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Everything posted by carebear3895

  1. To be fair, his union negotiated a great CBA.
  2. feels like I'm staring at force ghosts of Baden-Powell, Seton, and Beard
  3. Absolutely! I actually can't wait to get back into the green and tans (or green and gray if that's still going to be a thing). But I think it's only fair, especially to my replacement, if I take a good chunk of time away from scouting.
  4. After over 4 years of working in the field, today was my last day as a Professional Scouter. It's been an incredible ride, but it's time for me to move on and start the next chapter in my life. Thank you to everyone on this forum over the past years who helped me grow as a Pro. If you ever have any questions about Professional side of Scouting, or "the Dark Side", please don't hesitate to reach out. Volunteers are some of the kindest, most selfless people you will ever meet in this world. It was truly an honor to serve them, and I will miss working with them dearly.
  5. Today is my last day as a Professional Scouter. What a ride it's been. 

  6. The two are synonymous in the mind of your average American
  7. None of the recommendations mean anything when the registration fee keep going up. I stated a dominant minority pack once that traditional way (i.e. not a Scoutreach unit). Highlight of my career. From start to finish, it took almost a full calendar yaer. They were unable to reacherter because they couldn't pay the fees.
  8. 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
  9. Degree and a pulse, with the latter being negotiable.
  10. I have just learned another 54 employees have been terminated from the National Office.
  11. TFC? I always heard his Pro staff there met their numbers, but quickly burned a lot of bridges with volunteers.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. I don't agree with this line of thought. All bigger councils create is bigger problems and more overheard cost. (See Michigan Crossroads)
  15. Yea...because DE's just choose not to recruit minorities...That's why we have that issue /s Nobody wins with quotas.
  16. 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.
  17. Thank you. I appreciate the clarification. Apologies about my earlier judgement.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
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