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    Sometimes I just want to give it all up and become a handsome billionaire. A person of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by their mystery. If I could sum up my life in one line I would die of embarrassment. My passport requires no photograph. I once taught a German shepherd how to bark in Spanish. If opportunity knocks, and I am not at home, opportunity waits

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  1. Jameson76

    New girls in Scouting

    Great. Now the capitalization police will be all over us.....
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Maybe there will be a patch...
  3. The International Scouts at the summer camps we attend have always been a positive. Our guys have met and talked with Scouts / had merit badge sessions with Scouts from Morroco, Egypt, Poland, England, China, Syria, Malaysia and many others I have cannot recall.
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    Bear Claws

    This is the official BSA pocket knife The hooked blade on the far right is fact the can opener Not a bad video on how this works on a can. Can take a while
  5. Jameson76

    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    This will be interesting. I foresee some additional training as part of some consent decree in our future Maybe a 30 page Powerpoint
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    Time line from Scout to Eagle

    Why the quest for efficiency? it can be done in under 2 years based on time in rank requirements. But as has and no doubt will be noted, Eagle Scout is not the goal. The rank is merely a stop along the scouting journey. If attaining the Eagle rank is all that matters, the Scout is missing the point Enjoy the trip and experiences along the way
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    Time to Go.

    Agree that too much focus on NS can be a killer. We run year round (Seabase / Philmont / 2 summer camps summer of 2019) and while we have activities, not formal meetings in the summer, basically June and July. But during those months we have pre-camp meetings and summer camps. Our planning runs August to July. The PLC meets in late April for planning the next 12 months of outings and general calendar. The PLC meets monthly for planning the next 4 weeks. For the new scouts we run a parallel program in the spring. New Scouts with their NS patrols, they do things, and have a specific NS outing. For that outing we have upped to adventure quotient to get older Scouts to come along. We also have a regular troop outing that month. None of our outings are advancement focused, that is a real attendance/interest killer
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Scouts Unfazed Camping Kayaking Intending To Go Strongly Until Simply Amazed
  9. The hope for the scholarship has never made financial sense Scenario 1 - You pay for kid to be in travel ball for 7 years and pay maybe $60K in fees and expenses (that is low I think) hoping for a scholarship, low chance of success Scenario 2 - You put that same $60k in a qualified 529 plan and for the same period, and when kid graduates may have $70k which can pay for a good chunk of college with the sure thing
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    What if you're XX but identify as XY??
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Yeah...like we didn't see this coming. And I was hoping all of the Scout organizations would gather at some to be determined site and sing kumbayah while all mocking those who still wear red epaulettes on their uniforms (or sashes??) and making jokes about the various professionals in each organization
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    AOL Bridging Up Issues

    The real question is do you feel strongly and are you ready to make the decision that this a beach you want to die on? Seems like the answer is probably a resounding no. This seems solid advice. Be ready to just do the proverbial "whatever" to the lawnmower mom, wish them well, and send them on their way
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    Is BSA adult leader training necessary?

    Wait...you sullied the sacred grounds of a Woodbadge course with actual youth? They will possibly gain the secrets of WB; critters, coffee making, silly songs, woggles, handshakes, holy ticket items, tartan plaid, kilts, and other secret whatnot!! (actually a great idea, some Woodbadgers I have met seem to begin to feel Scouting would be great if not for all the kids hanging around all the time)
  14. What!!! Numbers fudging in the BSA??? Sort of like this.....
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    Firelands Scout Res. (Wakeman,OH), Aqua Joe, failed YP

    Question would obviously be: What did the council do with and/or about the complaint. Was it investigated and could not be substantiated? Was it properly handled? That is (I hope) being worked on and investigated now. There should be no "happened again" in these cases, most need to be treated as one strike and you're out or in jail (after due process)
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