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  1. Pale Horse

    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    I would hardly call an article that accuses BSA of "sexualizing" its Scouts and throwing a two-week orgy a "well-written" point of view.
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    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    You keep assuming some level of condensation, not sure why. Further, just because someone believes it's true, doesn't make it true. Nor does it give someone any more right to speak negatively about leadership than I have to, as you say "speak condescendingly to them". To counter your point, what part of the Scout Law would accusing someone of un-scoutlike behaviour fall? I believe your logical fallicy falls somewhere along the lines of "No true Scotsman...", or more apropos, "No true Scout..."
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    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    My post was directed at those that believe National is on a deliberate path to destroy BSA and accuse them of moral turpitude. Are those posts respectful of leadership or fall within intellectual dialogue? Regarding swaying minds...I'd venture that the vast majority (dare i say 90%+) of forumn posts never come close to convincing anyone to change their mind.
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    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    Obviously, leadership is playing the ultimate long game. In 2002 our present leaders saw that condoms were available at World Jamboree, so launched a campaign to host the 2019 Jambo in the US, knowing the firestorm that would rain down, very much like the prophylactics that will surely rain down as they're launched from one of those T-Shirt cannons into the crowds. Their superior foresight and planning skills also allowed this apocalypse to coincide with the world-shocking announcement to allow girls into Boy Scouts (forgetting for a minute that they've been in since the 70s). Now their master plan is coming together and they will soon launch the final phase of BSA's destruction from within...allowing adults to go back and earn their Eagle. I'm not entirely sure how well this tin-foil hat plan meshes with those that say BSA leadership has terrible vision and planning ability, but if there's one thing I've learned over the years it is that conspiracy theories don't necessarily need a whole lot of logic to be believed.
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    LDS girl wants to be a scout - BSA or GSUSA

    I think it'd be more appropriate to say "they couldn't join openly", which is unfortunate. For one of those demographics, the barrier still exists. I know several closeted atheists who, though no less moral than their spiritual counterparts, are exceptional leaders in every capacity.
  6. Although not released to the broader group: Anthony Berger, National Director of Cub Scouting, released a video to the private early adopter group on Facebook. In the video the dropped a bombshell that when girls registration opens nation-wider on June 11, 2018 there will be additional requirements for female leadership. Any units hoping to register as all-girl or family packs must have the following: Each den must have a woman registered as DL or ADL Each pack must have a woman as CM or ACM Moderator note: Video is inserted a few posts down, (announcement is around 5:13 mark): I have the following problems with this: 1. We are 3 weeks from registering girls and rules and details are still in flux 2. Similar to the divergent YPT rules, why the need for separate rules just because girls are present? 3. Why are announcements made in a private Facebook group?
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    Cub Scout Uniform Changes

    I also heard no more diamond patches on the tan uniforms, so it doesn't make sense...Scout earns his bear badge at the end of 3rd grade, then immediately switches to tan uniform the next year, when does he get to wear his bear rank?
  8. The link above may not work since it was posted to a closed group. Attempting to add the video as a file. 10000000_361714104321469_5985668609291059200_n.mp4
  9. I think that was a rhetorical question, and that you probably know the answer.
  10. Pale Horse

    From National: Official Name

    Cute story, but I imagine this is exactly the type of thing that will get GSUSA riled up and never allow boys in Girl Scouts. I can just hear it now: "You, as a male, went to camp to prey and seduce girls who were just there to be empowered. Girls weren't even free to be girls without concern of having to look pretty for the opposite sex." P.S. My mother and aunt also ran a GS troop for a while and I was a "tag-along" too. Still remember that Brownie song about turning your frown upside down.
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    From National: Official Name

    My money is on "Scout Life" not to be confused with the rank of Life Scout.
  12. Hmm, I wonder where you could find a quality scouting program for girls....have you thought about one of those Girl-Only Troops from that new organization - Scouts BSA?
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    More gems from Baloo...

    Attended BALOO last month and they never alluded to anything so silly as not carrying water. Someone is mistaken or off-script.
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    Philmont Announcement - March 27

    Is this a grab for money? Sure, but there's nothing wrong with that. Bills need to be paid. As an avid hiker and backpacker, this would be an exciting trip, IMO. I may actually do it without my son (Cub Scout). All my PTO is scheduled for this year, but if they do it again next year... I grew up in an area without Boy Scouts, so was never one as a youth. Maybe this will allow me to go and experience it without living vicariously through his adventures and intruding on his experience.
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    End of Year w/out Rank complete

    Refer here for a great resource that show's common themes and similar requirements.
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    Outdoor Code for Non-Americans

    Have several Non-Americans in the Pack. Anybody with experience have an alternative suggestion for the outdoor code ("As an American, I will do my best...) or just have them recite as is.
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    Outdoor Code for Non-Americans

    It was a joke, don't lose your head over it.
  18. Looks like the contract was for only 2 of MCC's ~6 camps, just the 2 on the west side. We attended Cub Resident camp at Rota-Kiwan last year. Food was pretty good.
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    Velcro For POR Patches

    My bad, all I can see is her post from July 19, 2012. It appeared you were resurrecting a thread from almost 6 years ago to advise her on the posting rules against advertising. The "scolding" is tongue-in-cheek.
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    Velcro For POR Patches

    Did you just scold someone for a post from nearly 6 years ago?
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    Outdoor Code for Non-Americans

    Absolutely not. Living in a large manufacturing area, we get families with parents in engineering, design, and computer programming from all over the word that come and work in the States for a few years before returning to their home country.
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    Outdoor Code for Non-Americans

    Thanks, I was thinking of changing it to "As a Scout...", but like your suggestion better.
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    Family Scouting Update

    So boy troop and girl troop can share committees, meet at the same time and place, have joint open/close ceremonies, plan joint events, attend mixed-sex camporees, ....but must run separate meetings because....?
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    Good way to train for Philmont, AT treks

    A 5, 10 or 15k road march is no substitution for shakedown hikes and does little to prepare for the AT (my knowledge is limited, but I'd say the same for Philmont). Elevation change is the name of the game for AT, and walking a road isn't going to cut it. Shakedown hikes and followon camp activities are designed not only to break in boots and accustom one to carrying a ruck sack, but should also be used to assess your gear load out. You should be assessing everything you carry and use and determine if you really need to bring X or if you could get by with 1 less Y. Pretty hard to determine what goes and what stays if all you do after your road march is toss the ruck in car and head home.