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  1. 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.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    Committee Meetings

    I agree. But Redman says they have already talked to the COR.
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    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.
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    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?
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    Denied a court of honor.

    Borders on the criminal?
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    Denied a court of honor.

    I think you have your answer. I personally don't like the idea of having a BOR member abstain from the vote. The vote is supposed to be unanimous. Pressuring a member to abstain rather than casting a negative vote is a cop out. Others had reservations. I'm not sure if this means that they had reservations about your son, or if they had reservations about the correctness of the voting procedure (the abstention). I would also have reservations about the voting procedure. I can now understand why the committee might not want to offer an explanation. They might not like the fact that a BOR member felt pressured to abstain from the vote, but they don't want to say anything that would question the correctness of the process or the validity of your son's eagle. I don't see any point in asking for further explanation. The committee might feel that they are already doing your son a big favor by not questioning the procedure/results of the BOR. They might be dismayed that you are angry with them. I am curious how you now feel about it. Do you think the BOR member should have abstained?
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    Suspected Bullying, wwyd?

    This is a sure-fire way of guaranteeing that older scouts will leave the unit. Word will get around that the parents are anxious about their kids hanging out with older boys, even if there is "little to no evidence" that any wrongdoing is actually taking place.
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    Illness is a very good reason for being absent. Your tone suggests that you question the honor of your scoutmaster. Tread lightly here.
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    If you didn't speak up about not having elections when the guy you liked was SPL, then you shouldn't make that an issue now. You will sound like a hypocrite.
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    Scoutmaster drowns while rescuing scout (UT)

    Yes, it sounds like mistakes were made. Tragic mistakes. But in the end, the scoutmaster saved his scout. Well done.
  14. Does anyone know if author Stephen Covey (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) was a boy scout?
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    Sea Scouts

    My bath tub empties out into a sewer system which, after treatment, empties into a river system, which flows to the gulf. So me and my rubber ducky are officially seafaring men. Argh, shiver me timbers!
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    Stephen Covey

    I've never read any of his books. Just the synopsis. Are they any good?
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    Stephen Covey

    That's what I was thinking. I know that he couldn't play sports because of a hip problem. It may have kept him from being active in scouting as well. I don't know. I have a meeting tomorrow with someone who wants to discuss applying aspects of Covey's "Seven Habits" to the curriculum. Some of the stuff sounds a lot like things we already teach in scouting. I was wondering if Covey was active as a boy scout. If you talk about scouting values, nobody is interested. Put the same concepts in a self-help book, without any mention of scouting, and they will sell off the shelf.
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    Looking for some insight

    Our policy is to direct all such requests to the administrator. A camp counselor is not is not supposed to agree, disagree, or even discuss a request like this.
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    Denied a court of honor.

    If they haven't given you an explanation by now, they probably never will.
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    Can IH also serve as SM/ASM?

    Yes. For a short period of time, I served in both positions (IH and SM) while we were transitioning. I don't recommend it as a long term arrangement.
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    Thanks. About 200,000 teachers are assaulted each year. About 9% of teachers report getting threats.
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    I agree. My most serious injury was not the result of a stabbing. The worst one was from being kicked from behind, breaking a vertebra in my lower back. There was no way to anticipate, prevent, or stop the attack.
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    Speaking as someone who has been assaulted 6 times (stabbed once) while working as a school teacher/coach, I would have to say "no". It is not all about the optics.
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    Could you explain exactly which part of this event is absurd? Are you suggesting that an eagle scout is above the rules? Should the rules apply to everyone except eagle scouts? Do you feel that small knives should be allowed on school grounds? Do you think that we should have rules against knives on school grounds, but not enforce them? Somebody did take responsibility for the outcome. The school board took responsibility and expelled the student. You may not like their decision, but the school board did take responsibility. They did make a decision.