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Just passing again.... seeing as I seem to have caused the thread I guess I should say I hope I didn't offend anyone with the original comment..... Certainly wasn't the intention.

 

As you were.

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Here's a change that should be considered - open up OA to female venturers - their female leaders can become members, they should be able to as well

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The irony of Brits suggesting we Americans be more harmonious with other "world trends" is fun given Brexit and not adopting the Euro. :)

 

No thanks. Let's keep what keeps us uniquely American, thank you.

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Here's a change that should be considered - open up OA to female venturers - their female leaders can become members, they should be able to as well

 

No female, or male, Venturer or Venturing Advisor, can be elected or nominated to The Order of the Arrow.

 

If a female Venturing Advisor, is also a member of a Troop (registered adult leader) then they may be nominated by their Troop. The same is true or males and youth, they must be registered with a Troop or Varsity unit and elections and nominations may only come from those units. 

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My understanding is the British Explorer Scouts have about 30 merit badges while the BSA has 140?  Instead of using a sash, Explorer Scouts sew badges on their sleeve.

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No female, or male, Venturer or Venturing Advisor, can be elected or nominated to The Order of the Arrow.

 

If a female Venturing Advisor, is also a member of a Troop (registered adult leader) then they may be nominated by their Troop. The same is true or males and youth, they must be registered with a Troop or Varsity unit and elections and nominations may only come from those units.

 

Yeah, about O/A, I'd rather they drop the rhetoric, open it to male venturers, but plainly say "no girls allowed."

#tiredofdoublespeak

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Yeah, about O/A, I'd rather they drop the rhetoric, open it to male venturers, but plainly say "no girls allowed."

#tiredofdoublespeak

 

I don't see how it is double speak. it's perfectly clear. A male Venturer is not eligible either. Neither are Cub Scouts, Explorers or STEM.

 

And women are most certainly allowed, IF they are Boy Scout Leaders.

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I don't see how it is double speak. it's perfectly clear. A male Venturer is not eligible either. Neither are Cub Scouts, Explorers or STEM.

 

And women are most certainly allowed, IF they are Boy Scout Leaders.

You do realize that all of the stipulations about which program one had to be registered in came about after some female explores were chosen as candidates?

 

Or, do you really think a first class scout who transferred to a crew is de-facto not worthy of scouting's honor society?

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It does get confusing. Our local camp has female Venture staff members dressed in Native American garb in their weekly OA ceremony. They dance too, mostly as the caboose in the OA dance train.

 

My Sunday morning mixed metaphor.

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On my scroll thru, did I just see the mention of a "virtual uniform"?   Press a button and poof, no uniform?   Wouldn't that border on , umm , modesty requirements? 

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Naturally, but scouts would be going green, consider the gallons of water saved from not having to wash virtual uniforms.  :)

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There's another controversial change needed at World Jamboree to bring the BSA in step with the rest of WOSM  and the world  - metric

 

I noticed British badge requirements for swimming and hill walking, etc have distances stated in meters and kilometers.

 

If we the BSA are going to change, we might as well go the distance. :)

 

There are two kinds of countries in the world...those that use the metric system and those who put a man on the moon. :)

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