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  1. Had a "ghost" DE once. Was hired, but no one in district met him. He showed up at council office on Monday for meetings and training with other DEs and staff. The DEs went to lunch. He didn't come back. We didn'e even get his name. Have had some great DEs and some bad ones. Now none.
  2. It's not my signature. I'm not the SM. The SM wishes he had not signed or could take it back. It's really a no-win situation.
  3. One of his buyers named him. Several others have fingered him as the go-to for drugs in his school. However, there has been no arrest, but law enforcement is aware. My belief is that the EB can turn him down, but it would be a symbolic gesture. Then council will ignore and he will get Eagle, thereby tarnishing it for others. Unfortunate!
  4. Have been asked to sit on EBOR. Forms have been signed by Unit and SM. Have been informed that Scout has been implicated in drug transactions lately, being looked into. What are the options for board? Know that vote has to be unanimous. With all other things properly signed (SM would like to retract), the Board can turn down, then the Scout seeks appeal from Council. Council is aware of everything and has nothing to say. Any suggestions?
  5. I walked into church yesterday and the first thing my pastor said to me, as she looked at her phone, was that the lawyers for the United Methodist Church were recommending that churches not start any new charters with the BSA. Also, that any that currently have a charter consider not renewing it. I have not seen anything about this, but then I do not see the internal communications. Has anyone heard anything about this proposal? With the United Methodist Church being the largest charter partner group with BSA, this was cause a huge impact.
  6. Sounds like we may be going back to the early days of Scouting in the US. Then each community, where there were units, was a council. Then they later came together to form a new council and the original small councils became districts. In the beginning there were probably at least 800+ councils, now 260+. May soon be back to the 800+.
  7. Then the main lawyers will have accomplished their objective - to see the BSA dissolved and gone. That is what they want more than any monetary gain for them or the claimants. The money would just be icing.
  8. This is my story. I was asked by a friend to help with a troop (his son was a member). They needed someone who could take care of the paperwork. The troop had been around about 10 years and had had 3 SMs. I showed up at a meeting and knew 5 youth and adults. Near the end of the meeting the SM stepped forward with a couple of announcements. The last one - Now let me introduce you to your new SM (me). That was a shock. I had two choices - run for the door on the other side of the room or step up. I stepped up and served as SM for 16 years until the unit folded due to lack of youth (no fe
  9. I stand corrected. My comment had nothing to do with male/female only timing. I messed up the timing. This year has had me all messed up.
  10. I have no problem with a female Eagle Scout. My concern is that if a female only became a member of a Troop in January, how is it even possible to make Eagle this fast. That would not allow for the proper time between ranks.
  11. Our Lodge will be holding a shortened Ordeal event this weekend. Only Friday night and Saturday. Everyone leaves after dinner Saturday. Temps taken for a week before and on site Friday evening and Saturday. Mask worn at all times. Spread out tents. Right now only event scheduled for the year.
  12. Council covers 18 counties. My District covers 3. Council is on Conditional Charter. Now the Council office is for sale. Most of the DEs, DDs have been let go. Not looking good for the future.
  13. Looks like on the schedule from the Summit, Canoeing is Thursday morning 9-12 and Thursday afternoon 1-4. Maybe you have to do both sessions.
  14. Blue Ridge Mountains Council just sent out word that they are cancelling all Summer Camp sessions at their two base camps and Claytor Lake. However, they said they have made arrangements for any unit currently signed up for camp to instead go to The Summit for a week at the same cost as council camp. Or the unit can move their fees to 2021 and go to regular camp in 2021, but at the cost for 2020.
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