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SiouxRanger last won the day on October 14

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    All, except auto repair and opera. Percussion. Chess. Bushcraft survival.

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  1. Thank you @yknot. And, your last point "that bears repeating" does truly bear repeating. Loud and boisterous fools and idiots can cause a world of pointless, expensive, and damaging rampage. My totally unscientific, statistically unsupported analysis, (having Aced my 300 level statistics course) is that the typical spread of forum registered folks compared to unregistered folks on the forum is about 5 to 130, so about 90% to 94% of the folks viewing the posts on this forum are not registered (and that is fine). And so I say again, chat and discussions among registered posters i
  2. @mzzgwenef-- Welcome to the forum. Let the moderators help you get your message out.
  3. Gee, a downvote for merely stating the "blackletter" (default, basic) rules of law pertaining to the formation of not-for-profits, related tax issues, and the liability protections and risks. No opinion. No position taken or advocated. Just the mechanics of it all. Like a downvote on a YouTube video explaining how to replace an oil filter on a truck. Hmmm. Never been a legislator, so don 't blame me for the rules.
  4. By way of background: States issue corporate charters to folks who want to incorporate not-for-profit corporations. It is analogous to a birth certificate-it establishes the legal existence of the not-for-profit corporation. There are state fees to incorporate. Check with your state's secretary of state's office for the amount. There will be an annual renewal fee, also. Factor that cost in to the annual budget. Corporations, including not-for-profits, should have written By-Laws (about 30 pages of rules governing the corporation's operations-generally only prepared once at the t
  5. As with all of the "legal paperwork" relating to National and the local councils, it is a mess. Either intentional or by neglect. Had folks donating property for the use of Scouting truly wanted to limit the use of their donation to that as a scout camp and no other. And to prevent the sale of their donation, the legal path to do so is ridiculously simple, but apparently rarely used. The deed of conveyance of the donated property to the local council should have contained all of the restrictions desired by the donors. It also should have included was is called a "right of reverter
  6. Part of my Wood Badge ticket was to improve my troop's opening ceremony, and I added the Outdoor Code to the ceremony, and some years in, it is still being recited.
  7. I too have zero tolerance for role playing, games, and such. I really don't need that to motivate me. But, nearing the end of my scouting career, the wife of a great, life-long scouting friend of mine-both of them are strong Wood Badge folks, (4 leaders:) looked at me at a scouting dinner and asked, "Why haven't you taken Wood Badge?" Well, I have a lot of Scouting experience and just didn't think it would help me or that I would fit in. I said, "I'M NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF DISAPPOINTING MRS. XXX, (her) I SAID I'D GO." And, I just resolved to go along with the 2 weekends and then
  8. I find Mr. Johnson's appearance on the stage of this situation to be a bit problematic. I posted early on asking if anyone had any idea what was his motivation. I don't recall any replies. I can see the arguments on both sides. That he was laid off or fired, is not very persuasive to me. Organizations tend to lay off or fire senior, knowledgeable managers who come to conclusions contrary to the company's preferred line. "Hire an expert for expert advice, and when the expert contradicts the company's, the amateurs look for another expert." "We can't let AAA continue as head of BBB
  9. @ThenNow having captured (been imposed upon) the position of Forum Dunce, so I'll just claim "stupid." I'll even answer to ":stupid and clueless." So, as I understand it, we have a volunteer who has spent 2 full weekends, at their expense, and perhaps 18 MONTHS WORKING THEIR TICKET to improve scouting at their level of involvement, and y'all are debating whether their beading ceremony should take 30 to 60 SECONDS, but GRACIOUSLY allow them 2 or 5 minutes? And, as one poster suggests, if the scouts, in the ideal "boy led troop" does not invite the beading ceremony into its COH, it sh
  10. When a young attorney realizes that they need to speak tautologically (at some point in the future) about something, they learn to THINK tautologically during their research, so that they can speak tautologically about it later. Not just a big word, but THE difference between a hack and a master attorney. And a master attorney is one among thousands or tens of thousands. They are rare.
  11. I want to comment on this sentiment, having watched at least 3 TCC town hall Zoom meetings at which Mr. Stang and Mr. Lucas were speakers. There is this realization that comes to every young lawyer serious about his/her craft of the necessity of learning to speak "tautologically," that is, that every statement they make is true no matter what the circumstances it is applied to. This is not easy to do, nor easy to learn, but it is a must to practice law at the highest levels, and with the greatest precision of analysis, and clarity of argument. The ability to do so is the mark of a mast
  12. The goal is to get kids in the door, turn them into Scouts, with trained adult leaders, and teach them while they are having fun, learning life skills, and building relationships, in a safe environment. Any rules that get in the way of that, are obstructions.
  13. On the other hand, if National allows someone to register for 5 positions, is that not an implied recognition of that person's right to earn the recognitions applicable to each of those positions? And on another front, Tom, multi registered, works himself silly, completes the recognition requirements for 3 of his 5 registered positions, though awarding them all would violate some rule(s), nevertheless, receives all 3 recognition awards. A lawyer's first question will be, "So what is the damage?" And a wholly insufficient answer is, "Well, he violated rules, though he works ha
  14. So, I've made this argument before. So, as I understand the issue is that we have an individual who has taken on TWO jobs as scouting volunteer, done one (perhaps both) well and is going to be DENIED performance recognition because of being double (triple, quadruple…) registered? Seriously? Who thinks up this trash? Being DESPERATE for volunteers, Scouting has rules to insult them? There are folks who can perform 2 or 3 or 4 Scouting unit, district, and council positions simultaneously in great form. I personally know many. I have held so many positions, at so ma
  15. I would note that I have been counseling distressed individuals and families for 45 years. And giving folks a bit of leeway, consideration, and forgiveness can work wonders. And that every injured soul appreciates a kind word. And a kind word costs nothing.
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