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  1. So, having slept on it... Does Johnson's presser yesterday affect anyone's thoughts on remaining affiliated with BSA until more of these changes are manifested? Over the years, I have become more aware of how the BSA "professional" side operates, and have grown more and more uncomfortable with their modus operandi. Johnson's revelations yesterday only confirmed my interpretations of negative experiences accumulated. I think my frog may be boiled, and, as we are nearing recharter time, I'm wondering if the thing to do is to decline renewing my BSA membership... Anyone else
  2. Oh no!! I make a new one every day, as every authentic tinfoil hat wearer knows to do...the aluminum loses potency throughout the day as it wards off the toxic energy and thought control waves. I use heavy duty...but I do recycle!
  3. DM'ed you with the story... I'm not comfortable pushing his name out publicly, as he is exonerated.
  4. I know a man who was convicted (wrongfully) of murder, later exonerated and released, who petitioned BSA to be removed from IVF. The answer was "No." Image before ethics.
  5. No misconceptions... is says that clearly in the G2AI link above... "Religious emblems are not considered Scouting awards. Instead they are earned by members and then presented to them by their religious leaders. Each faith has its own requirements for earning their respective emblems. A list of the emblems and more information about the programs can be found at www.scouting.org/ awards/religious-awards/."
  6. I think it gives more ammunition to the forces that think Chapter 7 is the right way to go. Dissolve the organization and start over.
  7. OK, so there are actually two "awards" here. First is the "medal" based on the grade-appropriate program the Cub Scout completed. Jesus and Me - K-1 God and Me - 2-3 or God and Family - 4-6 https://store.praypub.org/ Again, someone has to purchase that medal (and/or a handsome patch). Each of those medals is $12.50 plus shipping, etc. As stated, this is most approriately done by the Scout's place of worship, but I recommend you call the parents and/or pastor, and/or mentor to coordinate and find out what's the what. Second, there is the Youth Religious Awa
  8. And that's probably why they never hired someone from outside the organization...
  9. As far as recognizing the award, that is most appropriately done at that Scout's place of worship. But, that is up to the Scout. Ask them how and where they want it presented.
  10. BSA does not sell the awards...and it depends on the award. Most Christian awards are available at https://www.praypub.org/ You may have to establish an account there to purchase. Some religious organizations may order them as well. Which award is it, may I ask?? You can get the religious emblem knot at your Scout store, though... item 5007, for $1.99 https://www.scoutshop.org/youth-religious-award-knot-5007.html That depends on your unit policies for purchase of awards...
  11. Yes, recorded...you can watch later...it's just over an hour long. https://www.andersonadvocates.com/boy-scouts-of-america-is-not-a-safe-place-for-children-today-congress-must-take-immediate-action/
  12. "I'm fed up with people in that organization telling me what to say, where to say it, and what to believe." Ouch
  13. Not really...we do this, for overnighters. Wanna camp out with us? Gotta have a background check...
  14. Done Wonder if MJ gave National a heads up...so they could prepare for the potential excrement storm?? P.S. OOO Reply from SE
  15. Hmmm...It was MJ who tried to skewer me in an email back in 2019 when I pointed out 1) widespread confusion with and implementation of the 72-hour policy, 2) inconsistency in application of the "registered leader" policy, and 3) incoherence of a 2-deep policy that did not extend to MB Counselors. He cc'ed my SE on the return email, and my SE subsequently removed me from all District and Council positions to try to silence me. The SE said he did so under the guise of addressing my outspoken efforts to drive transparency in council finances... Of course, he retained me as one of his usefu
  16. When I think on this, I can honestly say we don't really need our local council. Everything they provide us could be done (and in most cases, actually already is being provided) through National functions (policy, materials (books and uniforms), standardized training) and local volunteers (local training courses and events). Could anyone else here live without their local council? With the technologies we have now, could they go away without a great deal of impact to Scouting? I think so....and so, BSA toggle?
  17. So, I am curious... does anyone here think the offer is fair? (I do not...) Do you believe the LC's can put up more than they have? (I believe they are short of what they could "comfortably" do, and that they should be giving an "uncomfortable" amount.) Understand this would be nothing but your opinion, because the spectrum of LC finances is wide...
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