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  1. David CO

    How to deal with a difficult leader?

    It's not your job.
  2. David CO

    How to deal with a difficult leader?

    I am thinking of the liability issues. Yes, your Chartered Organization should be concerned.
  3. David CO

    How to deal with a difficult leader?

    I see the problem. You have parents in your unit who don't accept you as the Scoutmaster, official or otherwise. I can't entirely blame them. You are not a Scoutmaster. Your Chartered Organization should be concerned.
  4. David CO

    Juvenile Offenses and Ethics

    ...and neither does anyone else, I'm guessing. Would you expect people to back you up in your decision without any authoritative "proof" that the incident actually happened?
  5. David CO

    How to deal with a difficult leader?

    OK. Who is officially the Scoutmaster?
  6. David CO

    Lone Scout Questions

    That's what most people think. BSA promotes that version of revisionist history because it fits with what they want to do with Lone Scouting. The main difference between BSA and LSA wasn't urban/rural. It was middle class/working class. Boyce was a newspaper publisher. He learned that very few of his working class boys (newsboys, copy boys, etc.) were joining BSA. At first, he made efforts to convince BSA to reach out to working class boys. When that failed, he decided to form LSA to meet that need. He was also concerned that BSA was becoming too adult run. When word got out that there was now a scouting organization for working class city boys, many working farm boys also decided to join. Before long, the farm boys outnumbered the city boys.
  7. David CO

    Lone Scout Questions

    Lone Scouting was originally a program run by a completely separate organization, Lone Scouts of America. It did not start as a program intended for BSA members who lived too far from a BSA unit. Lone Scouting started as a program for working class city boys. The first Lone Scouts were newspaper boys from Chicago.
  8. David CO

    Lone Scout Questions

    Scout executives strongly discourage Lone Scouting. It doesn't really matter if it is the most appropriate choice for the boy.
  9. David CO

    PLC hazing and bullying problem

    I can understand how the parents could have been unaware of the bullying while it was taking place, since the incident took place in another part of the house. How did they react when they learned about what had transpired under their roof?
  10. David CO

    SE Revoking Membership's

    Yes. It is not a new thing. I've seen a SE threaten to revoke the membership of a COR because the COR wouldn't vote the way the SE wanted at council meetings.
  11. David CO

    Committee Meetings

    Yes. Mac's solution not only replaces the CC, it also usurps the authority of the COR to choose and appoint the CC. I would not recommend doing that.
  12. David CO

    Committee Meetings

    I agree. But Redman says they have already talked to the COR.
  13. David CO

    What we do to raise some money

    We have to take a lot of garbage from people too, but we don't get paid for it.
  14. David CO

    Regalia outlawed at Arrow of Light

    I have no comments to make about the decision, but I am a bit put off by the way it was announced. They made it sound like this was an OA decision rather than a BSA decision. If the comments of OA members on this forum are a reflection of OA members in general, I would have to conclude that this decision was not made by OA. Am I wrong?
  15. David CO

    Denied a court of honor.

    Borders on the criminal?
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