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Eagle1993 last won the day on March 3

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    Fishing, hiking, camping, scouts with my son, watching Chicago professional sports teams & spending time with my family
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    Earned Eagle in 1992, aged out then returned to Scouting when my son joined as aTiger. Committee Chair of my Pack since 2015. Daughter may join next year as aTiger... we will see

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  1. Family Scouting Update

    Speculation/at least partially - I believe this is being done to ensure separate SPL/ASPL/PL/APLs.
  2. I would expect the same change that occurred when the Boys Club charter was updated when they changed to the Boys and Girls Club. From the Boys and Girls Club website - “To recognize the fact that girls are a part of our cause, the national organization's name was changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990. Accordingly, Congress amended and renewed our charter.” However, I’m not sure Boy Scouts of America name would change. I think it could just be (possibly) one of the programs under BSA. Of course this is all speculation.
  3. Family Scouting Update

    I have been closely following a FB page that seems to have reliable information. I don’t believe any naming for the girl Boy Scout program has been finalized (at least released to Councils); however they are close as the name is supposed to be announced at the NAM in May. Many high ranking BSA volunteers are supportive of simply using Scouts and Troop; however, they have been clear that there is no official name yet and they are not in the know. I won’t believe anything regarding a name until it is officially announced. Note there are some interesting updates... Linked Troops can have identical numbers. This came through some questions in a FAQ. Scoutnet will be able to tell is it is a girl or boy Troop, but again, linked Troops can have the same number. The new uniform went through reviews (there was a showing April 9 to a limited set of people). What I found interesting was this comment from a BSA National professional: “ Thank you for all the comments. Let me assure you that the uniforms that we are testing are for boys and girls. We are not planning different uniforms, however, we may have some additional options like skorts or capri options that are for girls - those are being tested.” There will be NO early adopter program for Troops. So info is slowly coming out but nothing official on the name.
  4. Based on the skew of the comments my guess is that this article is linked through a right wing site (Drudge, Fox, Breitbart, CNS, etc.). If linked through a left wing site (Huffington Post, Daily Kos, MSNBC) the comments would also be negative but with the slant that the BSA is a nationalistic right wing organization who is attempting to undermine a progressive all girl organization. I take pleasure that I’m part of the one organization that Murdoch and Huffington despise. BSA is bringing our country back together!
  5. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    BTW if National asks I still live in Alaska. Here is a recent picture.
  6. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    Apparently some people shared the video (it leaked). Those individuals are now being tossed out of the FB group. The video wasn’t controversial it was simply stating some reasoning behind the June 11 date and clarity of leadership requirements.
  7. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    The biggest complaint is that in that pitch you only need a YPT adult female. Most of the time that is easy as you simply have moms YPT and make sure one stays for meetings. Now for the full rollout we need female DL/ADL. So this is a change from the pitch above. The complaints are breaking down into: - this is a change from the EA program that comes as a surprise - you cannot have adult leaders serve in multiple roles adding to the burden of finding new leaders - inconsistent with how boys are treated I’m curious how National will respond.
  8. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    Oh, I’ll add that people are losing their minds on the FB page right now. They turned comments off on the video and are waiting for responses to a number of questions. Biggest one is if a DL/ADL can also serve as CM/ACM.
  9. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    This was not mentioned (either way) but I tend to agree with you that I don’t see this as a coming requirement. I think they should make this a requirement and can only speculate why they didn’t.
  10. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    I’m a member of a Facebook group (Cub Scout Pack early adopters) and the National Director for Cub Scouts recorded a video answering some questions regarding the upcoming program. This info was sent to professionals this week. The group admins asked that the video not be shared but I didn’t see an issue sharing some of the key updates as this could be useful for other Packs.
  11. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    Further info. For packs that have girl youth members, either the Cubmaster or Assistant Cubmaster must be female. In addition, each girl den must have a female Den Leader or Assistant Den Leader.
  12. Concerns with coed rules, leadership, liability

    This info was creating a lot of stir on a Facebook page. As you may know, the EA program for Cub Scouts only required an adult YPT female to be present. Now for the official release that female must be a Den Leader or Assistant Den Leader. This is causing a bit of confusion (since it is a change in policy that is 5 months old). Notice the comment for Troops... follows a similar requirement (not surprising). Below is from a National Professional scouter... Would information in the form of an FAQ sent to Scout Executives this week qualify? The expectation is that SE's will be sharing this information in their councils. Quote: Q: Will dens of girls and troops of girls be required to have female leaders? A: Yes. In Cub Scouting, dens of girls will be required to have at least one registered female den leader or assistant den leader who is at least 21 years old. Troops of girls will be required to have at least one registered, female Scoutmaster or assistant Scoutmaster who is at least 21 years old.
  13. One example I can see is if, in general, a group of girls may pick up one part of an adventure or MB more quickly but struggle with another part you may need to think of different techniques. I wouldn’t recommend changing requirements but I do agree as leaders we may see a broader set of learning styles going forward. I emphasize “in general” as I’m sure it is not 100% correlated with gender.
  14. What specific changes do you think would be necessary for girls?
  15. So far I have had to make minimal changes. One is to modify gender language on the fly. So in some cases an adventure would have me read something about “boys” and I would insert “girls” or “scouts”. The other is to be prepared with more adventure content. That could be due to the smaller den size or that the girls are a bit more focused at this age. The other area I have watched for is interactions between boys and girls. That will be a new dynamic but again shouldn’t require a change to the program. For the life of me I have no idea what else would have to change. I would be interested in specifics on what modification would be sought for girls.