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Navybone last won the day on June 18 2020

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  1. There is nothing, anywhere that suggest that a culturally aware, diverse, integrated scouts will be anything like you say. Nothing. Anywhere. and to your point that scouts is only about kids camping out, this is what scouts mission is: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
  2. There is no flashback. Your example of red heads is absurd. Affinity groups, if integrated well into an organization can be very beneficial and successful in developing a culture of inclusion and belonging. It is a longstanding best practice in large organizations. If you want to have a meeting of only white males, go right ahead. So long as it has the same goals and structure as other affinity groups within Scouts BSA.
  3. While it would be great that just being a scout would be enough, it obviously is not. Otherwise we would have racism, the sex abuse scandals,, or any other issues. But we do, so living in a fantasy world simply is not realistic. maybe you have never been part of an organization where you were in the minority, where you did not have a voice or you were different and it impacted the people you got to know, the roles you could play, the friendships you could make. That is the service these styles of meetings provide. They are not secret cabal to take over scouting, or develop a sepa
  4. Of course not. It is to provide opportunity for minority groups that do not have or not are comfortable when in a large group when they are a minority. It’s about creating a venue where they have a voice and others like them will be here to meet and talk to. This BUILDs inclusion and acceptance, or the other way around. And you know what, I would bet you would you welcome to attend if you wanted. You want them to feel welcome, right?
  5. Probably because LGBTQ and people of color are minorities within scouting. And having an event detonated to allow them to see that they are not alone, discuss or raises issues particulars to them, or identify opportunities that would increase their participation in scouts. You know, make it more inclusive.
  6. unfortunately, way too many people think PJ Media is actual news and believe what it is post on it. The ability to post anything on the internet without having to ensure that it is true, based on fact or even rhymes with the truth, coupled with such sites only confirming peoples bias is really dangerous. It has become pervasive and contributed to the political discourd that exists today.
  7. I don’t think posting a very biased attack on the MB from some very conservative website is very helpful to the conversation, especially when most of the article is based on supposition about MB could and how it could be manipulated rather than how it is actually written.
  8. More than a little extreme of an example here, no? There is nothing to imply in anything within the CIS MB that an upstander is someone who goes out of his/her way (like miles) to get into a situation (voluntarily) that requires him/her to use a weapon (that the person brought although they were underage) on someone. Are we blowing right past the more likely situation where a scout would see/hear something that would put him/her in a position where they may have to call undesired attention to themselves in an effort to stand up for someone else? I think the discussion is less constructi
  9. This is not a BSA created term, but one that has been used for years to identify someone who steps up and takes action when they see a wrong. It draws attention to and differentiates between watching and acting. It calls out and encourages a person to step up and takes actions despite what others are doing. For a teen, it can be a challenge to step up against how their peers may be acting, be it in a group or otherwise. What is the issue with taking the time and emphasis to help the Scouts understand what "helps other people at all times"? Knowing what to do is easier for the Scouts
  10. I can't speak to disabled or Indigenous persons, but I find it laughable that you think that there needs to be a white Workforce Resource Group. The efforts of the Workforce Resource Group are distinctly NOT about exclusionary or segregated groups within the workforce. In fact, they are the opposite, about providing support for minorities who may not have a resource to help them integrate into a company or corporate culture. When a majority of the workforce is white, then the structure is already supportive there integration.
  11. I am not saying that i want CRT incorporated into BSA's DEI effort. I do not believe that DEI equals CRT. And it is very capable to have a DEI effort not corrupted by CRT> They training itself was good in that respect. My comment was in response to your "Maybe not yet. Give it some time", which implies that you think CRT will be incorporated in BSA's DEI.
  12. So you do not think that it is worth giving BSA the opportunity to develop and implement a worthwhile DEI program not based on CRT?
  13. The purpose of the workforce groups is to better understand the different cultures and so that BSA can understand there are bias (intentional or unintentional) in the processes or workforce management. I have not seen anything that creates or encourages a group specific paths or efforts that would isolate anyone. Have you?
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