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Everything posted by Eagle94-A1

  1. Considering National has allowed someone in my neck of the woods to become an "Eagle" when there was clear proof that it was not earned because "you do not penalize the Scout for the actions of the adults" or words to that effect, I would go with it. This is an extremely controversial MB with folks on both sides upset with it. Those on the extreme right say it goes to far, and those on the extreme left say it does not go far enough.
  2. Ah the good old days. In my neck of the woods that has not been happening in over 10 years. We are not allowed in the schools., and council has been no help trying to get into the schools. Last time recruiting was the topic of RT, the pro was talking about how they would sell us recruiting materials so we could do our own recruiting. No mention of the fact that we cannot even get into the schools.
  3. Been happening in my neck of the woods for over 10 years. If memory serves, National put in their court documents that they want to go from 280 councils to about 90. And mergers have begun. Sad but true. And this further alienates the volunteers, continuing the downward spiral. Don't know about that. But at least in my woods, large numbers of experienced adults have left over treatment by pros. In too many instances, their knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience is irreplaceable. One of the great things about having a grea
  4. This would kill some units. I know of council fundraisers that work extremely well in some areas of the council, but poorly in others because of demographics, geography, and sponsors. I remember "camp cards" that one council was selling, and not a single vendor on the card was located within the district. No body wanted to spend $20 to $30 on a card they could not use. Every council is different, and changes occur within councils with each SE. What may be allowed today, may not be tomorrow. My SE had already stated that a council board member would be appo
  5. Stupid question regarding My understanding is that post-1976 insurance covers both councils and COs in addition to National. So why wouldn't the councils and COs be covered?
  6. If memory serves, the 2019 World Scout Jamboree was a net loss for BSA.
  7. Will not see the first Lions become Scouts until next year. Lions started in 2018.
  8. Sad but true. I am even seeing this in my troop, and we attempt to be Scout led. And the councils do not seem to help. Many just sign off on MBs at their events.
  9. Yes, that changed August 1, 1989. I remember the date because I was on a bus in Canada in the middle of an international trip and was told you no longer had to earn the WC. A lot of folks were upset. Purpose of the WC is to show the world brotherhood of Scouting. it is the one patch that every Scout wears regardless of where they live. Sometime in the mid to late 1970s. I know I was switching neckers as a Cub Scout in the 1980s, but my older brothers did not in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
  10. None yet. Lions came out in 2018. So the first group is only Webelos I's. Got another 8-9 years to see the retention. Now I would like to see the retention rates for that. Closest we can get is Tigers to 18. That data should be available since Tigers was dropped from 2nd Grade to 1st Grade some time in the mid to late 1990s. When has national EVER shown their research?
  11. First, this should have been taken care of in 2019. All of the camps I have worked at or been to over the years, the records are available after Friday night's campfire, and you can get your questions about issues asked then. Having worked summer camps, I know mistakes happen, and usually are worked out before troops leave. Camps vary across the nation. Some have computerized records, some do not. Trying to find records 3 years later may not be feasible. Second, your scout may need to find a MBC and find out what they want to do. Sadly they may need to redo it as there is no record of it
  12. I doubt there will be records. Needs to talk tot a Swimming MBC.
  13. Regarding grades and Scouting, I would be EXTREMELY leery of that. I knew a Scout who had a lot, and I do mean LOT, of issues that affected his school performance: parents' divorce, new home, mom dating again, etc. The home life severely affected his school; going from honor roll to average and/or failing. Scouting was his only "safe space" where he could get away and forget his problems for a while. When Mom grounded him from Scouts until his grades came back up, it was the final straw for the Scout, and he attempted suicide. Thankfully it was caught in time, and he survived.
  14. I admit I got mixed emotions on this. One one hand, if outside groups using camps will save the camp, I am all for it. If on the other hand the scouts turn into another public park, where folks can "party" all nite and not respect others as I have seen at a few public campgrounds, I am against it. I know camps in the UK are open to anyone. They rely heavily on volunteers to run things through out the year.
  15. As other stated, you wear an Eagle knot, either this one https://www.scoutshop.org/eagle-scout-award-knot-5011.html or if you are a NESA Life Memeber this one https://www.scoutshop.org/eagle-scout-nesa-award-knot-18092.html . The Eagle Rank pin found here https://www.scoutshop.org/eagle-scout-rank-pin-93.html , which is worn in the same position as the patch since it can replace the patch, is for youth only. Most people never see those. The Eagle Scout Award, aka Eagle Scout Medal, found here https://www.scoutshop.org/eagle-scout-award-135.html , is worn by youth AND adults on for
  16. I do not remember all the details, but 20+ years ago I met a DE who worked in New York State. He was the program director for that council's summer camp, which straddled hte NY-NJ state line. He told me that because of NY's firearms laws, the camp moved the shooting sports area to the NJ section of the camp.
  17. I know in my neck of the woods, there are a lot of parents that can barely afford flag football, let alone other sports. I know I am in that situation. We did 4-h because it was relatively free. Unless they went to the state envirothon, no costs.
  18. Can those lawyers lose their licenses? Is that per signature, lawyer, false claimant, or overall.? And could the $500k per fake claim be used to reimburse real victim and/or cover the extra legal expenses that their false claims caused?
  19. @ALongWalkstated "am at the point of thinking there is no way National survives now. Sure hope that LC’s are discussing some sort of confederations that will allow Scouting to continue. " and @InquisitiveScouter stated " We all need to begin thinking about this "What if?" If you desire to continue supporting Scouting, what will you do if BSA goes Chapter 7? (Let's make this a new thread, please?)" Well I am starting a new thread on this WHAT IF. For me I have no idea. I do not think I could support a local consortium, For several years now, my council has been
  20. All joking aside, I do not think BSA, nor councils, can survive. I looked at the revised plan found Revised plan found at https://casedocs.omniagentsolutions.com/cmsvol2/pub_47373/7f73fba1-1980-4766-a6b3-d80e203fd73f_10263.pdf and I got concerns. Especially since I know one council plans to sell properties and reinvest the money into the main property. Yet the doc above says they are suppose to go tot the trust.
  21. They most certainly do. Anyone see the results of the MEMBERSHIP (emphasis) survey prior to allowing girls into Cub Scout and Boy Scouts? The membership survey's results have never been published to my knowledge. Only the non member survey, and it was favorable. Even before the bankruptcy, the only time they shared the survey data was the 2014/15 Eagle Palm Survey. That was published, with 94% AGAINST/STONGLY AGAINST (16% Against 78% Strongly Against) "Instapalms." Yet they did it anyway. National, clumsy.? That is the understatement of the year. As for council and prog
  22. Someone here mentioned when NCAP first went into effect years ago that NCAP would be a way for councils to get rid of unwanted properties by saying they do not meet standards. I am starting to believe it. Like @SiouxRanger, I know that the NCAP team in my neck of the woods have certified events and camps that really do not meet the new NCAP requirements. Long story short, several properties are being sold, and one is being retained and improved upon to meet NCAP standards.
  23. Sad but true. Especially the ones that come to your email. They are not anonymous.
  24. Didn't see that pic. I know they have a photosat map of the camp that was anonymously donated. Wondering if the donor will take it back.
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