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  1. You might check first to see if your Chartered Organization has a cell phone use policy.
  2. I am very glad to hear that your kids are OK. Not everyone was so lucky. Some were scarred for life.
  3. If we have learned anything from the scandals and bankruptcy, it is that BSA cannot be depended upon to safeguard our kids. The Chartered Organizations need to step up and take responsibility. We can't rely on any other outside group to do it. Safeguarding our kids is our responsibility.
  4. I totally disagree. The problem is the rules. Stupid rules.
  5. I don't like this 24/7 thing either, but this is the world we live in. Recent events make it pretty clear that institutions are not immune from responsibility for actions that take place outside of their watch. It is not so far-fetched to imagine that a CO might face problems as a result of OA elections. Instead of complaining about unit non-participation in OA elections, OA would do better by adjusting its rules to allow OA elections to take place without any unit or CO participation. OA created this problem and OA can fix it. There is no need for OA members and unit scouters
  6. Once again, you are making my point. OA is not a unit activity.
  7. It is none of my business how OA chooses to elect its members so long as they leave my unit out of it.
  8. Are we talking about $$$ here? I'm sure it will be real nice to start out-earning the neighborhood kid who mows lawns in the summer.
  9. That is exactly my point. OA is not a unit activity. OA should not be involving the unit in their elections.
  10. It is always a challenge to provide appropriate supervision for scouting activities.
  11. The OA leaders in my area fiercely opposed any interference from the unit leadership and CO's. Once the boys were elected into OA, their activities were totally outside of our control. Our only recourse was to not hold OA elections.
  12. I think that is a very good idea. CO's should be supervising and safeguarding their unit's scouts at all scouting activities.
  13. I think you are all missing the point. The Chartered Organization has an obligation to protect its children. The CO can protect its children while they are participating in unit activities, but the CO has no control over OA. The CO cannot protect its children at OA activities. Why would a CO want to have a "pipeline" from its unit to some other program whose leadership and activities are totally outside the CO's control? It doesn't make any sense. I understand why OA would want to have this "pipeline", but I can't see any reason why a CO would want it. Even though the KC's
  14. Yes. I have run into this many times in both scouting and sports. A boy feels he needs to quit an activity that he very much enjoys in order to show solidarity and support for his parent, who is no longer welcome. It happens a lot.
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