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I recently had a very troubling incident as an adult leader in scouting. I was the leader in charge of events at a camporee. At the leader meeting that we had on Friday night I apparently made a statement that I did not like our council exec. I do not remember making that statement but anyway, Two weeks or so later I was asked to have a meeting with a fellow scouter in our district. At that meeting I was told that the statement I had made about the council exec. had gotten back to him and that I could no longer no longer have any leadership roll in our council. No roundtable leadership, no leadership at council events. I was also on a NCAPS (National Camp Accredidation Program) camp assesment team that visited camps outside our council to make sure they were meeting national camp standards and I was removed from that. I could no longer serve as a camp host at any of our council camps. I emailed our council commissioner stating that his was kind of a crappy thing to do to a 25+ year leader. As a result of that email the council exec. emailed me to have a meeting. I declined because I truely feel that nothing would change as a result of the meeting. I accepted my fate and wanted to be done with this mess. The council exec. emailed me again threatneing me with being removed from scouting completely if I did not attend. I responded that I did not like being threatened and would not meet with him because what I had been told by the individual about me being booted out because I made a statement that I did not like him was true as the person that contacted me about the decision had no reason to not tell me the truth. I would like your comments on this because I cannot believe this type of thing could happen. I looked into possible legal action but most of the information states that dealing with the BSA is like screaming at a wall. All it does is wear you out and nothing changes. Other individuals that are aware of our council execs. and have had disputes with him have suggested that we all get involved with the board of directors to see if the council exec. can be removed. I can find nothing in Boy Scout literature that outlines the process for filing greivences with national when this type of thing happens. Anyway thanks for reading this and I will continue to serve our troop as much as I am allowed.