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  1. I didn't go to ceremonies sessions. Interestingly, during the evening show, they brought out the black robes and made a point to emphasize that the ceremonies are not native american ceremonies. They are our traditions. I foresee a change in the near future going back to black robes and doing away with all native american regalia.
  2. No, but there was an email that came out either right before NOAC or during NOAC. I can't remember it was all a blur. You can go to https://oa-bsa.org/resources/inductions and read the new approved ceremonies. The AOL ceremony specifically states that it is never performed in regalia. They say "American Indian costume" but we know better than to call it costume, don't we?
  3. No regalia for AOL or Cross over ceremonies. There is only one approved script. It is more like the court of honor in which you light a candle for each rank.
  4. Sport's Authority gone. Gander Mountain went for a walk about. I've been hearing about retailmaggedon for a while. In the meantime, Amazon is planning to open brick and mortar stores.
  5. I heard it from the current national chief during a Q&A session that girls will be allowed into the OA. There was no hesitation in his response.
  6. I was thinking how grateful I am for the ASMs who are stepping up and helping me with the program. I think that they were hesitant to do so under the previous SM, I know I was.
  7. @HelpfulTracks is correct Here are the requirements. However, I don't see why he couldn't do the job and advise the Troop Rep without doing so in an official capacity as a regular ASM.
  8. Related question. Do you place a limit on the number of adults going on each camping trip?
  9. It's rare to have one's mind changed in social media but it does happen to me frequently in this forum.
  10. I guess my question would be, if he shows up 3 years after disappearing and asking for project approval, SM conference and EBOR, do you approve it?
  11. Brand new SM but I was a ASM there for a long time. Troop has been operating like this for years so some of these families have been around for a while.
  12. Ok, so how is this scenario? 1- Be active in your troop[2] for at least six months as a Life Scout. 4- While a Life Scout, serve actively in your troop[2] for six months in one or more of the following positions of responsibility: Boy Scout troop. Patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, webmaster, or outdoor ethics guide.[3] Scout fast tracks to Life by 13 1/2. Becomes the librarian with minimal responsibilities. at 14 he stops showing up. He is asked to come back and is not interested. At 17.9 he shows up with a stack of blue cards signed by actual MB counselors. He asks to present an Eagle Project to the board and finish his Eagle rank. He was active 6 months as a Life Scout. He served for 6 months in a position of leadership. Is he an Eagle scout?
  13. So how do I encourage breaking from this "tradition" without ruffling too many feathers? I think that out of a troop of about 20 boys there are about 3 families who do that.
  14. Here's where you can split hairs. The Mayor isn't giving the awards unless they are some sort of civic recognition. Either scouting is giving them or the recipients earned them. The Mayor is only presenting them on behalf of the pack. Seems to me like the old blood might have some sort of personal issues with this mayor. Either way, I think it is wonderful that the scouts get to see and meet someone from THEIR pack who ROSE to the top LEADERSHIP position in your community. If that's not what scouting is about, maybe the old blood are thinking about some other organization.
  15. It seems to be fairly common in our troop with a handful of scouts especially the first year. I want to change it but I believe that have to make small incremental changes.
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