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  1. Well ham_solo, From what you stated it sounds like he used the entire "Board of Review Under Disputed Circumstances" and Appeals process as it is designed and described in the Guide to Advancement. You may not like the result, but it sounds like they followed the rules in how to proceed. Yes, it is his right to send it to national when the council says no. This was not wrong for them to do. Similar holds for other stories on this thread. Like having 5 people on a Board, the policy says for an appeal There has to be an odd number of votes, either 3 or 5. Normal BoR has 3 to 6.
  2. From the later article it is clear that he knew about the 6 month requirements, knew he would call short due to his own choices and accepted that he likely would not win the appeal. He chose to do the project, knowing that he probably wouldn't get Eagle. He also has accepted Nationals ruling, and only blames himself for falling short. I highly respect his maturity.
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    Religous observeance

    Have you contacted your Council and asked for information on a wood badge course that does not run on Sunday? Perhaps no one knows that this is a problem or not a significant one.
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    OA Pocket Flap wear

    Check with the Lodge about their policy, but make sure you talk to someone who ACTUALLY knows the rules, not just a fanatic. There is a bunch of false information floating around. Find out if the flap was only available to those who went, or to anyone as a way to promote NOAC or raise funds. If it was only for attendees then I would say no. If it was a fund raiser, or other (which you seem to indicate) then it might be ok. If it were an "earned" flap, our lodge has had a number over the years, then I would suggest not wearing it.
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    Religous observeance

    In my Council we have to Wood badge courses each year one is Thursday through Saturday the other Friday through Sunday. Many IOLS courses or Friday Saturday While others are Saturday Sunday. Our last Council camporee there were religious services for Catholic Protestant and Jewish. We have significant LDS. After the LDS church leave in 2020, We shall see if these offerings diminish.
  6. Thanks for the first hand info. Sounds like good changes overall. The schedule in the gilwell cassette from your course listed the blue and gold banquet as evening on day one. I have mixed feelings on the Outdoor Experience being limited to just five hours. Rather than 2 overnight. I can see the logistical advantage particularly for those do you use CPAP or have other needs. This no doubt allows more time to be trimmed from the schedule. I do like the use of nylt Youth. Many will be sad to have the kudu horn and Axe and log go away. I like the ties to tradition and meanings behind them but they really are not crucial and may have gotten too much emphasis in some courses over the years. I am not sad to have win all you can AKA Game of Life go away. Nor will I miss artificial stress events or extreme Critter rivalries
  7. But of the 6 days (Friday1, Saturday1, Sunday1, Fri2, Sat2, Sun2) which has been removed?? Or is it liked 2.5 days twice??
  8. Which Day is removed??? This might help us in a few areas. @C7Scouter please keep us posted on how things go and what other changes there are. And good luck. Just out of curiosity, where is your course? (council/state) and when will it be held????
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    Miscellaneous Uniform Gripes

    Hello it may not be required here. But BSA has moved to allow it without the field uniform, which matches International scouting better.
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    Miscellaneous Uniform Gripes

    The Tartan neckerchief is not going anywhere. That is an International Wood badge thing oh, and is part of uniform.
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    Miscellaneous Uniform Gripes

    National is already cracking down on kilts at Wood Badge, as they are not official uniform. I was able to wear my kilt on "Diversity Day" and a Santa hat on "Christmas in July". But staff really should be setting the example, so the kilt gets less use.
  12. @jjlash thanks. That is great information. But just a quick glance I saw following Blue and gold banquet moved from lunch to dinner on first day listening to learn presentation moved from day 1 to day 2 Some things are Philmont specific like touring different areas. So that may change or the actual course Looks like outdoor Experience may be reduced. They were at Rocky Mountain Scout camp on day 4 but looks like that was the only time. I am not sure if the actual course will be 5 or 6 days. The Florida sea Base course appears to have been 6 days. It is possible that Philmont shortened theirs to 5 days due to Easter. As for having to retake Wood Badge, everything I have heard indicates NO. The course is an update, not a significant reworking like WB21
  13. @jjlash thanks. That is great information. But just a quick glance I saw following Blue and gold banquet moved from lunch to dinner on first day listening to learn presentation moved from day 1 to day 2 Some things are Philmont specific like touring different areas. So that may change or the actual course Looks like outdoor Experience may be reduced. They were at Rocky Mountain Scout camp on day 4 but looks like that was the only time.
  14. Wood badge is being updated with pilot courses this year and next year to be fully implemented in 2020 or so. Who has information about what is being changed? So far my information states that the following are changing. The game "Win all you can" aka "the Game of Life" is going away The movie October Sky is also being replaced. Does anyone no what movie will replace it? What do other people know?
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