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  1. My son is close...will finish this summer, I think...I guess we better start looking for a medal...will make a good collector's item if he decides to drop his pursuit of it.
  2. Your council registrar can run a database query to see how many there are in the council records. (Yes, this is possible. I could do it when I had access to the system 😜 ) My guess is the answer is near zero.
  3. Camp here in Northeast is $485 per head, plus a $50 round-trip bus ride, plus supplies fees for certain MBs
  4. Involvement of Abused Alumni Post-Bankruptcy? YES Other than persons appointed to serve on governance committees as a result of the bankruptcy settlement, do you think BSA alumni who were abused will return to serve youth in the BSA? SOME WILL, SOME WON'T If so, what do you think they should or will do as BSA volunteers? WHATEVER THEY WANT Is a sense of reconciliation or forgiveness likely or even possible? THAT DEPENDS ON THE PERSON. IMHO, NO. Will BSA volunteer parents of today’s daughters and sons and those who step forward to lead the BSA in the fut
  5. As many have pointed out, the perception, mine included, is that National (and the local council) does its "dumping" on volunteers...consistently. I have never been a part of any organization that practices "shoot the messenger" more consistently than BSA. There are also a string of failures, demonstrating a pattern of disregard for BSAs mission and purpose, and a disregard for the value that adult volunteers bring to their portfolio, which many, including me, have experienced. They are failures, because they are being PAID!!! And many of them, extremely handsomely, to provide serv
  6. Hate group? What prompted that? A hate group = An organization whose goals and activities are primarily or substantially based on a shared antipathy towards people of one or more other different races, religions, ethnicities/nationalities/national origins, genders, and/or sexual identities. The mere presence of bigoted members in a group or organization is typically not enough to qualify it as a hate group; the group itself must have some hate-based orientation/purpose. [Anti-Defamation League] We have no specific shared goals, and no activities, other than sharing experi
  7. BSA bought Scoutbook, and does not provide support for it. When they ended the Customer Help Desk for my.scouting.org, they dumped all support requirements on the local registrars, without any warning or training. Scoutbook support is now done by volunteers. It seems like it takes an act of God to to elevate an issue through a registrar to the National support desk, but that is the only way National takes input now. the volunteers of the Scoutbook User Advisory Council monitor the forums on my.scouting to help people. National does not monitor the forums there, unless it is to ID disgrunt
  8. Hey, that link isn't working for me...would someone else please give it a try?
  9. https://generalliabilityinsure.com/small-business/youth-groups-insurance.html Abuse and molestation exposure is very high due to activities being focused on children. No coverage is available to the abuser. While there is some coverage available in the standard market for the youth group where the abuse takes place, it may be very restricted. More complete coverage should be purchased through specialized markets. The youth group must take all possible care to protect children from predatory adults and older children through criminal background checks, training, monitoring, and
  10. Yes, indeed. Any issues you have in Scoutbook with log ins, accounts, multiple IDs, etc., go there, start a new topic (most people put them in Scoutbook Bugs, although they aren't bugs), and post. Someone will answer you within a few hours, and you will get an email notifying you. Recommend you read through a few posts of issues to get a flavor for how to ID the problems. Never post personal info. That should go without saying, but some people will post enough stuff on there that you could use to seriously mess with them. CAUTION: You are not anonymous on that forum! People who
  11. These must be bad peanuts at my local grocer, $3.00... Wait...how about I buy the peanuts I like...support my local economy, and then donate $22.00 to a local Pack? Yeah, that's the ticket!!
  12. C'mon man! Who doesn't like a stale bag of chocolate covered pretzels for $50? OMG... 12 oz of salted peanuts for $24.99. What a bargain!! https://www.trails-end.com/productDetails/1c58a99b-a40a-11e9-846b-0e41cfdb28ba With $18.24 donated to local council? Hmmm...lemme think... how much do the kids get??
  13. You mean Fund Our Salaries? or Full of Sh----aving Cream! Be nice and clean! Shave every day and you'll always look keen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ffkDf0ol4&ab_channel=SuperJessTheMess
  14. Update! Pending Application is now closed. You should not have to cajole people into doing their jobs 😜
  15. Hmmm...are you familiar with the capabilities of SUAC (Scoutbook User Advisory Council)??
  16. You are using the SUAC guys on https://discussions.scouting.org/new ???
  17. Here's another one... Fully support sending kits to the battle zone. But, how much money is the council making off of this per kit? If you aren't getting any, SAY SO! If you are taking in money off of this, SAY SO! But, Caution!: If you are making money off of this, be prepared for a backlash. Is it immoral to make money off of someone else's misfortune? https://betterfundraising.org/scout-kit-2/
  18. Start at the bottom ....I changed it back to Unresolved.
  19. No Google returns for "Scout lightning death" within the past week...
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