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Everything posted by carebear3895

  1. Historically, Commissioners had a blue insignia and Professionals had red. Now we both wear a red patch, but if you look closely at the current commissioner patch, it still has a blue fleur de lis
  2. Degree and a pulse, with the latter being negotiable.
  3. I have just learned another 54 employees have been terminated from the National Office.
  4. TFC? I always heard his Pro staff there met their numbers, but quickly burned a lot of bridges with volunteers.
  5. RECENT Field Experience, if I may ad. Someone who hasn't been around a Cub Pack in 5 years doesn't ad much to the conversation. But @Eagle94-A1 is correct. The National Director of Program has no field experience. She was hired directly to National a couple years ago by Surbaugh to head STEM Scouts, then moved up to Director of Program when Mosby took over.
  6. Day 1, DE's are told to prevent units from merging at all cost. All it does is weaken scouting. Two units merge....all you end up with is one week unit. Instead, put all your resources into helping that weak unit get back on it's feet. Kinda makes you wonder why they (National) always go straight to merging when dealing with a weak council then.
  7. I don't agree with this line of thought. All bigger councils create is bigger problems and more overheard cost. (See Michigan Crossroads)
  8. Yea...because DE's just choose not to recruit minorities...That's why we have that issue /s Nobody wins with quotas.
  9. I like how that presentation deflects all blame off National and puts it on the Local Councils. It kinda assumes Councils are below these "quotas", for lack of a better term, because the field staff simply aren't trying hard enough. Want to make scouting more accessible to low income families…..maybe stop raising the membership fee and get rid of that horrendous new member tax.
  10. Thank you. I appreciate the clarification. Apologies about my earlier judgement.
  11. I have never seen discrimination towards Catholic Scouts in person, but I'm not going to be ignorant and say it doesn't happen either. It really sucks your Scouts experienced that and I'm sorry that is happening. That said....WHAT THE &#(@ ARE YOU DOING TAKING SCOUTS TO A PRO-LIFE RALLEY. My God man, use some common sense. Politics of the event aside, those always have the potential to get out of control. Don't put kids in that position. I'll await my downvote.
  12. I'm guessing two things: 1. He's a previous volunteer 2. He's not going to last long But all in all, that's not his job.
  13. As a DE in a rural area, my biggest fear was internet access for my volunteers. I have seen storylines. My district committee has loved using zoom because they don't have to drive to "another meeting". The Chair has proposed we make this a regular thing even in a post pandemic world. Unit level volunteers despise it and would rather risk meeting in person than do anymore #ScoutingAtHome. And to their credit, a lot of them don't get any internet access at all anyways. The Comms still meet up at a bar for their meetings I'm pretty sure lol.
  14. Very good thoughts, but I think if you wanted to make nice with folks out in the field, it has to be a paid National Scouter making time for these types of Town Hall Events.
  15. I think we can find some middle ground here. The two deep thing should've followed a K.I.S.S. philosophy, but National did National things. I think the big difference i was trying to make (and I did a poor job, tbh), was that the poster was not arguing the rhyme or reason of a rule, but disagreeing with it just based on who made it (in this case Big BSA).
  16. These positions actually do exist. There is an ACSE of Outdoors adventures (but his primary role is oversseing the HA bases). There is a National Director of Program. She is actually an oddity in that she was never a Professional. She was directly hired to the position. Under her are: National Director of Cub Scouts National Director of Scouts BSA National Director of Exploring. I believe they eliminated the Venturing/Sea Scout Director position. I have said this before on this forum, but am very open and candid with the volunteers I work with. My
  17. I work for the CEO and no one has heard from him directly since he took the job. Surbaugh would at least make the effort to communicate with field staff. To your point though, upper and middle management have always been the weakest link of the Boy Scouts. There are a lot of artificial layers to National.
  18. lol. But on a much more serious note, it actually worries me that you're teaching youth to be hateful, judgmental, and un-scoutlike.
  19. Imagine being so cynical towards the BSA, you hate rules that are put in place that are meant to protect children. Wild.
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