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  1. shortridge: But it looks like that's OK with AHG; its site makes it fairly clear that it was started for parents. As far as I'm concerned, that's not Scouting. ?? Aren't we, as parents, supposed to guide our children in accords with our own moral values? As a parent, I felt that joining BSA was appropriate for my son. Parents started AHG because they felt that GSUSA didn't offer the type of program they wanted their daughters to belong to. AHG was started by and is run by parents. BSA is run by parents. Does that make BSA all about the parents?
  2. Re: Facebook Having just taught a class this past weekend to scouters regarding this subject, I'll refer everyone to BSA's Social Media policy, which was published Fall 2011. http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Marketing/Resources/SocialMedia.aspx Summary: * Follow the Scout Oath and Law online * Use two deep leadership Youth Protection online * Adhere to the terms of service of the vendor All personal profiles should be PRIVATE All social media channels should be PUBLIC For Facebook it should be a PUBLIC fan page Problems with using Facebook for scouting
  3. I ended up on this discussion specifically because of ScoutRoom.net. I just heard about it, took a look around its website, and wondered what others thought who have used both TM and SR. We currently use TM, with its DotNet backup option, and its TMWeb option. TM to TMWeb requires a sync process of its own. That allows the Adv. Chr. to have the main application on her laptop, but other adults can access the database to record service hours, training, etc. via a web portal. THEN we sync TM to SOAR for the troop's website. Yes, it's a bit of a pain to have to sync twice, but it works a
  4. I *so* wanted my daughters' time in Girl Scouts to be as memorable as what I had growing up. However, as a leader in both BSA and a volunteer in GSUSA, I saw two very different organizational structures. My daughters sold thousands of boxes of cookies for GSUSA... and yet the benefits that came back to their troop were minimal. My son sold popcorn and saw lots of benefits back to his pack, and then later into his scout account in the troop. Because I worked near the GSUSA local council office, I often picked up patches, etc. for the troop leaders. I saw this big shiny (*expensive*!)
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