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  1. I don't know what BSA could or should do in the event that a community chooses to "retaliate by social pressure" against someone. BSA has little control over the Chartered Organizations. It has no control over the community at large.
  2. You lost me here. What does this have to do with the gender of the parent? BSA doesn't have a retaliation policy. This is true regardless of the gender of the person with the grievance.
  3. It all depends on how the parent "brought forward" concerns. Even if BSA had a retaliation rule, it might not apply to this situation. I am a teacher. My school has a retaliation policy. This policy would protect me if I were to make a statement to child protective services. It would not protect me if I were to start bad mouthing my school at PTA meetings, sporting events, and parent/teacher conferences. Retaliation policies do not give me free reign to shoot off my mouth whenever and wherever I please. People have different interpretations of the term corporal punishment. Some would apply it only to hitting kids. Others would include physical exercise punishments like doing pushups or running laps. I'm not sure what this parent thinks is corporal punishment.
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    The shadow knows.
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    Snow Days?

    Some end-of-the-year activities and trips can't be rescheduled. The kids may have to do them as scheduled and then return for another week of school. That will feel strange.
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    Snow Days?

    The children must be so disappointed.
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    Snow Days?

    Same here. Some school districts don't always cancel the full day. Instead, they might delay school by 2 hours. This way, it counts as a school day, but you still have to make up the 2 hours.
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    Snow Days?

    If we get a waiver, I'll have to cut one of my units this semester. It would probably be First Aid.
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    Snow Days?

    I suppose so. That might make the numbers work. I wouldn't want to just add busywork to the kids work load. I carefully plan my units and lessons to give the kids a valuable learning experience. I try to not waste their time.
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    Snow Days?

    Does Pittsburgh actually have Snow Days? I always assumed that all the black soot from the steel plant chimneys would melt off all the snow and ice right away.
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    Snow Days?

    Today is Snow Day #8 for my school. We had only scheduled 5 on our calendar. Some nearby public schools have taken as many as 20 Snow Days already. They are talking about extending the school year into the scheduled summer vacation time. Some schools are even considering having school on Saturdays. 😦. This could cause havoc for those who have already planned and scheduled their summer camps. Is anyone here on the forum having that problem?
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    Can a unit politely decline? I guess that would depend on your understanding of the relationship between the unit and the CO. The CO owns the unit. It's their unit. An individual certainly has the right to politely decline. The CO then has the right to politely tell that individual that their service to the unit is no longer needed. The unit is a different matter. I would say a unit does not have the right to decline.
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    Can a CO profit off a unit?

    We had a similar situation. The boy scouts did the concessions stand at school ballgames, freeing up the sports parents so that they could watch their kids play.
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    How should I help my boy?

    I don't care who you that. It isn't true.
  15. David CO

    Cub Scout takes knee during pledge

    I think the thing we need to ask ourselves is whether or not we would feel the same way if the boy had taken the opposite political or social position. If he had taken a knee to protest the removal of Confederate statues and flags from the town square, would we still be so supportive?