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Everything posted by HelpfulTracks

  1. I assume you mean the land (I say assume because the name Philmont is also IP, not sure about BSR). As land, both have value. I was speaking to IP only in the post you quoted. I would say it is not likely to be Disney style property with Philmont as contains some historic land marks and borders several very large private ranches as well as state (and I believe federal) protected lands. I can see it being purchased by the state or feds (at a greatly reduced price), al la Carson NF, Valle Vidal and Cimerron SP. Some billionaire pseudo rancher could buy it, like Ted Turner
  2. I don't think they would get anywhere near $100m from it. But that was not the question, it was WHAT IS their IP. And that IP would be sold off for whatever value could be realized. At that point how or if it was used would be up to the new owners. Severed from BSA, I doubt it has much value at all.
  3. I did not see this as I was making my last post. Delete, hide or do whatever you feel is best. I'll drop the subject.
  4. I know who my lawyers are and what their job is. When needed, I hire good ones, but I am under no illusion they are doing it because they like me or believe in my position, nor do I care. I hire them because they win, they represent me because they can make money. Just because I don't like them does not mean I don't see a value in using them. I don't like politicians either, but I still vote.
  5. Umm. This is not directed at any specific lawyer or even this case. I don't care for lawyers, even the ones that represent me. But when any lawyer starts poking another lawyer in the eye about what he makes and also claims to be in it for the good of their client I am suspicious. Especially if he is taking the same cut, regardless of his experience or skills. If he really wants me to think about believing he is in for something other than the money, then do something like this on billable hours, or better yet at cost of his staff and filing fees or even better yet pro bono. Kosnoff
  6. No malice or sour mood intended. I was just stating a post can be named as you wish, it's just up to the mods if that name is left as initially created. ( I left out they can just rename it also) FYI - My team won convincingly. 😀
  7. I don't want to call it a dictatorship (its not), but it is not a democracy either. You can name a thread you start whatever you wish, but the Mods can close it, change it or delete it or hide it.
  8. I don't see many if any councils going with Trail Life. More likely to form some type of association. Some units may determine to go with TL but if they haven't already, then why go now. Besides. TL has its own set of issues to deal with. IP is an asset and as such can and will likely be sold off. Probably to highest bidder, which means it could go to someone that wants to shut it down or to keep it going. It is a roll of the dice. BSA's IP includes every program (including Venturing and Sea Scouts, possibly the OA), every rank, including Eagle Scout, every merit badge and every aw
  9. A “No” reply would have been easy to deal with. A “Yes”, I would ask if your state’s laws recognize him as a guardian. Since this is about tenting, I don’t envy you having to determine this one, as the Cub in question may well look at him as a father figure and might not understand why he (the Cub himself) is being treated differently.
  10. I love many of the Black Eagle flaps. Hard to find and expensive on EBay.
  11. Welcome to the forum. I have a couple of my original lodges old flaps that are in similar condition. Since I am in a different lodge I cannot wear them, so I have never considering "reviving" them. Also, they are some what rare and I don't want to risk damaging them further. However, you might try to use an iron on a low setting, maybe with some parchment paper over the patch. The old flaps did not have the plastic backing so once the threads start to shrink from washing, I am not sure anything will help. If your the idea is to wear a historical flap from your youth, tr
  12. True, I had not considered that. The current economy is likely to have an impact as well. It might be a situation where you go back, say five years, and average the cost and revenues. With so many factors, both looking back and forward, it is not an easy task to come up with financial picture that you can have a great deal of confidence in.
  13. The one critical piece of the financials I have not seen in these documents is budgets and cash flow. A balance sheet is great for telling net assets, but not very useful to tell what is needed to run a council for 2 years. Also, what is meant by they two years of finances to run a council? Does that mean they have 2 years of operating expenses on hand or does that mean two years based including two years of projected income and cashflow? Those two numbers would be very very different. And in this given situation, projected cashflow would be very difficult to project.
  14. Half crazy? That is generous. I think they must be full on 100% crazy to take on a moderator role for this site.
  15. New Jersey's five councils, serving 54,500 youths with assets totaling $56 >>> John Lucas, the (TCC) panel's bankruptcy attorney, says New Jersey's share of the settlement alone should be closer to $44 million Two Pennsylvania councils that serve parts of New Jersey with total assets of $23 million >>> John Lucas, the (TCC) panel's bankruptcy attorney, says.....settlement .......with the two Pennsylvania councils should total $58 million. Okay - i understand the New Jersey numbers - 44/56 = 78% But the Penn numbers, 58/23 = 252% - Two and a half times their t
  16. I can say anecdotally, I have heard people make the assumption if someone is made ineligible that it is because of CSA, even in cases where there is public knowledge of some other crime, like assault. I think that is mainly because most people had no idea the IVF existed prior to the CSA stories broke, so that is their only knowledge/perception of what IVF is, So it is not surprising if someone finds out that an individual is made ineligible they make that assumption, unless they are directly familiar with that particular case. What is more alarming, I have seen people leave scouti
  17. True. Also, the The "Perversion" files was not used by BSA, at least not officially, and I doubt it was condoned even casually, since it covers a broad range of violations. I am not sure if that category naming list previously was used or if that is a breakdown of violation types that was added by external sources. But if it is BSA categories, it is obviously how the name Perversion Files became the public nomenclature. Given the list of violations it covers, you can easily see how CSA was about one on five violations in the IVF (again an educated estimate).
  18. Without having quoted the previous post, I am not sure who you are referencing, But I did estimate the 80%. I got that number from several places. Initially when the IVF files were made public by the press this list contained more than CSA. The one originally saw (I think it was the LA Times, but I could be wrong) was much broader than the one I have found recently (it is in the LA Times).. Looks like they cleaned with file up to only include CSA as well as adding some additional PDF elements for the CSA case they list. It makes sense they would clean it up as the point of the article wa
  19. That would be me. And yes, I do not want to have to do the many functional jobs I have had over the years without them. They have saved me many hours a month when it comes to working as a Commissioner, Training Chair and training staff, contingent leader, OA adviser, etc. Nor would I want to try to deal with the recruiting elements. The DE's have a hard enough time coordinating to get into schools to recruit. I know some of the schools around here would not be willing to allow multiple volunteers to come in and recruit, especially several different volunteers on several different nights.
  20. All true. But Ex Post Facto was what SCOTUS used (in part) to strike down retro extensions of SOL for criminals statutes in 2003 for 1993 California law
  21. Not sure how many districts they have but I have been told that the council for Houston had 60K scouts (pre-Covid), I think it is the largest, but not sure. Chigcago, LA, NYC have to be pretty large too. Though I have also been told NYC council is broken into councils by borough, so not sure how they count out. And yes, it is a pretty elastic system, but then again the base unit is 6-8 scouts. Not a bad program structure, I would say.
  22. That is my point. Unless I misunderstood your initial post, the example you gave would not be abuse if both youth were okay with it. But even if both youth were okay with it, the parents would consider it abuse.
  23. I think it is plan for the best, be prepared for the worst. I believe anyone here has the goal of zero abuse. Its what we plan to achieve and strive to succeed. But, I have never made a plan of any type that I did not expect that their would be something go wrong, no matter how hard I try. I think it is more the expectation some how the plan will have failures no matter how careful we are. Which I personally think is helpful, if one is TOO confident in their plan, they are less diligent.
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