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  1. That horse left the barn years ago. The BSA has settled multiple cases in and out of court already. You've already paid.
  2. Assuming parts of the endowment aren't restricted.
  3. Yeah, if he's making a COVID argument and suggesting CA, he'll get the same argument thrown back in his face.
  4. The prohibited activity in that paragraph is "strike at each other" and nothing more. I'd take that to mean martial arts, boxing, etc. are all fine as long as the scouts are striking at training dummies, heavy bags, pig carcasses, etc. It works for this Girl Scout troop in Iowa.
  5. The BSA acquired the land for the Summit in 2009/2010 timeframe, the opening event was the 2013 National Jamboree. The first year of summer programs for units was 2014. You might be thinking about a different place if your troop went in 2005/2006.
  6. Just curious if those same parents refused to let their scouts participate in summer camp because ranges were open?
  7. So where are your council-owned units going to meet? Do you really think if lawsuits start hitting your local churches, Legion Posts, Firemen's Associations, and VFW Halls, that any of them will ever let a BSA unit in their buildings again? They'll close down their facilities to all youth serving organizations in a heartbeat.
  8. Every time I read "heads on pikes" I get this image of them being along the road at the entrance to the Summit as scouters are bused in for summer re-education camp! 🤪
  9. Is this not the entire purpose of requirement 6 of the Scout Rank?
  10. the other thread with these numbers said December 2020. Not sure if that includes the 2021 recharter year or not.
  11. Well, I can say it's at least possible. In the mid-70s, the church I used to attend built a new building and "donated" their old church building to the local historical society to operate as a museum and wedding/lecture venue. There was a reversion clause in the donation contract. In the early 2000s, the historical society decided to sell the old church because it needed maintenance and a nearby private school wanted the ground. The church invoked the reversion clause, took back ownership of the building/grounds, formed a new NFP corporation to manage the property, and put it back into ope
  12. If you want to get really depressed, here are the 2010 numbers (https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/420-118.pdf) You can certainly see the impact on Venturing of the 2017 LDS departure from that program.
  13. Well, that's a good bet considering the 2020 Cubs number is just under 650,000. Seems like this membership drop can't totally be explained by the LDS departure. Articles from the time of the 2018 announcement (they'd already dropped Venturing the year before) said LDS boys accounted for 18.5% of the 2.3 million members. Estimates I recall said 450,000 members, give or take, which is consistent with the math in the linked article. So the LDS departure can only explain about half of the almost million member loss over the last two years. It would be interesting to know how the December 2020
  14. It's in the Annual Report, well, the Treasurers Report. Here's the report from 2017 (the most recent one I could find) https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Treasurers-Report-2017-Final.pdf. If you read down to the Contingencies section on Page 22 you'll find this:
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