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  1. As recent events have shown, banning knives will only result in people packing narwhal tusks.
  2. Just match up the name and the FB picture. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157858906783750&set=pb.699923749.-2207520000.0.&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/zan56 She does appear to be the Vermont scoutmaster in the article. I don't see how she would have any more information than the rest of us.
  3. Three to six camp outs per year and one long-term camping trip -- there was a second video released last Sunday with further details: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/broadcasts/face-to-face/?lang=eng&cid=email-OCA_CYD_111719_CTABroadcast @swilliams You might find some satisfaction at the 34:50 mark.
  4. If you only knew the power of the Dark Side a bidet.
  5. I'm 99% certain that adding girls to Cubs and Boy Scouts BSA had nothing to do with the Church's decision to leave BSA. On the other hand, I see it reasonably likely that the LDS Church leaving BSA was at least part of the reason girls were added to the program. There are currently three LDS Church leaders on the National Executive Board and the vote to admit girls was reportedly unanimous.
  6. Usually, I bring wet wipes for this purpose. This link got me wondering if packing a peri-bottle or travel bidet would be able to replace toilet paper entirely. They don't weigh much and you obviously don't need to use filtered water. Has anyone tried it?
  7. It should be the top result in this search. https://news.google.com/search?q=revisiting-boy-scouts-of-america-v-dale-and-the-right-to-discriminate&hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en This article reminded me of the flap over Susan G. Komen's relationship with Planned Parenthood. In wavering back and forth in an attempt to please everyone, you please no one.
  8. I'm not aware of any transcript of the above video (other than the one generated by YouTube) but I wouldn't recommend starting there to understand the new program. That video was created to be shown to members of the Church during a Sunday meeting. If you're not familiar with the Church, there's going to be a lot of unfamiliar terms and references. If you want the CliffsNotes on the new program, here it is: 1. There are four program areas: Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, and Social. 2. Groups (called classes or quorums), families, and individuals create goals and activities in each of the four program areas. That's it. The details are all up to you. For example: Physical: A quorum of 16-18 year old boys sets a goal to summit the three highest peaks in the state. They schedule warm-up hikes to ensure everyone is up to snuff for that kind of hike. They plan the meals, travel, camping, and schedule of the event with (preferably minimal) assistance from their adult advisers. Intellectual: A class of 14-16 year old girls want to learn how to do metalworking. They ask a welder in their congregation to teach them about safety precautions, tools, and techniques. They make metal step stools. Spiritual: A family sets a goal to daily read scriptures together. The children are in charge of choosing a time and gathering the family together. Social: The mountain-climbing quorum ask a grey-haired old couple from the congregation to teach them swing dancing. They invite the girls their age to join them.
  9. The LDS faith isn't unique in believing men and women have different gender roles. But even still, that doesn't make this program unequal. If anything it has done the opposite, the local budgets for boys have been decreased to parity with that of the girls.
  10. What causes the gendered classes to be unequal in this new program?
  11. My council camps are the same. It just occurred to me that we can bring bikes to our own summer camp...
  12. BSA did have a martial arts merit badge at one time: https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Master-at-Arms. Unfortunately, it was removed almost immediately.
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