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    Is it ok to have known gay scouter (now aged out) to events?

    LisaBob, You're so absolutely right on all counts!! ...with all the preaching that we've been subject to in the past few months jaded me.. lol. I don't think that bad feelings can be avoided at this point in time and yes, we've all had enough drama to last us awhile... Will post updates!
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    Is it ok to have known gay scouter (now aged out) to events?

    Calico, Yes - we have it covered.. the CO that we are looking at had a troop before and they still have the equipment. The UC was there last night and he surprised me by pulling out a folder and citing what the issues were from prior meetings.. (didn't know he actually goes home after the meetings and types out notes!) He was trying to help our case but the CO wasn't listening.. I don't look at it as win or lose... cause to me, no one wins.. I look at it as what's right or wrong. Last night SM told 2 blatant lies and when he said one of them the CC put her hands to her head and said softly, "that's not true.." but yet she continued to support him so.. what can you say?? You know - I find it kind of funny that the CO is a Catholic organization and yet they allow these things to continue. but whatever.. We're moving on..
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    Is it ok to have known gay scouter (now aged out) to events?

    Beavah, Hmm.. I wasn't planning on doing that but that's a great idea. Thanks!
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    Is it ok to have known gay scouter (now aged out) to events?

    Eisley, Well, we bailed last night. The CC opted to keep the Scoutmaster and let all the leaders in the pack and the two most active ASM's go... oh.. as well as the crew.. So on we go!
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    Is it ok to have known gay scouter (now aged out) to events?

    Beavah...lol.. if you only knew... but this will all come to an end somehow tonight..
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    Day Camp

    Our Council decided to run it as a Family Camp as well.. I attended the NCS years ago and I thought that it would be easier as far as the checklist was concerned but it's pretty much the same... so I just did what I did in the past years.. just didn't have to worry about the certification expiration!
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    Day Camp Episode II: The Saga Continues....

    Eagle92, Just curious - how did it go? I was the PD and the CD this year for our District's Day Camp and have been doing this for many years so I hear ya! Went through one difficult year where we had to team up with another District and that was the end of that.. lol.. but since then I have been lucky enough to have worked with some great people and have had volunteers who come back year after year to help us out. It's a hard call when people aren't "getting it" and are not cooperative or even moody and hard to work with.. yuck. we're supposed to be having fun too!
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    Is it ok to have known gay scouter (now aged out) to events?

    Scoutnut, Someone else had notified council about this and SM called in a few people to confront them about it - after which i was called and asked if it was me who sent in the letter... and after doing some digging i found out that SM twisted the truth about some things in order to be able to accuse those who are not happy with him. I called DE to get clarifications because things are going to come to a head tonight and I wanted to make sure that I have my facts straight and not say things that are incorrect.. which is why I posted here as well - to get other opinions - and I did get some great suggestions that I will be sharing..
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    balancing pack vs. den activities

    Oops.. I forgot to add in that at our pack meetings - after we do our announcements and award distributions they break up into dens and do their own activities. Den leaders sometimes schedule additional den meetings/outings as they need or want to.
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    Is it ok to have known gay scouter (now aged out) to events?

    Twocubdad, Actually, SM got a call from the head of our BSA local council and was told to inform the CC and the COR but he elected to just inform the CC...
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    balancing pack vs. den activities

    We have a fairly small pack so we have 2 things scheduled for each month. The first is a pack meeting where we present awards and inform parents of what's coming up for the next month. The second is an activity for the entire pack - whether it's hiking, camping or any other activity. There are a number of times that we do schedule other things as they come up so it will end up being 3 or 4 things during the month rather than just 2..
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    Is it ok to have known gay scouter (now aged out) to events?

    Lisabob - Drama? lol.. ...if you only knew the other 15/16 of what's going.. yes, enuf is enuf..
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    Is it ok to have known gay scouter (now aged out) to events?

    Eisley, LOL.. almost.. CC is/was the prior SM's wife (he passed away). Current SM is very good friends with CC and won't let him go... despite knowing about most of what is going on... Has asked in the past that the current SM be given another chance but has not bothered to ask ASM's how things are going.. Why don't we bail? We may soon.. (Pack, Crew and most of the Troop..)
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    3 yrs in Boy Scouts, Tenderfoot not awarded..

    Woodsrunner, No - they aren't working on it EVERY DAY. I can't speak for the others but I do have my son working on it on Most days.. but like everything else if you continue to do it most days then progress should be made, which is happening. It's slow but it's there. Rest assured that I am not one to want something for nothing.. and my boys are taught that... and I don't put up with bad behavior... with boys AND parents. The pull up is only one thing in a long line up of things that they need to do in order to become an Eagle Scout and to do this either the parent has to be really pushing them or the scout has to have the burning desire to do this. But this burning desire, in my opinion, doesn't always happen period and when it does it comes at varying times for each boy... I know that some of the boys are discouraged because they can't advance anymore. But for me - even if they were to only do an improvement and pass I would have my son strive to still do the 1 nonetheless.
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    3 yrs in Boy Scouts, Tenderfoot not awarded..

    I just want to say this - that I have talked to other local troops about how they handle this and some of them do have the requirement of having them do 1 full pull up.. But to get them there the older boys are teamed up with the younger ones and they do "cheer" each other on and work with each other. I think that if this were to be used then it would be good for all parties involved - the older boys and the younger boys.. Too bad current SM seems to listen but never follows through with things..
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