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SiouxRanger last won the day on December 29 2022

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  1. I have wondered why ALL the councils (and maybe there were a few which did not, and anyone who knows, please post) got on board to contribute in the amounts determined by National to the Settlement Fund though being, in the words of National, "independent not for profits" from National and not under National's control. My council has virtually no exposure to abuse claims, as near as I can tell (lawyer), yet it sold off 1/4 of its only camp to a buyer which logged it immediately. A sad and tragic event. Some of that land was donated for the use of Scouts. In the words of "Carson the B
  2. A great practical idea, but I suspect that BSA's insurers will want documentation that every covered scouter sat through and passed the BSA (and insurer) approved YPT training. Sadly, what was once so simple, is now so complicated.
  3. Actually, it is like trying to balance a real estate closing statement. I think they are known as the "Thirteenth Torment of Haydes," down there.
  4. Why "not preferred?" And what is the issue if a Committee Member "works like an ASM?" A scout needs a mentor, a scout learns, a scout passes his requirement, AND THEN some "rule" is offended?" (Yet, the Scout learned the requirement? Mission accomplished.) An adult is needed to mentor scouts. In 25 years I've never heard a scout complain that he achieved a goal because he was mentored by a "mere" member of the committee.
  5. Yeah-me: 25 years in a small boat with the snarly dragon of the "Void of Skilled and Willing Volunteers." (The Void tries its best to suck the enthusiasm from the willing who show up to make a difference. The Void looks a lot like indifference, but it is more pernicious.) Our Troop has about 8 adults who are involved from time to time, and 4 our 5 who are there ALWAYS. In my work life, I live in a world of rigid rules where a judge can sentence a defendant to life in prison or order an insurance company to pay an injured person $8 million. I cannot get too "wound up" over the
  6. Could you please explain what you mean? I just don't understand your post and I want to understand your meaning. Thanks.
  7. Amen. (Me not one "prior to" but certainly after they aged out.)
  8. Is the corollary that "If the CO approves the adult leader, they can participate in all unit activities?" Or can/should the CO approve an adult leader for only certain activities? "You can serve on Boards of Review, but not go on campouts." (How finely can one mince the onion?)
  9. I regret that I have one Upvote to give for this post.
  10. That is precisely the point. If you are registered, then you have had/done both. Not registered, may YPT but unlikely background check. Registration is a a quick and easy way top determine compliance.
  11. So, in your mind, an adult male, registered leader, 4 Eagle Scout sons, all of whom aged out, wants to go on a campout. What is your rule?
  12. So, as I read this, all scouts who have met the OA qualifications are put on the ballot, and stand for election. The SM does not exercise the SM's discretion to exclude from the ballot a scout that the SM believes should not be elected. The doomed scout's name appears on the ballot and the doomed scout knows he was on the ballot. The doomed scout does not know he is doomed. The scout electorate believes the doomed scout to be a viable candidate because he is on the ballot, and perhaps deems him worthy and elects him to the OA, not knowing that their vote won't count. And wh
  13. Does the Cub Scout have any service time in a Webelos den with the prior Pack before it folded? Maybe he could add that to Webelos den activity with your Pack.
  14. I live East of the Mississippi. In my state, I know of no "local tribes" which have a presence here any longer. I've lived here for more than 60 years. The only tribes claiming their origin in my state are far away. They have no presence here. Occasionally, a representative of a tribe will appear to speak to some issue. Maybe once a decade. And even at that, I have little sense or knowledge of their removal from my state, the depth of their connection to my state. How does one even determine which tribes occupied their area, and their current representatives? And, "honor."
  15. And supporters of Survivors are always checking. Truly said, "Silence is not absence." One eye is always open… No matter how long the trail, or how high the passes, or how heavy the pack, we will be there.
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