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  1. walk in the woods

    Interesting observation - rank advancement

    That term can be used to suggest something unethical or something helpful. Not sure how Jameson76 intended it, I'll take him at his word, but it's clear what you inferred from the comment.
  2. walk in the woods

    Interesting observation - rank advancement

    You might be correct in your interpretation of the G2A, but, the BSA also published Implementation Details for First-Time Members Entering Scouts BSA that includes the following: The intent seems pretty clear. So, we had a standard G2A, then we made an exception because of extraordinary circumstances, then the rules for the exception became inconvenient for one particularly high-profile girl, so now we're arguing that we should apply a broad interpretation of the original standard in this one particular case because she's an exception to the exception to the standard? Where exactly does that process end? I'd like to believe some really smart people sat in a room talking and thinking through this process. However, it looks more like our "leadership" is careening from crisis to crisis hoping not to crash. It's embarrassing. P.S. You can get to the document via the Family Scouting page if you want a better source than the link provided above. The emphasis above is mine.
  3. walk in the woods

    Interesting observation - rank advancement

    I think that's the crux of the issue for me. We were told nothing was going to change program-wise and we have well documented rules for advancement. We were told no prior credit would be given. Then the exceptions started. Extensions for Eagle, waving the FC requirement for girls for the WSJ, etc. In this case the rules are being folded, spindled, and mutilated for one high-profile scout. It is embarrassing.
  4. walk in the woods

    back again

    Safe journeys @Oldscout448
  5. walk in the woods

    Interesting observation - rank advancement

    If you look at my first post I quoted a reference to the earlier camporee thread. The thread was expanded by others, I just commented on the logic.
  6. walk in the woods

    Interesting observation - rank advancement

    Well if we're falling back on a scout is trustworthy do we not owe the same benefit to those scouters reporting shenanigans?
  7. walk in the woods

    Interesting observation - rank advancement

    You're making the same generalization error based on your experience, just in the opposite direction. Unless you've sampled a statistically significant portion of the entire scouting nation to back your claim that is.
  8. walk in the woods

    What color is your Class B ?

    Your first statement is an impossible standard to meet. I'm an old straight white guy. Some significant portion of the population will be offended by my breathing. Your second series of examples are a non-sequitor. All the actions you mentioned show intention by one person to interrupt/disrupt the second person's experience. Intention is the key. Using a yellow tent has no intention to disturb. Beyond that, you started this discussion with an indirect ad hominem attack on anybody who might disagree by using words like clowns, garish, and serious. If you were serious about inquiry you'd have started with a question, not a statement of opinion.
  9. walk in the woods

    Traditionally American camp fire dishes

    And the Blazing Saddles Campfire Scene on a loop!
  10. walk in the woods

    Traditionally American camp fire dishes

    You don't have July 4th on the calendar in the UK? Does it go straight from 3 to 5? Foil packs have been a favorite of some of the boys I've worked with if you're going for limited utensils. Slathering a roast of some sort in mustard and rock salt until fully covered, then set it on and bury it under coals. Makes a nice roast in a fairly short amount of time. Be sure to knock the crust off with the back of a knife before eating. But mostly, left to themselves, the boys would choose burgers and or sausage/hot dogs on a skewer.
  11. walk in the woods

    Garden of the Gods Before Philmont

    The Capulin Volcano National Monument is kind of an interesting place if you're into geology at all. It's east of Raton a bit, has some hiking and such. Not sure about camping.
  12. walk in the woods

    state flag patches

    1. @rickmay you ask a lot of questions about regulations for a guy with an LP logo avatar B. If Sydney Ireland can wear an ERANOW button and unearned rank patch on her uniform at the State of the Union address without repercussion, the rules are meaningless. 4. Fly your freak flag proudly! You'll bang into some uniform police, tell them to go away.
  13. Agreed. You'd know much better than me but I guess my point is once bankruptcy is declared it might be very difficult to predict what the ultimate settlement looks like and it might go far beyond just finances.
  14. When GM declared bankruptcy a decade back, the pre-packaged deal formed a new company that purchased the GM name, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac brands, a bunch of factories and facilities, and some financial obligations. A month after the filing the new company started business as General Motors and the old GM took whatever was left and ground through the process. If the BSA is looking for a way to significantly restructure the organization it's not out of the question I suppose. I think @gpurlee hits at the core of the issue. How will this process affect COs and recruiting on the ground. The more stories with BSA, Sexual Assault, and Bankruptcy in the headline, the harder it becomes.
  15. walk in the woods

    Girl Scouts vs. School Dress Code

    Not the GSUSA, but, an interesting take on the general topic, https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/houston-high-school-s-new-dress-code-takes-aim-parents-n998041