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CommishJulian last won the day on July 27 2020

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About CommishJulian

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    Junior Member

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    Los Angeles CA
  • Occupation
    Disruptive Talent - Business Systems & Processes
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    Helping the Pack go. Helping to protect new Cub parents from being taken advantage of. Protecting children from negative influences that can mark them such as bullying, vindictive parents, rigged youth programs, bad schools, etc. -I also work as a consultant when not volunteering.
  • Biography
    Degrees in Aviation, management and business administration. Maybe a hundred certificates. Can fix just about anything. Wife hasn't fired me yet. Raised two kids that know their rights and can stand up for the right thing.

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  1. People (you, me, parents, just about everybody on this site) still want the BSA org to go back to what it once was. I concluded that ain't gonna happen, maybe a year ago. Not trying to be my usual negative self here, just going to share what I've done to keep moving forward. I'm still the Cub Scout enthusiast, but now I'm a Unit Commissioner for anybody who wants me. I've helped a group of students in a homeschooling pod two doors down, gave my neighbor's kids wood to assemble a toolbox, lent out my PWD tracks several times, along with my balloon launcher. I'm also making how-to video
  2. While I seem to be super negative all the time, let me say that I truly appreciate this site and all your inputs. This is the only truly free forum about Scouting I've ever seen. Thank you for that. All the best friends. Julian
  3. In a year or two, scouting may be a thing of the past. For me, I've given up and adapted. I bring all my old Cub Scout equipment to pods of regular kids doing group home-schooling. Kids are kids, weather they're in Scouting or not. I get to bring magic into their lives (one of three PWD tracks, space derby rig, balloon launcher, activities, etc), and I'll never have to deal with another belligerent "I was an EAGLE SCOUT!" dad ever again. -Their jedi mind tricks don't work any more. Ya I copped out, but now that I don't ever have to deal with a little monster ever again, there's
  4. Noble of you. Some thoughts of my own, if you don't mind. 1) In society, even in modern more-secular society, we sometimes call a few people "angels" or "saints" due to their exceptional grace and kindness. That said, the universe needs to balance itself by building humans void of those qualities. Those unholy spawn tend to end up being the Den Leader's brat, or the son of a large donor to the Council. 2) My mother was a child psychologist. She literally went where angels feared to tread, and saved many children from a life of darkness and limited expectations. Even knowing tha
  5. Eagle. I never thought in a million years I would have ever heard that said from a BSA Pro, current or former. I commend you for having the courage to lay it out here for all of us. I also commend the exceptional environment Scouter.com gives us in order to share, support and learn from each other's experiences in BSA's many micro climates and pockets of alternate realities. David CO, I do agree with you about executives only really caring about their livelihoods as an employee of Scouts BSA. Luckily, I been able to work with a handful of exceptional (now laid off) Scout Professionals
  6. Practicing kindness through Scouting ...  or at least trying to.

  7. Multiple letters to CEO, Area who sent it to Regional, a certified 14 page report to Irving TX. Three responses by my attorney to shut down lies that came from the district. Whistle Blower policy not applicaple to volunteers. No retaliation prevention policy in play. The Council Commissioner knows and he's trying to help from his side. "Your actions sound as if they are possibly illegal." What the heck? Nothing I've done is illegal or outside of Scouts BSA guidelines. They have. I have submitted emails, screen shots, letters. "Or did you just decide to go your own way?"
  8. I already did. Your right. But they did. So the question I have to ask now is this? People with money buy power and use it for their own personal emotional enjoyment, all at the cost of average youth. This is nothing new in the history of mankind. So, in a light heated way here, can you articulate why my saying so is bad. The civil rights movement is all about calling thing like they are, not by how we want to see them. BTW I am a middle aged white guy, who's technically upper middle class. If I can't call it, who else can?
  9. I realized about 6 years ago that district functionally is a product of volunteer effort. So when a small, and shrinking, group of angry white folks ignore the units in the district, expect their for their own, there is plenty of opportunity to help packs go. So yes CS, I fully know the legals about district and council relationships. What I found is that kindness, and supportive aspects of scouting can, in theory, be provided by a group of caring, currently youth protection trained, adults, outside of the district. The nut I haven't been able to crack is the look of legitimacy.
  10. It happened to us a few years back. My birth council was dog droppings, and the other was Swiss watch good. -They were funded by Boeing who left for TX and they had no revenue all of a sudden. Long story short, our messed up council had more people (most of them were messed up) and within 3 years the, crap folks drove all the excellent people out. But kept their camps, which they sold, and now laid-off everyone else.... At times I think my dog can do a better job running a council. Sorry, I digress. There are great councils, but National dictates their terms to every one and e
  11. At least in your Council they ask if someone wants to be chairman. In our communistic horror show, it's only through private appointment, and only to wealthy POS. My efforts to build a private district, is having little success. With no units being supported, there's no idea who's still participating, much less how to reach them and offer them any help.
  12. So, in 2016 our Council merged with another to save money. That Council sold Campmasters, and the quality was worlds better. Trail's End tasted stale. The other council also had better organization, and discipline. Long story short is that BSA popcorn is a very hot topic, and two years later, went back to Trail's End, which my family won't eat (they love Kirkland movie popcorn). I hoped someone from this decade had experience with the two, and if they could agree with my opinions on taste, or not. Bottom line is that people won't buy Trail"s End. I have to sell to strangers outs
  13. That's so harsh, but there's so much truth to it. I'm sad a hell, but I have to agree with you David CO. -I'm kinda positioning myself to be in that space when the walls come tumbling down. Now that I'm thinking about it, it would be the same about of work as I'm doing now, just without the lies and slander. And the stress. And the kids would have as good of a time because they don't know or care about any district/council structure.
  14. I like to give my cubs the chance to make any sized PWD car they want. You're only 7 once my friend. *it's actually the length of the blade, so maybe an 8" depth. -but don't tell the kids that 😉
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