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  1. malraux

    No hugs, Aunt Sarah, we're GIRL SCOUTS!

    That seems to be massively over reading the GSUSA statement. The earlier stuff is about why teaching about consent is important, not that grandpa is to be feared but that if you teach that someone must give physical affection even if it make you uncomfortable, it can be taken advantage of. This is no more saying families aren't to be trusted than the BSA requiring YPT is saying that all scoutmasters are abusers.
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    No hugs, Aunt Sarah, we're GIRL SCOUTS!

    But they are right in this case. Don't make your kids show more physical affection than they are comfortable with people who are basically strangers. Its not "Don't hug" instead its "don't force your kids to hug."
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    The Wolf you Feed

    Which one likes chips and salsa, cuz thats the one I've been feeding?
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    Discussing LDS beliefs in relation to Scouting

    Certainly theres no shortage denigration both ways.
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    Did BSA "Abandon" LDS?

    I can accept that the BSA and the LDS have drifted apart. The little bits of their new program I've understood seem like a bunch of priorities that just won't fit with the BSA program.
  6. The denial of gay scouts didn't affect membership much. But what it did affect was corporate donations.
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    New Sex Abuse Arrest

    That wouldn't violate 1 on 1 and presumably there were 2 registered leaders at the event.
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    on the trail to ... Scout?

    It might get too hard to administer something like what you detail, or too nitpicky. I might start slow. What's the hardest thing to sign off for from a time perspective (ie the holdup is seeing it demonstrated because you can't find the time to see it). Figure out a rule for that.
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    Movies on a campout, a new essential?

    A one time event, sure why not. Every campout? no way in hell.
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    on the trail to ... Scout?

    Out of question, shouldn't all the crossover AoL scouts already have their cyber chip while in 5th grade from having done it in cub scouts? Its good for an entire year and can be recharged to be extended. It really should only affect scouts who join a troop with no prior scouting experience.
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    What are the BSA priorities??

    I would describe it as advancement is getting more outdoor focused, but yes on your main point.
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    There’s a Cub Scout nova award around wind tunnels, so presumably it’s ok.
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    Arguably any skydiving pair is in sight of lots of other scouts and scouts, so doesn't violate ypt.
  14. That’s not unique to this new agreement though.
  15. Isn’t that a disclosure though?
  16. Even saying that might count as disclosure to a third party to the Chartering Organization. And most lawyers have seemed to say that the language used is broad because its directly quoting the FCRA.
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    Where would you go?

    Looking at what other countries do, it seems like they split off k-2 and 3-5 into two different programs. If we are to have a k-12 program, that really ought to be a goal, IMO. Breaking those two out would greatly improve the ability to do fun stuff with the 3-5 kids. More hiking, camping, outdoors, without as much worry about kids being ready. Trying to set standards for activities for all kids k-5 is really tough.
  18. I suspect she knows why national won't give her a EBoR yet, because once you finish the EBoR, you're an eagle, and national want to make sure that no one can claim to be first.
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    Limit for Cub Scout nights of camping

    I just don't think those pages should be considered controlling relative to other sources.
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    Limit for Cub Scout nights of camping

    Perhaps even sequentially back to back overnight events… near as I can tell, the bsa National has made no such ruling that only 1 night at a time is allowed, and if they do want that to be the rule, they should make it explicit.
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    Limit for Cub Scout nights of camping

    Found where it came from: https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/activities/cub-scout-camping/ “Packs may not conduct campouts longer then overnight. “ that said, I’m not sure how binding those pages are. I know the pages on the ranks gets interpreted incorrectly about how the webelos program works.
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    Limit for Cub Scout nights of camping

    Especially since it also described resident camp as Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may participate in a resident overnight camping program operating under BSA National Camping School–trained leadership and managed by the council. Sounds like someone is over reading.
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    Sea Base Staffer Arrested on Drug Charges

    In addition, he was caught driving erratically under the influence.
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    I think that if someone is complaining about the lack of a fleur de lis on your temporary insignia patch, they've missed the point.