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    Carlisle PA
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    Retired
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    Church and scouts
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    Was on the national advancement committee

    Had user ID of NACAP and PW PACAN but I can't log in. Admittedly it's been awhile since I have been on.

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  1. PACAN

    Flat Council Support fee coming to your unit?

    It's time to revisit the franchise model so units have the option to choose which council they want to be in.
  2. Cburkhardt....the BSA franchise model will not allow a unit to pick its council or district regardless if the unit or units are getting poor or no customer service even if they are on the border of another council.
  3. An interesting note further down in the article referring to the FAQ transition document. (Any one seen this?) "it instructed local church leaders not to recruit adults or youth or distribute materials to those interested in remaining in scouts"
  4. PACAN

    Merit Badges of Yore...

    Bees are in the Environmental Science MB and Insect Study MB as options.
  5. PACAN

    Eagle Scout Extension for new 2019 Scouts

    Yes. My thought is that Seems unlikely that the requirements done "since a scout" could have been correctly done in a couple of hours after midnight since the cyberchip requires a little more effort. I heard that units finished all but the PT 30 day requirements for Tenderfoot on their Saturday campout. Yeech!
  6. PACAN

    Eagle Scout Extension for new 2019 Scouts

    And here we go. TV bit tonight about a girl troop who were inducted into Scouts BSA in the dark and all had already earned their Scout Badge. All before they went to school. The one girl was a teenager so clearly wasn't a Cub. Not sure how the Cyber Chip could be earned in the dark.
  7. I have never seen the purpose in this infrastructure of commissioners. Scouting is not a college degree program. I would just like to see commissioners who actually are current on the programs. When you have a "Doctorate" who doesn't know about the Eagle Project process they have no value added to units.
  8. Carbenez: "The sad thing is....the guy is not intentionally malicious or obstructive" Please help us all understand how this guy is not being an obstructionist given your multiple postings detailing your sons proposal. There are procedures for handling this and you have to decide to either inform him that you are going to use them or live with his antics Best of luck to your sons.
  9. Carbenez...call the scout executive and tell him you are going to file a YP bullying complaint on the SM. Inform your COR, DE and Council Advancement Chair. Enough of this clown.
  10. PACAN

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    I heard that all Council girl numbers are up this year.
  11. Carbenz....you shifted gears from your original post about three project at the same date to the SM requiring his approval for the Project Plan before execution. Even though the Project Plan is not "approved" the sponsor can stop (disapprove) the project if they don't think the scout has all the bases covered. The grilling of a scout for hours is why the current process was started as scouts were giving up after multiple and unnecessary trivial changes were being required before signatures.
  12. Completing the Project Plan before a scout starts is an outstanding idea. Read the verbiage on the Project Plan cover sheet. Also the last section in the PP is for the coach to review the plan and see that the scout is ready to execute. The information paper given the sponsor speaks to the sponsor seeing the PP before execution as well. This is to ensure there are no surprises or misunderstandings between them.
  13. What are the three different projects? Interesting that three scouts from three troops are converging at the same place and same time. A sponsor can dictate when a work day takes place. Of course if the scout is communicating with his sponsor he will know this well in advance. If the SM has some legitimate reasons he should say what they are and not make blanket statements. Of course if your son has been in this troop for awhile, this should surprise no one.
  14. PACAN

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    Wow...amazing how fast the councils are trying to separate themselves from National. All the notices are almost identical as if "someone" had prepared a boilerplate for each council. We hope National can get out of their mess but it's not our problem.
  15. PACAN

    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    The reactions I have seen from some council executives are "don't worry...be happy". We are separate from National so this really problem doesn't affect us much so keep giving us money. Is this a bit naive? The Catholic Dioceses are analogous to Councils. They are the ones who victims are suing, not the Vatican (National).
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