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  1. walk in the woods

    Wood splitting tips

    "Keep children away from open fires." Clearly a violation of the rules on a scout outing. Turn in your Totin' Chip for a corner cutting. Oh wait. Crap.
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    Hair-Brained Idea du Jour...

    Interesting you mention karate. Some of my parents recently took their Girl Scout Troop to an Martial Arts gym for an outing. They loved it. Exercise, good lessons in bullying, when to fightback, etc. When the parents suggested it to the Cub Pack we had to decline because it was on the no-no-way-too-dangerous-we-don't-want-our-scouts-to-learn-fighting-skills-o-m-g-what-are-you-thinking-list!
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    Hair-Brained Idea du Jour...

    Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corps used to be a thing as well, see Madison Scouts.
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    BSA Mortgages Philmont Scout Ranch

    They're all true.
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    Scouting in Blighted Communities

    Your response was on point. I wouldn't let OP within a country mile of boys I cared about. The OP was obnoxious, arrogant, and typical of blue bubble elitest mentality. Thanks but we don't need jerks with savior complexes.
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    Can private organizations like BSA discriminate?

    It also fails to note that the BSA suffered a similarly sized membership loss between 1970 and 2000, long before Dale.
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    A lot of negatives in the media, is scouting in danger?

    A non scouters buddy of mine said he'd seen some BSA advertising on t.v. He wasn't sure of the channel, TNT he thought. But he's seen more of the lawyers advertising for clients. His take on the commercial was generally positive and he commented the BSA was clearly trying to prepare the public for girls in the program. When I told him girls had been in the program for over a year he said "you're one of the 7 people in the country that know that."
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    Parent Reaction to Fee Increase

    We don't collect dues beyond the recharter fee so $72.
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    Parent Reaction to Fee Increase

    Room was very quiet. Lots of grumbling as people left following the meeting. Several families have already said they won't be back as a result. We're trying to find funds to help offset.
  10. Front the Commissioners Facebook page: Dear Scout Executives, Over the past year, leadership of the national organization has been working tirelessly to empower our volunteers and staff to focus on delivering the mission of Scouting to more than two million young people, while also addressing our organization’s financial challenges. The work that each of us puts into this movement is vital, but to do our best on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America, we each must also look out for our own personal health. Today, I am reaching out to let you know that Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh is taking a medical leave of absence to focus on challenges that require his total attention. Although I know your support is immensely appreciated, I ask that you respect his privacy and remain focused on our mission of delivering a great Scouting program to youth and families in our communities. We wish him a full recovery. Given that this comes at an important time for our organization, National Chair-Elect Dan Ownby and I will be personally supporting the national professional leadership team. Within the next several weeks, the National Executive Committee will identify an interim leader for the national organization. Whether you come to the movement as an employee, a volunteer, a parent or a Scout, you quickly realize that we are all one Scouting family. As we look back on a year of exceptional milestones, from welcoming both boys and girls into Scouts BSA, to the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the World Scout Jamboree, this is a time for all of us to support each other, the organization and the movement. Scouting plays a vital role in our communities and in the lives of so many young people. Thank you for your support and all you do for Scouting. Yours in Scouting, Jim Turley ----- James S. Turley National Chair | Boy Scouts of America
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    Fee increase - observations

    I don't have enough thumbs to thumbs up this!
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    Fee increase - observations

    In the case of 4H, $0. The link has a couple of interesting jabs at scouting as well..... https://4-h.org/parents/ways-to-participate/
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    15 Essentials for a Forest Hike

    Like everything it's a balance. A few years ago I hiked a moderate trail down in the Great Smokie Mountains. Before I got finished I'd shared some water at the top of the hike with people who didn't bring any, gave up some moleskin to a blister sufferer, and gave up my TP to well, you can guess. None of those people would have died had I not been there, but, their experience was made better because I was prepared. In the immortal words of the great philosopher Mike Tyson, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."
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    Appropriate Insignia UNDER Right Pocket?

    Those look like old Cub Scout segments (do a thing, get a segment, probably 2004, 2005, 2006 ish?). Also looks like a Jr. Ranger National Park thing on the left pocket flap.
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    Troop t-shirts for summer camp

    Money. If you skip the participant shirt and keep the cost of an event the same, you make more money. Putting shirts, especially shirts for events that are out of date the following Monday, is a risk.