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Pale Horse last won the day on August 17 2019

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  1. Yes, I agree on the need to err on the side of caution. But I'd also question the appropriateness of refusing to work with a Scout based on that Scout's gender, race, or religion. That said, it's still a free country and we have the ability to associate freely with whom we wish.
  2. Yes it does. I'm wondering if this is another council taking this terrible approach. Sure hope it's not gaining ground.
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    I can just imagine the outrage (rightfully so) if someone were to come on here and say " What our pack really needs is some good Den Moms to make us snacks and clean up after us. Sure, us men could do our own cooking and cleaning, but we really don't want to." We're teaching life skills and part of that is self-reliance. Relying or expecting someone else to do it just because they're a certain gender is counter-productive.
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    Yes
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    Jsychk most certainly did associate strong leadership as the realm of males. The one strong leader female example was grudging given praise as "getting by". To quote: "Last year, the Webelos II had 1 strong dad who took the responsibility of leading the boys and providing a rich program... Moms were there to support by decorating the B&G venue, helping with the food, etc,. I think this is what a Pack should look like." This is explicitly stating that men make better leaders and women are ok to "help setup".
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    Please don't associate being a strong leader with being male or female. It's incredibly sexist. As of the update last fall, parents retain full control over their Scout's accounts and have the ability to edit advancement. It cannot be removed by an admin. It's still up to the Den Leader/Advancement Chair to approve the awards. If you have concerns about them being completed, don't approve them.
  7. Here's the wording from the printed application (2018 Printing). If someone can point to the change that's causing the uproar, I'd appreciate it. Is it because some of the people who have been registered since the 70's and haven't had a background check since then now do? That doesn't seem like a bad thing.
  8. Pale Horse

    Did BSA "Abandon" LDS?

    To be fair, I don't think the gender divides of the 50's and 60's was isolated to any one religion in particular.
  9. Pale Horse

    Did BSA "Abandon" LDS?

    Thanks for the link, still struggling to understand what in there leads to the belief that they can't Scout together.
  10. Pale Horse

    Did BSA "Abandon" LDS?

    I know next to nothing about the Mormon religion. Can you expand on these fundamental differences between the sexes that demand they not be co-mingled? Do Mormon children go to single-sex schools?
  11. Pale Horse

    BSA Mortgages Philmont Scout Ranch

    The change to include reference to the mortgage is nowhere near significant enough for inclusion in the opening paragraph. It will be at the minimum moved to a blurb at the end, but more likely deleted. The Wiki admins don't mess around.
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    BSA Mortgages Philmont Scout Ranch

    Then they probably should have consulted a real-estate attorney to explain it to them instead of publishing a story they don't understand. This transaction appears to be nothing more than updating and increasing the Line of Credit that BSA has been able to draw upon (with Philmont being the collateral) since 2010.
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    Where would you go?

    The solution to that is, don't do 4 fundraisers. Do one and do it right. Plan big, hit your goal and be done with it.
  14. Pale Horse

    Country Meats

    You're right, it's a donation to support Scouting. We're fine with that; we know it, and our customers know it. Nobody is "lying", if they want cheap popcorn, they know it can be bought inside the supermarket we're selling in front of. Yet for some reason, his Pack still sells thousands of dollars outside supermarkets. My son isn't trying to run a business. We're out funding our adventure in the most efficient manner possible, so we can get back to doing Scout stuff.
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