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2012: nine Michigan councils consolidated into the Michigan Crossroad Council. The move was sold as a cost saver that will improve scouting by streamlining operations. The land sales quickly followed the consolidation and some local Scouts say it appeared to be a land grab. In the last five years alone, the Michigan Crossroads Council of Boy Scouts, which oversees scouting in Lower Michigan, has netted more than $5 million by selling five camps covering more than 2,000 acres. That figure could more than double if planned sales go through. Camp Tapico near Kalkaska, Camp Holaka in La
"New for 2016, the Cradle of Liberty Council will be offering the opportunity for units to apply for membership grants to support unit recruitment and retention efforts." Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships are eligible to apply through their unit leader (Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, coach, advisor, or skipper) and unit committee chair. Grants are to assist with expenses related to membership that might not otherwise qualify for financial assistance. Projects must have measurable outcomes. Units that have their grant applications approved
The Mormons, which we were all assured over the past few weeks were A-OK with BSA's proposed change, have already announced that they will re-evaluate their relationship with BSA due to being cold-shouldered over the process, and BSA's lack of global reach for a global church. http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-re-evaluating-scouting-program
What is Pedophilia Pedophile is a specific condition with a specific definition. It is the exxclusive sexual attraction of a person to "children," that is to say, biological children who have not yet reached puberty. The DSM, which governs the definition of pedophilia, sets that age to 13. The physical reality is that girls have been entering puberty at an increasigly younger age for decades, and boys have now been observed to be following suit. A "minor" is a child in the vernacular and legal sense, but once a person enters puberty, they are not biologically a child. A person who has