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  1. To our Scouting community, In Scouting, we vow to help other people at all times. Now, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Scouting community must do its part to slow the spread of the virus, which will save lives and avoid overwhelming our local healthcare infrastructure. The safety of Scouts, volunteers, employees and our communities is our top priority. With safety in mind and based on guidance from national health officials, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is strongly advising that in-person meetings, activities, events and gatherings of 10 or more people be suspended through the end of March. Please also follow any restrictions outlined by your state and local health department or other state and local authorities. This applies to youth and adults out of an abundance of caution. In accordance with national guidelines, please focus on the following through the end of March: Avoid in-person gatherings; instead, utilize available digital and online resources, such as video conferencing, to continue Scouting meetings, projects and advancement, adhering to the current youth protection guidelines already in place for digital communications. If you must meet, limit participants to fewer than 10 people and remain at least six feet apart. Follow BSA blogs and social channels, as well as #ScoutingAtHome, for great examples and ideas of how to continue Scouting. If you or any member of your family feels sick, DO NOT go into the office or attend any gatherings. Contact your health professional to get care and notify your supervisor so they can take the appropriate measures while you focus on recuperating. We will continue to evaluate the ongoing situation and prioritize the safety of everyone involved in Scouting – youth, families, volunteers, employees and our communities – is our number one priority. We realize these decisions are not without their challenges, and we thank you for helping meet the needs of our communities in difficult times. The steps we are taking reinforce the many ways – big and small – that Scouting empowers character and leadership today and for generations to come. Yours in Scouting, Roger C. Mosby President and CEO Source link: https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/ Also thanks to @RichardB for notice.
  2. Found this elsewhere. National is consolidating resources. That said, I’m not sure the US Scouting Service Project will be obsolete any time soon... https://troopresources.scouting.org/
  3. As we know, the National Executive Board has been in the news making decisions for us from palms to membership but what do we know about this board. Did some digging. When and why were they created? "The statute authorizing the federal charter (36 USC 309) to the BSA provides that "An executive board composed of citizens of the United States is the governing body of the corporation. The number, qualifications, and term of office of members of the board are as provided in the bylaws. A vacancy on the board shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the board."[The Executive Board is also required to hold annual meetings and to submit annual reports to the US Congress." http://www.wikiwand.com/en/National_Executive_Board_of_the_Boy_Scouts_of_America What are their powers and duties, etc? See BSA Charter and Bylaws, Article III http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/bsa_charter_and_bylaws.pdf What is the Board composition? The Bylaws states: Regular members - no more than 64, elected at annual meeting for one year terms. Regional Presidents - 4 (Western, Central, Southern, Northeast) Youth Members - appointed by President and approved by Executive Board but no more than 5 Special Members - 4 Chairman of Advisory Council, NESA Presidant, Chairman OA Committee, Chairman Learning for Life. So potentially as many as 77. So how many members really? The 2016 Annual Report p43 lists 76 members by name and location. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/annualreport/2016/2016_AnnualReport.pdf What is the Board demograhics? Beyond location, hard to know. By state: Texas 16 members, California 7 members, Utah 6 members, Georgia 5 members, Missouri 4, Washington 4. Surprising to me, the states with no members - Ohio, Michigan, New Hampshire. By gender: Just guessing at names, I think there are two women on board. So when "a unanimous decision" is reached by the National Executive Board is that 76 votes or a quorum vote? According to by-laws a quorum is 50%. Comments and votes can be submitted electronically. Meetings can be held through electronic means. How often do they meet? At least 3x a year.
  4. Has anyone seen this year's holiday message video from National?
  5. Anyone take the survey? Some of the questions seemed very nonsensical to me. I can't recall them being this bad before. Are things really that bad at National, or is it another example of the un-involved running things?
  6. I know that National is VERY protective of the Scouting brands but recently when looking for some fonts there are companies selling Cub Scout font Scout font What happen to brand protection?
  7. If your crew has at least 5 youth and 2 adults who are free July 31-Aug 5, $400 each participant ($300 each adult), plus transport. Summit Bechtel Reserve may be the place to be: http://www.summitbsa.org/venturingfest/ Scuttlebutt has that the National Venturing Youth Cabinet is putting this together in coordination with SBR staff.
  8. I saw this last week but since April 1st was Friday I thought maybe it was a hoax. Apparently not. Bubble-ball similar games have been banned. My first thought is a dumbfounded wow. I witnessed Bubble-ball at Winter Camp. The Scouts had fun and they were running around. The cushion provided by the bubble was ~2 ft thick.
  9. A Scout is trustworthy able to sell himself to the highest bidder. Scouting Magazine, the official adult communication organ of BSA, posted this Berkshire Hathaway (See's Candy) sponsored blog post on their website. IMO, the National Council has an integrity problem. Units and chartered partners have to honor fundraising rules (no endoresements), the National Council SELLS them.
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