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  1. 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
  2. Scoutbook, the Scout Handbook, Merit Badge pamphlets are all digital now. It’s 2021, phones are a tool and reference.
  3. I created a religious emblem display as one of my ticket items.
  4. Why? Was it a condition of the donation? If not, goodbye Schott. Lots of people donate to Scouts without having stuff named after them.
  5. You could always volunteer to become a commissioner or a member of the district committee.
  6. Rome certainly has control over the assignment of bishops.
  7. 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.
  8. I have not seen the new syllabus myself but received that info from next years course director.
  9. Working copies were distributed at recent course director conferences but it is not 100% yet. Probably 90% done.
  10. BP’s system had a Troop Leader=SPL though it was optional and only seen necessary for a Troop with many patrols.
  11. 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/
  12. And the advantage of Liberty is not having to put up with songs, skits, announcements and waiting to be dismissed.
  13. It shouldn’t be worn. The insignia for completing Scoutmaster Specific training is the “trained” patch.
  14. There is no requirement that the Scout type it. As long as he wrote legibly in the workbook it is acceptable.
  15. The youth religious emblem square knot was introduced in 1971, the adult one in 1973.
  16. For Catholics the adult religious emblem knot is used to represent the St George Emblem alone. So it sounds like they simply gave you the knot as an award which is not a proper use of the knot given there are several patches the National Committee provides for such a purpose.
  17. I noticed the new Guide states square knot are now limited to nine, not just recommended.
  18. It had its national status pulled, but it is still a high adventure base run by the Katahdin Council.http://www.mainehighadventure.org/
  19. Did anyone besides LDS charter Varsity Scout teams?
  20. The NCCS does have episcopal oversight and they are the official representation of the USCCB to the BSA. They do have the authority to state the Church's position as it is the only position they have. The bishops give them their position. Now the USCCB is large and individual bishops may not agree with the majority position and opt to disassociate their parishes from chartering units as we see in North Dakota. As long as the BSA honors its position to allow Catholic COs to choose leaders according to Church teaching I don't see any problem. Deacon Lance
  21. The Golden Arrow was an award for patrol leaders who met certain training and performance requirements not unlike the Scouter Training Award.
  22. Very nice qwazse! And SMMatthew this probably the better way to go. Mixing different sacred texts run the risk of offending everybody.
  23. Trevorum writes: " As I have posted elsewhere, many organizations that sponsor religious awards progams have no offcial affiliation with the religious bodies they represent. For example, the National Catholic Committee on Scouting is not an official body of the Catholic Church - rather, it is a group of Catholic Scouters who want to serve Catholic youth." Your statement regarding the National Catholic Committee on Scouting is incorrect. It is an official body of the Catholic Church founded by and under the oversight of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The same is true
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