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  1. David CO

    BSA Executive Salaries

    You can't have it both ways. You can't talk about scouters "drinking the cool-aid", expecting us to give BSA generational loyalty in another thread, and then say that scouting is just a hobby for us in this thread. I think you are wrong on both counts.
  2. David CO

    Breaking Point

    It is best left unspoken. BSA is a youth organization. It is not a cult.
  3. David CO

    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    It is...and please don't call me Shirley.
  4. David CO

    BSA Executive Salaries

    So you are saying that those of who feel that executive salaries should be limited are not nice, jealous, and full of animosity.
  5. David CO

    Condom Distribution at World Jamboree

    I believe the last world scout jamboree to be held in the United States was in 1967, long before the WOSM policy was adopted. So, it shouldn't be surprising that the topic hasn't received much attention here (before now). I think it is obvious that the timing of these articles is due to the 2019 jamboree being held in the United States, and has little to do with the other issues. This would have been a "story" even if the membership changes hadn't taken place this year.
  6. David CO

    BSA Executive Salaries

    I suppose that one's opinion on that might depend on how much money they make. There are lots of scout families who make do on far less.
  7. I'm sure that liberals would love to be able to aggressively promote their agendas without getting any opposition from conservatives. It isn't going to happen.
  8. David CO

    Win All You Can

    Those who like this game might be interested in an article in the June 2018 National Geographic titled, Greed vs. the Common Good.
  9. David CO

    Be prepared - confused...

    I was under the impression that it was locked because it contained criticism of the WOSM.
  10. David CO

    BSA Executive Salaries

    Hate is a word is being greatly overused now days. If we try to maintain moral standards, we are accused of hate. If we support upholding our laws, we are accused of hate. So it is of little surprise to me that if some of us would wish to limit the salaries of BSA employees, we will be accused of hate. I don't need to know you in order to come to a conclusion about executive salaries. I can read the numbers.
  11. Since the LDS are forming a new program, I would imagine that they will be wanting to keep all their camping equipment.
  12. David CO

    BSA Executive Salaries

    Not.
  13. It is the same with my Catholic boys. We don't like the behavior at the council run camps/activities, so we use our church owned/operated camps and set up our own activities. It works out much better that way.
  14. David CO

    Stepping aside

    Yep. You don't get along with the SM, so you have already met the first requirement for being a commissioner.
  15. David CO

    BSA Executive Salaries

    Exactly. If execs don't like this characterization, there is a quick and easy way for them to fix it. Stop paying themselves these outrageously high salaries.
  16. David CO

    BSA Executive Salaries

    My school/parish/diocesan administrators make more money than me, but they don't make 10 times, 100 times, or a 1000 times my salary. As I said before, I am satisfied with my salary. I do think, however, I could become a bit resentful if my bosses were to start receiving huge salary increases. It is one thing to make sacrifices in order to have an affordable school for my students. It would be an entirely different thing if I was asked to take a low wage in order to make my boss rich.
  17. David CO

    BSA Executive Salaries

    Not a chance. I never contribute to FoS. I'm sure that DE's work very hard, and put in long hours, trying to raise money to pay the bloated salaries of the higher level scout execs. That's your job. You don't do anything for us.
  18. We all find ourselves in that type of situation. We see someone who is hurting, and we want to say something to comfort him. I don't know if this indicates a new level of acceptance or not. I can say unequivocally that it doesn't change the catechism or the teachings of the church. The Pope has also been reported to have said, to a young boy, that his dead dog is in heaven. Catholics don't believe that animals have a soul. I don't think the Pope's comment in any way changes this teaching. We talked about these issues in my catechism training. We don't want to be heartless and insensitive to people who are hurting. We also don't want to disseminate false information. Some times it is a difficult tightrope to walk.
  19. David CO

    Breaking Point

    This is where I disagree with you, Barry.
  20. David CO

    Breaking Point

    That is exactly what I don't want. Scouting is a game for boys.
  21. David CO

    Breaking Point

    My breaking point was getting too old. Aside from that, I would have discontinued my association with scouting if my church/diocese had pulled out. In the grand hierarchy of things, my religion is more important to me than scouting.
  22. David CO

    BSA Executive Salaries

    My unit has no obligation to the execs. We didn't hire them. We didn't promise them anything. They didn't do anything for us. I have no doubt that the upper level execs cheat and mistreat the lower level execs, but that's not my problem.
  23. David CO

    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    Ah yes, coed scouting.
  24. David CO

    Mike Rowe: Death of Boy Scouts?

    That would be the ideal scout summer camp. Play so hard that you lose 10 to 15 lbs. in two weeks.
  25. Don't trust me then. I've known a number of students/scouts who seemed to be liked better by their teachers/scouters than they were by their parents.
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