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carebear3895

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About carebear3895

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    Central Region, BSA
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    District Executive
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    Just a scout doing scouts thangs

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  1. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    oh, I thought you meant interpretation as far as Nationals numbers go.
  2. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    I'd be happy to try and provide some interpretation.
  3. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    ...why have I never thought of this before!
  4. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this is how GSUSA operates its units
  5. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    Well I mean councils and National are completely separate 501c3 organisations. It's not so much distancing as it is providing correct, clear information. I've already had plenty of units talk about folding or not paying recharter fees because they are afraid the BSA is about to disappear. Councils are just trying to calm the waters.
  6. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    Ah. I am a DE in a mostly rural district. My biggest population center is a down on it's luck "city" that is pretty dead culturally. So if I let a unit it die, it is a major impact.
  7. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    It's fueled by a lot of factors, including those you listed. A lot of kids right out of college don't last more than a couple months because they think the job is something completely different than what it actually is. The current generation of SE's have a "I was treated like dirt as a DE in the 80's, so that's how I'm going to treat my employees" mentality which is a culture issue. The biggest issue I have is with professional training, or "commissioning". It's only a week now, which I think is completely ridiculous. I went though training back when i had 7 months on the job, and I was the shortest tenured professional there! The only good part, imo, was meeting other DE's. The actual training was too rushed to learn anything useful. When national is pumping out 25-30 new DE's every month, it's a problem.
  8. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    While this is bound to rustle some jimmies, that starts with the DE. But national doesn't put much stock into us anymore because of the insane turnover rate.
  9. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    Our job is to grow scouting, not kill it. If the leaders aren't properly trained to run a functioning unit, that falls on both Professional and Commissioner shoulders. If it's a leadership issue, you recruit new leaders. Helping/Coaching a Unit in hopes that it will eventually grow into a successful program is a heck of a lot better for the kids than killing it and trying to restart it. Let me tell you, starting a unit from scratch is a lot harder to do now than it was even 5 years ago.
  10. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    All of us got the email at the exact same time the volunteers did, even our SE. The Chief caught all of us by surprise on this one
  11. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    I can't see it having that much impact financially. Most councils are self sufficient
  12. carebear3895

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    Time to get the ole resume ready
  13. carebear3895

    Chartering a New Troop for Girls

    In his defense....they really haven't told us much in regards how linked troops will work.
  14. carebear3895

    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Good thing they are keeping the name "Boy Scouts of America" then.... I guarantee nobody is going to stop calling boys in khaki shirts and green short Boy Scouts, even if the program name changes.
  15. carebear3895

    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    GSUSA absolutely knows this. They still want to make a big thing about it to look like they are being victimized.
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