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  1. carebear3895

    Council Merger

    That's the a complete 180 from what I've heard from the former Lewis and Clark units. But I guess each to their own.
  2. carebear3895

    Council Merger

    looking at that map, I Imagine it won't be long before Abraham Lincoln Council goes too.
  3. carebear3895

    Council Merger

    RIP Decatur. Merging with GSLAC is pretty much death to those small town Units
  4. carebear3895

    New girls in Scouting

    DE's do some stupid things when the pressure is on. Unfortunately that's a by-product of the toxic professional culture. Forcing girls into an All-boy unit is just asking to have volunteers hate you.
  5. carebear3895

    YPT2 deadline

    The old one, as cheesy as it was, was a far better TRAINING tool.
  6. carebear3895

    YPT2 deadline

    I hate the new YPT. Getting CoR's updated has been a HUGE pain. Before I could meet with a CoR one on one and get them trained rather quickly, that's almost impossible now with the Powerpoint. It's also been a huge roadblock in starting new units. I can't get all the new parents trained in a group setting because of how long it takes. I have to rely on them to get it done individually, which means the pack can't get started in a timely fashion, which tends to anger the dudes with the corner offices.
  7. carebear3895

    10,000 Girl Cub Scouts

    Most of the girls in my district that have joined packs were former Girl Scouts. Either the parents were disgruntled with the GSUSA or the troop folded.
  8. carebear3895

    10,000 Girl Cub Scouts

    I saw the report the first week it came out and haven't seen one since. I'd be happy to pass that info along when I get it.
  9. carebear3895

    Breaking Point

    You capitalize "Cub" like that word supposed to be gender specific or something... Just FYI, most of the packs in my district are in rural farm communities. Most of these packs have a hard time just finding 5 boys, never mind 5 in the same grade. BSA had materials for years to help Cubmasters and Den leaders deal with this situation. This is not a problem caused by including girls. I don't want to jump down this rabbit hole, but I highly suggest you talk to you Son(s) about what is happening and get their honest opinion. Especially if you are suggesting ruining their opportunity to earn the Eagle rank to join an organization that gives far less opportunities to make those memories
  10. carebear3895

    Only six months till girls in Scouts BSA.

    Nobody is really talking about it here. Yea everybody knows it's happening, but it's really the last thing on CO's priority list right now. We are all trying to get ready for the full roll out of Family Scouting first.
  11. carebear3895

    BSA National and Change Management

    The problem with National professionals reflects a bigger problem with BSA professional in general. I would wager 95%-100% of the pros working at National were SE's in like 2000-2015 and are pretty out of touch. They were DE's in the 80's and 90's and have no idea the problems facing DE's today. The talent is limited because they purposely limit the talent by not trusting the young professionals...the guys and girls in the districts right now. I mean I met the guy in charge of BSA IT. Never worked in IT in his life, but he was a professional scouter and former SE. The guys who are BSA HR....never spent a day in HR but were again professional scouters and former SE's. It's a bad pattern
  12. carebear3895

    BSA National and Change Management

    Been saying this since the very beginning. I cringe every time I see national say what a resounding success it's been.
  13. carebear3895

    BSA National and Change Management

    Nail on the head. National never really freaked out about membership that seriously because they always had the LDS safety net.
  14. carebear3895

    North Face to develop GS outdoor adventure program

    Good for them. Looks like they are starting to realize that STEM is, IMO, a waste of time for an "outdoor character and leadership building organization"... Ironically, BSA allowing girls in was probably the best thing to ever happen to GSUSA programming. I think the last few months are the first time I've ever seen them promote something outside of cookies.