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ALongWalk last won the day on June 9 2020

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  1. Wow....just wow. National will never be as it was up until last year. I know you guys know that but wow... Also, Councils that are in a lot of debt are not going to make it.
  2. My son’s Eagle Scout project honored former slaves that lived where we live now. Unfortunately, that is not viewed as a worthwhile aspiration for too many in our community so I tried to help him understand the blowback he might receive. He didn’t give a flip about what those folks might do or say as a result of his project. That’s pretty brave in my book. Bravery is not just about imminent physical danger. BTW, he didn’t get much negative feedback.
  3. Happy New Year everyone! Thank you all for your service to youth and Scouting. May 2021 serve as a time that our movement turns back to a more positive time.
  4. Posting this here because it might lend some inspiration to a Scout struggling to get a crossed the line with advancement: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2020-12-14/what-is-it-about-you-that-makes-you-so-special I saw it in a Talk About Scouting Facebook post.
  5. Welcome to the forum and thank you for your insight. We all love Scouting and, I think most of us, now realize that horrible things that have happened to too many Scouts in the movement’s past. If the program is to survive we need to understand what happened, do everything in our power to help those injured, learn from tragic mistakes, and move forward. I am so sorry that this happened to you....my prayer is that the BSA does not let it ever happen again.
  6. My son is going to be an election worker tomorrow....I am very proud of him.
  7. I hope this is ok to post. I saw this on Facebook: https://bowmansauction.com/lots/view/1-3OIZDN/1975-murray-official-cub-scout-bike-new-tires-in-working-order?fbclid=IwAR1dT30wFXExSzFSgL0MO7tRXJbkAUi2hKp8HD4pwuWi5LiI4PprMgR1BqM I was a Cub Scout around that time but I don’t remember this bike.
  8. Thank you for working to have an effective Lion Den during these crazy times! It is so cool to read how folks are working through the pandemic to help Scouting to be meaningful for our kids. Regarding Band, I have not used it for Scouting related activities but my son’s school used it last year to communicate with seniors and their parents about graduation related issues...pictures, gowns, key dates, etc. Honestly, I was underwhelmed. It just seemed a jumbled mess to me. Maybe I didn’t invest the time to learn it like I should. Also, it also seemed to be a place where people complained
  9. I think it is great that you are including those in your B&G! Best wishes for a great event and thank you for being a Scouter during this difficult time.
  10. Looks to me like these folks are working hard to save and improve the movement. I appreciate their work.
  11. A former pro from my council was one of those who was let go. He is truly top notch and I have to believe was a net positive for the organization. I just feel really bad for him and his family. He is a high quality person and will land on his feet but I know the stress must be incredibly high for him right now.
  12. My condolences to you for the loss of your father. I am so thankful that Scouting has had so many men and women like him who give so much to the movement. Is there one place related to Scouting that he truly loved? If there is, maybe have a memorial service there with his fellow Scouters and Scouts invited.I will be interested in reading other responses.
  13. I can’t give any better advice than has already been given but I wanted to say “Welcome” and thank you for your service to scouting.
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