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  1. Setonfan

    Philmont 2020 slots

    There will be some impact as the fire burned in the central country part of Philmont. However, there is a lot of land to reroute treks, and some neighbors who have incredible land have given access rights, so crews can see some new sights. The staff members I've talked to say the experience will be delivered, exactly as it always has been, with some learning about how fires regenerate ponderosa forests.
  2. Very inspiring. What a great Eagle Scout!
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    Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy

    Did anyone get a copy of, or hear the Scout Executive phone call with the CSE today?
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Always curious when this topic comes up, how National is de-emphasizing adventure- Maybe it's just me, but with all of the new programs at each of the High Adventure bases, councils doing everything from cave exploring to climbing, whitewater, mountain biking, not to mention pistols, ATV's PWC's, ziplines, etc. What exactly has National taken out of the program? Other than sending patrols of boys off on their own for camping (while there are those that say it destroyed the patrol method, frankly, my troop in the 70's didn't allow that, and I haven't found any of my peers who have said their troop or parents were Ok with it either).
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Thought the video and accompanying document were well done. I like the fact that the BSA continues to take the high road and remain positive about all other organizations, including the GSUSA. There have been a lot of negative things thrown at the BSA from their leadership and Board, but at least from our side, nothing but positive talk. Good to see us stick by the Oath and Law on this one. Regardless of name, the girls who are really excited to join in February 2019, will likely join no matter what. They are looking for the program and I think they are pretty savvy consumers. Many girls in Venturing are proud to call themselves “Scouts”, even sometimes “Boy Scouts”. It’s really all about the program.
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    If you go to the facebook page “Girl Scouts are you listening?”, you will see how GSUSA leaders feel about the lawsuit. I know some may feel differently, but I really find it hard to imagine how with the application and all the discussion that occurs at a sign up night, that parents could possibly be confused and think they are signing up for the Girl Scouts.
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    Girl Scouts Suing the Boy Scouts

    Do we really think parents are truly confused that both organizations exist?
  8. Setonfan

    New Scouts BSA marketing video

    Just showed this to a few girls in the Scouts BSA age range, they were very positive. They loved the music and the adventure scenes.
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    New girls in Scouting

    I did attend NOAC, and saw a lot of regalia on display, as well as dance competitions, ceremonies, etc. Very visible.
  10. The report from National last week showed around 50,000 girls registered. My understanding is that is strictly paid registrations received from Councils. Do you think National is not accurately reporting those numbers?
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    Eagle Scout Extension for new 2019 Scouts

    Most of the commentary seems to be on the wisdom or stupidity of the extension- but mostly how it affects an individual Scout. Either way, it does provide potentially a strong program gain. The new troops starting up will have a much better chance of success if they have a few "senior" girls in them. Always tough for leadership development when a new troop is formed from a den of Webelos. To get those girls, there would be opportunity particularly with current Venturers. While not every 17 year old girl will want to work towards Eagle, it does make sense that some of them would- and the troop will get some immediate needed leadership.
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    Scouting Magazine - betting the farm on girls

    Wonder how long it will take our BSA culture to transition from “wow, girl cub scouts”, to “wow, cub scouts”?
  13. Setonfan

    New girls in Scouting

    I think Venturing and all the girls joining Cub Scouts now seems to support that there are a lot of girls who enjoy the same activities. I met a number of new girl Cub Scouts recently who have made pocket knives one of their first Scouting gear items. Fire and knives are a sure winner for almost all kids (safely of course)!.
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    Council Merger

    Carebear, do you have any metrics to back that up? There have been a number of mergers where program quality and service have increased when the infrastructures have been combined and duplicate services have been eliminated. But, you may have more information than I do.
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    10,000 Girl Cub Scouts

    Just to clarify, the number listed above are actual paid registrations at National and do not reflect any in the "pipeline".