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  1. 69RoadRunner

    High Adventure Ideas for 2020

    That looks amazing!! I'd love to do it.
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    My wife is our daughter's Girl Scout troop leader and a lifetime Girl Scout. So is her mom. We both disagree with the BSA decision to add girls to the regular program and prefer the previous program of boy only troops with co-ed Venturing and Sea Scouts. I'm NOT opening up that can of worms. When we talked about this lawsuit, she agreed that suing over the use of the word "scouts" was wrong. Refusing to associate with BSA over this is petty and will not accomplish anything. GSUSA is making a difficult situation worse.
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    How about Skouts or Scowtz, like a Silicon Valley startup. Or...
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Girl Scouts should not be expected to make any name change. They are understandably not happy with the change that BSA made. From a legal standpoint, they would have a very legitimate complaint over any use of Girl Scouts by BSA. I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on this posting and think they have little legal argument that BSA can't use the term Scouts. This could be more of a PR thing and perhaps a way to nudge BSA toward some sort of concessions. I don't know what exactly that would be.
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Well, this is America where sue is more often a verb than a name. To be fair, you know what they say, 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    I like how the article mentions the #MeToo movement, which is completely unrelated to the lawsuit. A clear case of a journalist tossing in personal views.
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    XYZ
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Maybe we'll be the XX & XY Scouts of America.
  9. They don't like BSA just becoming "Scouts". https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-06/it-s-girl-scouts-v-boy-scouts-in-new-twist-on-gender-wars?srnd=markets-vp
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    Sea Scout forum?

    I think it makes sense to have a forum area specifically for it.
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    What would you do?

    We had a couple of scouts in our troop with behavioral issues. We required a parent to come to any event the scout attended as these issues were beyond what we felt we were capable of handling without a parent. One came to summer camp with his dad. His dad had to go into town to log in to get work done. We told him he had to take his son with him. He did the first time. Then he went again and did not take his son. Well, his son used some very inappropriate language with a mom who came to camp that year while the dad was away. We made it abundantly clear that this would never happen again. They didn't stay in the troop much longer (their choice). We have scouts with Autism and the previous scoutmaster's son has Down Syndrome. None of them are a problem. In fact, I've asked some of our recent Eagle Scouts during their review about their experience working with fellow scouts with special needs. They said they learned a lot about how to treat people and patience. I have to say I have, too. I feel for the parents. In a scout troop, we're only capable of handling so much.
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    Why Sports Parents Sometimes Behave So Badly

    When I played in Little League back in the late 70s/early 80s, there was a mom who would shout out how much she was paying her son for each hit he got during the game.
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    What would you do?

    First, you did the right thing and made sure the scout was safe and assuming you had the other adult with you during the dropoff, you followed the YPT rules. I agree that a conversation needs to occur with the parent. They need to understand that this can't happen again. Either make arrangements for someone approved to pick up the kid, or the kid doesn't go.
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    Opinions on Alcohol stoves

    If you look at the link I posted, it's a remote canister stove, so very capable of supporting heavier pots. You're right about Jetboils and ones that sit on top of the canister. The white gas stoves have more parts than the canister stove. There's no pumping and priming. No maintenance other than wiping it down. I find the canister stoves much simpler and there's no fuel to spill.
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    Opinions on Alcohol stoves

    I realize this posting has aged a bit, but after watching our scouts use white gas stoves I decided it was time for the troop to upgrade to canister stoves as we prepare for Philmont. The risk of a scout spilling white gas and creating a problem was more than my stress level wanted. The same would be true of alcohol stoves. Yes, I know white gas stoves have many years of use in BSA troops. I just think these that I got are lighter and safer than what we had. Your mileage may vary. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B007S3MHI0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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