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About DeaconLance

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    Byzantine Catholic Deacon/Welfare Caseworker

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  1. https://www.umnews.org/en/news/30-million-from-united-methodists-in-bsa-bankruptcy
  2. I guess I am flabbergasted that after all this the BSA and every state isn’t requiring background checks and clearances. 6 years ago Pennsylvania by law requires any one 18 and above involved with youth organizations to have: 1. A State Police background check 2. PA Childline clearance (no accusations of abuse) 3. If you have not lived in PA for 10 years FBI background check.
  3. BSA did away with regions and areas on June 1 and replaced them with 16 Service Territories. The OA still has Regions and Sections but they don’t necessarily align with the new Service Territories.
  4. Local Media Statement – Trust Contributions September 16, 2021 Attributable to the Laurel Highlands Council The national organization of the BSA continues to work toward the dual imperatives of its financial restructuring: equitably compensate survivors and ensure the future of Scouting’s vital mission. As part of the Boy Scouts of America’s financial restructuring, the specific contributions each local council will make to help fund the Trust for survivors was filed with the Court. These figures were determined through a combination of information filed in
  5. Scoutbook, the Scout Handbook, Merit Badge pamphlets are all digital now. It’s 2021, phones are a tool and reference.
  6. Why? Was it a condition of the donation? If not, goodbye Schott. Lots of people donate to Scouts without having stuff named after them.
  7. You could always volunteer to become a commissioner or a member of the district committee.
  8. Rome certainly has control over the assignment of bishops.
  9. I disagree. The unit Scouts can still not vote for a candidate thereby showing they were undeserving. I have seen it happen. Under the old system you might have all completely deserving Scouts but only 50% could be elected. If the purpose of the Order is explained well and no pressure exerted on the Scouts I find they vote for who deserves it and don’t vote for those who don’t.
  10. I have not seen the new syllabus myself but received that info from next years course director.
  11. Working copies were distributed at recent course director conferences but it is not 100% yet. Probably 90% done.
  12. BP’s system had a Troop Leader=SPL though it was optional and only seen necessary for a Troop with many patrols.
  13. The last official BSA recommended sequence from 1979: Honor Medal Silver Buffalo Silver Antelope Silver Beaver District Award of Merit Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award Medal of Merit Eagle Quartermaster Silver Youth Religious Emblem Adult Religious Emblem Other Scout Scouter's Key Scouter Training Award Den Leader Training Award Den Leader Coach Training Award https://www.sageventure.com/history/knothist/
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