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    possible fee increase coming

    No news to report on this side of the aisle.
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    So it Begins: Great Salt Lake Council lays off 21 employees

    I'd be willing to bet alot of the western region DE's are LDS. There's a reason we call BYU the DE School....they pump out professionals.
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    So it Begins: Great Salt Lake Council lays off 21 employees

    90% of their council is LDS? Sorry, but no sympathy for those guys. They've been riding easy streak their whole careers.
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    So it Begins: Great Salt Lake Council lays off 21 employees

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/09/05/utah-boy-scouts-lay-off/
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    Must a boy be on the Charter to attend Dad and Lad?

    https://www.hsri.com/forms/High Resolution Brochures/Council.pdf here you go, friend
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    Must a boy be on the Charter to attend Dad and Lad?

    Insurance question? My time to shine! Here is the expert from the BSA Council Accident and Sickness insurance plan: "Only non-scouts, non-scouters or guests who are being encouraged to become Leaders or Scouts are automatically covered while in attendance at a meeting or unit activity or while traveling as a group to or from such an activity. No other guests are covered." I've heard this is only a one time use coverage too.
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    BSA Youth Advisory Panel

    If I could call Mike, I would lol
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    BSA Youth Advisory Panel

    facilitated by a BSA professional. Well that seems odd? National Pro's are so out of touch it's not even funny, this seems like a better spot for one of the national commissioner folks. And to echo some of the other posters, Dallas ignores volunteers and council pro's all the time, what makes us think they are going to listed to what Scouts have to say?
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    2020 Insurance Fees at Recharter

    Ouch. MCC must be in some serious financial trouble.
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    Which square knots to wear and why

    It's always been the unofficial rule that for Volunteers it's a max of 3 rows and for Professionals it's a max of one row. Again, that's unofficial. But I think anything that goes over is too "look at me"
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    Council denies unit fundraiser

    The most surprising thing out of all of this is that a unit actually followed the correct procedure and submitted a fundraising application
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    Council Annual Report - Interesting Numbers

    AKA the money ran out.
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    Flat Council Support fee coming to your unit?

    This is actually an interesting theory I have thought about too, but in a different way. I think one of the big reasons we are seeing the rise of "Mega Councils" (ie. Chicago, Michigan, St. Louis, Indy) is to create a larger corporate structure of Professionals to offset the lack of Volunteers in the BSA now. In a lot of places, DE's are just trying to keep afloat sinking Districts.
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    Why are Cub Scout uniforms and universal clothing items?

    When I was talking to the National Director of Cub Scouting, he said they are moving away from the rank specific uniform items, minus the neckerchief and hat. They are just trying to get rid of inventory.
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    Flat Council Support fee coming to your unit?

    Personally, what the heck is the $24 "held by the council then billed to national"?? Also, charging units a "council support fee" is such BS....
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    Flat Council Support fee coming to your unit?

    Ah the song of my people. TBH, I don't think the starting salary is that bad if you're not terrible at managing money. The real kicker is promotions and raises. That's where a lot of good people leave because they don't want to wait 4-8 years to get a decent, family supporting position in a field they actually want. No body wants to be a ground pounding DE forever. I could go on and on about Pro life, but I digress for now.
  17. It is....and the unfortunate part is that this seems to be a trend i'm seeing with multiple GSUSA councils
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    New Sex Abuse Charges

    See, that's where BSA confuses me. in the FAQ's of the barriers to abuse it says exactly that, but then a few questions down is says Lion/Tiger adult partners don't meet the two deep requirement at Den meetings. A straight up contradiction. What if a Den meeting is also a fundraising event? How do you know what events are and aren't OK to substitute a parent?! Sorry for Hijacking the thread.
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    New Sex Abuse Charges

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    New Sex Abuse Charges

    Yessir. "Two registered adult leaders 21 years of age or over are required at all Scouting activities, including meetings."
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    New Sex Abuse Charges

    *Sigh* The Organization is still called Boy Scouts of America. Just the 11-17 program is now called Scouts BSA
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    Council Annual Report - Interesting Numbers

    RIP those DE's
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    Just got 1 girl

    At the end of the day, mixing dens is a better experience for the youth, and isn't that why we are all doing this? What's National going to do? Send guys like me out to revoke charters if a boy and girl associate with each other at a Den meeting?
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    Just got 1 girl

    *whispers* Co-Ed Dens are the norm in the field.
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    How many freebie meeting visits?

    Officially, I would say only once since they are covered under BSA insurance as a non-registered guest for only one visit.
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