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  1. Eagle1993

    Taking my daughter on camp

    Here is a whole odd thread about children and jacket zipping. Perhaps we need a subforum. 😀
  2. I’m sure these stories will pass soon enough and then future stories will once again focus on lawsuits, bankruptcies with a few positive highlights of Eagle Scout projects and Scouting for Food. It is sad that the day to day wins of Troops and Patrols helping to guide scouts down the path of following the Scout Law and Oath while developing leadership skills is rarely if ever shown. I’ve see countless stories of how Football coaches help teach leadership. Too many youth and parents are simply unaware of what Scouts truly offers.
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    Eagle Scout Extension for new 2019 Scouts

    https://patch.com/new-york/southampton/boy-scouts-changes-name-allows-girls-teen-still-not-eagle-scout I’m not sure she will use this extension. They are pressuring BSA to count work she already did.
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    Eagle Scout Extension for new 2019 Scouts

    A couple of people posted in FB that National’s changed the above policy... As you can see in the text, the extension was going to be up to a maximum of 24 months. If you go to the linked file, they changed it to 22 months. They also changed when to file the extension.
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    Closure

    It’s your lack of training and experience that makes you feel patronized....😬
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Those examples looked like unit examples (for the most part) vs council. My question is what is the impact/damages to GSUSA if 20 packs out of 3000+ who added girls had some Trademark issues on a few flyers. I’m sure there are some damages, but I can’t imagine it would be much more than the legal fees they are paying for the lawsuit. I think the big question is can BSA use the term Scouts BSA (with the BSA qualifier). I have a hard time believing the BSA cannot use the term “Scouts BSA”... but I’m not a lawyer. If this is like any lawsuit I have been close to, I expect it to be resolved some time in 2022.
  7. https://www.wsj.com/articles/boy-scouts-of-america-considers-bankruptcy-filing-amid-sex-abuse-lawsuits-11544649657
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Boy Scouts say Girl Scouts’ lawsuit is built on arguments thinner than a thin mint https://www.marketwatch.com/story/boy-scouts-say-girl-scouts-lawsuit-is-built-on-arguments-thinner-than-a-thin-mint-2019-01-25 “Court papers say Girl Scouts can’t show one customer was led astray”
  9. Eagle1993

    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    This seems to align with the 1 hour long video where a patent and trademark attorney essentially say GSUSA lawsuit is weak outside the specific cases of usage of the term “Girl Scouts”.
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    BSA filed paperwork Jan 23 requesting lawsuit to be dismissed. I haven’t seen the actual document yet. https://theblast.com/boy-scouts-girl-scouts-trademark-lawsuit-response/
  11. Eagle1993

    Closure

    Even shorter.... Her: “I heard you left the Troop because of me, is that true?” You: “Yes” The letter was great, but probably better for the SM and CC vs a parent; however, I think I remember you already talked with them and they have responded. For her, you can simply say the Troop was not aligned with the primary mission of Boy Scouts, even after attempting to change it, so you sought out a Troop that was. I am concerned that there are many others like her (both men and women) joining scouting....
  12. Eagle1993

    Updated uniforms?

    Looks like in addition to new fit... covered buttons, smaller front pockets and BSA vs Boy Scouts of America. Any other changes? Glad they didn’t go with some of the more drastic changes, but this is definitely more than just size.
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    Scouts BSA Girls’ Uniform +

    Some people have received the book a and the only changes are pictures and perhaps a few pronouns. There is a section that some said would be updated to include tampons/etc. info but that was not updated. Also, family life MB requirements have not changed for girls.
  14. See attached for pictures, prices, etc. ScoutsBSA.pdf
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    On making a graceful transition ...

    Wow, I’m sorry to hear this news. I don’t pray often but I did for you. I’m glad to hear you are on the path of recovery and hope and pray it is as quick and full as possible. Your examples and stories on how you run your den put the bar extremely high. I certainly hope the new leader is thankful for the information, organization and leadership you display. I can’t think of much more you can do, other than letting the leader know you are there to answer any questions or provide recommendations as needed. Again, wishing you see a full recovery soon!
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    Scouts BSA Girls’ Uniform +

    Family Life Merit Badge has a requirement about talking what makes an effective father and why. I think the separate gender Troops won’t be followed fully and is doomed to fail, but that was BSA’s decision so separate books align with that bad call. They are being consistent..
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    Scouts BSA Girls’ Uniform +

    100% agree. Though one of my female leaders joked that female Boy Scout leader uniforms are the only “small” size clothing she can fit into.... so that was a positive.
  18. Eagle1993

    Scouts BSA Girls’ Uniform +

    Covered in other threads, but based upon some input I have heard, the difference include images of girls, pronoun updates, some minor requirement changes (family life.. you probably ask a girl about being a mother) and hygiene. Rumors only as I haven’t seen the inside of the book yet. I’m sure they could have created one, but given how they are rolling this out it makes sense to release separate books.
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    Scoutbook Transition from IA

    I linked my account once and it worked. A few days later is lost the link and I had to sign on via email. Also, there are 5 leaders in my unit now listed twice. They apparently had multiple BSA numbers and now Scoutnet is synchronized with Scoutbook. It’s a mess....
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    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    @shortridge Note that the author was referencing two sources. These sources are indicating membership didn’t surge. I agree that the 70,000+ growth was healthy and a good start, but I’m not sure what National was expecting or hoping for.
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    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    Follow up article from Forbes... They are hiring more consultants and reviewing both financial and operational plans.... https://www.forbes.com/sites/debtwire/2019/01/08/boy-scouts-of-america-seeks-survival-skills-to-deal-with-abuse-allegations/amp/ “The organization’s financial state could be in peril should its insurance reserves not adequately resolve the litigation claims, the sources noted. In addition, BSA’s efforts to be more inclusive— by dropping the ‘Boy’ in its main program and welcoming girls and transgender scouts to join— has not resulted in a membership spike.”
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    Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls?

    I’ve also heard there may be different info about hygiene for girls while camping, etc.
  23. 100% agree... one technique my teams use to get to root cause(s) of issues is the BOB and WOW method. BOB simply stands for Best if Best and WOW is Worst of Worst. Essential you study the difference between units that perform the best (high retention, consistent membership, active, etc.) and worst (high attrition, less active, etc.) and really deep dive to understand why. Ideally, these units would be in the same district so regional differences can be eliminated. Then build this up District by District to see what changes need to occur with training, professional’s focus, etc. The key would be to not change the overall mission and goal just to try and capture a few more head count.
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    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    The interviewer’s questions were odd.... it seemed like he had a clear opinion of scouting but no real experience in it (or even research of it). SFE was actually defending BSA for much of the interview. Are there really no experienced scouters in media that can actually write an in depth article or hold an coherent interview? I only see poorly researched hatchet jobs or shallow and short quick reads.
  25. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/11/03/hit-and-run-3-girl-scouts-1-adult-killed-wisconsin-crash/1880652002/ Not much to add, just sad to hear this news.
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