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Everything posted by tnmule20

  1. Looks awesome! Is this on the middle fork of the Flat Head river? Is there an age limitation?
  2. Has anyone ever done the hike from Elk Park flag stop on the Durango and Silverton RR to the Needleton flag stop? Here is a link. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/elk-park-to-needleton?mobileMap=false 36 mile point to point. I know it is beautiful because I have ridden the train a few times. I think the Scouts would get a kick out of riding the train to the drop off, doing the hike, and then meeting the train to take you back. We are low landers and I'm always afraid of altitude sickness.
  3. Fair points but in the end not my decision. CO has made it pretty clear since 2019 when the decision was made to allow girls. I think I know that fish in your signature picture. MTCBSA?
  4. My CO would not go for that at all. We would loose our Charter. That is something the BSA needs to consider if a co-ed decision is ever made. Many CO's won't support this and many Troops could be lost. I hope so too.
  5. Co-ed Troops might solve it for some but they will cause problems for others. Will every Troop have to be co-ed? Probably. Once you start there is no way back. My Troop wants to remain an all male Troop. The BSA implements co-ed Troops with the option to stay single gender Troops if desired. A girl or a transgender male or a transgender girl want to join my Troop. What leg does my Troop have to stand on? None because the BSA willingly or unwillingly just cut us off at the knees. We will argue that we are allowed to be a single gender Troop. They will argue that they don't car
  6. I just read this article before I saw your post. Unfortunately this is an issue we are likely to see more of. "But Skylar has been a member of the all male Troop for six years. What's the big deal if he identifies as a female now? We don't understand why he can't continue with the Troop? What are you going to do about this Mr. Scout Executive, Council, BSA? We're going to sue." Any bets on how long it will take the BSA to cave on this one?
  7. Didn't say that at all. What I said is that when and/or if any component of CRT is included in the training or merit badge I'M NOT TOUCHING IT WITH A TEN FOOT POLE. Are you saying that you would like CRT incorporated with DEI?
  8. "the minute" is Southern for when and/or if. Maybe not yet. Give it some time.
  9. I took the DEI volunteer training today and it wasn't terrible. Diversity, it is inevitable, even within the same race. Inclusion, of course we include all of our Scouts and Scouters. Pretty much common sense. Equity, I get it to an extent but it can also be used as a crutch. Be a good person. Treat others the way you would like to be treated and I think the world is a better place. The training goes over what any normal, high-functioning human being should already know and be doing. Now, the minute this training or merit badge includes components of CRT all bets are off and I won't to
  10. Scouting’s Tradition and Commitment to Diversity, Our Continuing Journey Elizabeth Ramirez-Washka, BSA’s Chief Diversity Officer & Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Scouting’s rich heritage has stood the test of time for more than 110 years. Together we have grown and evolved with changing times while always
  11. Has anyone taken the D, E & I in Scouting volunteer training available at my.scouting.org yet?
  12. Whatever. You understand what I'm saying. Put an adult in charge of the feminine products so it can be available when needed.
  13. Fair enough. Then the Pack Adult Quartermaster or the Troop Adult Quartermaster should "Be Prepared"
  14. What a sad time we live in. Pack it yourself, whether you think you might need it or not. "Be Prepared"
  15. Any idea who did and who did not sign the NDA's? That would give an indication of who is or is not going to participate.
  16. Has anyone been able to get a copy of what the Ad Hoc committee sent to the LC's as to what their "bill" is? Probably keeping that very close to the vest but would be interesting to see what the Ad Hoc committee is proposing per Council.
  17. Yes, my son and I went through the ordeal this weekend. Thanks to all that put on the weekend.
  18. Thank you. Looking forward to what the future holds.
  19. I heard this exact thing talking to people at the Induction cracker barrel last night. I am the Scoutmaster of our Troop and I would never think about denying any Scout the opportunity to be in the Order of the Arrow. Very unfortunate for the Scout in question.
  20. We are newly minted Arrowmen. A long, hard, hot day but we made it. Definitely a unique experience. Middle Tennessee Council. Wa-Hi-Nasa Lodge 111. Chickamauga Chapter.
  21. My Son and I are going though the ordeal this weekend. He is 14 tomorrow and this should be a memorable birthday. Wish us luck.
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