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  1. Jameson76

    From National: Official Name

    Actually got some feedback from some of our Boy Scouts yesterday. They were not enthusiastic about the name change. They also felt the "new motto" (their words not mine) was meh, very cubby oriented What I found interesting is that 1) they were aware of it 2) they took the time to give some feedback This is from the core group of actual participants
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    From National: Official Name

    My wife just wonders how long I will continue with the troop......
  3. Jameson76

    From National: Official Name

    No dissent it allowed (guess you missed that memo). Either embrace the changes or run the risk of being un-Scoutesque (like the variety of Scouts formerly known as Boys) and chastised for not living up to the Oath and Law. You may be chided for being inane and foolish also, so at least that can be a goal.
  4. Man...if I had a $1 for every Cease and Desist order I had been served....
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    Outside Mag: Lost Legend of the Girl Rangers

    Correct it is not a new concept. I was advisor for a coed Explorer post in the early 80's. We were chartered as High Adventure. It was what would now be Ventures I suppose. This was before YPT etc, but we did need a female over 21 for outings if the girls wanted to attend. That was an ongoing challenge. This was before I got married (actually getting married was not a help to my camping efforts) and I burned through some girlfriends when I asked them to go camping with us.
  6. Not disagreeing with that sentiment. The pushback I would give is that the changes are literally all top down, and we (in the trenches volunteers) are just expected to embrace these and keep on keeping on. At this point my involvement is for the Boy Scout troop, nothing more. I guess we all have our own lines in the sand with regards to the Boy Scouts and what is the straw that breaks the camels back. Not sure when I personally get there.
  7. They were not able to figure out how to monetize the Gold Award...GSUSA - We're the capitalists in your town ®
  8. I'd Venture to say that's right
  9. Ours (looked at a photo) seems to say Troop XXX and then the fleur-de-lis with BSA on it in the middle, CO and town noted
  10. Now you are getting into the mysterious "Linked Troops" netherworld. You can have the same CO, apparently same unit number, same committee, meet at the same time, go on the same outings BUT it is not co-ed
  11. You said Boy Scout.....
  12. If the name is Scouts BSA, then what does the 'S" in BSA stand for ? don't want to be redundant
  13. Out troop is busy printing shirts... We are the BOY Scouts of America Viva la resistance!! They will be on sale soon....
  14. Jameson76

    How will you talk about girls troops and packs?

    If BSA National could get folks to pony up $33 per llama and hedgehog they would be all in I would assume there would be a llama troop and a hedgehog troop, they could share the same CO and same committee, different Zoo keepers, and they would be "linked" units. These would fall under BSA (Barnyard Scouts of America) and the new program effort that all mammals can become an Eagle. Not a literal Eagle, not like that NBC show manimal. Honestly being an Eagle may scare the hedgehogs as Eagles no doubt see them as lunch.
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    Family Scouting Update

    In a serious ponder.... Wonder if this will be the move to actual coed (new slide deck a-coming) as the National has decided that the "Linked" foolishness was in fact foolishness. They are maybe planning to double down on the new movement as "thousands" come to join up
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    Family Scouting Update

    It's all good...they identify as Boy Scouts We are well down that road
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    Family Scouting Update

    Viva La Resistance!!!
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    Family Scouting Update

    No hitting the Boy... specifically verboten in YPT 2.0
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    Family Scouting Update

    It's Tuesday and apparently there was a survey and the survey was of people (families) that are not involved in the Boy Scouts of America at this time (in fact some do not even live on this planet much less this particular dimensional plane) but they were overwhelming supportive of and interested in possibly becoming involved with an organization that perhaps was not named Boy Scouts of America and then there was a vote of the National Board of the currently named Boy Scouts of America and the vote was 123.2% in favor of possibly changing the name to something else (sadly Dallas Cowboys, Manchester United, and New York Yankees were already taken) and the hope is that the new name will generate a tremendous amount of revenue what with merchandising and knick knack sales that will help support the underfunded pension liabilities and balloon payments for the currently named Summit Bechtel Reserve and drive hundreds of thousands more youth and adults to join the newly renamed and rebranded organization
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    Family Scouting Update

    Good news on the exemption pushback. The timing unfortunately may not work for everyone, which sort of is what it is. If BSA was to try some sort of convoluted exemption matrix it would be a Highway to Hell paved with good intentions. Good they are holding firm on that front (at this time) Good news on the number of youth to start a unit. Actually 5 is thin, as part of BSA program is working in groups and interaction. Good they are holding firm on that front (at this time)
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    Family Scouting Update

    No Lion book? Assume they are all gender neutral with an equal number of girl and boy pics?
  22. Does the 1911 version come in 45 ACP?
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