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ALongWalk last won the day on June 9 2020

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  1. So Michigan Crossroads has a ton of claims and get’s hit with among the smallest amount per and, others like my council (we have our share of claims also but nothing like MC), get hit so much harder. I guess it for the greater good. We are in a pretty healthy financial situation and a property that we really don’t need so that is probably the reason.
  2. My council is getting hit pretty hard. I thought I was under the impression that we didn’t have as many claims….relatively speaking. Going to be interesting.
  3. It sounds/looks like Hurricane Ida is hitting Louisiana hard. Prayers for all in its path. Be safe! I hope our country is ready and able to help quickly.
  4. OP, all you seem to do in your post is focus on the issues/things that you don’t like. Why not focus on the things you like about Scouting? Also, you ask why you should have to accept certain beliefs and lifestyles. Why should a majority of the world have to accept your worldview?
  5. @life welcome to the forum. I hope this is a place where you can find community, information, happiness, and solace.
  6. Did the leader state why he didn’t think that the project was appropriate? I guess the “benefit” question is the sticking point. Was it a hard “no” or did he leave some room for adjustment? It seems like a neat project idea to me.
  7. Yep, 100% agree. Get the kids in the outdoors and the other things (leadership development, etc.) will happen anyway.
  8. Will be interested to hear what my LC will do. I suspect I know because I am pretty sure there is a camp they have wanted to sell anyway. That will upset a few folks but nothing like if the main camp was sold.
  9. Do you really think the US Constitution protects you from the BSA saying you can’t design a patch with its logo as part of it?
  10. Then you have been defending something you don’t understand. The Bill of Rights protects you/us from the government infringing on our government from infringing on our inalienable rights. Please stop communicating differently because it is not helpful….especially during these trying times in our country.
  11. “ Now, they really do have patch sensors who arbitrarily approve or reject designs that are created by local artists. Well, if that isn't infringing on the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of expression, I don't know what else is. “ First, I am sorry that you are choosing the leave. It is the current and future Scouts in your area that will suffer because of it. Second, I am not sure what the the issue is with patches but an organization excerpting control over things that reflect on its brand has nothing to do with your “freedom of speech and freedom of expre
  12. I didn’t write my post very well. I agree with you. I guess what I am trying to say is that raising funds for FOS should not be the focus. Doing what they can do to help unit leaders provide best program possible is what they should be doing.
  13. I don’t know the answer on how to get there but somehow the focus of field staff has to get away from fundraising to program. DE’s and FD’s should be intently focused on program but they are more focused on finance….again, I don’t know how to get there but I really believe that is the ultimate answer.
  14. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/04/23/sea-scoutings-top-youth-for-2021-22-sees-exciting-things-on-the-horizon/?fbclid=IwAR2y9WFfZS7nz9mXhG2FyyEFZALGcqfxtWP5VxRymG7_7RGxyG90BqLa2HM Good gosh, read this young women’s bio. Eagle Scout, Gold Award, Debate Team.....and more. I don’t know what Scouting is going to look like on the other side of the BK but I so hope that it will be able to thrive so that kids can experience everything from troop camp outs to the heights of leadership opportunities.
  15. I am busy raising money for the council right now. Not hearing much from the folks/businesses I call on about the issues but....it occurs to me that I am just asking for funds that are going to ultimately not help local scouting.
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