kicking

    Hey there, Eamonn! Nice to see you again. I too have just poked my head up after an extended absence. And I too am looking forward to becoming a Grandpa. Your free-verse posts make me feel feel at home here again.
  6. Trevorum

    Hello But Not Really New!

    wow, things sure look a lot different sine I was here last! Glad Terry upgraded the site, hope it is more user friendly.
  7. Trevorum

    Happy Winter Solstice - 2013

    Thanks, Schiff. I missed sending out my annual solstice greetings, mea culpa! Previously, i had received a not so nice note protesting my promotion of an 'alternative holiday.' For the record, the winter solstice is a very special day for me, for personal and not mystical reasons. ( I also celebrate Christmas, but not for religious reasons.) Merry Christmas to all my Scouting friends here on the forums.
  8. Greetings of the season, all! In the spirit of Pack's notion, what are y'all having for your feasts? We had roast venison last night and a ham tonight. Mmmmm! Tamales for new years eve.
  9. Trevorum

    The idiots running this jamboree

    Barry, you should totally petition for an upgrade. I think "Old-Timer" would be just the ticket. Or maybe just "Highly Experienced".
  10. see http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/relig.aspx also http://www.scouting.org/filestore/membership/pdf/522-031_WB.pdf and http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-879_WB.pdf and http://www.praypub.org/main_frameset.htm
  11. At the May 2013 meeting of the Religious Relationships Task Force, we began review of a proposed Sikh religious award for Cub Scouts. Uncertain as to how many units are sponsored by Sikh chartering partners, I asked whether the rule of 25 was still in effect. The answer was to the effect of "... not really." I get the distinct feeling that inclusiveness has become more than a mere slogan within BSA National (despite pockets of resistance) and that the Hart and Crescent award might get a different reception today.
  12. Rick, just to be clear, BSA has not disallowed the "Unitarian religion" awards. There are currently four Unitarian religion awards that are approved for uniform wear. see http://www.uuscouters.org/uuso-awards/ This may seem like a fine point, but what the BSA did about 15 years ago was disapprove the awards developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association. The dispute between BSA and the UUA was concerning homosexuality, which is now moot for youth members.
  13. I've not found dictionaries to be particularly helpful in exploring the numinous.
  14. Trevorum

    Blue print drawing of emblem

    You should inquire with the avid collectors over on Patch-L. There are folks who collect ephemera like this.
  15. "BSA does not define what constitutes belief in God or the Practice of religion." (BSA policy statement). ​Accordingly, there is no requirement for "God" to be defined as a "supreme being" (although most certainly, the overwhelming majority of members use that definition). I personally know many Scouters who conceive of "God" in very different ways than a supreme being.
×