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About acema606

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    Present Positons in Scouting: Scoutmaster
    Previous Positions: Den Leader for 5 years, COR, District Committee Member, NYLT Staff
    WB Class C3-144-12, Bobwhite
  1. Chartered Organizations feeling additionally vulnerable right before the recharter season is yet another strong surge in the perfect storm of issues working against BSA at present.
  2. Just making sure folks go the email from BSA regarding the National Scouts BSA Committee Zoom Meeting on August 6. I received it this morning. They are inviting all adult leaders and SPL's to participate. You have to preregister and submit questions by August 4th. Topics include COVID-19 Eagle Extension request, Diversity and Inclusion Advancement changes, Virtual Recruiting ideas, and Female Troops support.
  3. Our crew received our Philmont refund check in the mail today. A bit earlier than they predicted and much appreciated. Mine is going towards a climb of Mt. Rainier next year.
  4. Council's and Districts get graded with the mighty ruler of JTE but my guess is that it won't be used to measure the standard for being and remaining a Council. Our unit has never gotten less than Gold, but I don't consider it the Gold Standard or all that important of a set of metrics. Feedback I get in SM Conferences and in eavesdropping around the campfire is how I measure the success of our unit. That being said Professional Scouters seem to think it is the way to determine quality of a unit, but I'm guessing they won't use their JTE Scores solely to determine viability of a Council.
  5. Anyone else concerned about the potential affect of COVID on both number of folks signing up for the National Jamboree and threatening the event from taking place? There is a decent amount of time between now and then but the thought has crossed my mind. It would be another huge blow to an already injured BSA.
  6. Which would be further proof that Councils don’t have the autonomy and self-rule that BSA is trying to portray to the Bankruptcy Court.
  7. Does anyone know if Council’s decision on participation in the bankruptcy will be posted as part of the on-line record and be readily accessible? I asked our SE what the Council’s decision was going to be and he sort of stumbled and said he didn’t know that the information and Juiy 6 were public knowledge. I asked him to publish the Council Executive Committee’s decision when it was reached but I don’t know that he will or is required to.
  8. My Council, using state Executive Order as guide, dictates what we can and can’t do. Presently PLC’s and Committee meetings can take place fave to face as the current order allows groups of 10 or less. If we move as scheduled to the next phase late June can have face time face meetings and groups up to 50. All while practicing social distancing. Still no overnight unit camping at that point, but families will he allowed to camp together. Units physical location doesn’t dictate what we can do here (our Council contains parts of 3 states.). Activities are determined by Council.
  9. Username; acema606 Location: Illinois Positions in Scouting: Scoutmaster, Pack Committee Chair, District Committee Member at Large, Unit Commissioner, previously a Den Leader for 5 years and I used to be a Bobwhite, and a good old Bowhite too! I don't know how much I have to offer but I look forward to learning from all of the experience on this board.
  10. Your activities have been great. Our Scouts have spoken very highly of them. The Smokin Guns camporee is one that they are eager to revisit. We use Siloam Springs for troop activities from time to time. I think it is a esource that would be wonderful to host an Orienteering themed event for the Scouts. I have helped teach Basic Ground Search and Rescue out there and Old Siloam in particular presents some great area to hike around.
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